How was your week? Mine was okay. This is all starting to feel normal and I am kind of just getting used to it, to the point where it will be weird to have a week or a weekend packed with plans! I got a lot of work done, did a bunch of reading (I’m currently reading this thriller and it’s pretty fun so far!) and cooked a lot. Status quo. In TV news I’m back to rewatching Gossip Girl (so fun), and absolutely loving The Baker and The Beauty and we’ll see… I’ll probably find something else I want to binge this weekend! (Should I watch Mrs. America!? It looks great!!!)
Anyway, hopefully this week’s links are more interesting than my intro… I am boring! Whatever you’re doing this weekend, I hope it’s great. Stay safe, healthy, and (duh) HOME! AND if you need a book rec, check out my newly revamped Book Club page. I’m so proud of it, it looks so good!
Weekend Reading 4.25.20
I made Julia’s buffalo chicken bowls this week and they are so good!
The best books to read this summer.
Naadam is having a BIG sale and nearly everything is 20% off with code NAADAMSPRING20.(I love the cashmere joggers and hoodie!)
Lolz – Diane von Furstenburg’s book from the seventies sounds like something I need to read.
Healthy alternatives to your fav comfort foods.
It’s old, but love this peek into Alison Roman’s Kitchen.
The crochet sleeves on this top are everything – and it’s half off right now!
This is so fun: quarantine looks inspired by romcoms!
Still living in this cozy fleece: the long, lean silhouette is everything.
Oh wow! This small business makes the COOLEST puzzles.
Love this meditation in “nature,” it’s so relaxing!
Have been testing this plant based retinol and LOVE it so far.
How to organize your closet.
Love this chic peplum top!
Such a chic Brooklyn apartment.
This ($40!) botanical print dress is so good.
A new TV show! Excited for this. Also excited for Anna Kendrick’s new show!
Olaplex finally made a big size!
So smart: now you can do the New Yorker crossword puzzle with a friend.
Such a pretty floral top!
Loved Blair’s post about the art in her home – she did such a good job. I also LOVE her guest room!
Very into these tie-dye leggings (and the matching crop bra!)
Wanting to make this pasta after seeing it in the Girls Night In newsletter.
Love this colorful Hamptons home! The hand painted checkerboard floor feels a lot like mine!
Such a good oversized tee!
What to make when you have no groceries.
photo by Allie Provost.
I rewatched Gossip Girl a few months ago and I was hooked! I swear I like it more and more every time I watch it. It really is a classic, haha. Have a great weekend! ❤️✨
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
It’s definitely a classic! Also always blows my mind that most of the fashion still holds up!
Not sure if you’ve seen, but bakuchiol is actually pretty bad for the environment 🙁 https://www.clozette.co/article/what-is-bakuchiol-in-skincare-5767
Thanks for sharing. Sounds like I need to read more and educate myself a bit more on this, but upon reading the article you linked I wouldn’t say it’s “bad for the environment” just because it comes from an endangered plant. Seems like they’re studying ways to both meet demand and keep the plant from becoming further endangered!
good point! Hopefully they figure it out since it sounds effective.
I know, I hope so too!!!! Am going to do some more research; I know Herbivore discontinued theirs because of scarcity… need to research Biossance because they’re a really good company so I have to believe they have figured things out. STAY TUNED!
Random question – is the Amazon fleece more of a fuzzy fabric, or more woven like a Patagonia sweater? Thanks!!
So it’s kinda a hybrid. It’s like a fleece (fuzzy fabric) but the outside of it has the texture of a sweater.
Just wanted to say: I love these roundups. Every Saturday morning I have a little ritual where I make a latte, snuggle on the couch and click through every link. Thank you for doing these ❤️
Aw I am so glad to hear that!!!!
Thank you SO much for sharing the NYT nature meditation!! That was exactly what I needed this morning!
So glad you like it! I thought it was SO cool!
Thanks friend! So sweet of you to include me!
of course! Loved that post. Hope you’re having a great weekend. Xo
I look forward to this post every week! Thanks for continuing to share
Happy weekend x
Lisa | lisaautumn.com
Love the new book club page. Also loved the DIY spa video. After watching the Alison Roman video, I guess I don’t have any reason not to get in the kitchen and cook.
Oh good I’m so glad!!!! And seriously right? She’s such an inspiration!
Thank you for sharing! My heart panged a little that the summer books article wasn’t called Beach Reads but I’m vowing to get through this with good-humored resolve. (From QEII’s speech). That Rodham book looks so good.
The week was okay. We’re trying to get back into creating a weekday/weekend routine even though we’re home. I think it’s helping because the days are starting to move faster. It would be nicer if we had more than one sunny day a week here in southern NJ, but good-humored resolve. Yup.
I keep saying I’m going to be better at creating a weekend routine but keep failing! This morning I got up and read for an hour while I drank my coffee and that was really nice!
Yay glad you liked the buff chix! One of my favorite recipes and SO easy xx
I just finished The Last House guest from your rec, so good!! Now I’m reading all of Megan Miranda’s books and loving it. How did you like how it ended/twisted etc.?
Thank you so much for the time and effort you make for your blog and readers! I come to this page every morning with my cup of coffee and it’s such a nice way to start the morning.
Ah so glad you liked it!!! I liked how it ended. I think she’s such a good writer!
And thank you for the kind words, it makes me so happy to hear that you start the morning with me!!!! XOXO
I love the new book club page…. granted I don’t know what the old one looked like bc I’m new but this one is great. I took a look at it when you first posted it but yesterday I was looking for something light to download and it was so easy to go through the genre filter and just scroll through the titles and read a small blurb what it’s about.
I am so happy you are liking it! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂