i cannot tell you guys how long i have been waiting to write this post.
#girlboss – when i see that hashtag, i think of so many phenomenal women who are in my orbit, myself included. so imagine my excitement when an old friend of mine, hayley, (who happens to be one of the women who encouraged me most to start this blog after successfully building her own) started expanding her business. first, there were shirts. next, there were all of these amazing pink items – pens, tumblers and beauty & the beast inspired rose domes. but the item i was anxiously anticipating?
this #girlboss notebook.
it is not secret that i love organization, to do lists, planners, stationary, notebooks, etc. – you name it, i own it and use it regularly. one of the things a standard notebook is missing is structure. one of the things that makes a traditional planner annoying from time to time are the dates and it being impossible to customize it exactly as you want it.
the #girlboss notebook found a way to fuse together all of the things i love most. i think it is even better that this came during quarantine when my day to day looks different than it used to. it even has a little section to just remind you to take a moment – something that is more crucial now than it has ever been. plus, i love that even though it is a spiral notebook, it is protected by the hard vegan leather cover (which is an added bonus if you ask me). not only is it chic but it will not get hooked on things in your bag. i have had that happen more times than i can count.
but here is what really sealed the deal on my purchase: i am all about supporting small businesses. i feel even more passionately about doing so when it is a friend who often gives so much of herself to her loved ones without asking for anything in return. that is who hayley is – she constantly shows unconditional love and positive regard to those around her. it should have come as no surprise to me that she included something i did not even order…
how cute is this tumbler? i might be trying to up my skincare game with face masks, wearing sunscreen more regularly (thanks, carolynn!) and drunk elephant products but at the end of the day, that it not enough if i am not drinking enough water. this tumbler is the perfect reminder of just that. i also cannot get over just how long my water has stayed cold. a game changer for the summer months for sure.
who are the girl bosses in your life? have you told them lately how grateful you are for their presence? even though quality time is my primary love language, can you tell i have been trying to work on my words of affirmation?
hayley – you’re the fucking best.