I always love when I start to see forsythia popping up around us because it means warmer, sunnier days ahead. Today is gloomy and rainy, which is fine because it matches my mood at the moment. Some days are good. Some days I just want to crawl under a big blanket and stay there. Luckily I have two dogs, a cat and a baby who are all on board to do just that. Hope all of you are doing ok.
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)
Click. Read. Love. 4.3.20
You know those internet rabbit holes you’ve been prone to going down when you’re on a deadline for work? Now is the time to really explore some of those.
Need a mask? Local woman owned small business Figs & Ginger is making them for a pay what you can price. Please consider donating what you are able. You can get the masks here and donate on this page.
Loved this essay on how to stand still. (C)
One of my favorite small businesses ABLE has offered some exclusive discounts for JAK readers. You can get 50% off my favorites, the Joselyn booties with code JessAnnJoselyne50, 50% off the Mamuye Tote with code JessAnnMamuye50 and 25% off site wide with code JessAnn25. I ordered the block heel sandals for summer. **You can’t combine codes so if you want to use more than one you have to place separate orders.
These healthy-ish homemade somoa cookies from Half Baked Harvest should absolutely be on your weekend baking agenda.
On the changing role/needs of home design—and the importance of practicality.
9 things to do at home alone.
Julia is donating 100% of proceeds from her Little Gal collection to Baby2Baby so I had to get the Little Rosie dress for my Marin Rose and (despite saying I wouldn’t dress us in matching outfits) I got the matching dress, haha.
This non-toxic kids play gym has been a lifesaver. Marin loves it and it gives me something to do with her since she’s starting to get bored easily.
This is one of my favorite blouses for summer. It’s lightweight, flattering and versatile (recommend going a size up -I have it in small). (J)
Anyone else nerding out about cooking technique right about now?
You’ll appreciate this deep dive into how to cook the best pasta ever.
A theory on why some people get mild symptoms of coronavirus and others are hospitalized.
This clean beauty exfoliating facial mask from Youth to the People is so good. Just make sure to follow the directions and don’t leave it on longer than instructed. It works!
Whelp, this is pretty gross.
Love this organic cotton light sweater from Sezane’s new arrivals. So perfect for warmer weather.
I plan to make a vegan version of this Thai noodle soup today. Yum.
This story about the co-founder of Kinfolk was equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring.
This interview with Stephen Colbert and Ryan Reynolds was a nice watch.