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Tuesday ThingsMegan Whitson4 Comments

Hey-oh! Happy Tuesday friends! Oh my goodness…only 3 more days left in Beaufort - I can’t believe it. This 10 weeks has moved by as slowly as molasses uphill in the winter time AND flown by all at once. I am so beyond excited for this next adventure. Will and I booked our Colorado Airbnb’s last night! We’ll be staying 2 nights in Boulder and 2 nights in Fort Collins - I know they are only about an hour away from each other but I absolutely LOVE this area of CO and I want just spend 4 days straight in these towns soaking it all in…and hopefully convincing Will that a year or two out there wouldn’t be the worst ever ;)

Alrighty…onto Tuesday Things…a few of my favorite things in real life and internet life. Without further ado:

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1. Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum: Will actually bought this for me on my birthday this past year and I LOVED it. My skin felt so smooth and glowy (it’s a word…or it is now). I was reminded of it when Jessica Hopper talked about it on her Forever35 Podcast interview that I mentioned last week. If you’re looking for a natural, affordable Vitamin C serum that WORKS, this is the one :) I just ordered another bottle!

2. Speaking of Forever35 (sorry guys, I’m kind of obsessed with this podcast) - they interviewed Rebecca Traister last week, the author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger. Her interview is incredible and is a must listen for my lady loves. I’m looking forward to reading the book!

3. In honor of Halloween tomorrow, let’s talk about something truly scary: STUDENT DEBT. Holy sh*t you guys…I will be graduating in May with 6 figures worth of debt! Paco de Leon helps layout a practical game plan for tackling debt here. Thanks for sharing, Cup of Jo!

4. I am totally digging this JOHNNYSWIM version of I Won’t Back Down. Listen to it, love it and share it :)

5. Penguins are getting progressive in Australia - this same-sex penguin couple just adopted a chick! Not kidding :) Love this.

6. “How pleasant to walk over beds of these fresh, crisp, and rustling fallen leaves…. How beautiful they go to their graves!” —Thoreau, October 12, 1853 This beautifully written article highlights some of Henry David Thoreau’s most notable quotes on the falling of leaves and how we relate it to our own mortality.

7. I had someone ask me about my outfit from apple picking so I wanted to share with you in case anyone else was interested (ya know…like all 5 of my readers ;) Hi Mom!)

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| Vest: Patagonia (similar) | Tee: Madewell (similar) via Poshmark | Jeans: Express | Boots: Naturalizer (similar) | Earrings: Francesca’s |

PS - The Express jeans are 50% off TODAY ONLY! :) None of these are affiliate links…I’m not quite big enough for that yet but they are just brands that I love <3

Thank you for reading friends. HAPPY (almost) HALLOWEEN!

Happy Friday & Fave Podcasts/Driving Tunes

Happy FridayMegan WhitsonComment

FRIYAY!!! Happy Friday friends! This week flew by for me and I’m so excited to be one step closer to Salt Lake City and my inpatient neuro rehab rotation *insert nerdy glasses smiley emoji*

Since I am forever and always on the road for 3-5 hours at a time (especially on Friday afternoons), I thought I would share some of my recent favorite podcasts and road tunes. I would LOVE any of your recommendations of podcasts, music or books-on-tape to check out! Will and I are going to be spending quite a lot of time in the car when we head for SLC.

Bay Street, Beaufort, South Carolina

Bay Street, Beaufort, South Carolina

Joe Rogan Podcast: It took awhile for Joe Rogan to grow on me and I still tend to “cherry pick” through his podcasts but I can officially say that I am now a BIG Rogan fan. He is a great interviewer and I love the variety of guests and topics he covers. A few of my recent faves are Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Alex Honnold <—Alex’s just came out yesterday and it is AWESOME. Alex has always been one of my favorite climbers (I’ve been following him for over 10 years) and he recently free soloed El Cap in Yosemite; he has a new movie out about it called Free Solo. I’m hoping to see it soon! Alex is a chill, down to earth guy and his passion for climbing is infectious :)

Forever 35: This has been a fave for awhile now; Kate & Doree describe themselves as “two friends who love to talk about serums,” but they are MUCH more than that. They are funny, relatable and incredibly endearing. You feel like you’re sitting with 2 of your favorite girlfriends sharing a bottle of wine and enjoying real conversation. I’ve also loved every one of their guests. My recent favorite is their episode with Jessica Hopper. This chick is BADASS you guys. She is a music critic and writer. Her interview is real and raw but also filled with light and power. All my lady friends - check this out. ALSO, please check out her new book: Night Moves … I’ve already ordered it :)

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Dr. Death: O.M.G. you guys, this series was SO good and also terrifying. This is a 6-part series covering what happens when our healthcare system fails at “do no harm.” Dr. Death, aka Dr. Christopher Duntch, was a neurosurgeon in Texas who operated on and seriously maimed more than 30 patients. He left several severely paralyzed and two patients died as a direct result of him. This is true crime meets medical thriller and will grip you from episode one.

I could go on all day about podcasts but I’ll just start with those three :) Recently, I’ve been listening to my Sunny Summer Jams playlist on Spotify…I know, it’s not summer anymore but they are feel good tunes and I needed some of that this week. Give it a listen if you’re looking for some good driving music!

Questions…

Please share any music, podcast or books-on-tape recommendations :)

What are your weekend plans?

We are going on a “surprise” date night, packing for SLC and hopefully fitting in some apple picking!

Do you prefer wine, beer or a cocktail for Friday happy hour?

I rarely have liquor but I will never turn down a glass of wine or craft beer. I’m thinking tonight will be a red wine night though <3

Wren Bistro &amp; Bar, Beaufort, SC

Wren Bistro & Bar, Beaufort, SC

As always, thank you for reading. I’m hoping to get more consistent with my posting as I get used to this platform and develop more content. I’ve got a Fall Fashion Favorites post coming up early next week - featuring some of my favorite bloggers :)

Have a wonderful weekend loves <3