I feel like I haven’t stopped this week– in such a great way. I was blow drying my hair this week and realized how much it’s already grown out since my haircut right after the new year. Seems pretty fitting though because I feel like the end of my January looks completely different than it did at the beginning. It’s pretty insane how much has changed and let’s just say… I’m not looking back.
As for fun things this week, I had an amazing weekend that made Monday extra difficult, I did a fitting for the People Stylewatch bathing suit issue that I’m going to be in (omg), and took a trampoline class at the gym. I had a lot of questions about what the class was like… it was so much fun and also extremely hard. It was half jumping, and half like regular core/leg/arm work with pushups and crunches. Seriously challenging, but I highly recommend finding a similar class if you can. My friends and I are all going back.
I have ten things on my radar this week, so let’s dive right in:
ONE // Team Emma Rose
I know this sounds super creepy on my part, but I kind of keep up with readers if we’re friends on Facebook or if you comment with your blog links frequently or are particularly active on my social channels. Sometimes blogging can feel one-sided, so I like to see/know what you guys are up to, too. A TCP reader that I’ve been friends on Facebook with for years now just relapsed with leukemia. Now, I’ve seen her pop up from time to time on my feed giving back to children with cancer and supporting them since she knew what they were going through. When I saw that her leukemia had returned, she jumped to the top of my prayer list. You can read more of her story here and even purchase a great t-shirt to support Team Emma Rose.
TWO // UCLA Gymnastics
I love watching gymnastics videos– especially college gymnastics. If you’re not tuning into UCLA’s Youtube videos right now, you should. Olympians Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian are Bruins, and they’ve been killing it in their college competitions. Pretty exciting stuff!
THREE // Ben and Jerry’s Pint Slices
I legitimately thought these delicious slices were fake when I saw it, but it’s REAL! I’m kind of mad they’re real because I’m not sure I’m going to be able to resist.
FOUR // CUTE Apple Watch Straps
The whole video is precious, but the bubble tea kid just steals the show.
What an inspiring essay from Chrissy Metz. I think a lot of times dreams and goals can feel so out of touch. And then life throws curve balls and makes it even harder, but it’s never impossible. It just takes sacrifice and sheer will and support from friends/family.
SEVEN // FutureMe.Org
A reader tweeted this website to me, and it sounds like such a fun concept. You can write your future self a letter! I want to take some time this weekend to do a little writing.
EIGHT // Gingham Plates
Mark and Graham just added a red colorway to their gingham plates… and they’re perfect. I’d throw a little Galentine’s party just to use them!!
NINE // Perfect Penny Loafers
I’m not going to lie; I watched Nancy Drew the other night when I couldn’t sleep, and I started looking online for penny loafers. How beautiful and sophisticated are these?
Ending today’s post with something uplifting. This fifth-grade teacher came up with individual handshakes (and they’re elaborate) for each of his students. Talk about building respect between teacher and students. They enter that classroom knowing their teacher is 100% on their side. I LOVE IT.