Happy Friday, everyone! It seems like this week has flown by, mostly because I’ve had a steady stream of catching up to do since we got home from Tahiti. No complaints from me! Keeping busy makes me happy + of course, anything to get to the weekend faster, am I right? Let’s dive right in to this week’s 5 on Friday with this beautiful rainbow photo Dane sent me from downtown Honolulu. Isn’t it gorgeous?!
1. On our trip, I stumbled upon the show “Young Sheldon” on the in-flight entertainment. It’s a show about a smarter-than-average child who lives with his family in Texas. And honestly – it made me LOL! After watching the pilot episode, I made Dane watch it too so that we could continue watching the rest of the offering episodes and laugh together. We don’t always agree on shows, but I knew that when I looked over and saw Dane smiling at the screen, I had found TV gold. We came home and watched the rest of the first season and laughed just like we had for the first couple episodes. It’s a mostly light-hearted show with a few heartwarming moments tossed in, but if you’re in the market, we both recommend it! From the online biography “It’s 1989 and 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper has skipped four grades to start high school along with his less-intellectual older brother. As he struggles to be understood by his family, classmates and neighbors, his mother arms him with the best tool she can come up with: reminding bullies his dad is the football coach and his brother is on the team. His twin sister doesn’t share his exceptional mind, but she has a much clearer vision of what life has in store for the young genius. Jim Parsons, who plays the adult version of Sheldon on “The Big Bang Theory,” narrates.”
2. Everyone lost their minds last weekend when Opalhouse for Target launched. I’ll be honest – I was one of the people who was eagerly anticipating the launch, because the previews of the collection made it seem like a healthy mix of Anthropologie meets affordability. I wasn’t in love with every piece, but there were definitely a few items I was ready to pick up. Well too bad, so sad, because when I woke up to purchase those items they had already sold out! HA! I had no idea it was going to be so popular, but I had visions of waiting in line outside when the Lilly Pulitzer x Target collaboration launched and slowly things started to come into focus. Oh well – can’t win them all!
3. This week, we had our favorite buffalo cauliflower tacos (Siete chips + tortillas FTW!) and watched the HBO film “Paterno”. For those that may be new to this blog, you might not know that I worked for Joe Paterno for 4 years in college and spoke at his memorial service, so he was (and still is) a pretty prominent figure in my professional career and personal life. I don’t feel one way or the other about the movie. I lived it, so watching a Hollywood director’s portrayal of something that happened so “close to home” was…weird? stressful? out of body? I don’t know. In any case, if you are a fellow Penn State grad, I would love to hear your thoughts!
4. In the middle of writing and editing projects, I couldn’t tear myself away from the Mark Zuckerberg testimony this week. I don’t know why I was so transfixed, but color me guilty – I WAS! I will say, he is incredibly well-spoken and professional (in my opinion), despite what some may say about him, though when Sen. John Kennedy said “I say this gently – your user agreement sucks.” I damn near lost it. Of course, the internet was a meme machine throughout the entire process. If you missed anything, this piece from the New York Times does a great job of breaking it down. Or if you’re just in it for the jokes, this piece is for you.
5. A few weeks ago, I posted that Erica + Chelsea were my go-to gals for all things blog related and we hosted daily chats in a private Facebook group and held monthly check-in calls to talk about what was working, what wasn’t working, new ideas and more. So many of you reached out asking if we ever opened up those calls, so the girls and I chatted a little bit and we are in the process of doing just that! In order to gauge interest in a paid mastermind group, we created this Google doc, so if this sounds like something you might want to learn more about – feel free to fill it out! There’s no obligation at this point, it’s just a sign up sheet for more information and for us to laser focus the needs of the people who express interest 🙂