I’m feeling super drained this week. Can’t even pinpoint it to one thing but I’m just feeling exhausted. We’re heading back up to Mike’s family’s lake house next week and I may end up taking a few days off of blogging just to have some time away from my phone and computer. Going to play it by ear, but just wanted to give you guys a heads up if my blog is a little quieter next week!
In the meantime, here’s what has been on my radar this week:
I just finished Arshay Cooper’s book A Most Beautiful Thing. Of course, I’ll be sharing more of it when I do my end of the month reading round up, but in the meantime… highly recommend. It’s about his experience on the first all-Black US high school rowing team. He was just interviewed on NPR too!
A few people shared this Twitter thread with me and I loved it. The whole thing imagines what American Girl would make in 2055 for the 2020 historical doll. So genius.
THREE // Blue & White Dress for Preorder
My blue and white dress obsession is well-documented on here, so it’s probably no surprise that I couldn’t resist pre-ordering this blue and white dress. I’ve been living in comfortable “throw on” dresses, especially midi length ones lately. Love the scalloped trim touches… and the smocked back!
The One Room Challenge reveals get better and better every single year. My favorite from this year was hands down this cutting garden and flower studio by Cynthia Zamaria. The before and after is UNREAL. My favorite part (though it’s really hard to choose just one) is the stand inside with all the various props and vases.
FIVE // Gingham Cocktail Napkins
These (machine-washable) cocktail napkins with gingham trim couldn’t be cuter, right? Great idea to have tucked away for gifting (could work for everything from birthdays to housewarming). And they’re cute enough to be gifted as-is but would also work if you wanted a backdrop for some embroidery.