What. a. week. I haven’t been motivated to do much more than stare at the TV, glued to CNN. It’s heartbreaking, maddening, and scary and I’ve just been feeling so many things. Mentally and emotionally, I’m all over the place. I alternate between heartbroken, angry, scared… the whole gamut. This weekend I’m planning to hunker down and do all of the self-care. The three B’s, if you will…Books, baths, blankets! Despite the week’s events, I did want to make sure I got a reading up list as it’s been a few weeks with the break and personally, looking at fun and happy things helps to cheer me up a little. I hope this week’s list lifts your spirits just a little bit. And also: some ways to take care of yourself when the news is traumatizing.
Weekend Reading, 1.9.21.
Speaking of self care, Jess Keys rounded up 30+ at home self care ideas.
I bought this tunic sweater (in Desert Camel) this week and it is the bessssst. So cozy and oversized (def go down a size!).
Mackenzie’s closet looks so fantastic!
Did you love Bridgerton? Then check out this list of books!
The leopard and neon accents on this cozy fleece make it playful and fun.
How to get rid of Backne.
This easy midi dress just went on sale. Kinda love the zebra?
The best romance novels of 2021.
Everything we know about Season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale.
I’ve been getting a lot of fun jewelry on Amazon this winter, this initial pendant is my newest fav. And I love the chain!
I LOVE this colorful Notting Hill townhouse.
I have this sweatshirt in hot pink but had been stalking it, hoping to get a more neutral color. So glad it’s finally back in stock.
Do you have a “joy toolbox?” Here are 5 things to add to it.
These pajama pants are bananas! (Literally.)
Matching top right this way…
Thirty one recipes to make in January.
A very affordable pair of sweater pants, which you know I love.
On New York’s best winter streateries.
Vulture rounded up the most anticipated books of 2021.
I might be a masochist but I ordered this (very affordable) shacket this week. We will see how it works out!
The best true crime documentaries of 2021. Consider this your watch list.
One of my favorite dresses (seen here and here !) is back in stock. I love this one so much and am planning to winterize it with tights, boots, and a blazer or cardigan.
WOW – look at this shed makeover!
Oooh: this new book will take you inside the homes of some of the world’s most creative people.
Such a pretty puff sleeve sweater, in a fun and unexpected color. Equally obsessed with this (more neutral) one.
The best body scrubs and exfoliators for dry skin.
These leggings have gotten RAVE reviews. I ordered a pair this week and will report back.
New Years resolutions that will make you happier!
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I challenge you to do your own research about what happened this week outside of CNN, which I find to be majorly biased.
I feel like I am on the only person in the world who hasn’t watched Bridgerton yet!
oh it’s so fun!
Hi! Your joy toolbox link is linking back to the Handmaid’s Tale post – can you please relink? Idk what a joy toolbox is but definitely sounds like something I need.
fixed! xo https://www.bonappetit.com/story/joy-toolbox
Joy toolbox link goes to the Handmaid’s Tale piece.
sorry – fixed!
Thanks for the links, Grace! Have a great weekend! ❤️✨
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Grace, I have missed these posts! They are honestly a public service at this point 😀 It’s good to have you back 🙂
Awwwww I am so glad – thanks for that!
Happy New Year Grace, It will be a good year! Thank you for your thoughtfulness as always. Thank you for introducing me to Jess’ blog she has some really great content.
She does!!! Love her.
I’ve been eyeing a more expensive version of that initial necklace for a couple of months now. So glad you shared this more affordable alternative!
Oh yay! I really like mine!