Back in Vermont this morning after a quick trip to RI for, among other things, a much needed hair appointment. Felt good to just chop it off and start fresh. Everyone in my house is still battling this awful unknown virus that seems to be hitting a lot of other households (especially with little ones) and the only thing I want for Christmas is for all of us to be healthy. Really hoping we can get there by Thanksgiving. We don’t have any plans for the holiday but it would be really nice for everyone to feel like themselves again.
I started Maid last night after so many of you convinced me I should (honestly held off because I wasn’t sure I could handle it right now). Well I sobbed through the first two episodes (actually turned it off halfway through the second) but it is incredible and I couldn’t stop watching. It also prompted me to search for the nearest women’s shelter in Vermont so I can find out what they need as we approach the holidays. Sounds like it did the same for many of you. Wishing all of you a good weekend. xx
If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the best of the week…
Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
If you’re doing some holiday shopping here are my gift guides. The top 5 selling gifts are the rhinestone headband, pet portrait ornament, wooden name puzzle, skida neckwarmer, and this mini photo printer.
For fans of You, this was a really interesting think piece about how Dawson Leery and Joe Goldberg are more alike than you’d think…
How your family tree could catch a killer. Genetic genealogists like CeCe Moore are cracking cold cases and transforming policing. As DNA analysis redefines ancestry and anonymity, what knowledge should we be permitted to unlock?
In case you missed it, I have a promo code for online interior design service Modsy. Get 30% off w/ code VERMONT30 on Premium and Luxe packages (expires Nov. 20, 2021).
Have you ever heard of Japanese curry roux? It’s fantastic and an easy meal starter.
A trillion tons of carbon hangs in the air, put there by the world’s rich, an existential threat to its poor. Can we remove it?
Seven ways to create a horrible office culture, is the company you work for guilty of any of these no-nos?
This winter squash and spinach pasta bake tastes like fall and is new and interesting way to prepare noodles.
So apparently the goal of parenting isn’t to make your kids happy?!
Jon Favreau of Pod Save America about the ways in which the internet is changing and possibly breaking everything—and how people might regain control of their lives in the screen time era.
Tik Tok is changing who gets to be a heartthrob. For Ben Awad, computer programmer, it’s been weird.
A great episode on the Covid vaccine and kids from Motherhood Meets Medicine.
Another good podcast I just started, Slow Burn: The LA Riots. There’s a lot I didn’t understand about this crucial moment in history.
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