Odds and Ends

1. Please tell me you saw the photos of this little girl’s first day of school – before and after. Classic.

2. 39 of the worst hotel and Airbnb guests ever.

3. David Byrne launches a magazine focusing on reasons to be cheerful. NEEDED.

4. Your townie neighbor providing directions in your rapidly gentrifying neighborhood.

5. It’s Labor Day weekend and the sales are blowing up. Here are my curated picks.

6. I just about sank into the depths when the shampoo/conditioner that saved my daughter’s tangled hair was discontinued until I found a NEW duo that works just as well and is less expensive! #WINNING

7. This sand sculpture makes me so sad.

8. How dare dogs bark in a dog park?! THE AUDACITY.

9. Got this cardigan in Bone and I am chomping at the bit to wear it. (I want the Cider too.) Please drop 40 degrees STAT, Oklahoma.

10. Pinterest adds authoritative vaccine results to its search.

11. Gender-neutral pronouns can change a culture. It’s already happened.

12. Green skincare junkies, please please please keep your eyes on Beauty Heroes this Sunday. The best deal I’ve ever seen in green beauty is about to go down. Have you signed up for my newsletter? I’ll be sending out the details first thing Sunday morning!

Happy Friday! We’re heading to Texas for the long weekend. Hope you enjoy yours!

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My Favorite Labor Day Deals!

Hello and happy impending Labor Day weekend! We are heading to Texas for the extended weekend, but far be it for me to not share some of the best Labor Day promotions. I mean, Labor Day is pretty much the Black Friday of late summer DUH. There are tons of deals to be had, but I am going to stick with the lucky number 7 today. Some promotions have already begun and some not quite yet, but I will include dates for you, as well as my top picks from each shop!


AILLEA is one of my favorite online green beauty retailers as well as having brick-and-mortar shops as in Denver, Charleston, Raleigh, and Atlanta. (Oh, how I wish I lived closer to one.)

AILLEA’s Labor Day promotion is from August 29th through September 2nd and shoppers can save 15% store-wide! The promotion is both in-store and online – online shoppers can use code LD2019 for the discount to apply.

(Certain brands are excluded – May Lindstrom, Kypris Beauty, Josh Rosebrook, and Vintner’s Daughter.)

My Top Picks:



Odds and Ends

1. Hot Girl Summer is coming to an end and now it’s time for Christian Girl Autumn. Did you see this meme and what resulted?

2. Love languages of a male feminist. Ha!

3. Girl, you’re a middle-aged woman now.

4. Have we completely ruined childhood? Great read.

5. Everyone needs a solid cardigan for Fall.

6. Bibliophiles that say screw it to the Marie Kondo method.

7. My love affair with these tinted balms will never cease. This shade is perfect for Fall.

8. Suicide prevention hotline will get a three-digit phone number. This is great news.

9. As if I needed a reason to love Keanu Reeves more.

10. These major cyberattacks on municipal computer networks are so freaky. Some are forced to pay the ransom!

11. Zipper and heel on this bootie ON POINT.

12. Meanwhile, the Amazon burns. Ugh ugh ugh

13. This Superman poster from the 1950s is pretty awesome.

Happy Friday! Hope you enjoy the weekend.

image credit: claire ritchie