The Week in Words (August 27)

Today, I’m gonna talk about one of my biggest blessings and favorite things—my mama.

I grew up in a family where I never once doubted that I was loved. My parents pick at each other and they pick at us, but it’s all in love.

We are that family that hugs often. The ones that text all the time. The ones that say “I love you” every time we say goodbye.

I thought that was the norm growing up, but as I’ve grown older, I’ve learned it’s not and that I was immensely blessed. These days, I find myself enjoying time with my family more and more.

I spend a lot of time with my mama. We often take trips together, and I’ve found over the past decade that I really and truly enjoy her company. It’s weird, y’all, but I find that as I get older, I’m more like my mom.

I wear slightly younger versions of the classic clothes she does, I enjoy long walks and being a tourist like she does, and I look just like her. Case in point? Facebook labels every photo I take of myself as my mom. 😂


It’s a good thing she’s beautiful on the inside and out. I hope I am half the person my mama is.

Last week, we spent several days in Nashville, marking off a bucket list item that neither of us knew we even had—attending a show at the Grand Ole Opry. It was amazing!


It was truly four days of fun, food, laughter, and lots of steps. I am so thankful.

Love you, mama.

Best bite

Each week, I’ll drop in a pic and description of my favorite sip or bite—and a recommendation, too!


^^ Y’all, that is the best bite I’ve had in a while. Brisket nachos from Puckett’s Grocery in Nashville. Tender, flavorful pieces of brisket, peppers, onions, beans, tomatoes, and queso. Yum.

Favorite Reads

I finished up The Map That Leads to You by J.P. Monninger over the weekend. It was an easy read, but had a storyline that kept me guessing. Definitely enjoyed it!

Next up is The Address by Fiona Davis.

I’m nearing the end of Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. It’s beautifully written and though it’s not set in current times, has some definite parallels to societal issues we’re facing today.

Auntie’s baby

Now surely, you didn’t think I’d create a blog without my baby love in it, right?!

Questions I’m pondering…

These things are on my mind—if you know the answer, please share! Sometimes these will be light-hearted, other times they will not.

My heart was light last week and, for once, my brain was pretty quiet. No questions this week.

Quote of the week

Wrapping things up

It’s no secret that I love women’s sports—and that I’m strong advocate for women in general. Yesterday, I read the most fabulous piece on the topic from Steph Curry, star of the Golden State Warriors.

I’ve always loved watching Steph play, because he plays pure basketball. And I’ve enjoyed watching his cute little family grow. But now I love him even more.

Check out his essay, if you haven’t already: This Is Personal.

See you next week.


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