I have mixed thoughts about the new novel Sugar by Kimberly Stuart. I liked the beginning but had issues with the middle and end. I liked the overall story but not the execution and would’ve liked for it to be more risk-taking.
|I like to lay out everything on my bed so I can get a since of how much I’m bringing|
|I save space and keep my shoes from getting crushed by stuffing clothing inside them.|
|I like to lay out my shorts beneath my shirts so I can make sure they coordinate|
|My base layer is made of shorts, a cardigan and bathing suits|
|Shoes went on the top layer, facing the outside of suitcase|
|I wear my heaviest clothes onto the plane and set them in a different bag so I can easily get to them.|
- Shorts, jean shorts and workout shorts
- Tops, t-shirts and tank tops
- Variety of shoes
- Bag for the beach
- Face wash
My current Spotify playlist is named Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Lattes. Here’s my top tracks right now:
I first heard this song on a Spotify Discover Weekly playlist and thought yea, that’s cool. But then I heard it on 105.7 The X and got it stuck in my head. That same day, I went for a drive down to Hillsboro, Ohio and proceeded to listen to that song, oh, 6 times during that car ride.
The lyrics resonate with me right now in my life and I love the banjo part after the verses. The lyrics seem to describe the singer’s desire to improve his relationship and to not let their fights consume them or make them into something they know they are not. Like he sings with such a raw desire. It’s beautiful how he realizes what they are turning into and begs that they don’t become that monster. Such simple but elegant lyrics.
“There must be something in the water/ And there must be something about your daughter/ She said our love ain’t nothing but a monster/ Our love ain’t nothing but a monster/ With 2 heads”
“I hope to God I’ll love you longer/ If only I could live forever/ If only I could hold you longer”
I heard this song also on a “we think you’d like this” Spotify playlist and recognized the lyrics of course. I like this version a lot because it’s slower and he articulates the lyrics more than The Neighbourhood. I recommend signing along to this version in your car when stuck in traffic. I don’t know who Taylor Phelan is because I don’t watch much of The Voice, but I can appreciate a good
Remember this song? Yeah. I was listening to the radio and something reminded me of this song and I re-fell in love with it. It’s so 2004. What a perfect song when you just want to admit that you had a bad day and things aren’t always perfect.
I’m not a hipster but liking this song helps me pretend I am. They don’t seem to be a well-known band yet but are still making cool music. I admit the title of this song caught my attention before the actual music did. But I do think it’s well produced. It has a young Taylor Swift vibe to it. I like when she sings “But I’m only lonely when I’m drunk.”
|Friday, we posted this on Facebook to let our followers know we don’t have any clinics this weekend. People seemed to like it more than just a sentence saying “No clinics this weekend.”|
|This is an infographic I made to help educate clients about what vaccinations their dog needs.|
|We are going to share this on Facebook to promote our next clinic.|
Recently, I’ve been helping a local Grandview small business called Good Makery with their marketing and I wanted to share two Instagram posts that I helped make.
|Celebrating Grandparent’s Day|
Leslie helped find this cute picture of a little boy with ice cream and I added the text using Canva.
|Sharing new charity collaboration|
I made this image also using Canva and wrote the copy.
|Becky showing us an apple|
|Reaching for the best apple. Never settle.|
|Me: “I found an apple in this apple tree”|
|How do you like them apples?|
Saturday, Becky and I went apple picking at Cherry Hawk Farm in Marysville.
I’d only been apple picking out in Granville and that was back in college so I was long overdue to pick apples and was excited to try a new apple orchard.
We chose Cherry Hawk because it wasn’t too far away, had good online reviews and was close to Dublin.
Cherry Hawk is pretty far out in the country but not a bad drive.
They have a gravel parking area and a little check-in tent where you can buy one large bag for $15, two medium bags for $15 or four small bags for $15. It’s $15 no matter what.
When we went, they had three different types of apples that were ready to be picked.
- Yellow Delicious
They were also making homemade apple butter over a big copper kettle pot. We chatted with the folks making the apple butter and I got to stir the pot for a little bit. They said there was over 22 gallons of apple cider in the apple butter!
I brought my nice camera along and so we took some cute pictures of us enjoying the apple orchard. I forgot how much I enjoy taking pictures with my Nikon. I need to use it more and continue taking photographs.
|Becky admiring an apple|
|America’s Next Top Apple Picker Model|
|Ham and cheese croissant|
One of the best coffee shops/ brunch spots in all of Columbus is Fox in the Snow. With 296 Yelp reviews and nearly 5 stars, clearly I’m not the only one who stands by this statement.
|To-go coffee in the morning|
|Dark roast coffee|
|Nom nom nom|
Top 5 fav songs right now:
I’m a sucker for OneRepublic. The lead singer reminds me of Adam Levine with his pop falsetto voice that could sing the phonebook and I’d still love it. In their latest song, my favorite part is when he sings “SWORE we would never die…” because he sings it in this really high pitched voice that reminds me of a Fetty Wap song. It made me chuckle the first time I heard the song.
I recommend the acoustic version of the song, which can be found on Spotify.
Ah, she can do no wrong. Another perfect pop song. And, that key change at the end. Ahh!
I like the repetitive lyrics (“It wasn’t love.” “It was a perfect illusion.”) It’s a stellar breakup song, for sure. How relatable are those lyrics? You think you’ve found the one but then it falls through and you realize how wrong you were.
I enjoyed reading about how the song was made on Wikipedia (because I’m a nerd.)
This girl has such a smooth-like-chocolate voice but a fresh salty attitude. It’s a fun feminist anthem about wanting to do more than just be judged on looks. Beauty isn’t everything. I wish we had more of these female empowerment songs. I look forward to hearing more from Daya. With her strong voice, I know she can go far.
Mrs. Hippopotamuses by Relient K
O-H…I-O! What a perfect song for anyone in Ohio. I already loved Relient K and now I love them even more for writing an awesome song about Ohio. I can’t wait to see them in concert in October.
I like this song mostly because of the Cleveland references and because he sings O-H-I-O. It’s also a well produced song.
I heard this song on WNCI this summer because she was performing at Zoombezi Bay for an iHeart Media concert. At first I thought it was really generic and annoying sounding. The second time, I got it stuck in my head and then I was hooked. Now it’s one of my go-to sing-in-my-car songs. It’s such an upbeat, cheesy, flirty, girly, fun song. If you look at pictures of Frankie or watch her music video, she is what I picture it would look like if Claire’s and Justice created a live teen girl.