Today I thought I would do something a little different in the content department and bring you a what I would like to call a “personality post”. I hope to do more of these in the future, so we can get to know each other like the old friends we are. I am linking-up with Jen @ Ramblings of a Suburban Mom, one of my favorite websites and one of the inspirations for my blog! So, on with the show!
1. The Abike Alata black soap is made from a traditional Ghanaian recipe, and it calms skin irritation, smells soon wonderful and is purported to be good for everything from dandruff to eczema. The scented shea butter in Baby Love (lavender and vanilla scent) and Sunshine (mango) is AMAZING!! I discovered the brand through Conscious Box and fell in love. I have taken to carrying the small sample size (which is a nice size) in my purse, and stashing them in different places around the house. My hubbie will tell you that I don’t let them get too far out of my sight! I also saw some very curious-looking emu oil that is extracted from the fat of the emu? Has anyone ever used it? It is supposed to be very potent, extremely moisturizing, and deeply penetrating.
2. Maybe you’ve heard of Pentatonix and their accappella covers of popular songs or the famous evolution of Beyoncé (think a harmonious melody of all of Beyoncé’s hits in about 5 minutes) or Superfruit (the personalities of Mitch and Scott can’t be contained within the walls of Pentatonix) ! Tori Kelly is another talented YouTube sensation I found. Apparently she was on one of the 452 previous American Idol seasons that I didn’t see. Some people are so talented, and I am glad a platform like YouTube exists to showcase their talent.
3. Veronica Mars was a series that I actually don’t remember watching regularly as a teenager or even at all, so I wanted to see what all the buzz was about considering a new movie that was kicked off by a Kickstarter campaign was released recently. I was hooked after the first episode. She reminded me of Penny, from the Inspector Gadget cartoon, with more snark and spunk!
4. The History Chicks or Stuff You Missed in History podcasts make my obsession list forever and always! I love my podcasts. Whether I am cleaning up at home or doing some task at work, I will more often than not be listening to a podcast on Stitcher. Podcasts often win out over music, which is saying a lot. Stitcher is a streaming Internet radio that also lets you download podcasts on every possible subject, for any niche interest(s). The women of both of these particular shows make history and learning fun, and they are usually suitable for ears of all ages (depending on the subject of course). In the age of multitasking, it is always nice to feel like you are accomplishing something while simultaneously learning. The accompanying websites are good resources for more information on the subjects of note as well.
5. Subscription boxes are absolutely a current obsession! You know that this list could not cease to exist without that fact. More specifically, I keep finding more and more food and snack-oriented boxes. Who knew there were so many?! So be forewarned, expect to see more of those in the near future!