frappy friday #74

Good morning frappsters! How are you today? I’m back on social media, which means I’m back to advertising for frappy friday. If you’re back for the first time in a few weeks, be sure to check out the previous frappy fridays.  We were still posting even though it wasn’t being advertised. I hope you enjoy them! I’ve been very into podcasts lately, so I decided to dedicate today’s post to all the episodes I’ve listened to and think you might enjoy.  Here’s what I have for you today:

  1. First up, Personal Best // Episode One Time Snooze – When I stumbled upon this episode, I knew I had to stop what I was doing and give it a listen. I immediately connected with Robin and her struggle with being a chronic snoozer. I sent the episode to AJ and my mom right after I finished listening. I wanted them to know I wasn’t the only one with this struggle! 🙂
  2. This American Life // Harper High School Part One and Part Two
  3. This American Life // Tell Me I’m Fat
  4. Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations //  Anne Lamott: Three Prayers for Challenging Times
  5. Oprah’s SuperSoul Sessions // Brene Brown: The Anatomy Trust
  6. This American Life // Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde
  7. WorkLife with Adam Grant // The Creative Power of Misfits
  8. Currently listening to: Broken Harts
  9. Past listens: Dirty John, Caliphate, Small Doses, Serial (Seasons 1 and 2), Armchair Expert, My Favorite Murder (saw them live)
  10. What are some of your favorites?? I’m ALWAYS looking for suggestions.

Seriously.  Please send me any and all recommendations. I spend a lot of time in the car, and am always looking for something to listen to. Thanks for reading today!  See you next week!  Today’s featured image is from the every girl.

Peace,love&fraps,

Ash

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frappy friday #73

Good morning friend! How are you today? Last weekend, I went with Ju and Audge to see John Crist at The Fox, and it was the best way to spend a Sunday evening. We had a blast. I’m so thankful for time spent with good friends and belly laughter. I definitely want to make an effort to go see more live comedy shows. I hope you’re staying dry this rainy morning. Come on in, dry off, and help yourself to a hot cup of coffee. Here’s what I have for you today:

  1. It was incredibly difficult not to purchase one of these “Check Your Heart” sweatshirts from the show on Sunday
  2. I’ve heard of Man Repeller, but never really knew what it was.  This article helped shed a light on how Man Repeller came to be, and I kinda love it.  It’s all about wearing clothing that YOU love, no matter what anyone else thinks.
  3. Aje and I went to the Avalon last weekend to do some shopping, and we ran into Ju! It was the best. We all decided to grab lunch together at El Felix. I ordered the Chelada, a Dos XX over ice with fresh lime juice. I really enjoyed it, but Ju and Aje thought it was mehh.
  4. I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)…. I’m dying to read this book, and contemplating sending it to my state Senators and Representatives.
  5. Currently listening to: Caliphate podcast
  6. Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone is a book about “the first United States citizen deliberately hunted and assassinated by his own government without trial.”
  7. Just bought my new summer sandal from American Eagle.
  8. I listened to all of the Dirty John  podcast in one day.
  9. I just learned that Dax Shepard came out with a new TV Show, Bless This Mess.
  10. This article about procrastination was eye-opening.

That’s all for today! Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend, and Happy Easter!

Peace,love&fraps,

Ash

frappy friday #72

Good morning folks! I’ve missed the last two weeks. Hit that funk again, where my posts seemed forced, so I held off. In other news, spring is here!! And I am welcoming her with open arms.  Last night, I went with Linds to the Maren Morris concert at the Coca-Cola Roxy. It was awesome! The kind of concert that makes you love the artist even more. Maren’s live performances were incredible and she interacted with the crowd which I always appreciate. Would highly recommend you go see her in concert if you get the chance. This morning is gloomy compared to the beautiful sunshine we’ve gotten to experience the last couple days. But it can’t take away that Friday feeling! Here’s what I have for you today:

  1. I find miniature items adorable. This mini heating pad is no exception. And as someone who actually uses a heating pad almost daily, I think I need to add this one to the collection.
  2. I need this sweatshirt, while AJ needs this t-shirt.
  3. I’ve been binging grown-ish on hulu. It makes me miss college.
  4. A few weeks ago my friend Katie texted me and told me I needed to listen to The Lazy Genius podcast and the Next Right Thing podcast. Boy, does my girl know me well. I LOVED both and knew immediately I had to share with y’all. I can’t keep a good thing to myself!!!
  5. I really liked this article, 8 things to spring clean.
  6. I am very into this etsy card shop. Specifically, this Kanye Valentine’s Day card.
  7. A few months ago, I watched Dumplin’ on Netflix, and I fell in love with the movie and Dolly Parton. Well, the movie is actually based on the book written by Julie Murphy. Well, the other day while at Target I stumbled upon Puddin,’ another book by Julie Murphy that features one of the characters from Dumplin.’ I never read Dumplin’ but because I loved the movie, I knew I had to read Puddin.’ So, I grabbed a copy and I’m eager to dive in. Side note, I love the book cover of both books!
  8. Last week I went to dinner with the G fam to celebrate Mr. Gower’s birthday. We went to Mojitos in downtown Norcross. I got the stuffed rice and it as AH-MAZING.
  9. You can add laundry detergent to your list of subscription services. Dropps is the new sustainable way to do laundry.
  10. I’m looking for a new laptop/work bag. Anyone have any suggestions?

That’s it for today folks. Hope to catch ya next week! Have a great weekend!

Peace,love&fraps,

Ash

frappy friday #71

Good morning!! Well, without advertisement on Facebook and Instagram, readership has taken a big plunge, but you know what I’m learning? Even if no one is reading, I still find myself wanting to post, and I think that’s a good place to be in.  So, if you happen to  be joining us today, I’m so glad you’re here. Feel free to share frappy friday with your friends, and let ’em know we’re still kickin’.  Get cozy. Here’s what I have for you today:

  1. AJ and I did it. We completed our 5k!! And it was actually, surprisingly, fun. Not the running part, but the atmosphere of it all. People were decked out in their St. Patrick’s gear, there was a parade after the race, racers over 21 got a free beer, and there were food trucks. It was a grand ol’ time. I’d definitely do it again.
  2. I got sick last week. Wiped me out for three whole days. Which means I spent a lot of time on the couch watching TV. I watched every episode of New Amsterdam. I’ve shared about New Amsterdam before, but I hadn’t been able to keep up with the show. Being sick allowed me plenty of time to get caught up. And it was worth it.
  3. I just discovered the blog, A Cup of Jo, does a “cooking for one” series, and I’m pumped to go down the rabbit hole of reading allllll the posts. Cooking for one is SO hard. Hopefully, this will provide some insight.
  4. Spring is coming!!! And that means it’s time to fill the house with the new Mrs. Meyer’s Spring scents. I ordered the peony! I find I’m much more likely to clean if I love the scent of the products.
  5. With all my TV watching, I’ve been seeing a lot of trailers for The Code — a new TV show set to premiere in April on CBS. I love a good military movie/show, but I’m a little hesitant about this one. The trailer didn’t really hook me.
  6. I read this article on theeverygirl about the top beauty podcasts. I’ve never listened to a beauty podcast, so I figured I’d give one a try. I was listening to an episode of Breaking Beauty that featured Sam Ravandahl, a social media influencer. I decided to look her up after listening to the podcast, and I landed on this video of her trying glossier products. Honestly, I’ve never been one to find beauty tutorials interesting. But Sam’s personality totally captivated me and I found myself actually entertained. I watched the whole 25 minute video! You should check it out.  I’m curious to know your thoughts.
  7. With AJ’s work requiring him to be outdoors all the time, I’m constantly hounding him about sunscreen usage. He recently ran out, so I bought him the Supergoop Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen. I was so eager to try it for myself that when I ran into Madewell to make some returns and saw this SPF All Stars Sunscreen kit, I had to buy it. The verdict is in…..I love it!! So far I’ve tired the daily moisturizer and the unseen sunscreen. I have super sensitive skin, and these don’t bother me at all. And they make me skin feel velvety soft. I’m also loving that they offer a sampler kit.
  8. I found a natural deodorant that I actually like! I know. I was shocked too. It applies so easily! Just glides right on, and it provides this nice cooling sensation, it’s like a wake up call for your pits.
  9. Noah Centineo stole our hearts in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.  He’s coming out with a new Netflix movie on April 12, the perfect date. I’m pretty darned pumped to watch it. Viewing party, anyone?
  10. This article, How to Navigate a Special Needs Encounter, is incredible. Whether you have kiddos or not, I think everyone could benefit from reading it. The mother that wrote this article just released a children’s book and I think I might have to add it to my collection.

Thanks for checking in with us. I hope you have a great weekend! See you next Friday!

Peace,love&fraps,

Ash

frappy friday #70

Good morning friends! It’s currently monsooning here in Atlanta. But it is Friday, so the rain can’t bring me down. Tomorrow is the big day: AJ and I “run” our 5k. Neither of us have trained properly, so we will most likely end up walking, BUT I’m still proud of myself. I haven’t even finished the race and I’m already proud, lol. But it’s true. I’m proud because I’m entering into the event with little to no stress. Normally, I put this insane pressure on myself to do something perfectly, and this 5k was no different. I wanted to properly train so that I was “perfectly” set up to succeed. Well, things went a little differently then I had planned, and I haven’t gotten to train in the way I hoped: following the couch to 5k app religiously. Instead, I’ve been trying to make my way to the gym three times a week. And I’ve been doing it! To me that is success within itself. So my running is most likely still way below average, but I feel like I’ve built up my endurance and I’m excited to test that out tomorrow. To small victories! Here’s what I have for you today:

  1. This article about the value of innocence really resonated with me. People have been calling me innocent for my whole life, and it always used to bother me. But after reading this article, I have a new perspective on the connotation of the word.
  2. I LOVE fried pickles. Really fried anything, but especially fried pickles. Specifically, “chips not spheres” as AJ would say. I’d like to give this recipe a try: everything fried pickles .
  3. Britney Spears’ music will be coming to Broadway in the new musical “Once Upon a One More Time.”
  4. If I weren’t on a budget right now, I’d try out corson beauty. I love that it’s only four products, and that they are all plant based. The cute packaging also makes it very appealing.
  5. stumbled upon this slow-living morning spotify playlist from verily mag, where I also got today’s featured image. It’s filled with some great laid back tunes to help you ease into your day.
  6. the new Aladdin trailer is incredible.
  7. if you need a good laugh watch this clip. to make it even funnier, watch this one first.
  8. my car is a mess right now. as is my room. and my desk at work. apparently, everything in my life is in shambles at the moment. BUT I am taking small baby steps to change that. My first step in cleaning up my car was buying this cleaner on amazon. The reviews are great and there are some pretty incredible before and after photos. I also love that it can be used for interior and exterior.
  9. I’ve been meaning to share this commercial for a while and I keep forgetting to post about it. But this “First Breakup” Commercial for Angel Soft hits you right in the heart strings.
  10. This episode of armchair expert is really good. It talks about addiction, and presents a new way of thinking about addiction and approaching addiction. I haven’t finished yet, but for the first time ever I’m excited for my after work commute, because I can’t wait to hear the rest.

Thanks for reading this week.  It’s always great having you. Have a fun weekend!!

Peace,love&fraps,

Ash

frappy friday #69

Good morning! How are you today? I’m so thankful it’s Friday. Hellooooo weekend. For Lent, I gave up all forms of social media, which makes me a little nervous for frappy friday. I now have no way of advertising it to y’all, so I just have to trust that the people will check in, and notice a new post. *fingers crossed* If you found your way here, I’m so glad you did!!! Thanks for spending time with us. Here’s what I have for you today:

  1. I’m all about making life easier. So, I’m thinking of purchasing this laundry egg. It makes laundry easier, AND it’s good for the environment. Double win.
  2. People in the office have been dropping like flies with cold symptoms. This article gives 5 CHEAP cold remedies, AND they are natural options. EVEN BETTER.
  3. I love hospitality. Especially a good meat and cheese board, but sometimes that stuff can be expensive. Check out this article about hosting friends on a BUDGET. It involves Trader Joes, of course.
  4. My brother’s 30th birthday is coming up, and he specifically requested no gifts. He said he’d rather have experiences. That made it extremely difficult for me when trying to get him a present. Then I found the perfect website, great american days. Great American Days allows you to gift someone an experience, and if you can’t decide which one to chose, like me, then you can opt for a gift card!
  5. my jams for this week:  the bones  by maren morris, walk me home by pink, and everywhere by fleetwood mac.
  6. Did you guys know that Joanna Gaines has a line with Anthropolgie?! I didn’t either. Check it out here.
  7. Looking for something to do on Sunday in Atlanta? Chech out the Rescue Dog Olympics in Piedmont Park.
  8. Check out these hair sticks made from recycled root wood.
  9. There’s a new show coming to nbc, The Village, and trailer gives me chills.
  10. My friend Karmyn sent me this article on Lent, and it’s really good. Her suggestions of things to give up are GOOD, and not your typical answers.

That’s all for today! Thanks for checking in, and spending time with us. Hope you have a lovely weekend!m *today’s featured image is from verily mag.*

Peace,love&fraps,

Ash

frappy friday #68

Goooood morning! We’re back to the dreary, rainy days. Man oh man, do I miss sunshine. I cannot wait for Spring. But until then, I’m trying really hard to embrace the rain, and be thankful for it, because there was a time growing up when we were in a drought, and the lake levels were at an all time low.  Now look at us!! So for now, I hope frappy friday can be your little dose of sunshine. For the featured image from today, check out the every girl. Sit back, relax, and take a moment to just breathe. Here’s what I have for you today:

  1. my current obsession: small doses podcast
  2. Product I love: my Adidas gym bag. I wish I could find the color of mine online. It’s a navy blue with a bright coral strap. That strap sparks joy for me which I definitely need when going to the gym. I’m also a big fan of all the pockets and compartments in this bag. There is a side compartment for “sweaty stuff.” It’s perfect for my gym shoes and my shower shoes.
  3. my current jam: Just Thought You Should Know by Betty Who
  4. my current craving: sweet and spicy pecans from Trader Joes. I discovered these thanks to my friend Katie at Katie Archer Kitchen. They are the perfect addition to any salad. Last night I even tossed them in with my pasta because I was feelin’ bold.
  5. Saw a trailer for The Enemy Within on IMDB.  Watched the first episode on hulu this week. I’m excited for more.
  6. I really want to start a club. Mainly because I want to create an environment to welcome people into week after week. A place where they feel safe, comfortable, and can come as they are. I saw this idea for an articles club, and I love it. I’d love to join a book club, but I never can keep up with the reading schedule. I love the idea of an article or a podcast because it’s not as much pressure. Anyone interested?
  7. Not that you need another website or Instagram account telling you what to buy, but I discovered the buy guide on Instagram, and I’ve definitely been adding all their recommendations to my Amazon wish list.
  8. You know how I’m always talking about my budget, and how I NEED one, and I’m always searching for the perfect tool? Something that I can stick with? Well, I found another option that MIGHT be what I’ve been looking for. And it’s on Amazon, and it’s only 8 bucks.
  9. Tried a new restaurant this week: publico. Now I want to have dinner in an igloo.
  10. You know I love a good planner. Well, I found this company that has taken a new approach to planners and I think I really like it. They send you a new planner every month. Which to some may seem like overkill, but for someone like me who has to use some serious self-restrain not to buy a new planner every month (there are just so many out there to try!), it seems like the perfect solution. I also love that they encourage fresh starts ever day, and don’t just put emphasis on one time of year.

That’s a wrap for today friends. Have a great weekend! See you next week!

Peace,love&fraps,
Ash