Currently: Two Upcoming Concerts + Love, Simon Merch

Posted April 4, 2018 by shooting in Personal / 44 Comments

I’m linking up with Anne from In Residence, and Kristen/Gretch for What’s New With You.

Showering: This Saturday, I’m going to a baby shower for two of my old Girl Scout friends. On April 28, I’ll be throwing my own baby shower for another friend of mine who is having a little girl. It’s going to have a book theme and I’ve been having a blast making plans! Don’t worry, I’ll share all about it this May!

Cultivating: Well, I had to look up the definition for this one to get an idea of what to put, and since it says one definition is to develop a skill, I have the perfect answer! I have dance classes every Friday (minus last Friday since it was Good Friday and the studio was closed) and I’ve been working on the dances for our recital this June. I’m in tap and hip hop, so two different dances to learn. It’s been fun though!

Expecting: I’d like to say warmer weather, but I feel like it’s going to be raining a lot this week so honestly, I’m kind of stumped on this one! Hopefully I can be expecting a really fun, adventure filled April!

April 2018 Currently: Nina Nesbitt, X Ambassadors, and Love, Simon! #currently #ontheblog Click To Tweet

Making: Concert plans! I’m attending two different concerts this month and I’m really excited. First up will be Nina Nesbitt, who is a British artist so it’s awesome that she’s even coming to my city! I’m going with a friend of mine who also really loves Nina. Then, I’ll be seeing X Ambassadors for the fourth time (they are amazing live!) with my sister.

Buying: It should be no surprise by now how much I love the book Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and the new movie based on the book Love, Simon. Therefore, I have been buying Simon related goodies!Β 

That fantastic easel drawing of the Simon Vs. book cover is from Marie (her Twitter) and I’m just…in awe! How do you get that wonderful detail on such a tiny canvas? This is going on my bookcase!

As for the t-shirt, whether you’ve read the book or just seen the movie, then you know one of the things mentioned is how straight shouldn’t be the default. We shouldn’t just assume someone is straight until they us otherwise. These shirts are being sold on Omaze for $27 – you can still get oneΒ here – and every shirt sold benefits GLSEN so it’s an amazing cause. GLSEN stands for Gay, Straight, Lesbian Education Network. Isn’t it fantastic though? I can’t wait to start rocking this shirt when the weather warms up!


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44 responses to “Currently: Two Upcoming Concerts + Love, Simon Merch

  1. It looks like you’re going to have an incredibly busy and fun month! I still haven’t seen Love, Simon, but it’s hard to go to the movies these days. J and I usually wait until things are out on DVD and rent/buy them.

    When the weather warms up? I’ve had my AC on since the end of February, lol Texas is a beast.

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  2. Love seeing all you have going on with dance and concerts. Neat Simon art. I still need to read the book. Enjoy your shirt and your ongoing lessons in April.

  3. Sounds like April is gonna be super busy but super fun for you!! I think having book theme baby shower is a brilliant idea!! I would have never thought of that. Love it.

  4. Always enjoy reading your posts. This inspires me to plan a few fun things for me to enjoy. I am trying hard to pull myself out of a funk following a recent family crisis and this encourages me to push myself in a different direction. Wishing you much happiness this month! Kindest Regards, Mary from World of Writer Mom.

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  5. I still haven’t read or seen Simon, but hoping to change that this weekend! What fun goodies! Kind of related, I saw a “gender reveal” on FB this week, and the “reveal” was a glass of water, captioned “The gender is fluid” and I absolutely loved it! I live for live music and have a few concerts coming up as well, hope you have a blast!

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  6. Bri

    Oh wow! You have a lot of baby showers coming up! How fun!! I’m ready for the warmer weather too… or maybe I should say for warmer weather to STAY!

  7. I had no idea you were doing dance, that is so cool! And baby showers are so fun, we did a book themed baby shower for my husband’s cousin last Fall and it was a blast. She was so appreciative of all the books she received!

  8. San

    Yay for concerts! I always love the anticipation of getting concert tickets and then waiting for the day to be here!

  9. Oooh, so exciting that you’re going to see X Ambassadors! I love their music but never heard them live. And I’m only now seeing that I just missed them here in Holland!

  10. I’m definitely expecting spring myself but we got hit with another round of snow so I think there’s some time before that happens. haha

  11. I love that you still keep up with your Girl Scouts friends! I haven’t been in Scouts since I was in first or second grade and only have a connection with one girl, who happened to be my best friend. πŸ™‚

  12. It is definitely shower season!! It’s always fun to have so many baby showers and wedding showers during this time of year. Thanks for linking!

  13. Oh man I am so jealous of your dance classes – I never did any dance growing up, but then I took tap dance for a couple of required PE credits in college (how great is that?!), and I would LOVE to find an adult class at my level. It’s a really fun skill to learn, for your body and for your brain πŸ™‚

    And I pretty much never watch movies, but the ads for Love, Simon have been catching my attention… I’ll have to read the book first though, which has been on my (too long) list for a while.

  14. I am so jealous that you are in a tap class! That is awesome! I love tap. My friend will be teaching an adult hip hop course this summer & I do believe that I will be doing. πŸ™‚

  15. yay concerts! how fun. a book themed baby shower? that sounds amazing. if i ever get pregnant i hope i have a book themed baby shower lol. i didn’t love the simon book (gasp, i know) but i do want to see the movie.

  16. Sounds as though April is set to be an incredible month Lauren. I just looked up Nina Nesbitt on YT and wow, she’s got such an amazing sound. I hadn’t heard of her before but she reminds me a little a of Lorde’s new music. Looking forward to hearing all about it <3 <2

    • shooting

      Hey Kelly – I’m glad you’re enjoying her music. She’s definitely changed styles a bit over the years, but I love it all.

  17. sorry I’m so behind with my comments! I love all those Love Simon goodies too! I want them ALL! LOL I was a girl scout too! Still have those friends. I hope you enjoyed that baby shower πŸ™‚

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