June- What I’m into

Errrr…what I was into in June. ^_^

Reading

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Hunger by Roxanne Gay. I’ve been looking forward  to reading this book for years. I preordered and forgot about the release date, so it was a lovely surprise to get it in the mail. I thought I’d devour this book in a day, but I couldn’t. It’s such a raw, powerful memoir about Roxane Gay’s relationship with food, self-image and weight. It was so emotional that I couldn’t just speed through it. I had to take breaks and emotionally process the chapters, but I finished it.  It’s a fantastic read and I recommend it to anyone of any size.

Watching

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I’ve ever watched Big Brother or Bachelorette but I’m tuning in for the current seasons and I’m enjoying it. I have a few issues with the shows (a racist contestant for a black bachelorette? The bullying in Big Brother!) but I’m still tuning in every week.

Listening

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The new SZA album CTRL is everything. I love it.
30 for 30 podcast! 

Oot and aboot

June was a busy month. I saw  Wonder Woman TWICE, cookouts every weekend, participated in a pop-up, treated myself to Hello Kitty Cafe treats and fostered  a puppy for Alive Rescue. She was adopted this week!

 

Excited about

Visiting family in Dallas and seeing the Frida exhibit at the Dallas Museum ofArt. I’m so looking forward to seeing the Two Fridas.

Gingham on my mind 

 

I’ve been dreaming of the perfect  gingham dress for summer and I’ve finally found it!

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I picked this blue and white gingham dress up from Target and I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s 100% cotton, so comfortable and breezy! The skirt is very full giving it a fun vintage inspired look. The dress is available in a small up to XXL!

 

Are you on board with the gingham trend? I can’t get enough! 

 

 

April-What I’m into

Or rather what I was into in April. 🙂 I always plan to participate in this link up,  but I forget about it or lose track of time and just scrap the idea all together. Not this time! I am linking up for Leigh Kramer’s What I’m Into prompt

Reading– I only read two books in March. Actually if I’ve being honest, I started both of these in March, but finished them in April. Still counts!

I have been in love with Taraji Henson forever. I don’t watch Empire(it’s on my list), but I’ve watched her in so many tv/movies and have fallen in love with her personality from following her on social media. Her memoir, Around the Way Girl does not disappoint. It’s in her voice so it’s hilaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarious, but also does a very good job of telling her life’s story. I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads.
The second book I read was “I’m Judging you” by comedian/activist/blogger Luvvie Ajayi. I love her blog and enjoy her on social media, but I wasn’t a big fan of the book. It should’ve been a short read, but I could barely get into it. It started off strong and just petered out. I was hoping for a collection of essays that would make me laugh and give me something to think about, but it just fell flat on everything. It wasn’t a good book or a bad book. Just meh.

Watching– I recently reinstated my Funimation account. Funimation is like Netflix for anime and man have I got my money’s worth. I watched a lot last month but my favorites were Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid  and Interviews with Monster Girls.The latter being my favorite. It’s about monster girls trying  in a normal world trying to navigate high school life. It’s super cute!

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Listening -KENDRICK LAMAR-DAMN!

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End of category! That album is so damn good. I don’t have to skip a track. The entire album is great. I’m not even tired of Humble which has been playing EVERYWHERE!

Oot and aboot – I participated in a fashion show. The theme was Evolution of Fashion and I was privileged enough to have my vintage clothing on the runway. It was a great experience which I will blog about soon. I also got a new job! I’m a shop girl at the cutest shop in downtown Memphis.

Creating-NOTHING! Which I should definitely be doing. I did see a cute tutorial for mini pot planters on A Beautiful Mess.

Crushing on

From Left to Right, From top to bottom

1. Flower Watercolor Print  2. P.S. I Love You Pin 3. Floral Enamel Brooch Set 4. 70s Pastel Dress 5. Pink Wrap Dress

Daydreaming-about leaving the city for a getaway! Lots of things have been getting in the way of that. But I am dreaming of escaping for a little bit and exploring a new city.

And a new car. Mine is on the fritz.  😦

So glad I posted in time to participate in this prompt. Check out what other bloggers were up to in April here!

HBD

Happy birthday to me!
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Well…it’s not technically my birthday, but I celebrate all month long. Yep. I’m one of those people. I celebrate by treating myself to my favorite things all of March.
Fresh tulips! Cupcakes and cookies for lunch. Baskin Robbins for dinner. Taking advantage of ModCloth sales (bought 5 dresses from the stylish surprise sale)! Lunch and brunch dates!! Using vacation days just to sleep in. Tickets to see Radiohead in New Orleans in less than a month! Little things that make my day brighter.
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Happy March!

April 

 

 


Saw smashing Pumpkins. Went on yummy dinner dates. Had brunch with a new friend. Had a really successful month in the shop. Got back on keto. Lost 10lbs. Made a habit of working out. Saw the Zelda Symphony. Started therapy again. Subsequently started anxiety meds again. Fell in love with Skinny Pop Popcorn. Got addicted to MiiTomo for a couple of days. Got new specs! Abandoned my sewing machine. Participated as a vendor in a vintage expo.

 

…and a lot of other stuff I didn’t mention. But those are the highlights.

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If you know me, you know my love for Radiohead. I adore this band and have since I was a 13 year old weirdo (twenty years ago, OMG). No surprises (hehe…radiohead joke) that I’ve been in a super anxious state this week. They deleted their social media presence on Sunday-which freaked me out! New album?! WHEN?! I NEED IT NOW!

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Up until today I had been stalking r/radiohead and their social media sites for any change and then it happened! They released two cryptic video clips on Instagram and I knew, I KNEW-that something was coming today. And that something was a new single/video. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve already listened/watched the music video, but I can tell you that I love it and am so looking forward to hearing the rest of the album and seeing them in LA in a couple of months.

 

 

SO GOOD

February

  
February was filled with lots of brunches, dinner dates with friends, mirror/outfit selfies because I’m becoming more comfortable with my body, cupcakes,  voting, new comics, new friends, knitting a scarf even though it’s warming up, workouts, Dr. Seuss week with my preschool class, and finding  the perfect purse (the rainbow one in the middle!) while thrifting!