I’m happy to be linking up with everyone again today for Five on Friday! I woke up early to write this, but our little man is woke up early too, so I need to get going on my 5!
ONE: End It Movement. I’m sure you all saw red Xs on peoples’ hands yesterday on social media. I regret that I didn’t participate, but I thought I could at least share it here. My cousin wrote a great post about it. I also wanted to include a link to the main website. This site has a video, and lots of very eye-opening facts about modern-day slavery. I read Tomatoland last summer (because I am a food nerd) and my eyes were truly opened about how slavery still exists in conventional farming. In America. If you read it, you will only ever want to eat organic tomatoes. It is a tragic situation that we need to be aware of. Proud of my friends, my church, and our generation in general for speaking out. Also, End It Movement has some great organizations that they partner with, including the A21 campaign. All of that info is on their website.
TWO: As I mentioned before, I’m trying to wake up early. I’ve woken up around 5:15-5:30 the past few days. My goal is to wake up and get a few things done before Davis is awake. Oh, and drink my coffee alone. Right moms?! It just helps me have a better attitude and a clearer mind before the day actually starts. The other day I was able to wake up, eat breakfast and have coffee, pack D’s bag, get changed, etc so that we could be at the gym for spin class by 8. Such a positive start to the day! I follow Shay’s Mix and Match Mama blog, and she had some good tips on waking up early this week. She wakes up at 4:30 every day. I don’t think I’ll go that far, but seeing all she accomplishes is certainly motivation.
THREE: Our little man wearing my sunglasses. Goodness gracious, what.a.stud.! This reminded me that I should buy him a pair for this summer. Not that he’ll actually keep them on, but still. I like these from Gap or these from Old Navy. If any other moms have suggestions for sunglasses, etc for toddler boys, please pass them on!
FOUR: Good Food on Montford. If you live in Charlotte, definitely try this place! Todd and I went on Friday night and really enjoyed the food. It’s all small plates, and has influences from all over – we had everything from Southern fried quail to mussels in a curry coconut cilantro broth (pictured below). Highly recommend.
FIVE: H&M find. I had to go yesterday to return some things and found this pretty pom pom scarf. It will be perfect as a transition piece into warmer weather. It looks more white and less beige in person. Also, it was only $12.95.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!