Attempting to get my blogging mojo back by pounding out simple, carefree posts that are FUN!
Watching a ridiculous amount of HGTV shows (okay, maybe just a lot of episodes of Flip or Flop and Fixer Upper) and Bachelor in Paradise. Summer TV leaves slim-pickings, people.
Interested in politics, somewhat. After getting cable back, I’ve been watching the news at night and in the morning about twice as often as I used to (which means a few times a week – I used to never). I’m interested. And also having a million opinions I need to think through more thoroughly and then possibly actually share them.
Concealing a lot of stuff I’d like to write about online, but just can’t. Either for personal, professional or legal reasons. It kind of sucks though because it’s juicy stuff that I find fascinating.
Reading Aziz Ansari’s book Modern Romance and Cesar Millan’s book, How to Raise the Perfect Dog. I also just finished The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and my opinion can be summed up as this: not nearly as good as Gone Girl.
Dreaming about going to Colorado and Florida later this year. I love my family and I love vacations and both of these upcoming trips include those two things. Heck. Yes. Now October needs to hustle up and get here.
Obsessed with Kona, obviously. How do new parents get ANYTHING done? Do they stare at their babies all day long and take photos of them sleeping and celebrate the most minor and not-important milestones like this? I’m just in love.
Laughing at the fact that in Kona’s short life, she’s been the subject of more blogger outreach emails that I’d actually like to respond to than pretty much any other topic I’ve covered on this blog. Cute puppies go a LONG way, I guess!
Missing my friend Alex who left St. Louis to head off to graduate school this fall and my old roommates, Kristen and Molly. It’s a million times easier to hang out and coordinate schedules when you live together.
Planning some new blog posts. No promises on when they’ll be posted or how frequently but the main goal is to overcome my own mental barriers (which center around insecurity, sense of non-purpose and the desire to not offend anyone).
Enjoying new hairspray! I’ve been buying Tresemme for a long time because the Big Sexy Hair stuff I used to like just felt ridiculously expensive. Then I saw it on sale at Sam’s Club and bought a bottle and am amazed at how much more effective this stuff is. Sometimes spending more is SO worthwhile.
Excited about lots of positive, powerful press about women. It seems like everywhere I turn, people are supporting women’s issues and shining the light on where we as a country can do better by women and families. From Netflix’s new maternity and paternity leave policies (seriously, though – how do we get more companies to think like this?) to this recent essay in Glamour by Mindy Kahling to thoughtful essays about how to support Planned Parenthood without further stigmatizing the women (and men) who use their services. I’m excited about it all.
Anddd finally, jumping up and down over the fact that it is FRIDAY. Can I get a HELL YEAH on that?!
What’s new in your world?
xoxo – E