A few weeks ago, someone I follow on Twitter posted a feature, "Lovin' Lately." I can't remember who it was, but I've decided to start using that as a recurring post on my blog, too! As they say, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
BOOK: Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham does a fantastic job bringing one of our founding fathers to life. Although it's a hefty read, he turns historical events and first-hand accounts into an exciting narrative and provides great insight into Jefferson's life. Every couple of pages, I find myself underlining wonderful quotes about democracy or Jefferson's philosophy on life in general. I'm only a fraction of my way into it, but I would highly recommend reading this book.
SONG: "Hey Rose" by Streets of Laredo
The name of this band makes me think of the cowboy song my mom sang to me as a lullaby when my siblings and I were little. Plus, the Rose is my middle name! This isn't an official music video, but I think they did a wonderful job intimately documenting their roadtrip. Also check out their song 'Girlfriend,' which I love and has a pretty cool music video itself.
BEAUTY PRODUCT: Surface Bassu Hydrating Oil
Now, I'm not very adventurous when it comes to trying new products. Once I find something that works, I tend to keep using it until it's discontinued. But after living with Miss RealTalkFashion, herself, I was introduced to new things without having to buy them! I'm pretty sure this oil was originally just meant for using on your hair as a sort of leave-in conditioner sort of deal, but Kate suggested I use it on my face, too. Boy, does it work for both! With curls, I'm forced to find as many ways to keep my hair hydrated as possible. After using it on my face, as well, I realized that my make up was staying on better throughout the day, too. Miracle stuff. Well worth splurging on!
RETAIL WEBSITE: Bourbon and Boots
I bought a necklace recently from BourbonandBoots.com...
It says, "I keep a close watch on this heart of mine." (If you don't know what that's from, we can't be friends.) One of the things I LOVE about Bourbon and Boots is that, "You won’t find any mass-produced, 'big box' products... because [they] look for high-quality, 'small batch' creations from small business owners and artisans." For example, my necklace was made by Robinson Lane Designs and the designer, Christy Bournes, commented on my Instagram saying she liked the picture!
Well, that's it for my first "Lovin' Lately!" Whoever you are that I saw doing "Lovin' Lately" first, please let me know; I'd love to give you credit for this great blog idea!