I realized yesterday that this time last year I just found out I was pregnant and spent every single day puking from morning to night. I remember thinking I’d never feel good again. It was only a year ago but it feels like so long ago. This year we’re not going anywhere and don’t have any plans, but I couldn’t be happier to spend it at home with my little family, enjoying our backyard, eating whatever I want and smelling food cooking on the grill without puking, haha. Happy weekend friends.
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)
This deep dive into the true cost of dollar stores was incredibly interesting and makes a huge case for shopping small.
This skillet peach cobbler looks like a perfect addition to your fourth of July food plans.
I finally got the chance to test out Equilibria CBD (the brand everyone seems to be talking about) and I was REALLY impressed. I ended up ordering the extra strength capsules (FYI the capsules are not vegan) and the mint daily drops. Craig said it’s the best CBD he’s tried (and he’s tried SO MANY brands). They gave me a code: jessannkirby to share for 15% off for new customers which you can use on top of their 15% off sitewide discount right now (their sale ends tonight at midnight)! (J)
Easy ways to help relieve stress—some are so simple you can do them right now.
Late to the party for Supergoop’s Glow Screen, but I just tried it and loved how luminous it made my skin while still giving me real SPF coverage. (C)
Hollywood and the Police: A Deep, Complicated and Now Strained Relationship.
WBNA player Maya Moore gave up her career to help fight for a man she was convinced was wrongfully convicted. This week he walked out of prison a free man.
Do we all need to be a little more pessimistic?
I’ve heard really good things about the Adidas Ultraboost sneakers but they’re pricey so I finally got a pair for Craig and myself on sale. Use code SUMMER for an extra 25% off the Adidas website (includes their sale section). (J)
90’s nerd alert—is anyone else curious about Netflix’s adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club?!
“In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both. Our struggle is not an emotional concern. We are not burned out. We are being crushed by an economy that has bafflingly declared working parents inessential.”
This old interview with Trevor Noah and Jameela Jamil that touches on cancel culture is a great reminder right now.
Craving a New England classic but don’t want to shell out for lobster, this shrimp salad won’t feel like a compromise.
If you love Sarah Sherman Samuel as much as I do, her entire rug line is on sale at Lulu & Georgia with code SUMMERTIME.
RI locals or RI lovers, how cute is this pin?