Do not EVEN ask me how it’s August 1 right now. It makes no sense, and both thrills and terrifies me (hooray for school! wait – is school even happening?!). I know y’all feel me. Moving on.
In case you missed it…
I gave you guys a tour of our bedroom on Monday. Before and afters, details, sources – click here for it all!
Now for the haps…
My body has felt STRESSED lately. Not necessarily my mind, but my body. This is often a sign of a magnesium deficiency, so I’m back to taking this supplement every day and already I’m feeling better (necessary disclaimer that I’m not a/your doctor).
If you like the no-makeup-makeup look, then you need this product. It’s my favorite way to get a clean + glowy look (also hi it’s on sale this weekend!).
There are a couple of GREAT design books coming out later this year, but you can pre-order them now. This one from Studio McGee has a sweet storyline to it, and this one is from Amber Lewis (one of the very best out there and a constant source of design inspiration for me).
I’ve been wearing these overalls non-stop since they were delivered last week. Playing with kids, dressed up a touch for running to lunch, or even as a swimsuit cover up – I like my clothes to be as versatile as possible. They’re already on sale, and there’s an extra 30% off with code WHATADEAL.
So many people have recommended the book White Fragility recently. I read it, found it thought-provoking, and have (rather flippantly, if I’m honest) recommended it to others since. BUT, this article from The Atlantic was extremely eye-opening to me. I knew there was something unsettling about the book, but couldn’t quite put my finger on it (which should have given me more pause); but McWhorter really hones in on the major issues with it. Since it’s so popular now (basically regarded as required reading, don’t you feel?) I just wanted to share this context and criticism.
Personally this week, I’ve been feeling challenged to think more critically – about everything, really, but the social and political issues we’re wading through right now as a nation. I’ve noticed I’ve been doing a lot of assuming: assuming someone simply knows what I “really” mean; assuming someone has fact-checked a story before sending it to me; assuming I understand topics that need more research (on my end). I’ve just been moving really fast, and it’s not how I want to roll. I share that with you only in hopes that it encourages you to do the same, if need be. Let’s think more critically, share a little more slowly, have higher standards all around. Only good will come of that.