DIY Pom Pom Panama Hat

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I hardly need an excuse to slap some pom poms on anything in sight (hello pom pom beach bag and pom pom swim coverup) but the outrageous price tags on some of this season’s embellished hats was a call to action.

After a few minutes of rummaging around in my closet, I had everything I needed to make my own pom pom panama hat.

I used teeny tiny multi-colored pom pom trim, but you can use any size or color trim — I really like this white on white option — it all looks cute. If sewing isn’t your thing, you could use hot or super glue.

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Secure pom pom trim in desired position on hat with whip stitch. Wear hat. Look adorable.

Pom Pom Panama Hat, DIY Pom Pom Hat

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Book of the Week

The Girls by Emma Cline is The Virgin Suicides meets Helter Skelter. Excellent writing but predictable story.

What are you reading?

Spring Reads

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Happy spring! Depending on where you live, I feel like I should congratulate you on making it through another winter. We’ve already had our first 90 degree day in Austin, so my sites are set on spring break and beach reads.

I feel like my to-read list is all over the genre map this season, which I’m actually looking forward to since I’ve been in a reading rut so far this year.

What are you most looking forward to reading this spring?

The Midnight Assassin, Spring Reads

The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth (April 5, 2016) — True-crime isn’t typically my genre, but I’m so excited about this book which narrates the terrifying history of America’s first terrifying serial killer who stalked Austin, Texas. in 1885.

LaRose, Spring Reads, Spring Reading Recommendations

LaRose by Louise Erdrich (May 20, 2016) — It’s North Dakota, late summer, 1999: Landreaux Iron hunts a deer on the property bordering his own, but after he fires he realizes he’s hit something else.

The Nest

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (March 22, 2016) — A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.

Modern Lovers, Spring Reads, Spring Reading Recommendations

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub (May 31, 2016) — From the New York Times‒bestselling author of The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college—their own kids now going to college—and what it means to finally grow up well after adulthood has set in.

The Girls

The Girls by Emma Cline (June 14, 2016) — Compare any book by anything from Jeffrey Eugenides and I’m in. The Girls is said to be an indelible portrait of girls, and of the women they become.


Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (April 19, 2016) — From the author of Prep, a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Which…I’ve never read. I might want to do that.


SweetBitter by Stephanie Danler (May 24, 2016) — A year in the life of a uniquely beguiling young woman, set in the wild, alluring world of a famous downtown New York restaurant. I expect this novel to take itself way too seriously and I cannot wait.

Three Martini Lunch

Three-Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell (April 5, 2016) — From the author of The Other Typist (which still has me scratching my head) comes an evocative, multilayered story of ambition, success, and secrecy in 1950s New York.

Gourmet Gummy Bears

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Gourmet gummy bears are my spirit animal. If I’m in a snacking mood, I’ll typically choose pretzels or popcorn over sweets, but I can never resist gummy bears. My newest obsession? Chocolate covered gummy bears.

And I’m not alone in my love of gummy bears. Candy stores are competing for the grown-up sweet tooth and gummy candies are at the forefront with the popularity of candy shops like Sugarfina and Sockerbit.

Are you into gummy candies? What are your favorite?

Check out Gourmet Gummy Bears for Classy Kids-at-Heart

If you’re wondering on the difference between gummy bears and gummi bears, I highly recommend reading a brief history of gummy bears — it’s surprisingly interesting!

Worthy of the Week

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Book of the Week

I wish I could tell you that I read something fantastic this week, but I spent my evenings watching Fuller House.

What are you reading?