Has this been the weirdest, most stressful week of all time?! I can’t even really process what is happening, it doesn’t feel like reality. I’m beyond grateful for an intense work schedule this week as it served as a productive distraction I could channel all of my energy into. Regardless of what happens, I think I’m really disappointed and alarmed that it’s even this close. Because it means half the country thinks this kind of presidency is okay and they would CHOOSE IT AGAIN. Unfortunately, I’m not surprised though I was hopeful that maybe we were better than this.
On My Radar
We harvested the last of our peppers. Most had to be cut off before they were fully ready because it’s been so cold out… It was exciting but also a little bit of a sad moment because that garden has brought me so much joy during this pandemic. I loved going out to check on our peppers and I’ll miss that daily ritual.
ONE // Local Food Banks
If you’re feeling as helpless and disappointed and frustrated, I just wanted to put a plug out there for your local food bank. Food banks are so important for communities and provide more than just food for people in your community who are in need. They can be lifelines– providing job support, access to medical care/resources, and even just a safe place to go during a crisis. They’re ALWAYS important but during a pandemic, it’s more important than ever.
I talked about this on my IG Story this week, but just wanted to reiterate how focusing local can magnify what you’re able to do and what you’re able to contribute. Of course, big elections ARE important and they are big deals… but so is what happens right in your own neighborhood. I have made the choice to channel my resources (time and money) into our food bank, but you may find your community has other needs that you can help with.
My friend Riley launched a collection with Moda Operandi and it’s gorgeous. I’m so proud of her– it all looks so fantastic. I have absolutely loved watching Riley find her artistic groove over the years! She keeps raising her own bar and I know this is just the beginning of great things for her.
Need some levity?! This video of a mom giving daily announcements on their house intercom speaker for virtual learning had me in stitches. Absolutely hysterical. But the best part? I was picturing like first graders or something……. wait until the end 🤣
I have been working on a needlepoint canvas with Abby from Le Point Studio! I love all of the canvases she does. So I was thrilled when she asked if I wanted to collab on one. I absolutely couldn’t say no! Of course we did a big blue bow! It’s designed for beginners, so even if you’ve never needlepointed before, this could be a good place to start. (But it’s also a joy to stitch if you’re a pro!) Launches at 10 am EST/9am CT.
FIVE // Infinity Song
Mike sent me a video of this group of siblings singing and I’ve been hooked ever since. They are insanely talented. Check out their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dream.”