Several posts ago, I wrote about an app that I have used from time to time to make lists. That’s right, I am a list maker. Typically I go for post-its, but I also love this app.
I thought it would be fun to take a li.st idea and turn it into a blog post…and also let you get to know me a little bit better (just incase you feel like you may not know me very well).
- Podcasts. I feel like I am a “newbie,” but I really enjoy them. One I particularly enjoy is “My Favorite Murder.” I have mentioned it (and the fact it has some language), but if you enjoy crime or topics that would be on Dateline, Investigation Discovery or 20/20, you may enjoy this one. I also like This American Life, Serial, Invisibilia, and a new one that was introduced to me is Lore. It is in my list. If you have a favorite podcast, please leave a comment and let me know!
- Very Berry Hibiscus from Starbucks. This is a drink you can order at a Starbucks location, or you can buy this nice little box of packets to mix your own. My friend Savannah introduced me to this drink, and I love it! My favorite part about it: it has green coffee extract for a nice little boost. It also will be around, unlike that Unicorn frap that folks are going wild over…
- Traveler’s Notebook. My friend Chelsey is a planner. She is a planner girl who is very organized and keeps these amazing products that also help me stay organized. She recently hooked me on traveler’s notebooks (and I’ve posted a photo in a blog post about all my planning things) and they have been so amazing! I love the leather blue cover, and having them with me at all times helps me keep track of notes, ideas, and other things (like my notes for the Veteran writing group). I don’t know about you, but if you are like me and want to write things down, these might be a good thing for you to have as well!
- Pitanga-Mallu Maghalhaes. This is a Brazilian artist (Mallu) and she is a singer, songwriter, and musician. The music is sweet, beautiful, and makes me happy. Think Indie Folk rock or Indie Pop. You can listen on Spotify, which is another favorite of mine. You can create playlists, follow artists, and check out a lot of good music.
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This book. Read it. Just check it out. This has become part of my nighttime routine…reading a few pages, which turns into a few chapters. A national bestseller, this is a story of race, love, identity, and American dreams. Check it out.
- Netflix. This is my escape. I have stopped and started so many shows it is unreal. One of the things that I have recently discovered, you guys (and gals)…”Grey’s Anatomy.” Latecomer!
- Coffee and Night Writing. I have a confession…I have only been a coffee drinker for 5 years. What? Yep. Thank you, graduate school. I have to have some type of flavored creamer (and be basic with Pumpkin Spice during the fall). At times, I feel like coffee has no hold on me, but yet at times it pulls me in with its warmth. Coffee fuels me at night when I write. What is night writing? Blog posts, research, working on a panel proposal with my friend Corrine (remember, I introduced you all to her via a post)…all the things of writing can happen in the evening (and sometimes if I am sleepy, in the morning).
- Ed Sheeran’s Divide. Sam and I have an iTunes problem at times…we download all the songs or albums. This is a good one. And it makes me a “cool mom” because my daughter likes it too. Mom for the win.
- LuLaRoe. COMFORT. AMEN. Beautiful clothing that makes me feel incredibly comfortable, powerful, fashionable, and amazing in my own skin. You have no idea. Skirts? Yes, please! Long dresses? Yuuuup! All the comfort, and the prints and fabrics are amaaaaaazing. #LuLaAddict LuLaRoe has also introduced me to some great women who are funny, hard-working, mommas, and great, great friends. <3
- Marco Polo. It is an app. It is a great way to communicate. I enjoy chatting with some of my best girls!
- My husband. You all. He is amazing. He works so hard in a job that is sometimes thankless and incredibly stressful for him. He gives his best despite the challenges around him. He has Memphis to be with him when the kids and I cannot. He supports me with anything and everything I do, and he is my biggest cheerleader. One might call us “besties,” and that would be accurate. 100%.
- Our kids. Biased, but they are hands down amazing. Love them to pieces.
So there you have it. Maybe you know a little bit more about me. If you have anything you are currently digging, I hope that you will comment and let me know! I also hope that you take some time to enjoy small things in life, something simple as a book, a cup of coffee, and the company of your family!