Sherisa: Things I Like Right Now

continuing with the things i like right now series, introducing another of my inaugural sponsors – Sherisa of L’elephant Rose. she is offering a 10% discount in her shop if you use the code missmoss until the end of November!

  1. “I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all..” ― Leo Rosten. A friend of mine paraphrased this the other day and it spoke absolute volumes about what I’m trying to convey every single day I’m alive.
  2. Zoya nailpolish. I have purchased at least 25 bottles this year alone. That’s more polish than I think I’ve ever bought in my entire life. I’m totally nail obsessed.
  3. Photos of the Brooklyn Bridge. Because I miss that bridge beyond reason. I miss taking the train in to work every morning at 6am when the world was just waking up.
  4. Butternut Squash. It is the only soup I’ll have and eat 10 times a day if put in front of me. Here is a recipe to my favorite kind. I add leeks and a bit of ginger for bite.
  5. Metronomy. They are currently the sound of all things happy.
  6. Skype. It has made moving to the other side of the world bearable. I get to skype with my mom once or twice a week for a few hours and it’s real time. We see each other. Plus it makes talking to my friends in other countries easier too.
  7. Bicycle riding. I hated bikes up until summer of this year. I got a pretty big scar falling this year, but the convenience and ease with getting around the city is unmatched. Plus, I’ve never learned a city based on cycling.
  8. Dream catcher tattoos. My husband and I got almost identical dream catcher tattoos this year as our wedding tats. I’ve always loved them and plan on getting a bunch of dream catchers for a corner in our home.
  9. Succulents. They are like thick beautiful green flowers. Only they aren’t. That works fantastically for me because I’m allergic to flowers.
  10. The work of this talented artist, who also happens to be my husband. Dennis de Groot.
  11. Margaret Kilgallen‘s awesome amazing work and her book.
  12.  Veggies. I’m Vegetarian.Vegetables rock!
  13. Being Married. Corny, perhaps. But I love my husband and being married is just the awesomest thing ever since our entire 4 years prior were long distance. Long as in 3000+ miles apart. It’s nice to love in the same home. Photo Credit: Brandon King – BK BOOTH
  14. Amsterdam. My new home. I’ve been here one year and one month and I can almost safely say this place feels really comfortable.
  15. Pixel, our most adorable baby kitteh. I have never been a cat person, so for him to win my heart right away speaks volumes. I love that he keeps me company when I’m home working and he follows me like he’s my shadow. That’s my baby.




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  1. says

    I understand your nailpolish addiction. I am out of control and I don’t see an end in sight! I’m on the hunt for the perfect shade of periwinkle, but currently I am wearing a perfect nude meets dusty rose.

  2. says

    Thanks everyone!
    Amsterdam is a pretty cool place Maria.
    Thanks about Pixel’s name, Hila. We had a cat before him but we were allergic. I named her Tofu.
    M.Fay, I think I’ve become addicted because I since moving here I don’t get manicures anymore. I was a bit high maintenance in NY. Here, I’ve become more self sufficient. Plus Zoya is a vegan friendly line of polish. So I’m in.