Stuff I Love: Bombas Socks

As an author, I do quite a lot of sitting at home. And while I sit, my feet get cold–sometimes even when it’s hot outside!

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An author friend of mine gave me these socks, and it was love as soon as I put them on. The ones she gave me are thick and they fit perfectly. They’re soft, they’re comfy, and I don’t have to worry about cold feet while I’m trying to revise sexytimes scenes in my paranormal romance novels.

The other really cool thing about this company is that for every pair of socks purchased, they give a pair away. From the outset, they wanted to give socks to the homeless. I love the giving nature of this company. To read more about them and view the video on their story, you can visit their site!

(Nope, Bombas has no idea I’m writing this post, I’m not getting paid to advertise for them or anything like that.)

Soundtrack for Wild Engagement

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I had such a blast writing this book, which I released at first as a serial novella in my newsletter. Each month, readers received five chapters. So much fun! Once the story was finished, I put it up for sale. But I neglected one important detail–the soundtrack!

Click here to watch it on YouTube, or see below for the list of artists and songs.

1. TLC, “No Scrubs”

2. Nina Simone, “Sinnerman” (Felix Da Housecat remix)

3. The Spencer Lee Band, “The Wolf”

4. Hozier, “It Will Come Back”

5. Iyeoka, “Simply Falling”

 

 

Stuff I Love: Queer Eye

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THESE GUYS. I love them. It only took me a few days to blaze through Season 1, and the same went for Season 2. Here’s what I love about the show:

1. It’s inspirational. This show makes me want to do better–not just with my appearance, but with my personal relationships and my work.

2. You can feel their appreciation, respect, and love for each other–and for the person they’re making over. Nothing else to say on this one–watch for yourself and you’ll see that in spades.

3. Their tact…and sometimes lack of it. It takes a really strong sense of self-knowledge and knowledge of others to know when to restrain oneself, and know when to tell it like it is. I think, for the most part, these guys have mastered that art. Each episode, they make over someone new, and sometimes they have to voice strong opinions. Other times, they slowly warm up the person they’re helping.

4. The eye candy! And I’m not just talking about the guys (who are all nice to look at) but the food, the makeovers themselves, the clothes, the newly-designed spaces.

5. It makes the world better. Yeah, I never thought I’d say that about anything reality television-esque, but what this show is doing for tolerance and respect really impresses me. I come away from an episode wanting to hug the whole world and tell us all that it will be okay, that we will be okay. Because I have to believe that. And shows like this make it a little more possible. ❤

6 Shareable Quote Images from Paranormal Shifter Books

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I had some fun with graphics last weekend, and thought I’d share them around! It feels like the ultimate love for an author, highlighting their quotes and sharing them with friends. ❤
I’ll type them out below for anyone with visual impairments who wants to read what I picked:
“Act like a doormat, and people will step on you. Act as if you have a right to strut, and people will get out of your way.” – Eve Langlais, When a Beta Roars
“Yeah, life will be so very hard and depressing without you . . . it will be almost the same as having you around.” – Suzanne Wright, Spiral of Need
“Maybe that was the point of life. Not to get the things you wanted that you thought would make you happy. But to find the things you truly needed, those most wonderful people that you just couldn’t live without.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dragonmark
“Never expect anything less than devotion from someone who has claim on your heart.” – Dannika Dark, Seven Years
“Your sense of humor is not for everyone, but I have to say it’s growing on me. Like an out-of-control fungus.” -Shelley Laurenston, Beast Behaving Badly
“Ask for the impossible, then settle instead for what you really wanted in the first place.” -Rachel Vincent, Stray

Back from Vacation

In case you didn’t know, I recently spent some time in Iceland, driving around and taking approximately eight zillion pictures of waterfalls, icebergs, and sheep.

A few days before I left, I started an Instagram account so I could more easily share because I don’t do Facebook on my phone–that’s dangerous for me. One second I’m “checking one thing” and the next, it’s three hours past my bedtime and I’ve screenshotted about seventy writing-related memes.

Anyway, click here to find me on Instagram. My handle is @lizastreetbooks.

Here are some of the photos I took while on vacation! I also read a lot and did some brainstorming for my next series!