Soup is good food!

Girlfriend, I can’t believe I’m getting excited about soup, but apparently that’s where I am in life. HA HA HA!

I’ve been craving minestrone something serious lately, and the stuff at the store just won’t do. Side note: Is it just me, or does store-bought soup sometimes taste metallic? As much as I like it for convenience, I’m not as fond of it as I used to be.

Anywho, I finally got around to making a big ol’ pot of it yesterday (I used this recipe), and seriously, it was just what I needed. It was like a hug in a bowl!

This was my first time making minestrone from scratch, and I’m definitely going to do it again. Not only was it delicious, it seems like one of those recipes you can endlessly customize to whatever you like or happen to have on hand.

Oh my gosh, so much yum!

Case in point. The original recipe called for green beans, which I swapped out for zucchini. I’m glad I did because green beans don’t do much for me; zucchini, however, took it to the next level!

Bonus? It’s easy to make. Seriously, try it. You’ll get quite a few satisfying meals.

On a beauty-related note, this morning I realized I’ve hit that point where I absolutely need to get a haircut, and if I don’t do it soon, I’m going to chop it all off in the middle of the night with craft scissors.

This got me thinking about how one knows when they’ve reached their maximum hair threshold…

What are the signs for you? How do you know when you’re overdue for a cut?

For me, the tell-tale sign is weight. When I have my hair down and it feels just a touch too heavy to wear it comfortably, and I’m putting it up all the time, that’s when I know it’s time for a choppity-chop-chop.

Hello, I’m about to chop my hair off!

Oh, I can also tell when it’s too heavy by how I have to position the topknot on my head! At a certain point after my hair gets too long, I can only wear it comfortably up in a bun only if it’s at a very specific angle. LOL! Super weird, but true.

I’ve got a meeting in five, but here’s one last thing before I head out. I was at Trader Joe’s the other day (buying the zucchini for the soup, ha) and a song was playing that I haven’t heard in ages!

No money man, can win my love!

Do you remember this ’80s banger from Neneh Cherry? I used to think she was so cool! I gotta say, the song holds up, and so does her style.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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