I’m back with another Monday Chit-Chat! I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was very low-key, but very hot and it’s supposed to be even hotter this week. Needless to say I’ll be indoors as much as possible this week. Keep hydrated and stay cool my friends!
- We finally finished watching The Witcher’s latest season. We’re behind on shows. It was ok. I’m still pissed about Henry Cavill leaving the show after this season.
- Saw the latest Indiana Jones movie and my husband loved it! It’s not my thing, but I didn’t think it was that bad actually.
- Don’t forget to read my July reading roundup!
- I’m still addicted to this popcorn. It’s so good and it’s healthy!
- We’re headed back to 30A later this month and I am so excited. Beach and book time!
- Anyone else browsing all things fall right now?!?
- I watched Red White and Royal Blue and I enjoyed it BUT I still think the book was better and I’m not sure why it got the rating that it did. It wasn’t even that graphic?!?!
BYOMA Brightening Toner I picked this up at Target because I was in need of a new toner and so far, I love it! This is not for anyone with sensitive skin, but so far my skin is doing great. I’ve noticed that it exfoliates nicely and my skin feels smooth after I use it. I DON’T like the packaging. The opening of the product is so big that the liquid comes out too quickly. Other than that, I love it. Will report back the longer I use it.
CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser reminds me so much of my Youth To The People Superfoods Cleanser that I love and it’s half the price. It’s not exactly the same, BUT the texture is so similar. It removes makeup nicely and it leaves my skin feeling so soft.
None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell was my latest BOTM pick. It’s getting rave reviews online.
Celebrating her forty-fifth birthday at her local pub, popular podcaster Alix Summer crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. Josie, it turns out, is also celebrating her forty-fifth birthday. They are, in fact, birthday twins.A few days later, Alix and Josie bump into each other again, this time outside Alix’s children’s school. Josie has been listening to Alix’s podcasts and thinks she might be an interesting subject for her series. She is, she tells Alix, on the cusp of great changes in her life.Josie’s life appears to be strange and complicated, and although Alix finds her unsettling, she can’t quite resist the temptation to keep making the podcast. Slowly she starts to realize that Josie has been hiding some very dark secrets, and before she knows it, Josie has inveigled her way into Alix’s life–and into her home.But, as quickly as she arrived, Josie disappears. Only then does Alix discover that Josie has left a terrible and terrifying legacy in her wake, and that Alix has become the subject of her own true crime podcast, with her life and her family’s lives under mortal threat.Who is Josie Fair? And what has she done?
Shark Heart by Emily Habeck is a book I keep seeing everywhere online and honestly, the synopsis also has me really curious about this story!
For Lewis and Wren, their first year of marriage is also their last. A few weeks after their wedding, Lewis receives a rare diagnosis. He will retain most of his consciousness, memories, and intellect, but his physical body will gradually turn into a great white shark. As Lewis develops the features and impulses of one of the most predatory creatures in the ocean, his complicated artist’s heart struggles to make peace with his unfulfilled dreams.
At first, Wren internally resists her husband’s fate. Is there a way for them to be together after Lewis changes? Then, a glimpse of Lewis’s developing carnivorous nature activates long-repressed memories for Wren, whose story vacillates between her childhood living on a houseboat in Oklahoma, her time with a college ex-girlfriend, and her unusual friendship with a woman pregnant with twin birds. Woven throughout this bold novel is the story of Wren’s mother, Angela, who becomes pregnant with Wren at fifteen in an abusive relationship amidst her parents’ crumbling marriage. In the present, all of Wren’s grief eventually collides, and she is forced to make an impossible choice.
A sweeping love story that is at once lyrical and funny, airy and visceral, Shark Heart is an unforgettable, gorgeous novel about life’s perennial questions, the fragility of memories, finding joy amidst grief, and creating a meaningful life. This daring debut marks the arrival of a wildly talented new writer abounding with originality, humor, and heart.
This Wireless Bra is not only comfortable, but it’s also pretty supportive. I saw someone mention this online so I purchased it. Right now, it’s under $20.00! A total steal and I’ll be ordering more for sure. I got the XXL.
I LOVE this Pleated Eyelet Shirt so much that it’s in my JCrew shopping cart. I feel like this would be so cute in an oversized style.
Jeans are on sale today! A good time to try some different styles so you’re ready for fall outfits.