The Edit

Currently Crushing: The Edit by Courtney

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 summer, I introduced 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. *This post contains affiliate links.

Currently Reading

I adore children’s books, especially those with a unique and needed message. These three books are my favorite children’s books currently: Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss; Grin and Bear It: The Wit and Wisdom of Corduroy by Dan Freeman and Judy Wheeler; Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama and Loren Long. Each of these short books has a different perspective, but all are equally inspiring, for kids and adults. Pick them up from your local bookstore or public library!


New Wall Art

I recently discovered the design studio Sage Hour Studio and instantly fell in love with these prints she designed. They are so meaningful and are perfect as gifts for birthdays or anniversaries. Love & Portrait is a print collection inspired by women from all walks of life. Each design is filled with words to empower & remind every woman that they are fearless, they can dream of anything. Vigorous or delicate; emphatic or restrained; impulsive or sophisticated. All beautiful and admirable in their own ways.” I personally feel like The Creator is a perfect fit for me, but I am eyeing the entire collection for my gallery wall.


Favorite Blogs

On ElizabethMae, we have a weekly series called Links Loved where we share our favorite reads around the internet for the week. With that having such a great response, I wanted to share my favorite blogs with you as well! Right now, I am loving:


Bedtime Routine

I have always had trouble sleeping (I think it is genetic) so I am always on the lookout for a good bedtime routine that promotes sleep. My current setup includes: a humidifier, essential oil diffuser with a lavender oil, a small fan, silk eye mask, and lavender pillow spray. Also, pre-bedtime, I like to take a 20-minute bath, with a candle and detoxifying bath salts from Arbonne. For more restful sleep tips, check out this detailed post.

Photo by Logan Nolin on Unsplash


On Repeat

These two albums have been on repeat on my Spotify: Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy and X Ambassadors, VHS. Last summer I saw X Ambassadors in concert, and they really blew me away. Ever since, I have been playing their album VHS on repeat and listening to their new songs, awaiting their new album. On a completely different note, I a loving Cardi B (who isn’t?!) this summer too! I play this album when I’m driving, working out, designing and blogging. There are only 1 or 2 songs that I don’t absolutely love! My faves from both albums are: Best Life, Get Up 10, Gorgeous, and Naked.


That concludes Vol. 9 of Currently Crushing. Check back next week for all the best in products, TV, reading, etc. Cover image by Dmitri Popov on Unsplash.

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  • Reply
    August 27, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Cardi B’s album is very good! When it came out I was listening to it absolutely non-stop and fell in love with it. I still get hype when her songs come on repeat! Also, Glitter & Gingham is a great blog name and I will be checking that blog out for sure.

    Great post! x


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      September 3, 2018 at 4:08 am

      I am still so excited about Cardi B! Hope you enjoy Glitter & Gingham as well.

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