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Odds and Ends

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1. Teachers like this are so inspiring.

2. You can alter your brain by staring into someone’s eyes for 10 minutes. Trippy.

3. When is school going to start, pray tell? I am totally feeling this mom.

4. Um, this can’t be true. THIS CAN’T BE TRUE.

5. One of my favorites on self respect by Joan Didion.

6. My DIY honey mask is featured on Better Homes and Gardens. I love that mask.

7. How to talk to little girls. Great piece.

8. Red solo cups – did you know about this secret feature?

9. Are you a naked person? Can’t say that I am.

10. Would you wear this jumpsuit?

11. Your state’s favorite emoji. The ghost sticking his tongue out? What the hell, Oklahoma?

12. If you aren’t watching Matt Bellassai get drunk at his desk and complain, you are totally missing out.

13. Science rules.

Happy Friday! We had the most beautiful weather yesterday…I’m definitely ready for fall.

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The Most Beautiful Silk Maxi Dress

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My love for Cuyana blossomed just before leaving for Peru with Krochet Kids. I was looking for a passport cover and stumbled across their simple, lovely line. I ended up purchasing a monogrammed cover, as well as their travel case set, which I adore. (I feel so grown up – before, I was just throw my toiletries into random small bags I accumulated over the past decade.)

Earlier this year, Cuyana introduced more apparel to their line, and when this red silk maxi debuted, I knew it was a piece that I needed in my closet. The dress is lovely – simple and elegant are two adjectives that immediately come to mind, and it really works for so many occasions. Worth every penny, if you ask me.

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necklace by gorjana

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Odds and Ends

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Well, hello there! Things have been a little quiet around here because, well, summer camp ended! And I’m with my kids! All day! Erry damn day! Until school starts! Which isn’t for 10 more days! HALP.

Hoping to be around next week, but if not, I hope this mega list of odds and ends will tide you over.

1. If you’re into podcasts, two I’m really enjoying are Edit Your Life by Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest and Being Boss by Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson.

2. Does your Facebook news feed totally suck you into the rabbit hole of time wastage? I installed this last month, and you wouldn’t believe how much time it saves me. Down with the Facebook news feed, yo.

3. Um, big shark.

4. I just bought these jeans. It could go either way, folks. Keep you posted. Also, extra 30% off sale this weekend.

5. Grown man fed formula as a child wants to know why. HAAAAAAA.

6. Things that will happen if you don’t pull your phone out right now. Hurry, you are going to miss out!!

7. This study about meditation completely rebuilding the brain’s grey matter in 8 weeks is fascinating.

8. Since I wear stud earrings 98% of the time, I’m always looking for a new simple pair. These are perfect.

9. Best idea ever. For real…I love that guy.

10. Yes. This is why we have all of the feelings, people.

11. If you struggle with wanting to maintain control at all times, this is a great article by Martha Beck. Relaaaaaaaax.

12. I rarely talk about my health here (because, frankly, I don’t have the answers, and really, there is so much positivity I’d rather focus on), but this article really struck a chord with me.

13. I don’t know how I feel about men applying makeup better than I do. Share the wealth!

14. Speaking of makeup, Disney princesses without it.

15. Mindy Kaling’s Guide to Confidence. So good.

Happy Friday!

image credit: john hoyland