I’ve been rather obsessed with someone new lately. Her name is Dolly Alderton. I can’t stop listening to her podcast, PanDolly (with co-host Pandora Sykes). It’s so light and funny, and their chemistry is adorable. I immediately subscribed to her weekly Dolly Mail, and actually read every word. The only other email or blog type I do that with religiously is Cup of Jo. Not sure if it’s her british accent or her friendly, just live life attitude, but I can’t get enough. Her writing is so wonderfully eloquent and real, and witty, and easy. It’s truly been the most inspiring thing to me lately. I’m even listening to her Christmas spotify playlist right now as I type this (I think I’ve offiically crossed over into stalkerville). And now, come to think of it, I can’t even remember how I even found her podcast .. but I’m glad I did. I love listening to her talk about family, and dating, and pop culture, and get togethers with friends (that normally involve a lot of champagne and food). I’m going to leave you with her 10 realistic resolutions for 2017, because I think they’re fab. And for some reason, this post of hers really makes me want to be better person and friend, all around. Who has inspired you lately??? Please share!
My glasses broke the other day .. and my back-up pair is also sort of broke. It was time to get new glasses. Like you I’m sure, I have friends that rave about the Warby Parker experience, so I decided to give it a whirl! If you don’t already know how it works, you pick out 5 frames, they mail them to you for free to try on, then depending on what you like, you send back the frames at no cost to you, order the winning pair (or pairs) through their website and upload your prescription! You can even use an FSA account to pay! I went ahead and picked out 5 to try on (without realizing a couple were pretty similar), as well as a couple outside my comfort zone that were funky and different. In order above, I tried the Casey, Louise, Barnett, Keene, and lastly, the Finch! Right now I’m leaning towards the Finch, or Louise. What do you think??? Help!
I wish I could say this was a sponsored post but it’s not. I just really wanted to share, from an authentic place. I’ve found something recently that I’m madly in love with. Shea Moisture. I’m currently using their Mommy line, and their Baby line, and also LOOOOOOOVE their plain ol’ Raw Shea Butter line. I don’t know what gets me more, the smell or the creamy, moisturizing or oiling aftermath of using their products. I put it all over Jace, all over my belly, all over my hair, every where, if you know what I mean. And I’ve found Walgreens to be the best place to buy it, and ocassionally Target if their prices are marked down. Or, just go ahead and get lost on their beautiful website, where you can see all of their products and choose the one that’s right for you. Like they say, there are a million ways to SHEA. So, SHEA. But watch out, you’ll get wrapped up in their website. And, they have ingredients and a message you can get behind.
I came across the most wonderful thing the other day on Brickyard Buffalo == Jack & Winn Baby/Toddler/Child snapbacks!! Not sure what a snapback is? Well, you’re not alone. I just recently learned the term, believe it or not. This song will help. Anyway .. I ordered the grey hat for Jace and have seriously been in love ever since. It’s ridiculously perfect. Can’t. handle. the. cuteness. Jack & Winn, you make some darling little boy hats. Heck, they’re even fun for little girls! The little tomboy that I was would have loved a snapback in my heyday. Might need to get this black one for him next, since Jace is SUPER into wearing hats. He loves them. Well, for now, enjoy these #jaceface pics! ;)
Hello friends, and happy new year! I thought I’d start off the year by sharing some of my favorite Instagrammers with you. The people I follow for inspiration, or simply for fun, ha. Here they are (there’s a lot of them!):
Sarah Slowe – stylist, living the dream. I’m officially adding a floral maxi to my spring wardrobe .. so beautiful.
Cold Cup of Tea – designer living the simple life. Who would have thought to make a garland with baked citrus?!
Erika Powell – interior designer and momma. I look forward to her Friday favorites, when she posts them.
Erin Mayshed – great hair and home ideas. Her little girl finger painted thank you cards for her. Brilliant.
A Beautiful Mess – they make me want to paint an outdoor patio wall coral or bright teal. Plus, they do a lot with pineapples ;)
Sonnet James – palo alto entrepreneur of dresses for playful moms. Jelly!
Tashauna Shae – love her name, and her sweet soul (even if I only see her through IG)
Michiel Huisman – um. Have you seen this man?! Game of Thrones. Age of Adeline. His name is MichIEl.
Jessica Seinfield – LOVELOVELOVE her and her humor. She really makes me want to use more coconut oil. And eat more grapefruit.
Ayesha Curry – foodie, momma and wifey to Stephen Curry. Love her dubsmashes (what is that btw? How do you even do it!?).
Traveling Gold – 4 girls on a mission to travel to as many places as possible. So much travel inspiration! Bora Bora is calling my name.
And I don’t know about you, but I looove cozy-ing up on the couch and checking my Instagram at the end of the day. Usually after a work-out or putting Jace to bed. OH, and here’s me doing just that, hahahahaha. Rob caught me!