This week was less about work for me and more about spending time with friends and family. I didn’t hate it… Not one bit!
I had the most wonderful time in Tampa with my family. Teddy had an amazing trip too. He loved having a big house to explore and a back yard full of adventure. (He didn’t love the heat though.) Spending time with my sister as she starts a new chapter of her life is so exciting and having everyone in the family all together is so special as time goes on. I get really emotional leaving Tampa (every time
), but luckily I had wonderful people waiting for me in the city… like Maxie
! She’s back in the United States and I’m so glad I got back in time for a dinner with her while she’s in NYC.
I think my days of constant traveling are over for the time being. I don’t really have any major trips planned for about two months and that’s really quite a huge relief. I’m excited for weekends in the city and enjoying the (hopefully!) nice weather. And hopefully I can get my family up here soon; I do start to miss them!
… Now, what’s on my radar for the week:
ONE // Matt Saracen Wedding
Oh hey… Friday Night Lights fans raise your hands! Zach Gilford gave full hearts a whole new meaning with his beautiful wedding. The wedding is absolutely one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. And it’s super easy to use your imagination and pretend Matt Saracen is getting married! (Omg and LANDRY was there too!)
TWO // Leaked Hannah Montana Song
Truth be told, I was (and am) a huge Hannah Montana fan. Literally, loved it when it was on TV. I’m pretty sure I knew every single line and dance move. (And I was certainly too old for it.) I dressed up like Hannah Montana for a yearbook thing too– complete with blonde wig. This song, that was never used for the show, is super raw… and kind of ridiculous… which makes it, in my opinion, pretty amazing. Warning: It’s incredibly catchy in a “Call Me Maybe” kind of way.
THREE // Emma Stone Interview
Typically, I’m not into celebrity interviews. Sometimes I’ll read a feature store in a magazine but I generally don’t get sucked into the stories or Q&A’s. This interview with Emma Stone though is amazing. Super simple and to the point, but I think what Emma has to say about body image and being true to yourself rings incredibly true. One of my favorite quotations: “The best advice I ever got was: ‘stay irrepressibly true to yourself and be tenacious about finding ways to manifest the truest form of you.’”
FOUR // 13 Ways French Women Treat Themselves Right
We can all agree that French women seem to have all of life’s secrets figured out, right? Actually, regardless of whether or not you believe that, this article has 13 amazing tips for living a full and happy life. Incredibly simple when you see it all laid out like this, but I know there are quite a number of things I personally can be better about. I tried to pick a favorite, but I literally couldn’t. All 13 tips are great.
FIVE // Konjac Sponge
Have you guys heard of konjac sponges? For some reason, they’ve been popping up on my radar in the past few weeks. (Kind of like the oil pulling, but I’d actually be willing to try these sponges!) Maxie was finally the one to really convince me and now I can’t wait for my next trip to Sephora. Refinery 29 shared some great information about what makes the konjac sponge so special… I’m all about hopping on this band wagon.
What’s on your radar this week?
PS I’m adding a bonus. If you’re trying to learn Photoshop, but don’t want to spend money on classes and get bored watching videos on Youtube (they can be so dry)… You have to watch some of these “You Suck at Photoshop” videos. They’re a bit crass, but oh my! they are funny. Garrett showed me one and then we proceeded to watch three more. I couldn’t stop laughing! (And he really does do a good job of explaining how to do things!)