It's been a while but I'm so excited to be back with a new list of awesome things I'm loving right now!
Well, this isn't a new love but it's a recycled love. In light of the recent loss of Robin WIlliams, it seems fitting to spotlight a man that I never met and yet somehow knew. I first met Robin in my living room when he made my dad and I laugh. I was just a kid; a small kid watching TV with her dad so these are fond memories and something we did a lot of. From there, I'd see him in movies but would always remember "nanu nanu" and sitting in the living room with my dad when I probably should have been sleeping. Something about Robin Williams' face also reminded me of my grandfather. It was his chin. My grandfather had a very pronounced chin and so did Robin Williams. He was a man that felt like part of the family when he was on screen and that was his magic, right? But when I saw him in Goodwill Hunting he became my own, someone I didn't share with my dad or grandfather. I truly saw his magic. I think about that movie and I feel it in my heart because it is a movie about so all the kinds of love we feel. Love for a girl. Love for a friend. Love for a lost one. Love for oneself. And I can smile knowing that I will watch that movie again and see my grandfather's chin and my father's alien and Robin Williams speak a line I often run through my head without speaking it for no reason at all, "I had to go see about a girl."
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Pandora's Alabama Shakes station
Otis Redding. Sam Cooke. Ray Lamontagne. This is a great station! I discovered it sitting outside of a cozy, small town bar that offers outside seating and the most delicious gin and tonics to ever be sipped by these lips. I sat outside that night with Husband and two of his high school friends that knew us before we were married which is a special treat all on its own. And the background music to add to such a gorgeous evening... Pandora's station Albama Shakes. I know because I asked the bartender (it was that good) what station they were playing. A great mix of soul and power. An old sounding style that is hard to find... unless you are on this station. At your next cocktail party, find it. Give it a few songs. You'll be hooked.
Garnier BB Cream
If I were stranded on an island with only this or unlimited coconut water, I'd have a hard time deciding what to choose. I like makeup but I love Garnier BB Cream. On a few occassions I've applied the cream and then forgotten to put on anything else and it doesn't matter. It looks just as wow! as when I use it with other makeup. It is instant glam and since I'm a mom who sometimes has only a minute and a half to get ready before a screaming child runs at me, the quickness it takes to look A-MAZE with this stuff is unbeatable. This sh*t is crack in a tube, people. Crack in a tube.
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