If there's one thing that girlfriends can always count on, it's that we will tell each other about all the things we are loving. It's what we do best.
If you find something that you love, and you are my friend, and you don't tell me about it, let me tell you, I'm mad at you. Like really mad at you. If you love something, you need to text or call your girlfriend right now and tell them about it!
I think that's what started the question I always ask at the end of my show, “what are 3 things you are loving”. I truly love to hear what my guests are loving. I love it when they tell me they are loving Springtime, or flowers, or their season of life they are in because those are true loves, but I also really love it when they tell me about some thing they are loving. I immediately want to go and find that
thing/podcast/show/book or whatever and get it for myself. It's basically why my cart is exploding on Amazon. I can't get all the things, but I save them for when I can!
So, I thought I'd start coming over here to my blog space and sharing with you three things I'm loving at the moment. Sound good with you? Okay, let's do this.
FIRST – I would be the first to tell you that I'm not a makeup girl. My make up bag is so tiny and I basically use the same things over and over again and have no clue how to branch out with new things. BUT … my friend Noelle sells Beauty Counter and it's actually where I get most of my makeup and she recently told me I should try their new brow gel. OH MY GOSH is what I have to say about that stuff. I'm in love. I texted her just yesterday and told her it's my favorite beauty product I have ever owned. No lie guys. I feel like I put this brow gel on and all of a sudden my whole face transforms into the face of a model. Ha! I now refuse to leave the house without it!
My friend Noelle is so kind that she's opened up a “social” for all of you to buy from. When you check out and choose the social “the happy hour with Jamie Ivey” (you see that when you check out) you will be entered in a drawing to win a free prize. My personal opinion is that you go right now and get that brow gel. Your brows will thank you and people will think you did something fancy to your face. I promise. Use this LINK so you are ordering from her – also don't forget to pick the social so you are entered in the drawing. Good luck!
SECOND – Educated.I'm listening to the book on Audible and I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this book.
It's a memoir and those are automatically my favorite books to read (listen) and if you loved Hillbilly Eulogy you will love this book as well. Check it out on Amazon or Audible.
“Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far if there was still a way home.”
THIRD – This cut off jean jacket from Able. I adore almost every single thing that Able puts out, and this jean jacket stole my heart from the minute I laid eyes on it. I mean seriously how cute is this for Spring. Look at me rocking that jean jacket at IF this past February. It looks so great over a jumpsuit.
My personal favorite way to wear it is over some smoking hot white jeans (see the pic at the top of this post). There's something about white jeans that makes me feel like I'm about to conquer the whole entire world – as long as nothing spills on me! This jacket has been on almost every trip the past few weeks, and I'm most certain it will show up again this weekend while I'm in California. You just can't go wrong with this one!
So, those are three things I'm loving right now. What are three things you are loving? Leave me a comment and let me know, or better yet use this template we made, and share your three things with the world on Instagram!
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1. I love Myra bags Jamie! They use upcycled canvas, leather and animal fur. So cute and vintage!
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3 things I’m loving:
1. The book Its Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst. WOW is all I can say about it!
2. My lipstick from Glamorous Chicks Cosmetics. I am a Mary Kay consultant (shhhhhh – don’t tell them I’m cheating on them). Found this lipstick at a Southern Womens Show and I am amazed at how long it stays on. ALL DAY – even through meals and coffee, etc. My favorite shade is “Boy Toy” – haha.
3. Learning how to grow plants. I actually have two lemons growing on my lemon tree which is AMAZING if you know me at all. I’m so excited about learning how to grow beautiful things this summer!
p.s. I loved your book and the cover is the BEST I’ve ever seen. Hate the paper flappy things. Yours is a keeper forever!
I just finished EDUCATED and canNOT believe it. Unbelievable. It’s amazing to me (always) how people think differently. I also appreciated her struggle between I love my family and my family is not “right”. I understood that tug of war.