Obsessions: 06.15.18

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and then we tried obsessions

One of us is getting rid of everything we own and the other is trying to get ALL THE THINGS. Anyone else having a dichotomous week? Other than obsessing over our possessions, here’s what we’ve been up to in this week’s And Then We Tried obsessions.


Purging Everything

Well, it’s been about six months, so it’s time to purge everything in my house again. This week, I cleared out a trash cabinet I have in the dining room that has been packed full of random garbage for about three years and now I want to get rid of everything. Next up: the basement. I’ve had boxes of stuff that I moved from my apartment three years ago stacked up down there and I’ve never used anything in them. So it’s time for them to go. Anyone want a Wii? Comes with a couple remotes and Just Dance 2. 


Killing Eve

and then we tired obsessions killing eve

When you’ve run out of true crime, you’ve gotta go dramatized. This show from BBC America is SO GOOD. Very dramatic and dark; I have to be careful not to watch right before bed. Plus it’s great to see a show lead by two ladies who play complex and surprising women. I’ve binged the whole show just this week.

Neutrogena Clay Masks

and then we tried obsessions neutrogena

Last month I raved about Neutorgena’s hydrating overnight mask but now that Southern California is into summer—and I’m an oily mess—I’m onto their Deep Clean wash-off clay mask. This stuff makes my skin feel amazing. Plus I am a fan of the tiny “single” use (you can get way more than one use) tubs so that I can use it here and there and not crowd my bathroom with another bottle.


Our Wedding Registry

So it turns out I hate most of what wedding planning entails. There are too many details and strict timelines and everyone has an opinion and I’M OVER IT. But you know what’s super fun? Adding things to our registry. You guys, this is the best! It’s especially helpful for the “no new things June” I’m attempting. Every time I feel the need to shop, I just peruse the registry site instead. Of course, there are rules to registries too and I’m not doing too well there. I’ve thought of literally everything we could ever need/want to store in our house and we still only have about a third of what the site recommends we register for. Maybe I’ll just add a cash fund for Planned Parenthood or something.

Five Days at Memorial

five days at memorial and then we tried obsessions

I’m currently listening to this audiobook and really enjoying it. It covers the days after Hurricane Katrina at one New Orleans hospital and the choices doctors and staff made while awaiting evacuation. This book does a great job of painting the picture of how truly awful conditions were after the storm and how hopeless the situation was for everyone involved. I’m only about halfway through but can highly recommend it!

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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Robin Anderson


Robin tries things in Pasadena, California.