Happy Fri-YAY, Chicas!
Hurrying to share my 5 Fri-YAY Favorites, 06.2019 before Friday has turned into Saturday, and I have turned back into a pumpkin! Had fun writing up my 5 Friday Favorites for May so decided to make it a regular post on the blog. Not sure I’ll share every Fri-YAY but maybe…if a whole lot of favorite things come my way each week.
5 Fri-YAY Favorites, 06.2019
So let’s see what’s up first.
A Children’s Journal
Entered a giveaway hosted by Dee at Grammy’s Grid for this children’s journal and WON! My sweet granddaughter Cady loves to write stories and I am thinking she might also enjoy keeping a journal. My Journal provides a prompt for each day’s entry with lined spaces for writing and an area for drawing. Cadence is very creative so I think she will enjoy doing both. Thank you, Dee.
I keep about a half-dozen journals of one type or another. My gratitude journal, my memoir work and Morning Pages that accompany the book It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again by Julia Cameron, my to-do list which is more like a bullet journal, my journaling Bible, and my life planner. Even with all of that, I seldom know what day it is or what I am supposed to be doing!
Alma and How She Got Her Name
I think my sister Valerie introduced me to this book. She was sharing some recent picture book purchases she had made for her elementary school library. And I believe Alma and How She Got Her Name by author/illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal was one of the books she showed me. Promptly ordered it to read to Lucia on her next visit. It is a 2018 Caldecott Honor Book for its beautiful illustrations.
Growing up, and even now, I never cared for my name. As a little girl, I knew no other Leslies. And hated having such an unusual name. When I asked my father why (on earth) he and my mom named me ‘Leslie’, he responded that I was named after Cinderella (played by Leslie Ann Warren). Which wasn’t true but appeased me for a long time until I learned better. I wanted to be named Laura, and wound up naming my second daughter Lauren, which I think is even prettier.
All of this to say, I didn’t/don’t like my name and the main character in this picture book isn’t too sure about her own. Her father explains the importance of each of her 6 names (Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela), and his daughter decides her name is pretty special after all.
My Stitch Fix Clothes
Boy, my stylist, whose name I loved but can’t remember right now, blew me away with the items she selected for me! Hadn’t done a Stitch Fix in several years. While I liked many of the things in my earlier Fixes, this one was by far the best. The items were more ME. It seems Stitch Fix has created a better way of honing in on a customer’s particular style and preferences. And it works! Even the prices were a little more affordable. So much so, that I bought the whole kit and caboodle. Will be sharing everything next week from my fashion haus. But here’s a sneak peek.
Neroli Woods Cologne
How would you describe the fragrance of summer? Musky, tropical? Sun and salt and sand and surf with a splash of Margarita for good measure? Think of all your favorite things about summer and then imagine them mixed up together in a cologne. That’s “Neroli Woods” cologne by Banana Republic. Last year, I discovered “In the Sun” body mist at Bath and Body Works and thought that was summer captured in a spray bottle. But “Neroli Woods” is even more so. Lauren, Francisco and Cia gave me some for Mother’s Day and I have had so many compliments on it. So, if you have ever wondered what I smell like…have you?…this season it is a mix of “Neroli Woods” and patchouli.
Just noticed how the frame around the mirror looks like some distorted, big ole, plump lips through the cologne bottle. Kinda weird. Kinda creepy.
You know that I use cactus to decorate for summer. And how this year, I am not only decorating the space above the cabinets in the kitchen, but also my Amazon 2 tiered tray? Well, I wanted to carry that cactus theme onto my tray so shopped Etsy to find just the right cutie cactus pieces.
I bought a vintage cactus shaped salt and pepper set, a crocheted cactus and a felt pom-pom cactus. Will be sharing more of my summer decor next week but here’s a glimpse.
Those bright colors and fun shapes make me happy. It’s the little things. Right?
So, if my fingers and toes are accurate, that’s 5 Fri-YAY favorites, 06.2019. But before I bid you farewell and climb the stairs to bed, let’s have a giveaway. Shall we?
Custom Graphic Tee Giveaway
In my first ever Friday favs post last month, I shared a custom sweatshirt and tee with my blog name that I had made by Lindsay at Simply September Shop on Etsy. Have had several compliments on it in real life and in comments here and Instagram. Decided why not share. So today I am sponsoring a giveaway for a custom graphic tee from Simply September.
Enter here and I will announce the winner on 06.30.2019.
Good luck to everyone!
What would your 5 Fri-YAY favorites be? Please share in a comment below. And then be sure to enter the giveaway. If you don’t blog, don’t worry, you can still win a custom tee with the wording of your choice. So be sure to enter. And share!
Off to bed. Photography class tomorrow. What are you up to on your Saturday?
Hugs and kisses,