Let’s Be Fun-Havers

Oh heyyyyy!

We’re going to start something new here on the blog. Something just for fun.

Remember this summer when I told you that I wanted to give you a humpback whale but I made you list instead? (Which was really just a thinly veiled attempt to play Oprah and tell you all my “favorite things”.)

I made you a list of all my favorite podcasts, books, TV shows, and music at the moment and I got a surprising amount of interaction from you guys. It turns out it wasn’t only fun for me.

Because let’s all be real here: who doesn’t love to dish about what we’re currently into?

No one.

No one doesn’t.

(No that’s not proper grammar, and yes I did it on purpose. Because I’m a real renegade like that.)

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to start a monthly series here on the blog where we play “Oprah” and share our favorite things with each other. Unironically enough, the series will be titled “Let’s Play Oprah.”

I’m going to dedicate one post a month to sharing my top 3 favorite things at the moment and you guys can do the same. Leave a comment here on the blog, on social media, or even reply to my email newsletter and we’ll do that thing where we keep each other in the loop of what’s all the rage these days. Because we’re homies, and homies gotta look out for each other.

But that’s not all, guys (she said in her best Oprah voice).

The really fun part is that at the end of the month I’m going to GIVE AWAY one of my favorite things. 

It’s true.

Granted, I won’t be sending you a charmingly renovated Craftsman home circa 1945 (which does happen to be one of my favorite things), because LOGISTICS. But I will be choosing one  winner at random each month (from a hat, because if you must know, I’m just as professional and official as I am a renegade) and I’ll be sending them things like, oh, I don’t know, maybe a Taco Bell gift certificate, or one of my favorite books, or,…well, let’s not blow all of our secrets just yet.

Spoiler alert: I can’t confirm or deny that at least one of my favorite things each month will be food related. I also can’t confirm or deny that there will be a lot of comedy related items. I also can’t confirm or deny that it will all be super awesome and rad no matter what. Wait, yes I can! I can confirm that.

I wanted to do this for two reasons: First and most importantly, because you’ve been so good to me, and so very kind- always being a soft place for me to land as I find my way along this writing path, always letting me show up just as I am, and always graciously making room for me. So now I want to do something for you, because it’s fun and I make the rules for this blog, so I can.

The second reason is because the further I go on this path, the more I’m finding that it’s important to chase the fun in it. Sometimes we’re serious and vulnerable with each other and those moments are vitally important and more dear to me than you know. 

But I think it’s equally important to be a fun-haver. 

So this series is purely for fun.

I’m a person who loves comedy, books, movies, pretty things, home decor, pop culture, beautiful art, and above all, a well placed GIF. So we’re going to explore some of these things together because why the hell not.

I really want to hear all about what your favorite things are too, so I do hope you join in the fun and share them with the rest of us. I may even get wild and give away some of YOUR favorite things on occasion.

I told ya, I’m a renegade.

I’m basically just like Jerry MacGuire, standing in front of Cuba Gooding Jr., asking him to “help me help you.”

Or something like that.

So now you’re probably like, “Okay, yeah! Cool, cool, cool. But show me the money.” (See what I did there? It’s a movie quote inside a movie quote. It’s like Move Quote Inception.)

Entering for the giveaway is super easy. All you need to do is enter your email address into the blue lighted bar at the end of this post. The good news is that it’s not super time sensitive. You can enter anytime and I’ll just draw a winner at the end of each month. If you’ve already entered your email, then don’t worry, I got you boo. I’ll include those in the drawing too. If you haven’t, then be sure and enter and if you’re the lucky winner at the end of the month I’ll email you to let you know!

I’ll be rolling out my first “Let’s Play Oprah” post next week and I’m so excited to tell you what the first giveaway is! In fact, I can’t believe I haven’t already blurted it out. I’m low key obsessed with it. If I’m being honest I’m like thisclose to just telling you right now, so I’m going to end here.

Yay! Blogging is fun!

12 thoughts on “Let’s Be Fun-Havers

  1. Abby Buter

    AMBER! This is such a great idea! Way to chase the fun girl! (I was going to write in all caps, but didn’t want my excitement to be confused for yelling obnoxiously). I will definitely be participating in this with you. Thanks for making the internet more fun for all of us! (insert all the Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler gifs)

    1. ambersalhus@msn.com

      Haha! Yay! I’m so glad you’re joining in, Abby! And I’m even more glad that you speak my GIF love language.

  2. Mary Henderson

    I KNOW you had my email address already. But if course I entered it again. I mean, what if???? I know I’m pretty old, but I adore everything you write and I need to be in on this. So let’s get this “fun-haver” thang started!❤️

  3. Niki Hardy

    Super fun Amber. I’m all in when it comes to fun. Not to mention FREE. Oh my, my two favorite words in the same sentence!! We Brits have quite a different sense of humor to you dwellers in the land of the free, but you and I could be peas in a pod. I love that. I can’t wait to read more.xx

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