Another week and another month in the books. I’m mostly shocked it’s already May. (Insert Justin Timberlake GIF 😉) In my head, I feel like we’re frozen in the middle of March. Not too much to report on the last week. Work has largely returned to normal (minus anything in person obviously) and it feels really good to have that sense of normalcy, if only to keep myself super busy throughout the day!!
Trying to make espress-fro a thing, ha ha ha!!! Basically I pull two shots of espresso with my machine but I click the button a second time. It seems like this would be a quadruple shot, but the second batch is pretty much just hot water so it turns it into more of an Americano. Anyway, you put that in the freezer for about thirty minutes, pull it out when the top is frozen, and throw in a splash of milk. It’s so good and honestly just something “fun” to look forward to every afternoon!
Here’s what was on my radar this week:
ONE // Two Sales Not to Miss
I just wanted to include two notes about sales for brands I love and wear frequently. Gal Meets Glam is currently 15% off sitewide, including their new April collection which launched yesterday. And Margaux, my favorite shoe company, is offering 20% off almost everything and you can choose to donate your portion of the discount to No Kid Hungry.
TWO // Garden Drip Setup
Most of this post went straight over my head. Ashley’s husband Ryan shared their watering system for their outdoor plants and flowers. Now, even though I didn’t understand most of it… I am determined to read and re-read until I get it. Mike and I have been doing a lot of work on our own for the backyard!! It’s been a labor of love, but it’s truly starting to come together.
THREE // J. Crew Masks
J. Crew just launched a pack of masks available for preorder. They’re cute and simple. J. Crew and Madewell have also donated masks to medical professionals in NYC. I’ve been working on getting a bunch of masks ready to sell to raise money, but I’m not quite there yet. I’ve been getting DMs from a lot of people looking for masks though so I wanted to share this option.
FOUR // Acrylic Backgammon Set
This is an extremely fun backgammon set. It’s definitely on the more expensive side of things, but it’s gorgeous. (In comparison, here’s the super affordable board Mike and I have been playing on!) I just keep picturing, like, outdoor games all summer long. We’ve found it to be a fun game to do marathons with. Just game, after game, after game! Fun to play on a rainy afternoon or after dinner.
If you’re not following Paula of Hill House Vintage on Instagram, you must!!! I am so thrilled to have discovered her account a couple of weeks ago. Her account is the most lovely escape of all time. She lives in the English countryside and her home is stunning. I’m really enjoying following!!