What I’m Lovin’ in May

Whoops! Skipped right over What I’m Lovin for April…please forgive me! Here’s a quick list of some wonderful things I’m lovin’ this month and I think you will too!

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1. Amy Poehler’s Yes Please

My boss let me borrow this book and I’m loving it!  At first, I wasn’t sure that I liked it as much as Tina Fey’s BossyPants (remember the time I confessed my love for this book? No? Ok, read it here). Let me assure you – this book has far exceeded my expectations! I would say that it is lighter on the comedy side than I thought, but heavy on the inspiration. I love Amy’s honest tone with the book and her reassurance that saying NO is totally fine…standing up for yourself is totally fine…and being a little weird is also totally fine.

I was reading it on the treadmill during my lunch break a few weeks ago when I came across this

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Later that week I horrified my coworkers (who hadn’t seen me lose my cool yet) when I started ranting about people using pet names when talking to me. As a short person (people always feel like they can use pet names for us) with a very young appearance (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told “but you look so young!”), I’m a little sensitive about this.

When some old guy [gray hair, big glasses – you know that grandpa] at a wedding calls me sweetheart, I just bat my eyelashes because clearly he means it in the sweetest, most innocent of ways. When a man or woman does this to me in a professional setting it totally ruffles my feathers. On that note, please stop using pet names for people in professional settings. Or at least with me so I don’t blow a gasket.

2. This puppy rockin’ out to some Phil Collins

When the Hubs found this video, we literally watched it 8,763,216,495,613 times and it never got old. I hope it makes you smile as much as it made me smile!

3. Cola Indie Makers’ Etsy Craft Party

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The party is just around the corner now! If you’re in the Columbia area, I hope you’ll be there!

I’m planning this year’s party with Shanika of Life is Pichey, MaryAnn of Life is a Maker Faire, and Addie of AddieK. As you may well know, the four of us bring quite a variety of skills and influence to the table so you know it’s going to be a super fun party 😉 We tried not to bother Emily (of Butterfly Vintage) too much this year since she is moving, but she definitely helped steer us when we got lost! I’m really going to miss having her expertise so close.

You can read all about what we’ve got planned for the #CraftParty in the Event on Facebook and RSVP on Etsy (here!). In the meantime, keep up with the Cola Indie Makers on Facebook and Instagram for sneak peeks at party prep and giveaway prizes!

We’ve also started a Pinterest Board for inspiration for the #CraftParty – you can browse the board here.

4. Remembering that I’m here for a bigger purpose

As a reminder that while all the plants are growing this spring, don’t forget to help those humans around you grow by lifting them up! You never know the struggle they’re going through and sharing a kind word or a quick smile might be just the medicine they needed.

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May our desire and ability to help others GROW with us this spring!

I attended a funeral earlier this month for a man who had the biggest personality and whose love for his family and everyone around him was just plain infectious. The service was amazing – the stories of how he touched the lives of everyone around him (even the UPS drivers stopped by to tell his family how much they would miss him) were a reminder of the fact that we are here for a higher purpose. We are here to love each other, encourage each other and inspire each other.

5. #reslicedHappyMail

In case you missed this month’s #reslicedHappyMail stories, click on the picture below to read all about Audrey!

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{Catch up on all What I’m Lovin’ monthly posts here.}

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