My Favorite Things: Barbie, Books, Bundt Cakes and More

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Can you believe the first week of July is over?! This year is speeding by quickly. Did you accomplish your goals for the first half of the year? As for me, I got some things done; but I still have several items on my to-do list. One of those things is posting more and sharing more about me and my life.

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This post is a start. Today I’m sharing a list of my favorite things. I want to share these lists at least twice a month. The items I share will have a short story about most of them and will include links for you to learn more or get your own copy/version. Let me know what you think.

My Favorite Things

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1…Katherine Johnson Barbie Doll by Mattel
As my sorority sisters attend the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 68th International Conference in Houston, TX, I am reminded of Katherine Johnson. Johnson, the inspiration behind the movie Hidden Figures, is an AKA. Recently Mattel released a barbie doll in the likeness of Johnson. This doll is part of Mattel’s Barbie Inspiring Women Series. Her excellence in mathematics and with NASA are inspiring a generations of young women. This week one of my favorite things is the Katherine Johnson Barbie Doll. You can get yours >>> HERE.




2…The Hamilton Affair book by Elizabeth Cobbs
If you know me then you know I’m a fan of Alexander Hamilton. I listen to the soundtrack quite often. I have plans to to see Hamilton: The Musical…one day. I’m still working on the exact location. In the meantime, I am reading The Hamilton Affair book by Elizabeth Cobbs. It’s an interesting story of Hamilton’s life and marriage to Elizabeth Schuyler. I’ve enjoyed the story lines and imagery of the days of Hamilton. I look forward to finishing the book soon. You can get your copy today >>> HERE.

I love the FitKicks Flexible Shoes. I use them as water shoes. I wear them to the pool [and the ocean]. I spent the day at the pool on Thursday. I enjoyed the time with my uncle, his friend and my little cousin. Now I want to be at the pool everyday. Ugh! This simply confirms that fact that I need a beach vacation. Maybe I will go to Destin, FL. I heard it’s nice there. Have you ever been? What was your favorite part? I digress. Learn more about FitKicks >>> HERE.


Enjoy your day. #poolside #funinthesun☀️

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4…Nothing Bundt Cakes

These cakes are a little slice of heaven. I’m partial to the bundt-tinis (their version of cupcakes). My favorite flavors are Lemon Raspberry, Classic Vanilla and Lemon. I enjoyed the mini bundt cakes for my birthday, and I’m sure I’ll have more before the summer is over. I ♥️ them!
Find a location near you >>> HERE.

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5…Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls
I’ve been wearing a wash-and-go hair style this week. My go-to leave-in product is Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls. It keeps my hair soft and curly. I started using Miss Jessie’s products almost six years ago. I have several of her products. The Pillow Soft Curls is my favorite. Get your curls poppin’ >>> HERE.


Welp, that’s it. These are my favorite things this week. Check back next week to see the new things I’m loving.
Is your fave on my favorite things list? What are you loving this week?
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I'm a female who enjoys french fries and everything associated with them. I am a foodie, a carb lover and someone on a mission to lose the extra pounds. At the core of things, I am a storyteller. Professionally, I’m a marketer. I write about food, exercise, traveling and events. I am a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Welcome to my life…one post at a time.
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  2. Julianne

    Great list! I have been eyeing that book. I love the Barbie doll too. Props to Mattel for introducing young girls to women like Johnson!

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