Happy Friday! We are FOUR days away from midterm elections. I think it goes without saying this election cycle will be one of the most important in our lifetime. There are 48 states with election deniers running for office. The freedom to control our bodies is on the ballot. Democracy is on the ballot. If you have missed the window to register to vote, you have the legal right to cast a provisional ballot on Election Day at your polling place. There are 22 states with same day voter registration. You can research the candidates and issues on the ballot where you live. This is NOT an election to sit out.
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Wishing all of you a great weekend. Here’s the best of the week…
–Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
Click. Read. Love. 11.4.22
Holiday is live on the blog! You can find everything here, new gift guides coming every week until Black Friday.
There was a lot of talk about how Covid shots impacted periods, there’s a new study that backs up that claim. (Washington Post)
50 States, 50 Abortions. This article took an insane amount of work and the people responsible for it should be SO proud of the stories they collected. It truly humanizes this procedure. (POPSUGAR)
“Moms are fired up. A pandemic without childcare support, followed by the demise of the paid leave plan, more than 193 incidents of gunfire on school grounds during the 2021-2022 school year, and, of course, the fall of Roe v. Wade has given women plenty to be upset about—and put them at the forefront of this year’s midterm elections.” (Marie Claire)
For centuries, strict social norms dictated what people could politely talk about. Now we have to figure it out for ourselves. (The Atlantic)
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Why you should absolutely be researching your school board candidates. (Emily in Your Phone)
Speaking of school boards, there’s a right wing group fueling the school board wars. (New Yorker)
If you’re looking for gift ideas (or to upgrade your cookware) I’ve been blown away by Material Kitchen (use code JESSK20 for 20% off). The nonstick pan (voted Best of 2021 by Food & Wine) is PHENOMENAL. Made from recycled materials the cutting boards are also great too.
This post-kid-bedtime ritual made me smile…what’s yours? (Cup of Jo)
I’ve been on the hunt for good in-between mittens for Marin.
These are great for when it’s not dumping snow but she needs something to keep her hands warm.
“I am alive because of apple pie. Or so I was told. To start coping with my parents’ deaths, I needed to know more—before it was too late.” (Esquire)
This spiced applesauce cake with a cream cheese frosting seems like a nice weekend treat that won’t have you baking all day long. (Smitten Kitchen)
I’ve been researching for a post we’re doing on holiday hair and I love these bow hair elastics. Such an easy and pretty way to do a festive hairstyle.
Did you know there’s a voting dress code? It’s not what you think…(Glamour)
A good case for buying vintage or custom furniture. (The New York Times)
This Sézane sweater is so pretty and looks very cozy.
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