Happy Friday. It’s finally looking like we are going to get a stretch of warm(ish) weather so we’re going to do some gardening and planting. We also need to refinish the deck next week which is going to be quite a project but very necessary. I’ll document that process and share for anyone that might be interested. I spent way too much time looking for a non-toxic, eco-friendly option to seal the wood but I did find one from Vermont Natural Coatings so I’m hoping it works out.
On an unrelated note, I saw this post on Instagram last night and it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot but haven’t quite been able to put it into words. I actually mentioned it in last week’s Click. Read. Love, the notion of how I define success, and questioning “hustle culture.” Something to consider, more on that soon…Have a great weekend.
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Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
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In honor of Earth Day, Smartwool is launching a nation-wide sock recycling event where it will be collecting ANY brand of socks and recycling them to make filler for dog beds (part of their larger Second Cut Project). Here’s a list of participating retailers.
A pretty buzzed about article this week describing that blah feeling a lot of us are living with these days. There’s even a name for it.
A little bit of true crime: the John Patterson kidnapping in Mexico was an insane case.
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A great piece by Leah on how intersectional environmentalism is the way forward.
Exciting news, recycling your beauty empties just got way easier.
This is helpful, do we still need to be wearing masks outdoors?
Did you know about this law enforcement consent loophole?
Follain’s Mother Day sale has some great deals on their discovery sets. Use code SETS15 for 15% off, my top recommendation would be the At-Home Facial Set, both masks are great and I use them regularly. (J)
These vegan zucchini flatbreads with roasted garlic pesto look perfect for spring bbqs. (C)
This tinted moisturizer from Saie is so good. Super hydrating, feels really lightweight on the skin and gives a dewy glow. I like to apply over the Glowy Supergel. Use code SHOPSTYLE for free shipping.
I have no idea why I love reading lists like this because it’s so subjective—but here’s a list of the best movie performances of the century so far (C).
Can Black mothers ever truly protect their sons? Writer Yesha Callahan did everything right, including having “the talk” with her son. And yet he still endured a traumatic encounter with the cops.
Why women do the household worrying (typically)—and how to get men to do more of it.
A must-read op-ed from Cosmo: “This is how it feels to watch police kill us over and over again.”
Have you heard about this rise in scam audiobooks?
These leggings from Summersalt are even better than I imagined. SO soft and comfortable, perfect thickness and amount of stretch. 10/10 recommend. (J)
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