Despite the fact that I’ve barely felt good enough to leave the house the last two months, I still have plenty to share in this second installment of Now & Later. In case you missed my first one back in June, I created this series as a way to share a mix of things I’m loving at the moment, and what’s coming up that I’m excited about.
I’ve officially decided this is my number one holy grail skincare product. Pregnancy has not been kind to my skin: breakouts, rough texture, and clogged pores, and nothing seemed to help. I used the manuka honey cleansing balm a few days in a row and immediately noticed a difference. It helps clear up breakouts without drying because of it’s antibacterial properties and nourishes the skins barrier while soothing and hydrating.
For my true crime junkies, Culpable explores the unsolved case of Christian Andreacchio, found dead in his apartment from a gunshot wound to the head. The police almost immediately ruled his death a suicide, despite a significant amount of evidence that pointed to something much different. The podcast investigates the events leading up to Christian’s death and raises lots of questions about how the police handled the case. Christian’s family is relentless in their fight for justice and continues to keep this case alive.
I actually discovered Modsy a while ago, I think through Instagram, and was always interested in trying it out but we didn’t really have a need for it, until now. Modsy is an online interior design service that creates customized plans for you based on a questionnaire you fill out along with measurements and photos you upload to their platform. We will be turning my office (that I never finished) into a nursery. I was a bit overwhelmed by the thought of designing a nursery so I can’t wait to see what they come up with. I created a Pinterest board for inspiration here.
Right after I shared I was pregnant, Jeannie from Beauty Mystic sent me a little care package with this book inside. I love reading about astrology and learning about the different signs and this is one of the best books I’ve ever read on the subject. It’s really great at breaking down how we relate to one another based on our astrological sign, especially for Mother and child. It’s a fun read and helped take my mind off my incessant nausea. Would make a great gift for a new Mom or mom-to-be.
FIVE. MASTER BED/BATH Addition
OK so yeah maybe we are insane to take on a project like this right now (way bigger than anything we’ve done before) but not gonna lie I’m really excited about it. It’s still in the VERY early stages, but we decided to turn our garage into a master bedroom, bathroom and walk-in closet. There’s a lot of moving parts and things that need to happen before we can even start, but the goal is to finish construction before my February due date (we will do all the work ourselves). I love the idea of being able to start with a blank slate. I’ll share more about the project once we can get started. In the meantime I’ve started a Pinterest board here for ideas and inspiration. We are still working with a relatively small area but I think the way we’ve laid out the floor plan really maximizes the space.
SIX. Little Women
The latest version doesn’t come out until Christmas Day and NOTHING will ever beat Christian Bale as Laurie (IMHO), but I am so excited for this remake. My cousins and I grew up on this story, the book and the movie, and I have so many fond memories associated with Little Women (our group chat the other day ended with this from my Aunt “I’ll never forgive you Amy”). I totally forgot about the recent PBS Adaptation which I’ve heard from some is pretty good. The Winona/Christian Bale version will always remain a favorite but I have to say this new cast looks pretty good!
Don’t hate me but I am so ready for Fall. I looked forward to summer for MONTHS and then it was just rough, and honestly I am kind of ready for it to be over. Of course I am hoping for a nice September and maybe even a beach day since I haven’t been once, but I just really love everything about Fall. Bring on crisper air, changing leaves and sweater weather. Speaking of, I love this knit from Everlane that’s wearable now and into next season. I’m hoping we can find time to go back up to Vermont in October for a few days, it’s hard to beat that time of year.