Hi friends! How was your week? It was a “big” week over here – I did a Zoom call with a couple of friends for Brigitte’s birthday, after 8 years of living in my house I finally learned my neighbors names (I talk to them all the time), & I dug a sago palm tree out of my yard! Y’all, I’m still quarantining, for the most part, so this constitutes as a big week. Haha!
Let’s get to my five favorite things! ***Side Note: last week I shared about the show Dear White People – Season 4 (final season) should come to Netflix this fall.
One: I tried a new recipe
This week I tried a new recipe, & y’all it was the best thing I’ve made so far in 2020. The recipe for Garlic Butter Creamed Corn Chicken is from Half Baked Harvest – you can find it here.
I was so eager to eat this that I didn’t even take a real picture, only IG’d it. I’m not a huge fan of chicken, & honestly this would be just as good without the chicken. I cut the recipe in half as I am terrible about eating leftovers.
Whew, this documentary was necessary to watch, but it was a tough hang.
“An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.” This doc is about the 13th Amendment & how we (white people) basically found a loophole to legally use “slave labor” by using prisoners. This is part of the reason why we are where we are today in terms of being poor, mentally ill, black, or an addict lands you in jail. It is very eye opening.
Three: Verrier Handcrafted
Okay, @verrier_handcrafted_ is one of my favorite follows on Instagram. Ashleigh is a beautiful artist that creates such whimsy & beauty in her art. You can purchase here – I have two pieces & want more.
Isn’t her IG feed amazing? Ashleigh likes to take her girls, right now it is Coco, on “trips” in IG Stories. Right now, Coco is in Paris. Follow her & be delighted!
Four: NPR podcast
I listened to this podcast recently, specifically this episode. Y’all, I learned more in this hour than I did in any History class I took in school.
Five: New earrings
As my obsession with Nantucket grows…I bought a new pair of earrings from Tuckernuck; I had been eyeing them for a while & finally bit the bullet. I’m obsessed!
What was your favorite thing from the week? I hope you have a great weekend! It will be very hot in Texas this weekend – yea (written with a huge eye roll).
As we go forward, I will continue to sprinkle in at least one weekly favorite from a BIPOC business/podcast/movie/book. This will be done as my education continues to grow.