Obsessions: 12.15.17

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It’s officially winter here in Cleveland and all this snow is making Hannah and Michelle very jealous of Robin’s sunshine in California. Other than staying warm, here’s what we’re obsessed with in this week’s And Then We Tried obsessions.


Outsiders Pizza

Outsiders Pizza Make America Pizza Again

Hannah and I got to try Outsiders Pizza last night at Platform Brewery and it was excellent. We knew nothing about it going into the night, and after trying a couple of pieces learned that it is frozen pizza. It tastes legit and we would recommend it for sure. Now we don’t have to open the door for the pizza delivery person all winter. Also, we got these sweet shirts. Thanks, Outsiders! You can buy their pizzas in Heinen’s in Cleveland and Kroger in Columbus.

Note: just Googled around and found out Outsiders is a Nestle brand. It felt so artisanal. Millennial me feels so betrayed. Still a cool shirt, though. 

Making Pet Sweatshirts

Custom Pet Sweatshirts

I am having THE BEST TIME making these custom pet sweatshirts for people. I know you are buying them as gifts, but it really feels like a gift for me to get to make them. Keep ’em coming. You can order one here.



Life Changing Makeup Brush Technique

make up brush technique

I saw this amazing technique for drying your makeup brushes on Apartment Therapy last week. MIND BLOWN. Use your hair ties to secure your brushes upside down to the curtain rod or towel bar. I finally tried it and love that it got all the wet brushes off my counter.

Politically Correct Christmas Classic

This semi-creepy and predatory Christmas favorite has been revamped with a modern day twist full of Pomegranate LaCroix and women’s right to say no. You won’t be disappointed.


Meet Me in St. Louis

meet me in st. louis poster

Meet Me in St. Louis was one of the movies on my list to watch this Christmas season and I was excited to check it out since I’d never seen it before. Lucky for me, they were playing it on the big screen at the Capitol Theater! Zac and I went with our neighbors and for $10 we got a ticket to the movie and access to their cocktail hour beforehand. The theater had movie-themed drinks (I went with The Boy Next Door margarita, haha) and cheese and crackers and cookies. Definitely worth it! If you’re in the Cleveland area be sure to check out their Happy Hour Classics Series. The next one at Capitol is Vertigo in January.

Judy Garland’s Tennis Outfit

judy garland tennis outfit meet me in st. louis

Another Meet Me in St. Louis entry. I can’t believe it took me this long to see this movie, it might be my new favorite. Anyways, Judy Garland’s outfit in the first scene as she comes home from playing tennis needs to be in my wardrobe immediately. Those stripes! That bow tie! Basically, I want to live my life as Tootie but in this outfit.

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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