Sweet Magnolias on Netflix

I know I’m late on this one, but I just finished binge watching Sweet Magnolias. It only took me two weeks to watch all 10 episodes of the first season. I explained it to my boyfriend as kind of like Sex and the City in a small southern town. The main characters are three friends. One is a mom who’s going through a divorce, another is the head chef at a restaurant, and the last one is a successful lawyer. When I put on the first episode I wasn’t sold in it – I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not. It’s not typically something that I would watch. I’m so glad that I gave it a try though because I really did enjoy it.

The first season ended on a cliffhanger, so I was happy to see that season 2 has been given the go ahead by Netflix. I know it’ll be awhile before it’s ready, but I’m really looking forward to it. I didn’t realize this until I had finished watching the season, but the show is actually based on a series of books. The first season of the TV show covers roughly the first three books. I have the first two books on hold at my library. I’m hoping that the books are just as good as the Netflix series!

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you’ll know that I’m someone who meditates. I’ve written about meditation here, here, and here. I had a book called Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (affiliate link) on hold at the library and last week I was able to start reading it.

If you’re like me and prefer your meditation without a lot of woo woo, I highly recommend you check out Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. It’s written by Dan Harris (you can google his story if you’re interested in learning more about him and his meditation journey). He’s not very touchy-feely and instead focuses on the science behind why and how mediation works. That really comes through in this book which I really appreciate because I’m the same way.

Essie nail polish

I’ve mentioned before that I’m back to doing my nails on a regular basis. I’ve been using Expressie (affiliate link), the quick dry line from Essie. It’s perfect for someone like me who has a hard time sitting still waiting for nail polish to dry. I only have to wait 10 minutes between coats which is really nice. My nail painting skills still aren’t what they were in high school when I did them all the time, but they’re definitely getting better.

I wanted to make sure that I shared my current favorite color from the Expressie line – Seize the Minute (affiliate link). It’s the perfect bright shade of red that I can see myself wearing right into the fall. Doing my nails on a weekly basis has actually been a great stress reliever for me. Not only does it force me to slow down and not do anything for awhile (other than wait for my nails to dry), but it’s also kind of nice to be able to do something nice for myself. It’s so easy to get caught up in needing to be productive all the time.

What’s your current favorite show on Netflix? Do you have a favorite color of nail polish that’s a go to fall color for you? Tell me about it in the comments – I’d love to know your favorites.

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