Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby on the same day, jackpot. The beautiful, sunny weather we’ve been waiting for showed up just in time too. Cheers to guac and mint juleps (or maybe we’ll just stick to margaritas). Happy weekend.
Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
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…
These hobbies boost mental wellbeing—even if you’re not good at them! So get creative no matter your skill level.
Why building your personal brand is the worst career advice ever. This is hilarious and makes a few great points.
The first episode of our new podcast, Cozy Ranch Radio, is live! You can listen and subscribe here. (J)
George Saunders teaches at Syracuse University (where I went to school) and I’ve always loved his work. I just read his book, Lincoln in the Bardo, and it was wonderful and challenging. It won the Man Booker Prize this year too. (C)
Kristen Bell’s advice on anxiety that she’d give her younger self.
Locals, have you eaten at TSK? It’s open again after being closed for a few years. They had a really delicious and creative menu.
During my visit to Anthro last week they interviewed me about starting my blog, challenges in this industry and how I really feel about Instagram. (J)
The connection between diet and mood—all about the DASH diet.
Your range of restaurant anxieties illustrated.
Playful party tips if you’re having friends over for the Kentucky Derby.
Full skincare/hormonal acne blog post coming soon, but this stuff is a true game changer. My skin hasn’t look so radiant, glowy, and clear in years. (J)
If someone can answer the question in this article they deserve some sort of really amazing prize.
Have you seen the new trailer for the movie A Simple Favor with Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively?
I love your bag in that picture. It looks great with that scarf! I’m hoping to ride into the weekend too haha. Looking forward to reading that personal brand article, thanks!
I am so excited about your podcast!
I discovered your blog somewhat recently and have loved keeping up! I’ve been trying to make my social media consumption more intentional (deleted instagram!) and becoming more deeply engaged in blogs and podcasts and their respective communities. So glad to have another podcast to follow! Thanks for making the internet a better place!
“Why Is Modern Motherhood Only Ever Depicted as Magical or Miserable?” — THANK YOU!
I’ve had so many people portray motherhood as this magical bond that makes me feel so guilty. Yes, I do have this awesome bond with my daughter but it’s not all rainbows and unicorns. And it isn’t miserable either, yes it can be challenging but so is life in general.
People set these ridiculous expectations of what motherhood is mainly thanks to posed photos and posts via the internet so people have this idealistic perception of what motherhood is and when they realize what it’s like is where the miserable part comes from. I never set any sort of expectations, motherhood is like life, it has its ups and its downs and you just go with the flow of it.