|Hanging out with Amy last night. |
Sorry that my phone camera has a vendetta against eyeballs.
Funny Families/Female Funnies
Last night Markus took me to go see Amy Sedaris do a craft demo/Q&A/book signing at the Kessler Theatre. This was Markus' first time at the Kessler (I've been once before to see Bob Schneider with some friends) and he could not get over what a great venue it is. Very, very small and intimate and also stunning. Amy was hilarious and very personable and, unlike some comedians we've seen do presentations, was very unware of the fourth wall and let us talk to Amy the professional comedian, not just all of her characters. David Sedaris comes in town about once a year and I've never fought for tickets to go but I definitely will next year to get all the stamps on my Sedaris family passport. They are proof that a family who can embrace their weirdness is destined for great things!
These products are the real deal. They're very thick and work well. The company uses essential oils so the all-nautral fragarence stays on you, very good for people like me who do not wear perfume. I got hooked on the body wash first, then started buying the lotion and tried the hand soap when it came out a while ago and now love it as well. I notice a big difference in my skin when I switch to something else. All the ingredients are brought in through fair trade practices and 10% of all sales go to Alaffia's empowerment program for women so I feel very good about myself when I am running my shower water for an exorbitant period of time. I get all of my Everyday Shea at Whole Foods when I'm picking up other groceries!
|The inspiring mission of Community Partners of Dallas|
The smarties over at Community Partners of Dallas and Hope Cottage started the initiative to encourage people to give $10 on Friday to their favorite charities. If you play every week that's 52 charities that benefit from you, not to mention a $520 tax deduction! Even if $10 is too much to do every single week, I love the concept of taking a few minutes before I leave work on Friday to make a quick online donation and check in on a charity that I love or even find a new one! I'm going to kick off my #FundraisingFriday story by donating my usual $10 pay day Friday lunch budget to Community Partners of Dallas. Hope Cottage is also a community resource our family hopes to work closely with one day so they are next on my list!
Dallas Summer Musicals Date Nights
I've had a standing date night with my mom at the Dallas Summer Musicals for as long as I can remember. We love to sit in the exact same seats and ride down to gorgeous Fair Park together. Besides seeing Mama Mia the week before my wedding and not knowing the surprise ending which lead to a mini nervous breakdown, all of our dates have been such fun memories for us. Tonight we are seeing La Cage aux Folles and we're even bringing Markus! So excited.
What are you looking forward to this weekend? Did you stumble upon a new favorite this week?
What charities would you give to in a #FundraisingFriday challenge?