How was your week? If I am being totally honest, I have been feeling a little bit of seasonal depression coming on. It’s COLD and I have been in this situation before and I know that it’s because I’ve been bad about getting outside. It’s pretty amazing how much a little bit of sunshine helps. So I have been making sure I get outdoors, even if I have to wear a thousand layers. I also started taking a Vitamin D supplement and bought a happy light (this one had rave reviews in the Facebook group) so we’ll see if those things help.
In other news, I took Robin Roberts’ masterclass on effective communication. I really enjoyed it (and it was pretty quick, just a couple hours total – I updated my Masterclass review with more on that, if you’re interested!). I also started Lupin on Netflix, which is truly EXCELLENT. My parents are watching it (they’re on my Netflix account) and I got curious and got so sucked in. I can’t recommend it enough. Whatever you are up to this weekend, I hope it is great. Also, STAY WARM.
Weekend Reading, 1.30.21
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On using your vacation days even when you can’t travel.
These leggings are my favorite recent purchase. They are the absolute BEST.
How to meet new people after a year of isolation.
It’s time to start double masking.
I love the look of this timeless camel blazer.
These slouchy socks continue to be one of my best-sellers. They are so great.
A reader linked this Dear Sugar post in the comments of this blog post and I really enjoyed reading it so wanted to share it here!
How to be better at bragging.
This little white dress is so chic. Very summery but honestly, I’d wear it with tights and booties now!
The best winter exfoliators. So many of my favorites are included in here!
Such a chic mixed media top. Love those sleeves!
Sent this to Becca:
The greatest romance novels to read in your lifetime!
Love this tiny bathroom makeover.
Been living in this easy stripe sweater!
7 women on not having children.
I absolutely do not need another loungewear set but how good is this knot front top + matching “trousers!?”
Twelve things to say at your next performance review.
Mmmmm these slow cooker recipes sound incredible.
If you love the look of Lele Sadoughi headbands, this $13 one is for you!
A reader sent me this piece. It’s a bit morbid, but makes the case for getting clear on your priorities, living near the people you love, and quality time.
Gah this $25 floral wrap dress is so cute!
18 ways to reduce stress and anxiety.
Look at this fun, colorful Parisian apartment.
Ooh! These ribbed knit pants look so cozy for hanging out at home.
How to organize your kitchen. You know I’m a big fan of turntables.
I’ve been tempted by the ruffle collar trend and this blouse is super cute and affordable!
This is cool! A different type of room service.
This cat video is hilarious.
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Yes, sunshine truly does help! I swear I get depressed at around 6pm when the sun goes down haha! Hope you have a great weekend, Grace! ❤️✨
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I have said it before and I will say it again, I love sitting and clicking through all of your links!
I’m so glad to hear that, thank you!
Great list! Thanks for sharing the Cup of Jo article, as I’m still so stuck on what to do. It’s helpful to read many perspectives.
Glad it resonated! xx
I always look forward to your posts every weekend. Thank you for being you!!
Aw I am so glad to hear that. Thank you!
Heart bursting that you read and wanted to share the Cheryl Strayed essay. It’s something special. She has a collection of essays called Tiny Beautiful Things that I come back to over and over again.
I have and love that book so so much!
Wowwwww, especially thought-provoking links this week. I don’t think I’ve ever read something Cheryl Strayed wrote and not felt gutted. Same with the Tail End post. (Though my takeaway from that is also to eat more pizza :))
I love her writing so much!
My doctor recommended Vitamin D testing levels and I was l-o-w despite living in sunny California! I am excited to take a supplement guided by numbers rather than a sense that it’ll do me some good. I ordered from Nordic Naturals, which I’ve loved for awhile. They make Omega-3 oil from fish prioritized for supplements rather than using discards that are a few days older and more prone to be rancid.
Oh that is so interesting, and also – that’s the brand I got!!!
Grace! You had me loosing track of time (in a good way) on the links. Thank you!
That is the best compliment! Happy you enjoyed this week’s list.
I’m childless by design, I guess — “unexplained fertility” was my diagnosis — but because I didn’t pursue advanced treatments or adoption (the odds were not good for my age, adoption is a lot of $$) people seem to think I chose not to have kids.
Either way, I’m 48 without kids and my life is not the loveless hole of despair that everyone thinks. It’s fine!
Thanks for sharing that! I think there are a lot of ways to get love and fulfillment that don’t necessarily involve babies. 🙂