Hey hey friends. So, when I started this blog earlier this year, I did this fun little thing where I would share what I was super into at the moment with you. And then, you know, life happened and I quit blogging and that was that. But now that I’m back (hopefully consistently!) I wanted to get back in the swing of things with another What I’m Loving post. So – on the the goodness!
If you haven’t read Just Mercy yet, DO IT. I’m a little more than halfway through, and….just, wow. Fair warning – it is intense. Super intense. It’s though provoking. It’s infuriating. It’s heartbreaking. It’s enlightening. It’s really making me dig deep inside myself and look at feelings that may have been engrained in me so long ago that I didn’t even realize they were there. I haven’t talked about this here, because it’s SO huge and SO intense and SO overwhelming that I don’t want to open the discussion until I’m truly prepared, but racial reconciliation is something I feel very passionate about, and this book brings so many feelings to the forefront for me. Just read it. I don’t think you’ll regret it. I heard Bryan Stevenson (the author) speak at the Global Leadership Summit a few weeks ago, and wow. Look that guy up and listen to what he has to say. So good.
Y’all. Are you kidding me? I had NO IDEA this show was so dang good. The husband and I started it awhile back – maybe two years ago? – and just couldn’t get into it, so I wrote it off as “not for me”. Well, I finished Gilmore Girls and was sad and depressed and needed a new show to watch while I eat my lunch every day, and Netflix suggested Parenthood so I thought, I’ll give it a shot. OMG. It’s SO GOOD. I could cry. And sometimes I do. Give it a chance friends, it warms my heart every episode!
Hair Skin and Nails
I swear this isn’t a plug, but I am obsessing over this product. Yes, I started selling It Works a few months ago, and no, I’m not going to bombard you with sales-y posts, but, you guys. This Hair Skin and Nails is the real deal. I am (embarrassingly) a life-long nail biter, and my nails are always tiny, painful stubs that make me feel like a very unsophisticated child. I started taking these less than a month ago, and not even every single day like you’re supposed to, and my nails are loooong and stronger than they have ever been in my life. Like, they look like grown woman nails! I actually have to file them to keep them short enough to do stuff. I can’t get over it.
So, I am also a life-long coke (a-cola, let’s be clear) addict, and I gave it up back in May. Like, haven’t had ANY (aside from two in NYC, because there were basically no other good options). But once I ditched that habit, I picked up a new one, and it’s so very southern. I cannot get enough sweet tea. I’m judging restaurants by their sweet tea now, and if it’s not good I don’t even want to go back. And if they don’t have sweet tea? What is even happening, we’re in Texas for crying out loud! If you’re wondering, Gold Peak is really the only acceptable at-home version. No, I can’t be bothered to make it myself.
Haven Gray Kids!
This seems like another plug, but I swear it’s not! I am having SO MUCH FUN with HGK right now. My mom and I decided to expand and open a second booth location at Lone Star Mercantile in Allen, TX, and it has been a blast. Our first booth at Doozie’s Corner in McKinney is babies and boys clothing only – which is obviously what got us started – but we decided to branch out at our second location. So now we’re doing girls clothing, stuff for moms, a little bit of home decor. Y’all, I’m having a blast. We’re not selling online anymore, but we did start a private shopping group for people who aren’t local, so request to be added if you want to check it out!
There you have it! Alright, what do I need to know about? Tell me what you’re loving in the comments!