Sense Appeal


Most bloggers have some sort of weekly ritual. Cupcakes + Cashmere does her five things every Friday. Jess Graves of The Love List naturally posts love lists of style icons, interior designers, etc. And I, on my continual journey to find my blogging niche, have yet to come up with a worthwhile series. Today was unusually hectic, and I came to bed ready to retire without a post planned. With several random thoughts floating in my head, I decided to merge them all into one post. After compiling a rough draft, I couldn't help but notice that each item seemed to fit nicely into little categories that coordinate with the five senses.

an image for the eyes:
Somehow, these two love birds just get cuter and cuter and cuter. We've all seen their epic embrace when the Brits won the cycling at the Olympics, but this picture just about did me in as well.

a quote for the mind: 
I came across this quote I pinned awhile back, and realized it may have subconsciously inspired part of the text I wrote in my "about me" section. I love its punctual statements, its boldness, and its eager voice.

a song for the ears: 

I've always held a soft spot for Dave Matthews Band from hearing it in my siblings' cars all throughout my childhood. "Stay or Leave", "Ants Marching", and "Crash Into Me" never get old. Their newest single "Mercy" affirms they still got it.

a fashion item to feel:
If anybody knows how to design a practical purse, its Case-Mate. They've named this bag the 'Kayla' and it comes in a variety of popping colors with compartments to secure your iPhone and credit cards in one darling little cross-body. Say goodbye to stolen phones on 6th Street. For under $100, not a bad investment. Find it here.

and a good eat to taste:
{top left: crispy pan seared duck with butternut squash and spinach; top right: pan seared scallops with grilled corn relish, zucchini, and arugula emulsion, fried squash blossom; bottom: fried green tomatoes with crab salad}
My mom treated me to a delicious dinner at Backstreet Café as our final meal in Houston together. (She's leaving for Dallas tomorrow for her parent's 65th wedding anniversary party!) It was delightful to wine and dine on the terrace patio with her talking family, friends, future, and so forth.

So, I may or may not be onto something here with this series idea. And yes, I'm aware I substituted mind for smell. Work with me here. people! Truth betold, I may have to go on a brief blogging break altogether once work week and rush start next week. But, in the meantime, tell me what you think!


Carolyn said...

Thanks for the new DM song. Grandma doesn't know about these things until really late. Have I told you that you write well and give me boosts of inspiration here and there. :) I like your senses.

Anonymous said...

A continual journey to finding your blogging niche... I like that! I love that you're so honest about your blogging.