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Happy first snow Friday! I know a lot of us in the Northeast got snow in the last 24 hours and I must confess it makes me so happy. I’m not sure if I’m in the minority or the majority but I LOVE the first snow. Of course it’s now raining so the romance is dead, but it was fun while it lasted. I legit can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving next week. We are getting our new Cafe Appliances in the next few days though, and I am SO excited because we will have them in time for hosting Thanksgiving at our house. I’ll be spending this weekend writing out my Christmas lists and *starting* to do a little decorating (no tree until after Thanksgiving).

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…

Dispelling the myth that people who can’t get ahead are somehow not doing enough. This story was absolutely heartbreaking.

A new take on pumpkin pie that’s so darn pretty you won’t want to cut it.

Oh thank goodness, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs has been revised to reflect our modern times (enjoy the laugh).

These shrimp rice bowls are bursting with flavor thanks to the combination of citrus and creamy avocado. It’s the perfect way to get your vitamin C this winter.

As someone on the hunt for a dress for a NYE Black Tie Wedding, this post from Mary is SO helpful. (J)

The California Wildfire Relief Fund is helping both Southern and Northern California in relief efforts after the devastating wildfires that are still not 100% contained. There’s also a comprehensive list of organizations you can support that are helping with relief efforts here.

You guys know how I feel about supplements, so I loved reading about which ones Julia takes.

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about rosehip oil but didn’t even know to ask.

I just got this faux fur coat from Sezane and it is SO beautiful in person. It looks black online but it’s actually the most gorgeous blue. I have it in size 34. (J)

Was scared shitless by this story called The Watcher in New York magazine. It’s terrifying true crime and just so you know in advance, it’s still unsolved. So creepy. (C)

Have you read this book? It’s on our reading list and I’ve heard everyone is talking about it.

CBD seltzer? Sign us up please! Recess tout benefits like stress-relief and a sense of calm.

Don’t buy into hustle porn—why perfomative busyness is bad for business.

Locals, I’m in awe of the gorgeous wreaths Greenlion Design are making and selling. Not in Rhode Island? They ship them too. (C)

These popovers with cranberry butter are perfect for Thanksgiving.

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  1. Allie wrote:

    Hi Jess,
    It’s great that you posted a link for the southern California fire victims but the Camp Fire up north is the worst fire in California history, continues to burn with only 40% containment, is creating major smoke pollution putting northern California with the worst air quality in the world right now, and the town of Paradise that almost entirely burnt down was primarily composed of people with a low SES and will likely not be able to rebuild with ease. Just wanted to post this so that others can help out the WHOLE state by donating to the American Red Cross.
    Thanks! 🙂

    11.16.18 | Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Yes you are absolutely right and I am so sorry for the oversight on my part. Feel really terrible about that. Thank you. I am updating the post right now.

      11.16.18 | Reply
      • Allie wrote:

        Thank you!!! Love your site 🙂

        11.20.18 | Reply
  2. Hi Jess,

    Thank you for including the link to help Southern California fire victims.

    Northern California is currently the location of the largest, deadliest, and most destructive fire in CA state history.

    The CA wildfire relief fund is helping both Southern and Northern CA in relief efforts.

    You can learn more here:



    11.16.18 | Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Christine thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I feel terrible about the oversight. I am adding this to the post right now. Thank you again for raising this.

      11.16.18 | Reply
  3. Mackenzie wrote:

    Wow! That article about the people buying a house and the stalker… that is incredibly crazy. Those poor people!! I feel terrible for them.

    11.17.18 | Reply

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