Sunday Shares | What I've Been Loving

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Hi! Wow, these last few weeks. The best of times and the worst of times. Or rather, the worst of times followed by the best of times. The bad news is that I've been spending too many extra hours grumpy at work. And that's all I'll say about that because this is a space to focus on the good stuff. And there's been so much more good stuff, especially this past week.

This Sunday Shares is coming to you a week later than usual because last Sunday I put up my very first sponsored post, which was exciting. I was so happy to have the opportunity to work with a brand that I genuinely enjoy. Because of the holiday on Wednesday, this week was a shortened work week, which I desperately needed. Plus, I had a half day on Friday. I left after lunch and spent my afternoon by the pool. It's been a great week. I'm feeling energized and motivated.

This is actually my last Sunday Shares post for a bit because I leave next week for my vacation. An Alaskan cruise, can you believe it? I'm ecstatic.

Here's what I've been loving lately:

Harry Styles

Just him, in general. Also his concert. In June 2017 I bought tickets for his June 2018 concert. Yep, you read that right. I bought them a year in advance. Worth it.

The best part was about halfway through. Harry left the main stage and started walking down the middle aisle, greeting fans in the crowd. Immediately, the two girls in front of me bolted out of their seats, and my friend said, "What do they know that we don't know?" I couldn't tell where they were running. We weren't close enough to meet Harry or anything. As I turned toward my friend to ask if we should follow, I saw that she was already climbing over the seats to get ahead. We pushed our way forward as much as we could. Turns out, Harry was walking through the crowd to make his way to the B-stage in the back, which was very close to us.

An employee came by telling people to stop crowding the stairs and go back to their seats. My friend and I both side-stepped into a row to claim a seat instead. We stood on the chairs to get a better view. He sang "Sweet Creature," our favorite song. He looked at me and smiled. (There's proof on my Instagram highlights if you don't believe me.)

One more thing: "Sign of the Times" live was a surprisingly emotional experience. It's already a poignant, underrated song, but then you have Pride and BLM flags brought onto the stage too? Ugh. Very, very good.

"The Staircase"

"The Staircase" is a documentary about Michael Peterson, examining whether he murdered his wife or if she died from a bad fall down the stairs. This show blew my mind because it doesn't make any sense. I started off thinking he was guilty despite everything the Defense said. I finished it believing he's innocent even though there are a lot of red flags that can't be explained. There are so many wrenches thrown into the case from every direction that it's no wonder people's opinions are split. It's frustrating and fascinating.

Hexagon wall cubby

It's the cutest thing ever, part storage, part decoration. I've been wanting to get a large decorative mirror, but they're so expensive. Plus, the way my apartment is set up, we don't really have a good spot for one. This cubby, though? It's perfect.

Half of it is a mirror, which is handy. The other half is two mini shelves. On the right side behind the mirror, there's also a cup holder-type space that I didn't know was part of it until I was hanging it up. I put it up near our front door, a convenient place to keep our keys, sunglasses, and umbrella to grab on our way out.


Instagram's Explore page isn't good for much but it did lead me to this great account. @Reel_Locations shows real-life filming locations for different TV shows and movies, posing a photo of a specific scene at the real place. I don't know how she does it, because the locations are all over the country, but it's very cool to follow along.


I've ordered a handful of books in the past few weeks, which is is rare for me. I'm not one to re-read books, so I don't buy books too often since it feels like they just take up space. Thriftbooks has both new and used copies, all for a great price. Plus, the shipping costs are insane. If your order is less than ten dollars, shipping is only one dollar per item. If your order is more than ten dollars, shipping is completely free. It's been my go-to site to purchase books for the last couple of years. If you're interested, click HERE for 15 percent off your order.

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