Happy Monday! Last week was more stressful than I’d like, and I may or may not have eaten Ben & Jerry’s for dinner more than once.  My goal this week is to relax and not letting myself get overwhelmed about things I cannot change.

Over the weekend, I went to the library and checked out Joshilyn Jackson’s new book Almost Sisters and spent all my spare time reading it this weekend.  Jackson’s Southern storytelling is masterful.  It has been awhile since I binge-read something, and it was extremely gratifying.  I have to pick up her most well-known book, gods in Alabama, which I’ve heard is incredible, soon.

Anyone else’s kid react like this as soon as you pull a tub of ice cream out of the freezer?

Here are some links I’m loving this week…

  • photos of cute animals cuddling (TY, Letitia! <3)
  • HAIM‘s cover of Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much” (TY, Jane! <3)
  • why reading every day is like compound interest
  • just in case you needed another reason to own a dog

How was your weekend? What have you been loving lately?