Week/End

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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9 Comments

  1. Alexandra wrote:

    I’m pinning that post on resources :) Thank you!!

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    http://www.littlewildheart.com

    18 Apr 2015 · Reply
  2. Ella wrote:

    I’ve just recently started reading Medium and I LOVE it. You might enjoy SMASHING Magazine too! Have a great weekend :)

    18 Apr 2015 · Reply
  3. Iris wrote:

    The “Feast” short film was cute.

    Happy weekend to you too!

    18 Apr 2015 · Reply
  4. Sienna wrote:

    I can’t believe how bad the drought has gotten!

    19 Apr 2015 · Reply
  5. Thanks my dear! Means so much to have your support. xoxo

    20 Apr 2015 · Reply
  6. Rose wrote:

    I’ve been meaning to watch Feast!! Thanks for the easy reminder :)

    On the subject of the drought, I’ve seen a lot of articles on how to cut down your water usage and one of the most amazing statistics to me, by far, has been water usage vs. meals/food it helps create. If everyone (not just in CA, but across the US!) cut back on beef consumption, even just a little bit, it would save thousands if not millions of gallons of water. I suppose as a vegetarian I’m already a bit biased here, but it’s also a quick and easy change that people could make—eating one less meal a week with meat. Veggies & fruits take a fraction as much water to produce!

    20 Apr 2015 · Reply
    • Such a good point, Rose (and one that is seemingly, for many reasons, so much easier to abide by here in CA than it was in NY). Crazily enough, there are some CA crops that do require an insane amount of water. My husband saw the statistic recently that it takes one gallon of water to create a single almond! What to do when so many industries rely on these types of crops, not to mention the income it provides the state (and local families)? I don’t know the answers… It’s not a pretty situation for anyone.

      20 Apr 2015 · Reply
  7. I’m behind on my blog reading, but THANK YOU so much for linking up! Miss you – so happy to see how happy you are back in SF.

    20 Apr 2015 · Reply
  8. I love that FOGO is now a thing…

    http://www.velvetcrate.com

    21 Apr 2015 · Reply
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