I get Oprah Magazine. I have since something like 1999 – one of my most favorite columns in there is Gayle’s favorite stuff. I like Oprah’s favorite things but, that is usually only once a year (or is too expensive for me to really even consider buying anything). But Gayle’s column lists what music she’s listening to, what book is awesome, and sometime some super products. So I figured what better than a monthly, Gretchiverse’s Great Grabs!
Rothy’s Shoes. I’m sort of obsessed with these shoes. I have looked at them several times on websites, and they keep popping up in my facebook feed, my insta stories etc. I really would like a pair. I love the idea that they are made using recycled bottles and the company I work for right now, Informa, hosts an event called Natural Products Expo West (There is also an East version but that is in the fall). I will be on my feet all day working at the show – and will need comfy shoes. I am in charge of the transportation – so I’m sure I will have loads of opportunity to talk to people about my awesome shoes…so I’m ALMOST tempted to get them…but hello budget. Also, I think as a busy mom who is running from job, to lacrosse, to all the other stuff I do I love how versatile and yet stylish these are.
Dirty John Show on Bravo – This show was on Bravo, starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. I love it. Connie does such a great job with the character Debra – strong yet somewhat gullible if only for the fact that she just wants love and wants to be happy, but then later trying to reason out and live with the decision she made to be with John. Eric is so believable as John. John is scary but there is a vulnerability to him – I would think it would be simple to fall for him. And Ok – the whole story is a little scary as I’m a single mom out there dating…walls up now?
Outlander Series Books – I’m not sure what took me so long to actually grab one of those books (maybe because they are so long and realy a time investment). I’ve heard friends talking about it (and how how Sam Heughan is). I will say that it did take me a bit to dig it – but not long. I am already almost done with the second book in about 4 weeks – don’t spoil it for me please. But, I’m totally sucked in and feel invested in the characters. Not to mention that I hope there is a real-live Jamie out there for me. 🙂 I also have only watched the first season of the Starz show – because the books are so rich, I want to read them first…but also wanted to see Sam…
Happier with Gretchen Rubin Podcast – I love the banter between Gretchen and her sister Elizabeth. The podcast is about the perfect length of just around 30 minutes usually and I never feel like the content “drones” or is preachy. They are simply two sisters in sort of two different places letting us listen in on their sisterly banter – which happens to have some really great and concrete ideas! I have a list of 19 for 2019! (Listen and you’ll understand).
What’s on your list? What is a Great Grab for you? Give me your suggestions!
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