There are few things I love more in the world than:
2.donut puns to use when talking about the delicious pastry / captioning a photo
Donut judge me. Everyone loves them. Donut even try to act like you don’t. See what I did there? lol
I wanted to write a quick post about this ever so trendy sweet treat because today I tried a new donut shop. I have always enjoyed going to the donut shop, whether that be a Daylight Donuts or some super hip place with awesome creative flavors.
On Wednesday, I discovered Hurts Donut Company. I know this a chain, therefore it is likely many of you have already tried it. However, on Wednesday they opened one in downtown Little Rock. It is super close to my work and to the convention center. This is a wonderful addition to the city and I was looking for something nice / sweet to give a friend as a little happy. I saw on Facebook that they opened so I went down to check it out.
Again, it’s in a great location and super colorful, bright, and fun inside. They were blasting great music, which was helpful since the line was semi-long on the opening day. They have great seating areas to hangout in while you munch. They also serve delicious sounding milkshakes and all the coffee options your heart desires. The menu is more than just donuts. They have enough sweets in that place to put you in a coma!
They also had lots of packaging options. I chose the “dirty dozen” that was around $16.00, which allowed me to choose any 12 I wanted. And y’all, they have got many good looking options. I got:
-Peanut Butter Cup
-Cereal Killers: Fruit Loops
This is a great option to take to the office, a family gathering, or in my case sampling several with a group of friends. We highly recommend blueberry streusel, timmy t, homer, cocoa puffs, and/or peanut butter cup. SO DELICIOUS! Also, you can't go wrong with the classic glazed.
*I do not recommended eating too many at once, they are obviously very sweet. Don't be silly*
I am not paid to write this, I just love to share places and things I like. Plus, I think it is super important to support this business! I have been trying to eat less sugar because #health, but I could not pass this up. You shouldn’t either!
Southern and Thankful
“Single on Valentines Day... again.”
I see this exact sentiment every year. Not to mention oh boy, do I feel it. A fact, few realize about me, is that I love Valentine’s day. I am a sucker for candy hearts with the cute and delectable wording on them. I am always looking for an excuse to send some flowers. No, seriously... I know guys don’t receive flowers. I don’t want them, but there’s something fun and mysterious about calling up a local flower shop to send a girl some roses with a sweet message or from a “secret admirer”. If I had the money, oh & the girl, I’d send flowers every day. Especially for random occasions like, “Congrats... You brushed your hair today... enjoy these flowers.”
IDK- I’m getting carried away on the flower topic... my bad!
I want to buy any corny or sweet Valentine and hand them out to every person I walk by because why not? The red and pink color combo gives me all the feels and who doesn’t love a box of chocolates? (I act like the king of Valentine’s day when in reality I have actually only celebrated the holiday with someone I love LOVE a few times...lol) I guess what I am trying to say is I have a hankering for romance. I always have. But like I said, most years here recently, I have had to bypass the day and all the feels because no one wants to celebrate spending Valentines with yourself.
That got me thinking about this blog and writing about the power of being single on Valentine’s day blah, blah, blah. If I don’t want to hear it, then I know you reading this really don’t want to hear it. Yes, it’s easy walking around all day in a mood. Hating all the happy couples walking around, kissing on Instagram, and planning over-the-top dates with some type of extravagant jewelry or big teddy bear involved. That’s what society tells us to do. Make fun of it...to hide your true feelings of jealousy? Behave insanely rude because you are sad inside? That’s not healthy for anyone, myself included.
This Valentine’s day, why don’t we embrace it. Take those feelings head on. It makes you sad to be alone on the day full of love. But, you aren’t ever alone... You can celebrate with friends or family (yep, s/o to my mom for sending me a package every year) because love is love. Everyone is looking for love, few truly find it, but everyone is willing to give it. If you spend every day focused on the fact that you don’t have a significant other, you aren’t going to find a significant other. Go out there and live you life. Let karma, and most importantly, God, work it out for you in the/His perfect timing.
I’m not happy about the lack of romantic wooing I will get to do or partake in tomorrow, but I’m happy for all those who can, will and should. Love will be in the air tomorrow (& seriously you can feel it if you let it in) and maybe when you are out there dancing around living your best single life, that love will come right in and fill you up. For crying out loud, the Lord will fill you with love all day long!
Hope this doesn’t feel too much like fake, annoying, inspo. I get the bad feelings about being single on Valentine’s day. However, it is a choice. I also feel all the lovey dovey feelings of the day and I’m single as a pringle. It’s possible to be single & happy on Valentine’s day.
Btw- the shirt I have on is from Sweet Birds Co. & I got it last year because the proceeds went towards To Write Love on Her Arms, which is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope & finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, & suicide. I’m so happy to be wearing this shirt on Valentine’s day this year because yes, it’s sweet, but also it stands for showing love, being love, and feeling love. Remember, you are never alone. Not on Valentine’s Day. Not on any day!
My plans include celebrating the day with my first two loves: Stephanie Bell & the movies. Stephanie is my best friend and literally is my right hand. She’s ALWAYS coming to my rescue. The least I could do is show her all the love today. Palentines are the best there is. And, there are few things I love more than seeing a good movie at the theater with all the goodies!
Happy Valentine’s day friends. Single, In A Relationship, or It’s Complicated... everyone deserves love on this day!
p.s. I’ll find someone to fulfill my flower fantasy with one of these days ;)
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!