Oh man, last week was so rough for me mentally but I am very happy (and very relieved) to report that this one was much better. I had been really struggling with the reality of this “new normal” and coming to terms with the disappointment of it all. But I have some things on the horizon to look forward to and just because life looks different doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy life as much as possible. At least that’s what I’ve been trying to tell myself over and over again like a mantra.
I talked to so many friends and readers over the past couple of weeks who all were feeling the same way. I think it’s more important than ever to give yourself grace as we navigate through this pandemic.
Here’s what has been on my radar this week:
ONE // How to Make Layer Cakes
As much as I love to bake, I always find cakes to be quite tricky. (Mostly, I’m sure, due to my own impatience waiting for them to cool before frosting!) This video popped up on my discover feed and I kind of fell in love. The cakes look divine… and huge. Something straight out of Alice in Wonderland. It’s a long video so definitely bookmark it to watch when you have the time… It’s kind of like a masterclass in layer cakes!
TWO // Cornhole DIY Game
Who else loves a good game of cornhole?! We currently don’t have our own set, though I’ve been meaning to get one for our backyard. I love the idea of making our own and customizing it exactly how we want. These are great step by step instructions for a functional and adorable game.
THREE // Ruffled Tops
I am always on the hunt for great tops that aren’t button downs. J. Crew has two great sleeveless options. This one would be great with skinny jeans or denim shorts. And this one with a ruffled neck is a fantastic closet staple… wear it now on its own and later layer under a sweater! Both are 25% off right now with “GOSALE” at checkout.
FOUR // Inside Kendall Jenner’s LA House
Kendall Jenner’s house tour with Architectural Digest is… well, wow. It’s just amazing. I’d move in in a heartbeat… The painting room! The pool! The kitchen!!!!
FIVE // “Can’t Touch This” Parody
COVID is obviously not a laughing matter and I know a lot of parents, teachers, and school officials/administrators are trying to figure out what the right thing to do regarding opening is. (I honestly feel for everyone having to make these tough decisions.) With that said, I saw this video that a school principal made about returning to school and it was on the nose. I love his attitude and it was so well-done!