Odds and Ends

1. Advice from a nearly 90-year-old on how to be happy. Loved this article.

2. Fresh Beat Band…where are they now? Come on, you know you want to know.

3. Hey, no one cares about your travels. Laughed and laughed.

4. Cute raffia clutch alert! That is so mine.

5. I want to live in Elizabeth Warren’s America.

6. I don’t wear shorts EVER, so these casual pants are perfect for summer.

7. Childhood pen pals reconnect after 30 years. Love.

8. High heels throughout the years. Can you imagine wearing the pair from the 1500s?!

9. There’s a new lipstick on my horizon. Which is your favorite shade?

10. Let’s hear it for the average child! This is SUCH a great article.

11. OMG, there are now honeymoon photographers. Say what?!

12. Um, you might be stressing out your dog. Say it isn’t so!

13. It’s a double-decker Odds and Ends week! Did you see the one I posted on Monday?

14. Rainwater collecting installation. So pretty.

Happy Friday! I’m off to Dallas for the weekend. Super excited.

image credit: makers movement


Clove + Hallow Lip Crémes

You all. Clove + Hallow Lip Crémes are so dang good. I’m fully obsessed so of course, I wanted to swatch them for you.

These lipsticks are PETA-certified cruelty-free and vegan and are made with a base formula of organic castor and jojoba oils that delivers legit pigmentation. Plus, they are incredibly creamy. So. Very. Creamy. The satin-matte finish is classic and keeps my lips hydrated all day.

Full ingredient list:

Sunflower Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Mica, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Jojoba Esters, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Grapefruit oil, Orange Peel Wax, Argan Oil, Vitamin E; May Contain Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Lake Dyes

Two other bonuses – the white packaging is super chic with a magnetic closure and (and!) they work great as cream blushes. I personally love to wear Desert Rose on my cheeks all the time.

Here are my 4 favorite shades from the collection of 9.

Desert Rose


Flaming Coral


The price point on these lipsticks can’t be beat. 20 dollars! Have you tried Clove + Hallow lip crémes? What’s your favorite shade?

Love lipstick? You might like these posts:

Best Natural Red Lipsticks in Green Beauty

Best of the Best: Kosas Lipsticks



Odds and Ends

1. Happy Pride Month! Remember the first-ever Pride was actually a riot against police brutality. So much more than rainbows involved.

2. Summer reading lists are my fave.

3. This woman wrote a 100,000-word doctoral on apostrophes and she’s my hero.

4. I’m doing 30 Days of Dresses this month! You can find all the outfits in the “Dresses” highlight in my Instagram profile.

5. Speaking of dresses, this one was the first to be highlighted. I adore it.

6. I have undulating feelings about Elizabeth Gilbert, but I really enjoyed this article.

7. Books lovers, we need to visit this hotel pronto.

8. Looking for a summer playlist? I’ve got you covered.

9. Fewer babies were born in 2018 than decades before. Here’s why.

10. How to get every email returned. Love this article.

11. Now that Game of Thrones is over, here’s what HBO wants you to watch.

12. Posted my updated evening skincare routine here.

13. This devastating Boy Scouts situation is making me ill.

14. EIGHT National Spelling Bee champions this year.

15. Always looking for an affordable fancy clutch for weddings and events. Love this one and it’s 50% off.

16. Aerial view of Shaolin Kung Fu exercises. So beautiful.

Happy Friday Monday! Hope you have a fantastic week. 

image credit: elizabeth mayville