Obsessions 07.14.17

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And Then We Tried Obsessions: 7.14.17

Anyone else feel like this week was just unnecessarily difficult? It was awfully rainy here in Cleveland this week, so let’s blame that. Time to kick off the weekend with our latest And Then We Tried obsessions! 


Sheer Caftan

Sheer Caftan from Amazon

I bought this sheer caftan to wear on a cruise I took with my family and I forgot about it for a while after that. I’ve been loving it lately! It adds a dramatic extra layer to any outfit and since it’s sheer, it’s perfect to wear in the summer! George clearly loves it, or he just loves using me as a table.



Succulent Trio

bloom 2 bloom trio and then we tried

A friend sent me this super cute trio from Bloom 2 Bloom. I’m loving these little, dotted pots. Plus they ship fresh flowers in addition to these cuties.

5 Year Journal

and then we tried 5 year journal

I started this 5 year journal this week. If you’ve never seen one of these guys, it has 365 pages—one for each day—and you work your way through the journal 5 times. That way you can reflect on where you were 1, 2, 3, 4 years ago that day. Having never been someone who keeps a diary or journal in the past, I have to remind myself to make time but so far so good!


Eyebrow Threading

If you watched our Instagram story last weekend, you saw me get my eyebrows threaded for the first time (if you don’t count that time Michelle tried to use embroidery thread to do my eyebrows). My eyebrow waxer of ten years recently left the beauty industry and I’ve been kind of floundering since then, leaving my eyebrows to their own devices. When Michelle and I were in Ohio City last weekend we stopped into Love Threading Bar, and they did a great job taming my brows! I recommend checking them out if you’re in the Cleveland area.

Brighton Wool & Honey Co. Lavender Laundry Soap

brighton wool & honey co. laundry soap and then we tried

I take laundry very seriously. No sarcasm, it’s honestly one of my favorite chores. My boyfriend knows the owner of Brighton Wool & Honey Co. and we’ve been fans of their raw honey for awhile so when I heard about their laundry soap I knew I had to check it out. I’ve only done a few loads so far, but this soap tackled my gross workout clothes easily, leaving them clean and smelling like a damn meadow. Plus, one jar is good for up to 100 washes and is only $12! Check out their site for other great products, and if you’re in Cleveland be sure to look for them at the Cleveland Flea!

This has been another week of And Then We Tried Obsessions, where we share whatever we’re obsessed with each week. Let us know what you’re obsessed with this week in the comments and if you see anything in the wild that you think we’d be obsessed with, be sure to tag us @andthenwetried or use #ATWTobsessions

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