This haircut and color. This week was a hair landmark for me: I learned how to spell balayage and I had it done to my hair. I love how April at the Amanda Maddox Hair Salon made my color change noticeable but also subtle—I really like it and can’t wait to see what it looks like in the sun.
These writing classes. Disclaimer: I haven’t taken this class (and maybe that’s obvious). But Christina Lauren, one of my favorite contemporary romance authors, has released a set of writing classes via Frolic, one of my favorite sites/online venues for all things romance. Check it out!
These forest giants. One of my favorite things at present is making up stories with Sam. I want him to be imaginative and creative, to learn to be an engaging storyteller and to practice the basics of communication. These forest giants at Louisville’s Bernheim Forest are stories come to life. I haven’t seen these in person, but I’m daydreaming of taking my kids there and seeing/hearing their responses. Louisville: you just get better and better.
This plastic tv screen. If you’ve been following me on IG you know that my beloved son Sam (see other, more favorable, mentions of him on this post) broke our second tv. We were willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on the first one; the second was harder to ignore. It’s just a tv. There are much, much bigger problems in the world and even in our own lives. But seeing our second tv broken bummed us out. The story doesn’t end there, however. My husband is a brilliant magician, and he constructed this plastic screen to go over our (new) tv. Some people will laugh—and you should. It’s insane. But this cover is also giving us peace of mind and the hope that this will be the last tv destroyed by our toddler. Please God, thank you, amen.
These tattoos. I’ll most likely never get one, but I’m more than a little in love with the most colorful tattoos on these slides.
Other Things I’m Loving: so much quality best friend time this last month, including meeting a beloved friend’s significant other and getting together with another beloved friend to watch our kids play together; cheering Sam on as he plays toddler soccer (total stage mom right here, but not the pushy kind. More of the *everyone watch how cute/cool my kid is, even though he’s currently curled up in the goal while others are running around the field* kind.); watching Raymond walk everywhere (so thrilling!); being gobsmacked by the end to an incredible fantasy series. I'm looking at you, Kingdom of Ash.