Happy weekend, everyone! I hope you’re enjoying some down time, some shopping time, some family time, some television show binging – whatever refreshes your soul! My weekend has been a lot of staring at my computer screen and getting some posts ready for this week, editing some photos for a project I’m working on and taking the dogs in and out 100 times, because it’s finally sunny here and we are all rejoicing. Yesterday, I wanted to celebrate the sunshine by unplugging at the beach for an hour, so I rounded up my latest read (cannot put it down) and my chair and headed toward the ocean. I sat there for a little while before two young “gentlemen” decided to sit right in front of me. Honestly, I was so engrossed in my book that I didn’t mind that, but they immediately lit up cigarettes and it was blowing right in my face. That bothered me! I politely went up to them to let them know that “hey, it’s illegal to smoke on the beach in Hawaii” and instead of them being normal, rational human beings…one of them flicked their cigarette butt at me and lit up again! I didn’t even know how to react, I was so flustered and honestly just appalled that a grown man would act that way?! I went back to my chair, determined not to let it get the better of me, when they started mocking me, calling me the ocean police and few other lovely phrases. I wasn’t in the mood for bullshit so I packed up my stuff and left (while they continued to smoke). But what gives?! Why do people act like such jerks? In any case, I didn’t want to let it ruin my weekend, but I find myself still mulling it over now so… 🙁
But – let’s get to the stuff that’s making me smile, shall we?
For starters, I’m over on Whimsical September for her special Saturday Sit-Down series and I am SO EXCITED! Erica is one of my favorite bloggers and I am lucky to also call her a good friend. Being part of her amazing series is icing on the cake to me, because I admire her in so many ways. I’m discussing blogging, my life as a writer, how I got to where I am and more. So take a peek at my post and stay awhile to see what her site is all about. I promise you won’t be disappointed 🙂
You know those products in life that you didn’t know you needed until you discover it and you’re like – where have you been all my life?! I’ve been using Bikini Hook Rescue for years and years. Obviously – I spend a lot of time in my swimsuit and I cannot begin to tell you how many times they have saved me from an unfortunate slipping incident. As summer approaches, don’t feel like you need to throw out swimsuits with broken clasps if you can’t sew – these will save you!
For the past two weeks, I have been experiencing issues with my blog posts not populating in Bloglovin’ like they normally do and it was stressing me out to no end. So many of you use that platform to read my blog and a handful of you reached out to ask if I was okay since it appeared like I had stopped blogging. I am so happy and relieved to tell you all that the issue is fixed (PRAISE!) and I never stopped blogging, so there were some fun posts that have gone out recently including My Death Row Meal, 17 Graphic Tees To Add To Your Closet + an exciting new collaboration with HomeAway.
And that’s all I’ve got for today, but come back this week for a delicious cookie bar recipe, pet products we can’t stop using and so much more!