One of my absolute favorite things is getting an inside look at the products, books, podcasts, charities, etc. that bloggers use and love. I have a running list on my phone of blogger–recommended items to try throughout the year. This week, I am introducing a new series to ElizabethMae called Currently Crushing. Each week, different women will share their must-haves, must-reads, must-dos with you. Keep reading for the five things I’ve been loving this month.
Be The Change
If you follow Brit + Co, you already know about their great mix of beauty, fashion and, home advice. New this year, is an impactful series of challenges called Be The Change. As women, there are plenty of causes that we would love to be involved with, but often don’t know how or where to start. Be The Change is a guide to helping you get involved. Whether you want to Make Change With Nonprofits or Lighten Your Carbon Footprint, Brit + Co can help. I personally am interested in Empowering Women Candidates for office.
These three books are my favorite reads of May so far. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (4/5) is a unique story. Each chapter follows the life of one of Hattie’s children and not one chapter disappoints. The chapters do not often reference the other children, but they do give you a well-rounded view of Hattie herself. This reads as a collection of stories, rather than one cohesive novel and I thought it was beautiful and heartbreaking and wonderfully written. On a more serious note, We Should All Be Feminists (5/5), should be required reading, in my opinion. Adapted from the TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—it is the most important description of feminism I have ever read. Another must-read is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (5/5). I think I can honestly say, I have never been so surprised by a novel. This was not what I expected, and that is what made it so good. If you only have time for one novel this month, this is my number one recommendation.
Boon Supply Co.
Love the name, love the cause, love the products. Boon Supply Co. is a newly launched everyday goods online store, that gives 50% of every purchase to a charity of your choice. I am placing an order for this quilted flat iron case, this zip cord case, and this colander. I personally will be choosing Every Mother Counts as my charity of choice, but you can select the one that means most to you.
New summer, new sport
Growing up, my cousins played golf with my great-grandpa, but I never did get into the game. This summer I have plans to change that. My goal is to improve my putting, because I really struggle with my short game. In central MN, there are several great courses to play (The Preserve, The Pines, Deacon’s Lodge) and with a boyfriend who has a golf membership, there is no better time to get my golf on. Plus, the outfits are cute.
Netflix + Hulu Love
If you are like me, you are constantly on the lookout for new shows to watch on Netflix. I love seeing what everyone else is loving, so I am sharing everything I have been watching on Netflix and Hulu. My favorites are in bold.
Evil Genius / My Next Guest Needs No Introduction / The Standups Season 1/2 / Welcome to Leith / Gaga: Five Foot Two / Santa Clarita Diet / Twin Peaks / The Honeymoon Stand Up Special / I’m Brent Morin
Bob’s Burgers / Hunting Hitler / The Last Man On Earth / New Girl / American Housewife / My Name is Earl / It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia / Brooklyn Nine-Nine / The Good Place
Some other recent favorites include: The Americans (Prime), Manhunt (Netflix), The Good Wife (Prime), Veep (Prime), The Night Of (Prime).
That concludes Vol. 1 of Currently Crushing. Check back next week for all the best in products, TV, reading, etc.