How was everyone’s week? I can’t believe it’s August tomorrow. This summer is flying by and we realized yesterday it’s almost exactly a year ago I announced I was pregnant. That summer was one of the hardest of my life. It has made me so grateful for everyday that I feel healthy. It has also made me shift my priorities and focus on quality family time over everything else (the article I linked below about the quest for success really hit home). We’ve started doing little beach trips for lunch during Marin’s 11-1 awake time and it’s so nice to do those things that normally I’d say I’m too busy for. Honestly it’s a constant struggle of trying to juggle work, motherhood and everything else, but Marin will only be this little for so long, and I feel so lucky I get to witness it everyday.
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)
The never-ending quest for success leads away from happiness.
I’ll share a blog post but pretty much everything you need to know about mail in voting can be found here. Moral of the story, if you want to vote by mail, the earlier you get going the better!
I had Ottolenghi’s soba noodle, eggplant, and mango recipe a few weekends ago and I can’t stop thinking about it. There’s so many delicious flavors happening in this recipe—definitely try it! (C)
The other women in Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Harvard Law class.
This Greenwich Village townhouse makes me miss New York. (C)
John Homans was an editor at several big magazines like New York and Vanity Fair—while you might not be familiar with his writing, you’ve most likely read a story he’s shaped. He recently passed away and they ran the most amazing obituary—it’s so incredibly moving and heartfelt. Take the time to read it if you can, it will remind you what life is all about. (C)
What we can learn from Vermonters about handling the Coronavirus.
This might sound weird, but sometimes the best way to bust a reading slump? Dive into some YA fiction, here are seven picks to get you started.
I got a bunch of recommendations from you guys to try the Isle of Paradise Tanning Mouse and it did not disappoint. Applying it with the mitt was super easy and it was the best self-tan I’ve ever done on myself. I use it in medium. (J)
Newport, RI has so many interesting local stories. One of the most talked about, whether or not Doris Duke murdered her close friend and employee. This article in Vanity Fair investigated whether or not she got away with murder.
The baby food I shared on stories a week ago, White Leaf, gave me a coupon code to share, jesskirby, for 15% off your order (including bundles). Marin loves every single one we’ve tried, and we’ve tried them all! (J)
A former colleague of mine recently published her first short story and it’s so well-written! Very excited for her. (C)