We’re back! Lauren and I are bringing back Add It To My List. The monthly psuedo linkup where we share things we would tell each other “Add this to your list!” in real life. If you have a post that you want people to check out, add it to the link up below. Or just tell me in the comments.
The Nap Ministry – @thenapministry
This is a thing. They believe that naps are a form of resistance. But mostly their Instagram is very entertaining and informative and I mean it’s dedicated to naps.
Imagine for a minute that rest and napping are actually a part of the process for being productive. Naps are on the same level of importance as the email you gotta send right now, the phone call, the meeting you gotta take and the document you are responsible for creating. It takes a shift in your thinking and perspective to make a break through. No guilt, no shame and no saying, “I don’t have time to nap.” It’s time for the shift. It’s time to nap. #napministry #restasresistance #sleep #selfcare #naps
And speaking of Instagram, Will Smith has joined recently and is killing it. PEAK DAD VIBES.
An incredibly cute RomCom novel where the meet cute is a black woman and white guy getting stuck in the elevator together. The sex scenes can get a little *heated* but it’s not vulgar. It was a nice reprieve from some heavier stuff I’ve been reading and also just every regular day life. That’s what RomComs are for.
Obviously. (here’s me gushing about it in another post.)
A Fountain Pen
Ok. Y’all know I love all things paper and stationery and all that (@brewritesetc on Instagram). I went to Dromgoogle’s, a local pen shop, and asked the lady what was a good beginner fountain pen. She recommended a Pilot Metropolitan ($12-18 depending on where you buy). It takes cartridge ink and bottled ink. I bought some turquoise gray ink and some gray ink along with a few sets of cartridges. The pen is fantastic. The paper folks on Instagram (this is a whole culture) LOVE their Lamy pens so I bought one as well ($28+). It’s okay. It’s like the Apple of fountain pens. Really, just nice and pretty. Anyway JetPens.com has a great write up on fountain pens for beginners. It’s really my new life. Ball points are too finicky now.
I *would* recommend The Ordinary skincare brand that is hella cheap and very very good but it’s been sold out at Sephora since the week it came out and now I am running low on the serum and the moisturizer I used and that’s what I get for relying on web-based only goods and that’s why we still need brick and mortar stores because I am not proactive enough to order anything before I run out of it. Who even does that.
So what recommendation are you giving this month? Add your post to the link below or just let me know in the comments!