June- What I’m into

 

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 never watched The Bachelorette, but I am this season.

Listening

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

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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 of Art. 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

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

I have been in love with Taraji Henson since 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 enjoy her blog and social media presence, 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 I have so enjoyed scrolling through and watching random series. 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 living 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

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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.  😦

 

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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!

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! 

Snow day! 

I know, I know.  It’s not much snow at all. But folks, that is a snow day for the south! Schools and public offices in Memphis shut down for less than an inch of snow. I LOVE it. After 2 winters in the Midwest, I am totally okay with just a little dusting.

I didn’t have to work on Friday, making a total of two 3 day weekends in a row. *fist pumps* I had such big plans for my snow day. Binge watching Daredevil, finishing my sewing project, cleaning–but I didn’t do any of it.Instead, I spent my the first half of the  day in bed and the second half shopping. Still, a productive use of my snow day I say!

Did it snow where you are? Did you have a snow day? What are your favorite snow day activities?

Sew good! 

Merry Christmas!This holiday was a quiet one for me. And I couldn’t have been more happy. My mom and I made Christmas dinner and just stayed home. No visitors and we didn’t have any obligations to go anywhere. It was a nice and welcome change from the normal hustling and bustling around in an attempt to see everyone and their cousin and their kids and…you get the picture. 
I received some really cool gifts, but my most favorite is my new sewing machine! 

  

  
I’ve been wanting a sewing machine  for awhile and was so ecstatic when I opened it! I bought some fabric and immediately dove into learning all about my machine and stitches. My go-to guide for all things has been Tilly and the Buttons. Her blog has a beginner’s sewing section that has been so great at teaching me the basics. 

I’ve already completed my first project. The Brigitte scarf, one of Tilly’s beginner patterns. 

   
  
It was pretty simple and turned out super cute! 
I ordered her book, Love at First Stitch, and can’t wait to get it and create some more. 
Are you a seamstress? Have any recommended beginner patterns? Or books/ blogs that can help a beginner? Let me know!! 

Hello

*peeps in*
Hello? Anyone out there?
It’s been a year since I regularly blogged around here. A year end roundup is the perfect way to catch Heart, Soph up on my going-ons.

2015 has been a great year for me. I washed my hands of  toxic “friends” , made new friends,  traveled-(L.A. And London), got a new(used) car, started working at a great school, Hearts and Hearts Vintage participated in two pop up shops, and I *finally* learned to swim!

 

 

You were alright, 2015! Here’s to an even better 2016!

Currently Loving

I’m linking up with Crystal of The Happy Type for Currently Loving! A link up sharing things I’m digging! On with the links!

Beyonce’s video for 7/11 is my shit. How fun is this video?! I love the song and I want to be IN the video!

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Evernote- I recently started using Evernote and I am in love. It’s my digital notebook and I’ve used it for lists, blog posts,organizing listings for Etsy, saving photos…everything. I love that I can access it from everywhere. I have the app just installed on my tablet, phone, and computer. It’s so handy.

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I came across Reign while scrolling through Netflix. I had never heard of it, but was immediately drawn to  it. It’s loosely based on the life of a young Mary of Scots and her time at French court. I am a sucker for period dramas and though Reign is super cheesy and very loosely based on actual history, I can’t get enough.

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I always love happy customers. But I’m especially loving how blogger, Julie of Yours Truly, Julie, styled her vintage skirt that she purchased from Hearts and Hearts! Head over and see how she’s adjusting her wardrobe for her upcoming move to Morocco!

What are you loving this week?! Join the link up or just leave a comment.