weekend links

SHOWER POWER: Here in California, the historic (and potentially catastrophic) drought is a current hot topic. Water rationing is set to go into effect soon, but one obvious way to reduce usage now is through fewer showers. I will admit very openly that I don’t typically shower everyday, so I found this article supporting my every other day shower sched to be pretty heartening. Non-daily showerers, unite!

HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU?: Do you watch Last Week Tonight? I love that show. Last week, they did a story about the importance of the IRS (I know, gasp!). I experienced IRS furloughs first hand this last year, so I loved their humorous take on why we should support the IRS, maybe just a little bit, even if you really, really don’t want to (and: Michael Bolton!).

VEGAN YUM YUMS: I’m super proud of my friend Grace for coming up with this delicious recipe for cauliflower bisque with truffle oil. This looks fantastic!

PASTRY YUM YUMS: Also, Jacquelyn’s take on these watercolor cookies are just stunning. These are a great project to take on for a Mother’s Day brunch or gift.

FOGO IS THE NEW FOMO: Thank goodness. An interesting essay on why FOMO is less of an issue when browsing social media these days.

ALLLL THE RESOURCES: Whether you blog, run a business, or grind it out at a 9-5, you should definitely check out this list of productivity, marketing, and business resources. I found this site through this post on Medium, and discovered SO many cool programs and apps because of it. Ironic: the time suck that is spending time going through all the resources!

LIFE IS MESSY: Make garlic knots. As always, Clara’s honest, honest personal essay paired with a fabulous recipe is one of my favorite posts this week. As to her thoughts on control, anxiety and vulnerability — I couldn’t have said it better myself.

HIGH STREET SALE!: I’ve mentioned High Street Market here many times before as one of my favorite resources for unique and vintage decor items. The shop just launched a new site design, and in celebration, you can take 20% off your order with the code NEWLOOK through 4/20. I scooped up this vintage toast rack I’ve been eyeing for quite a while; I’m planning to use it to corral mail on our entry table.

FEAST: And y’all, if you watch or look at one thing this weekend, make it this short film. Named Feast, it won the Oscar this past year for best short film, and I can’t believe I didn’t see it until this week. Like, cutest thing ever! You may also tear up. This is sure to put a smile on your face, especially if you have or love dogs.

Happy weekend, everyone!


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"All we wanna know is where the stars came from, but do we ever stop to watch them shine?" - Jon Bellion

I’m Loving…

I'm Loving

Shop Asta Rug Shop Vachetta Leather Criss Cross Sandals from J.Crew Shop Splotched Dot Rebecca Atwood Shop Chairish Shop Gold Bouvier Links from Bauble Bar

This I’m Loving edition is a little decor heavy, because what else does one focus on when they move into a new space? If you’re moving soon and decorating a new place (or re-decorating your current one), you really can’t miss Chairish, mentioned above. It’s pretty much my new favorite site to browse!

Hope you’re having a good week. Nearly Friday!

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9 Favorite Phone Covers for Spring and Summer

phone covers for spring and summer

I recently had a friend comment on the fact that I was still rocking a plaid iPhone cover from the winter time. Truthfully, life has been a little nuts in the last few months that shopping for tech accessories was pretty much last on my list of priorities. But yeah, even I can admit that there comes a point in the season when a red buffalo check pattern does little to celebrate sunny days and warmer temps. Off came the case!

And yet, a naked iPhone not only makes me nervous (my clumsiness!), but there is certainly something to be said for those little flashes of delight one gets when they see a pretty phone cover they really love, several times, on the daily. So the search for phone covers for spring and summer is on!

Just as recently, I’ve been spotting Sonix covers everywhere, which is where many of these pretties are from. Actually, I’ve been seeing Sonix designs for at least a year now, but only just put it together that this company is the one producing all these covers I’m coveting! Bahama makes me want it to be summer, stat; Autumn Stripe is a classic pick that’ll take you into, well, autumn; and this cover just makes me want brunch and rosé.

Many of my fave covers are only being made for iPhone 6, of course, but I’m trying to wait it out a few more months before I upgrade. After which time the next iPhone will come out two months later, and the vicious cycle will continue.

Do you switch out your phone covers on the regular? Which of these is your favorite? Any other cool resource for tech accessories I should know about?


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Rosé All Day  |  Dahlia  |  Clic Wooden  |  Gold Lace  |  Gold Mirror  |  Criss Cross  |  Autumn Stripe  |  Bahama  |  Tropical Stripe  |  Shop All Sonix Covers