“Fashionable”

via Daily Prompt: Fashionable  

(originally written October 4, 2017; sharing it {in a couple places again} because  my appointment got moved and I surprisingly still feel this way) 

I will be perfectly honest, I gave up the idea of being fashionable a long time ago. I have enough difficulty being myself so being fashionable hasn’t been something I hold in high regard. I like to look decent. I like to look put together. I do care about that. However, trends have never been my thing. I’ve tried but have failed. I would much rather be comfortable and feel like myself than forced into a look.

I’ve never been comfortable enough with myself, meaning my own skin, my being, to think I’m anything close to fashionable. I like being a little different and a little quirky, which has resulted in some interesting choices. Despite my lack in this area, I have always tried to have hair that is close to being on trend. I had a love affair with Sun-In as a young teen and regretted it. I’ve dyed my hair since I was 16. A task I did myself up until a few years ago. Then, I got highlights for the first time (I know like I said trends aren’t my thing. ) For almost a year, I’ve played with violet colors in my hair. However, as I sneak upon 30, I think it’s time for a change. Time to do something that makes me shake in my boots, a lot if I’m being perfectly transparent.

Tomorrow will most likely be the last time I color my hair to cover up my grey. Yes, I have grey and quite a bit of it. (Thanks, Dad, RIP VIP) A lot of it right in the front (Thanks, Mama, still love ya!) I started dying my hair at 16 because that was when I found my first grey hair and I was horrified. I kept coloring it because it is fun to experiment with different colors. Also, because grey hair is negative, to me and to my being. It’s something that supposes to happen when you’re 80, not 20. (Though most folks to have let their hair go grey, work it! It’s not that I feel negative about other people who have grey hair. I don’t. I feel negative about MY grey hair. My own grey hair is offensive to myself. I should probably see a counselor.) However, as is the case in most things, genetics are working against me. I’m also choosing to stop dying my hair to cover the grey because age is just a number. It’s just how many years I’ve been on this planet, it doesn’t completely define me. I can still be my mythical best *wink* and still have a ferocious determination to never completely grow up with grey hair. That’s what my dad did. Grey by 40 but still a kid at heart. Still discovering life and finding joy in it.

My hair color doesn’t determine the condition of my heart or mind. It’s all in how you work it! I want to see if I can. Plus, when it is grey and I get the urge to do it a fun color (which I think will be my hair color home from now on besides my natural color, no more traditional colors for me, it’s purples, pink, blues from here on out.) it will be easier! Yay! Maybe the grey hair is fashionable for a season but having grey hair and still be a kid at heart; that my friends, is a lifestyle. One I want to live.

 

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The Broken Angry Heart

Recently, I experienced something new. While I’m always up for a new experience, I usually prefer to them to be happy. This new experience was not. It’s something I probably should have experienced before but I haven’t. I’ve experienced it in a minor way but what happened recently was a complete wrecking experience.

I’ve had my heart broken. Previously, I’ve just experienced heart chips but because of events that recently transpired, my heart is now shattered into lots of little, jagged, scattered pieces. It was upsetting on many levels. I still have a hollow and bewildered feeling. I didn’t understand how or know that hopes, desires, and relationships could be smashed like that. I didn’t understand how the brokenness could make itself visible and people didn’t seem to care. They just kept on. There was no wrestling on their part, they contributed to the heartbreak and it didn’t even matter. That made the breaking even worse. It made the pieces smaller. I had a hand in my heartbreak, too. I got prideful and set my vision on a dream and hopes that I thought were absolutely certain. They weren’t, proving that hopes shouldn’t be set on tomorrow.

My heart is not only broken, it’s also angry. I try not to get angry, well, I try not to let anger reside. Everyone gets angry, it’s a fact of life. I don’t like anger. I’ve been around anger that went unresolved for a long time and it’s difficult. So because of that, I made a decision a long time ago to just move on from anger. Well, I thought I was moving on from anger. Turns out, I wasn’t. I’m angry. It’s not a hot, violent anger. It’s a deep, nauseating, quiet anger. I thought it was something else. I thought it was just a lack of understanding or being too caught up in my emotions about situations. Nope. It’s anger. Not confusion. Not sadness. It’s anger that I don’t really even want.

It’s there though, sprinkled like glitter all over the pieces of the heart that I desperately want to be put back together. Anger glitter. That’s a funny concept but a concept I kind of like. It’s there but it’s not evident until the light hits it. Then once the light reveals the speck of it, it’s impossible to ignore. Anger glitter all over the pieces of the heart that was so sure of how things were going to be. That’s the truth. I was SO sure that things would work out the way I imagined they would. I was certain that for once, dreams were going to come true.

Well, they didn’t. Now, I’m left with a new experience that I’m not particularly fond of and new issues. Also, confusion. So much confusion. There’s this feeling of “Welp, I have these broken heart pieces and there is anger glitter (which is kind of maroon and brown colored…am I the only one that imagines anger glitter that way. Oh, it’s also tiny. Really fine glitter. I digress.) ALL over and I’m not 100% sure what to do now.” That’s where I am. Attempting to work through, resolve this anger and figuring out how long it takes a broken heart to heal isn’t easy. It’s real, though. These words are honest. So, I hope this can help someone.

That’s why I do this. That’s why I get this honest. Why be fake? Why put on a show? What is the point? There’s going to be someone who knows it’s not real. So, I will proudly show you the pieces and the angry glitter and the tears. As much as I hate crying and hate being down, I’ll let you see it. Because we owe to each other to be real. Don’t we?

How have you worked through your broken heart? What color do you think anger glitter is? How have you set yourself back up after being knocked down?

Let me know! Let’s learn from one another!

 

Fall

There is something about Fall. It’s weird. There’s something about the ushering in of pumpkin everything, leaves, browns, and oranges that bring a sense of calm. It does for me anyway. Fall is almost like a reset. School starts back, football is back (all the praise hands), there’s a chance that we’ll get some decent weather, and I might get to wear a sweatshirt. I love fall. I think it’s because there are so many positive things associated with Fall.

The major one being football. I love football. College football especially. We did college football right at home, especially when I was in college. If Louisiana Tech (My alma mater, alma mater, BABY!)  didn’t have a home game, we tailgated at home. We watched ESPN all day, ate all day, and then when it was time, we turned on the radio and listened to the Tech game because they were never on TV, bless ’em. I loved it! It was so much fun. When Tech was playing at The Joe, we were there. Early. We tailgated with friends and enjoyed the game and the band. We stood out in the rain (I did on several occasions. I love my team.) Those are great memories for me!

I also love Fall decorations. They’re so cozy and simple. Leaves are on everything. There’s also a lot of owls, which I love, foxes, squirrels, and deer on items. Everything features rich, cozy colors. It’s great. I didn’t realize I loved Fall decorations so much until recently. I love how inviting everything about Fall seems. It’s refreshing. It’s also difficult. I like cooler weather and being able to be cozy in blankets and drink apple cider, coffee, and hot chai lattes. Unfortunately, New Orleans doesn’t allow for a lot of that. I mean, I do drink a lot of coffee but that’s beside the point.My best friend and I spent our Labor Day shopping at Hobby Lobby.  First of all, I love Hobby Lobby. They have all of the decorations and they’re usually on sale so yes, please. I love a good sale.

It’s also difficult. I like cooler weather and being able to be cozy in blankets and drink apple cider, coffee, and hot chai lattes. Unfortunately, New Orleans doesn’t allow for a lot of that. I mean, I do drink a lot of coffee but that’s beside the point. There’s just something so special about Fall. It feels fresh and renewing. However, the opposite is happening in nature. Isn’t it? This time of year appeals to something deep within me.

Maybe it brings forth happy, loving memories. Maybe it is just the cute animals on all the things and the warm colors. I’m not sure. I just know that this year especially, I’m in love with Fall. Technically, it’s not even here yet. On the news, the other day they had that fall would arrive at 3:02 PM on the 22nd. How on the earth do they know that? How do they know that at exactly 3:02 PM Fall ushers itself in?

Creation is amazing. (PS Creation totally includes science so boom.)

I think I’ll welcome the Autumnal season personally. So if you need me at 3:02 PM on September 22, I’ll be outside welcome Autumn with something. Perhaps I’ll write a song or a poem. I definitely plan to wear a sweatshirt because I love those.

What’s your favorite season? Do you like pumpkin spice? (I don’t so don’t hate me.) What’s your favorite thing about Fall? What’s your favorite craft store?

Let’s make this a conversation!!

August

Well, I guess Summer has officially come to an end. Though the season itself isn’t over, the feeling of freedom is. The campus is full of folks, children are at the bus stops again, uniform ads are everywhere, and shelves are stocked with school supplies. Crazy! Summer seems to go by quicker when you don’t get to lay back and relax. I made no trips this summer. It’s kind of a bummer but I’m an adult and I have to work so I can do things I like. These things include eat and peruse the internet.

As this month draws to a close, it’s time to list the top 5 things I loved this month. I’ll admit it’s getting harder and harder to come up with 5 but I’m determined to keep this little series going. Plus, it keeps me writing which I enjoy. So here we go!

  • Quiet

The quiet was a new thing for me this summer. I’m used to summers filled with kids and parents. In my former life, as an Early Education teacher and administrator, summers were prime time. Kids were everywhere! There was lots of scheduling and corraling of kids. This summer, in my new life as an office manager, I experienced quiet. Slow quietness. It was a brand new thing to me. There’s not a flurry of registrations or chasing down parents to pay for their week of camp. There no planning for weeks of activities that involve water or booking things like snoball trucks and “”Zoo to You” experiences. It was quiet and solitude. I enjoyed it but it took some getting used too. I’m still not used to having a whole office suite by myself. I love my coworkers but I love being alone too, most of the time. I can’t help it. So experiencing a summer of quiet was a pretty refreshing.

  • Friendship

Have I written about this before? Probably. However, it’s still one of my favorite things. There’s something incredible about having a person in your life that you know you can trust and rely on. I hope they know they can rely on me. I love and appreciate being on a level with someone where they can just look at you and go “What it is?”. You might have everyone else fooled but that one person, they know. I’m so incredibly grateful to be involved in someone’s life and to experience things with them. It’s wonderful. There are so many benefits to it. To be known and genuinely loved by someone and for that someone to be able to put up with my crap, it makes my heart feel good. It’s nice to be loved. I realize I’m talking about the benefits for me but there are lots and I like them. So, there ya go.

  • Cheap Bouquets 

I love flowers and plants. I have about 10 in my house right now. That’s an inherited thing. My Mama and Meme (pronounced me me) gave the love of plants to me. I love buying myself flowers. This is only something I’ve started doing. It’s amazing how beautiful and cheaply you can get flowers. I love having flowers around the house. My preferred grocery store, Trader Joes’ always had beautiful flowers and I often just can’t help myself. I see them and I have to have them. It’s one of the joys in life, fresh flowers. Don’t be afraid to buy yourself flowers.

  • Glitter Gel Pens

Yes. Glitter gel pens. That’s one of the things I’m really glad to see make a comeback. I had a massive collection of gel pens. I loved them. The way they glide across the paper and how they came in so many varieties. Milky, neon, basic, and, of course, glitter. I recently purchased some gel pens for my desk at work, because you need a little fun everywhere in your life, and didn’t know they were glitter until I started writing with them. I expressed my excitement with an excited and shocked “Oh, my goodness.” which made my co-worker wonder what was going on. I quickly told him that the gel pens I was using were glitter and I didn’t know that and that I had just experienced an extremely exciting moment. It made him laugh, which I appreciated. Seriously, sometimes it’s just the little things. Little things like glitter gel pens.

  • 4-year-olds

Well, she’s almost 4. Probably once I let this post, she’ll be 4. Children are the best. The child I’m talking about is particularly special. She’s sassy and smart. She keeps you honest and makes you laugh. She loves dirt, snails, caterpillars, puppy dogs, kitty cats,  Magic School Bus, Tolls, and she can sing every word of the Moana soundtrack. She’s great. She started Pre-K this year and was an emotional day – for me. I don’t know how her parents felt about it (well, I do, I mean, we’re friends. Her mama is my best friend). I, as a friend, got to participate in the child’s first day of Pre-K. What an honor! She makes have to continue to keep up with what 4-year-olds like. It’s great! She wants me to play with her and hang out with her. It’s great to be loved and wanted. It’s great to see this girl grow and become this neat person. She’s got a lot to offer and I’m excited to see it. I’m so grateful to have her in my life. I’m thankful for her friendship and for the things she teaches me. Kids are fun. They keep you young and going.

So, that’s it! These are my favorite things for August. Got it in just under the wire! Whew!! Let me know what some of your favorites have been this month! Let’s learn from each other.

Lionel!

So, I recently went to a concert by myself. I enjoyed the mess out of it.

Lionel Richie announced earlier this year that his “All the Hits Tour” would be making a stop in New Orleans. First of all, I lost my ever loving mind. I knew I had to see this show. It was originally scheduled for May but it had to be moved. Lionel was enough of a draw for me but then I found out Mariah Cary was on the tour also and I quickly realized this was an opportunity not to be missed. I’ll admit I wanted to see Mariah live to see if she’s actually lost her touch. Boys and girls, she hasn’t. She didn’t move a lot and I do question her wardrobe choices but she did it. She’s still got it. She hit one signature extraordinarily high note and I heard it and saw her do it with my own eyes. She did the hand up to the ear and everything. It was great.

Lionel, though. Oh, my goodness, Lionel.

I’ve had a lifetime love of Lionel. I distinctly remember “All Night Long” being a song featured on a commercial for “Top Party Hits of the 80s” or something like that as a very young kid. I remember playing a snippet of the video and thinking “Yes, I need this complication CD or tape because this one song is AMAZING.” I remember seeing the video for “All Night Long” as a young child and loving it. I also think my Mama had a Lionel tape, which I’m sure I listened to. He’s an artist among artist. He has such a great catalog of music from the Commodores to his solo career. “All the Hits” indeed. Friends, he put on an amazing set. AMAZING! He sounds great. He moves great. He is funny. He’s engaging on stage. He plays to the people in the audience and has fun. He was there to have a fun and make sure we did, too. I did.

I had an end seat so I had plenty of dancing room. I screamed. I sang along. I shook with excitement.  I don’t think I’ve been that excited to see an artist live since I saw Judah and the Lion a while back. After Mariah’s set, the stage was covered and I debated whether or not that was a good time to take a restroom break because I didn’t want to take a chance on missing any part of Lionel’s show. Thankfully, the line moved quickly and I made it back to my seat with enough time to continue to talk myself down. Seriously, if I had been there with a friend, I would have grabbed them and screamed. I was that excited. I mean, the man is a legend. If you don’t think so, we need to talk. Really. You’re living a lie.

The lights went down, the curtain went away, lights flashed, and that iconic “Hello” echoed and there he was in a silver jacket walking onto the stage as a piano appeared from the center of the stage. It was magical. Absolutely magical. I had great seats, I had room, I bought a t-shirt (because, duh, I did), that area sang “Say You, Say Me”, “Sail On” “Brick House”, “Hello”, “Stuck on You”, “Truly”, and “All Night Long”. I would have stayed in that area forever begging him to keep coming back on stage. Thankfully, he and Mariah did not sing “Endless Love,” I’ll be honest and admit that was a thing I didn’t want to happen. It would have ruined the song. (No, it wouldn’t have. That’s not possible. I would have been disappointed though.) It was a great night.

So, friends, if you ever get the opportunity to see Lionel Richie in concert… DO IT!! Sing, dance, even if you’re by yourself!

July

Well, the end of July coming means that sadly the end of Summer is coming. I’m excited to say that I do have 5 things for this month! Yay! Sorry, I got lazy and only had 4 for June. So, here’s my 5 favorite things for July!

The Newsroom

The Newsroom focuses on the anchor and crew of “News Night” and gives a dramatized, behind the scenes look at what it’s like deciding what news should be. It’s interesting to see a scripted show take on history, which this series does. I discovered it on Amazon Prime and have watched all three seasons, wishing it had gotten one more. It’s been a pleasure of a show to watch and it’s one I would gladly watch through again. The acting is great, it’s well written. It has just the right balance of humor. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest checking it out.

Naps

Summer at my place of work means summer hours. This means getting off of work at 4 instead of 5. In the 5 (almost 6) years I’ve worked at this institution, this is the first summer I’ve gotten to enjoy getting off work at 4. First, it’s weird. There’s so much of the day left. Secondly, I’ve developed a nasty habit of wanting to take a nap when I get home at 4. It’s a nasty habit because it messes up my night time sleep, which already has a proclivity to being messed with for reasons like anxiety and stress. Naps, though, y’all. They are wonderful. Absolutely fantastic. The best nap being Sunday afternoon naps. Yes. There’s something about Sunday afternoon naps that makes me incredibly happy. Maybe it’s because it’s the Lord’s day and he commands we find rest. I don’t know. I do know that I enjoy Sunday afternoon naps. I enjoy them immensely. Lately, I’ve gotten to enjoy quite a few rainy Sunday afternoon naps. Those are really my favorite. Yes. Naps.

Pinterest 

Yes, Pinterest. Now, I’ve had a Pinterest account for quite a long time. However, I’ve recently re-discovered the magic of it. You find so much inspiration there. Sure, some of those inspirational ideas our outlandish but they provide inspiration. (I’m not going to use that word anymore in this post.) Also, the number of recipes you can find on Pinterest is insane! It’s helpful for someone like me. I enjoy research. I enjoy learning about stuff, lots of stuff. I often turn to Pinterest to find articles or websites to help me with the things I’m currently into. Lately, it has been a lot of Paleo related stuff.  I’m really going to give that a go. It means no bread and no cheese. That’s a bummer but I’m going to really try to live a Paleo life. Thanks, Pinterest!

She Reads Truth

I’ll admit that since my dad passed away, I’ve had a really difficult time getting into my Bible on a daily, or even regular, basis. It was hard for many reasons. I’m not going to go into that here. However, after almost a year and a half of not being consistently in The Word, I knew I needed to make a change. She Reads Truth has helped before, its helping now, and it’s an excellent resource. They have studies which can be found on their website or on their app. The studies have daily devotionals. The things I like about these devotionals is that is they encourage me to dive deeper into the Word. Also, the focus isn’t just “what does this scripture say to me?”. Often, it’s “what do these passages teach me about God?” That, boys and girls, should be the focus of your Bible study. She Reads Truth has provided me with the ability to do my daily reading at my desk (which is not ideal but lately that’s how it’s been working out) and provides the spur I’ve needed to get into the wonderful Word of God again. It’s great and if you need help with a daily or regular study, I recommend checking out what they have to offer.

Purple Hair

Yes, you read that correctly. I am obsessed with it and have been since about January. I’ve attempted since February of this year to have purple hair. It was an idea encouraged by my best friend when she wanted fun hair for Mardi Gras. What better time to have purple hair then Mardi Gras? How about all of the time! So, since February, I’ve been getting my wonderful hairstylist to make my hair violet. I’ve always wanted pink hair but in order to have pink hair, you have to bleach. I’ve done that. I used Sun-In for an entire summer between 7th and 8th grade and it was a mistake. A big mistake. Also, bleaching your hair is bad. Not that dying your hair every 3 months is great. Anyway, yep, purple hair. I want it. I feel like I need it. Maybe it’s being 29 and suffering from “Peter Pan Syndrome” that makes me want it. Maybe it’s my desire to be a little different. Maybe it’s because I love the idea of it. I’m not sure. However, I am obsessed. (Seriously, check out my Hair and Beauty Pinterest Board. So much purple hair!)

 

So these are my favorite things for July! Please comment with some of your favorite things. I think we could learn from each other. Is there a hair color your obsessed with? A TV show you’ve happened upon that you love? Do you have a Pinterest account? Let me know!

 

June’s Top 4

Y’all, summer is here. It’s been hot, muggy, rainy, and hot here in New Orleans. I’ll be honest, I’ve been inside a lot. I haven’t been to the pool too much because they close that thing down quick at the threat of thunder (which is the safest thing to do) and I haven’t had as many snoballs as I had planned because I’m trying to stop spending so much money. It’s not an easy task.

That being said, I’ve had a hard time coming up with 5 things for June. Seriously, I like a lot of things but it’s hard to pick out 5 favorites for the month. So, I picked 4. Sorry, y’all. It difficult thinking of stuff that I really like. I like a lot of things but who knew it would be such a task to pick a few out and write about them.

The more you know.

YouTube Red. 

Guys. Before you say anything about “It’s stupid to pay for YouTube!” or how creators that have shows on the Red platform are sellouts, let me mention a few things about YouTube Red. BACKGROUND PLAY. Yes, friends, if you’re playing music on the YouTube app on your phone or your tablet and you ‘close’ the app, it still plays! Also, you can watch all the videos you desire without commercial interruption. Which is glorious and damning at the same time. Why? Because I can just stay where I am and watch my favorites without for hours on end. Like I said, glorious but damning. I get caught up in the happiness of the videos and get nothing done. Then I get depressed because I got caught up in the videos and got nothing done.

Also, you can watch all the videos you desire without commercial interruption. Which is glorious and damning at the same time. Why? Because I can just stay where I am and watch my favorites without for hours on end. Like I said, glorious but damning. I get caught up in the happiness of the videos and get nothing done. Then I get depressed because I got caught up in the videos and got nothing done.

Also, the content available through Red is pretty great. While I’ve only enjoyed only a few shows that are exclusives, they’ve been great. Also, you get Google music with Red which means commercial-free music. So, you can watch YouTube and listen to Lionel Richie on Google Music until you are completely happy. It’s one of the best choices I”ve ever made, even if it was an impulse decision. (I’ve written about that somewhere, I think. Or maybe I’ve just told a few people about it. I don’t remember.)

Summer Storms

While it keeps from enjoying the pool, I love a good storm. Here in New Orleans, we have storms almost every afternoon. I don’t know why exactly. I suspect it has something to do with all the water around us and the heat and the bowlness of the city. (I could be completely wrong. I’ll have to do some research on the science of why.)  That’s two things you can count on in the summer. A smothering blanket of heat and rain. However, rain happens to be one of my favorite things so I enjoy the storms that roll through. It gives me a good reason to get cozy on the couch and read. It also cools things off, slightly. The other downside it that sometimes it rains hard. Hard rain in NOLA means flooding. (Again,

That’s two things you can count on in the summer. A smothering blanket of heat and rain. However, rain happens to be one of my favorite things so I enjoy the storms that roll through. It gives me a good reason to get cozy on the couch and read. It also cools things off, slightly. The other downside it that sometimes it rains hard. Hard rain in NOLA means flooding. (Again, bowlness, the water pools, and the place fills up!) Despite those things, it is one of my favorite summer things.

Cup O’ Coffee Face Mask

Have I mentioned that I love coffee? I do. It’s my favorite beverage. The smell, the taste, the way it makes me sane. I love it. I also love Lush (I know I’ve talked about that before). The incredible thing about Lush is that they make things that allow me to enjoy my favorite things in a way I didn’t think possible. We’ve all had that experience of smelling freshly ground coffee and have thought “This smells so glorious. I want to immerse my body in it.” I also feel this way about the first cup brewed to start the day. Thanks to Lush, dreams that dream can come true. They have a face mask that has coffee and coffee grounds in it!

We’ve all had that experience of smelling freshly ground coffee and have thought “This smells so glorious. I want to immerse my body in it.” I also feel this way about the first cup brewed to start the day. Thanks to Lush,  that dream can come true. They have a face mask that has coffee and coffee grounds in it!

It’s amazing! You can see how they make this incredible thing here. I use it two to three times a week. It helps wake me up and makes my skin feel super soft and smooth. Also, I think caffeine has external benefits as well as internal so it’s a win-win. I get to enjoy coffee in a way I would have never imagined! Have I mentioned that I love Lush?

Double Walled, Vacuum Insulated Tumblers

This is one of those things that I was slow to get to. First, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. Sure, the tumblers look great. Sure, they supposedly keep your drink cold (or hot) for a long time. Sure, you can put a cool decal or sticker on them to personalize them. But was it necessary? Well, friends, the answer is yes. I purchased one recently and I don’t regret it at all! It keeps ice for an incredibly long time. This is a feature that is handy during the summer heat I mentioned earlier. They are also easy to clean. Another big plus is that it seems to be the safest drinkware you can use. Now, I know there are conflicting reports about drinking from plastic and the dangers or non-dangers of it but after doing some research I felt like I needed to take the plunge on a fancy tumbler. It wasn’t a huge investment but I drink out of this thing all of the time! It’s a great thing for the summer.

Well, friends, the answer is yes. I purchased one recently and I don’t regret it at all! It keeps ice for an incredibly long time. This is a feature that is handy during the summer heat I mentioned earlier. They are also easy to clean. Another big plus is that it seems to be the safest drinkware you can use. Now, I know there are conflicting reports about drinking from plastic and the dangers or non-dangers of it but after doing some research I felt like I needed to take the plunge on a fancy tumbler. It wasn’t a huge investment but I drink out of this thing all of the time! It’s a great thing for the summer.

So, those are my favorites for the month. I will get more consistent about posting this list at a regular date. I’m figuring this out so bear with me, please. I hope you have a great summer. Eat lots of watermelons and enjoy the sunshine (with sunscreen, of course) and swim. I’ll have 5 next month I promise.