Click. Read. Love. 7.3.20

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
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This deep dive into the true cost of dollar stores was incredibly interesting and makes a huge case for shopping small.

On how nine Black women are making time for joy right now.

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.”

One of my favorite sustainable activewear brands is 30% off with code THEFOURTH. These are one of my favorite leggings.

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?

Nisolo is having a summer sale with up to 40% off with code staycation. I have their Chelsea boots.

Smart ways to sustain ongoing allyship.

How to start building an emergency fund right now.

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  1. cg wrote:

    I’m interested in CBD but the lack of regulation and the preliminary nature of the research leaves me ambivalent. Of course a good sale could tip the scales and I might just try it anyway. 🙂

    For anyone else on the fence, this article from the Mayo Clinic is helpful.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025619619300072
    Check Table 3 for how to source “quality” CBD oils per to Mayo’s standards.

    Also the reference list is a good launch pad to access other primary literature, assuming it isn’t behind a paywall. According to this article from JAMA https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2661569 there is a high rate of labeling inaccuracies, though oil products tend to be more accurately labeled (~45% accurate, small sample size though)

    Medium has a guide on reading a CBD certificate of analysis
    https://medium.com/alphagreen/the-complete-guide-to-cbd-coa-certificate-of-analysis-d37cddd9b570

    Anyway, I started down a research hole and thought I’d share in case others are curious. Have a great weekend all.

    7.3.20 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Thank you so much for sharing all of this! Have a great weekend.

      7.4.20 | Reply