TeaChat: Scallions and Shawn Mendes

For those of you who are new around here, TeaChats are a monthly post that I do in which I pretend that you and I are going out and grabbing a cup of tea (or coffee or wine) and we’re chatting about what we’ve been up to lately.

Let’s chat!

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, June I slid into a bit of a book slump. It’s always aggravating when that happens – especially as a book blogger.

I didn’t even really have a good excuse and it’s not like I was particularly productive otherwise.

Luckily, it’s over now. I’ve finished a couple books and started a couple already this month, so we’re off to a good start.

I had a nice birthday get together with my family recently and I’m actually having another one tonight.

All in all it was a nice birthday month.

Anyway… onward to the usual TeaChat updates:

At Present I Am…


The Darkly, Madly Duet recently came out on Audio, so I’m rereading it! Joe Arden makes a glorious Grayson.

My book club book is Slightly Scandalous (Bedwyn Saga, #3) by Mary Balogh, a pick from my sister who loves historical romances, so I’m reading that one to knock it out before our book club meeting.

I started How Sweet It Is by Melissa Brayden, a book I picked up for $6 from Audible’s sale, and it’s pretty cute so far!



I’m actually in the middle of putting together a timeline for my book, so I’m not actually writing full scenes, just little pieces here and there.



This music video is so amazing. I get goosebumps every time I watch it.

Make sure you look up all the amazing women represented in this video!



I have this weird obsession with scallions lately. I’ve been putting them on everything socially acceptable… and maybe even some things that aren’t socially acceptable.


Listening to

It would appear I have the same taste in music as my 13you niece and my 3yo and 5yo daughters… and I’m not sure that, as a 32yo, that is normal.

I’ve been living for all things Charlie Puth and Shawn Mendes.

Kayla, my girls, and I all like to blast How Long in the car every time we drive together.

Obsessing over

This freaking performance slayed me. Something about how they are facing each other, knees in between one another’s, singing to each other is so intense and amazing.

Not to mention, I love how this song is talking about fighting and instead of tearing the other person down, they’re saying, “I don’t know what it’s like to be you.” That’s such an important way to look at things when you are fighting with something you love … you don’t know what that other person is going through.

I found out that typically when performers sing on these TV shows, they tend to do a million takes to get the perfect one, but these two just did this in one take.

The chemistry between them is sizzling!

What’s Next

Like I mentioned above, I’m spending a lowkey evening with my besties in our PJs eating healthy food and watching Love, Simon and The Greatest Showman tonight.

Kayla, my teen reader/niece and I, are having another Bree & Kay Day – I like to steal her for a day and we just go out shopping and just hang out. I love that I have such a close relationship with her.

My brother is having a going away party/birthday for my niece in a couple weeks. She’ll be going off to college next month! It’s crazy!

My good friend and coworker decided that I need to go shopping with her, so we are having a shopping day. I think I’ll just be helping her pick out clothes, but I’m sure it’ll be fun. She’s one of those people that everyone likes to be around and I’m no exception.

I also anticipate a few Beach Days on the horizon!

It kills me that summer is winding down – please make it stop!


Tell me… what have you been up to lately? What’s up next?




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