This picture has nothing to do with today’s post, other than the fact that he’s my favorite guy. It’s blurry and grainy and totally looks like I’m missing a middle finger (I have no idea how that happened, I can assure you it’s still very much in tact) but I cherish these random date nights, out late together… even if it means we’re dead tired the next day. I also can’t continue on with this post without recognizing the hard truth that today holds such painful memories for so many. No matter how many years go by, we will always remember the lives that were lost and changed on 9/11.
Alright. Let’s talk about the fact that it’s Friday and that I have such a cool giveaway to share with you guys, I’m so excited! First though, let’s talk Friday Faves…
Is it any surprise that I’m loving everything about Pinterest right now? We are planning on painting our kitchen cabinets white and starting with that new home project because we thought, How hard can it be? Well did you know there are 928365230956 shades of white? Picture me standing in the paint aisle at Lowes, staring at the rows and rows of whites, while I mumble under my breath, Dude. Just give me freakin’ white – the real one. Pinterest to the rescue because it’s so much easier to just copy other people’s kitchens 😉
The temps are supposed to dip down into the high 40s this weekend (as a low) and I’m loving EVERYTHING about that. I’m totally going to put on fuzzy socks and a sweatshirt when I wake up tomorrow morning.. and then grab my favorite coffee cup, pour myself some hot joe, and then cup the mug with both hands and hold it close to my face while I stare off to the side – all cliché-like – like any good blogger would do. I may even Instagram it because, you know- I’m a blogger.
Speaking of cliché, have you all heard about the Socality Barbie Instagram? GUYS. It’s absolutely hilarious. I found it a few weeks ago and spent a good 15 minutes just dying laughing over all the pictures and captions.
I told you- hilarious. While Barbie’s account has apparently offended some, I’d like to say LIGHTEN UP. I think it’s really important that we’re able to laugh at ourselves, to not take ourselves too seriously. I have very strong feelings about what we choose to share on social media and what’s “right and wrong” – so strong that I wrote an entire post about it. Basically? DO YOU. We all find inspiration from different places and things and by no means do our blogs or social media accounts 100% reflect our in-real-life lives. You wanna post a picture of an ice-cream cone in front of a wall, DO IT.
Alright, speaking of lightening things up a bit…. I’m currently obsessed with Good Word Candles shop on Etsy. (Did you catch that pun?! Did you?!) I love everything about this shop. Yes, I’m a candle fanatic and you all know my love for gratitude and positivity so you take quotes & encouraging verses and put them on a candle?? We’re talkin’ true love here.
Love, right? Good Word Candles has a ton of scents to choose from – currently, Citronella, Citron & Mandarin, Clean Cotton, Coconut Lime Verbena, Cool Citrus Basil, Grapefruit, Lavender Chamomile, Lemon Verbena, Mulberry, Plumeria, and Pomegranate. I chose Grapefruit, even though it may not be a very fall-like smell, it’s one of my favorite smells – one I deem appropriate year-round 🙂 The quote I chose was “I will tell of your greatness as long as I have breath.”
Whitney, the mastermind behind these little lights of inspiration, would like to gift one of these candles to a lucky Ember Grey reader!! This giveaway will be open until 9/20, good luck!
*Good Word Candles gave me a free candle (plus a second candle to be used in a giveaway!) in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. Thanks so much to Adproval for, once again, giving me the opportunity to connect with such a cool business!