Weekend Reading, 8.22.20.

Weekend Reading, 8.22.20

I took this photo last weekend. Being out east, even for just a night, really made me crave greenery, fresh air, and… a hammock!!!! I definitely need more hammocks in my life. I had considered getting one for my patio but it wouldn’t have worked in the space. And I have been really craving outdoor space and greenery lately. My little patio definitely helps with that but man, I miss Cape Cod, the mountains, anywhere, really!!!

Swimming in a lake sounds really really good right now. I hope you had a good week. It was a quiet, cozy, relatively uneventful week over here. I was proud of myself as I did Melissa Wood Health every single day (I follow her weekly calendar and really love the quick daily workouts!) We recorded twice for the podcast (book club drops next week, be sure to pick up The Comeback if you haven’t already!!), I had some calls for brand projects, and I read a lot. What else is new? 😉 Have a good one… happy weekend-ing! XOXO

Weekend Reading 8.22.20

CALLING ALL FEMALE CREATIVES! Just a reminder that there’s just over a week left to apply for this $5,000 seed grant (+ mentoring!).

On being emotionally vulnerable.

My all time favorite cleansing balm.

Planning on making all of the tomato recipes – yummm. (Also: this salad!)

Do you really need toner?

Oh I love this plant-filled home! That backyard greenhouse.

This smocked dress (from Amazon!) is v v cute.

Stressed about money? Here are ten tips.

SUCH a cute $20 striped nightshirt.

How the French concept of “mise en place” can help you to be more productive.

Loved seeing Kellie’s bedroom! (She has the best house.)

Love this green gingham face mask. Everything in this Etsy shop is so cute.


Why do romcoms treat turning 30 as a death sentence!?! More romcoms about people in their thirties, pls! (Speaking of romcoms, this is a great list.)

Very into this lock & key necklace set.

Beauty tips from a celebrity stylist.

How to keep your brows on point (it’s even more important now that we’re all wearing masks!)

This is such a cute ruffle sweatshirt. (This puff sleeve sweater, too.)

Anna has me curious about dazzle dry… have any of you tried it?

I got this puff sleeve tee in white and love it! Such a good basic.

YAY – Dunkin’ has oat milk!

On the benefits of procrastination.

A full review of the best pillow ever.

One of my most favorite handbags just went on sale. The little guy is on sale, too!

Let’s stop saying New York is over.

On the therapeutic benefits of gardening…. (I agree!)

This drop shoulder sweater is such a great basic.

Allie shared some AMAZING small space organization tips. I’m very impressed.

An amazing deal on one of my holy grail skincare products.

This cat!!!!

Why you should take a break.

An eye cream that leaves your under eye area looking instantly lifted.

The best dating app opening lines.

BaubleBar just introduced a micro version of their best selling Alydia ring. It’s stunning!

Loved reading about Jess’s experience with text banking.

Dealing with loneliness.

One of my most favorite detox baths. Def going to do it this weekend.

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  1. Mollye:

    Grace, great links this week! Love love love dazzle dry, it keeps your nail polish on for a solid week. I’ve never been a gel person always regular polish but with increase hand washing and sanitizer I found my polish was chipping fast. Highly recommend dazzle dry to fix that issue!

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  2. I will never go back to gel manicures after trying dazzle dry—lasts so long and feels so much healthier on my nails.

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  3. Lillie:

    Great roundup! I’m so picky about these kind of posts, and yours are always worth the time. When you say “quick daily workouts” how quick is quick?

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    • Usually around 20-40 minutes!!! Most days there’s one video, and others there’s like say 12 min abs and 15 min arms… short but HARD!

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  4. rachel:

    I just started a job that has me on my feet more than I’m used to. Took a lord jones cbd bath earlier this week and a mustard seed one last night! Consider me influenced. Have a great rest of your weekend.

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  5. Sounds like a great week! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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  6. A good reminder to stop and take a break! And I might add taking some time off as well. I feel like without the ability to travel much, many people feel like further postponing taking time off but it’s so needed after all we’ve been through this year. I am just about to finish my holidays and man it felt good to be totally disconnected!

    The Career Edit

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  7. Kerry:

    Just sneaking back in to say I finished Dark and that everyone should watch it… it is the best show I’ve ever seen BY FAR. It broke my heart in the best way possible and I am beyond impressed by the fact that someone actually came up with (and very smoothly resolved) such an intense and complicated plot. I am in love, about to watch it again ❤️

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  8. Sabrina:

    I came to read a few of these and ask where you are in Dr. Foster??? I finished last week….

    8.22.20 Reply
    • I watched episode 1 of season 2 and then got hooked on selling sunset. Need to finish!!!

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  9. Kat:

    I do think Dazzle Dry lasts longer than standard polish (still chips though, it’s not durable like gel), but I hated the brush! It was a wider, flat rectangular shape instead of the rounded shape I prefer. I’m also just not very savvy with nail polish though :p

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  10. Andrea:

    Look forward to these posts every week. I have Dazzle Dry and found it peeled too quickly, but reading the other post below, I might try it again. Maybe if I buff first I’ll have more luck!

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  11. I needed to read that article about emotionally vulnerable as I have been talking about it with my therapist a lot lately.

    Also, RomComs after 30, PLEASE. I just had this conversation with a married friend who literally could have had a movie made about her life.

    Have a great weekend, Grace!

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  12. Danielle:

    I feel like do you need toner is something that I ask myself every single day!


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  13. Kate:

    Just wanted to say THANK YOU for always posting such wonderful, fun and interesting content. Love sitting down with my coffee on Sunday mornings and clicking through your weekend reading. You’re a gem!!!

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  14. Molly O.:

    Dazzle Dry is amazing! It lasts over two weeks for me every time I apply it and it dries in less than 5 minutes. You should definitely try it bc you won’t be disappointed 🙂

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  15. Christine:

    I just ordered the micro Alydia Ring in Sapphire to be my something blue on my wedding day! Love it!!!

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  16. My salon has Dazzle Dry and I LOVE it. Dry in 5 minutes and chip-free for at least a week. Got me to stop getting gel manicures all the time.

    8.24.20 Reply
    • Wow. I’m so intrigued! Right now I do a pedicure + gel mani every three weeks. I want to see if my place has it!

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  17. Caroline Yarborough:

    Hi Grace! You had shared the link for the linen sheets at the B&B on Instagram. I can’t seem to find them again. Would you mind resharing please? Thank you! xx

    8.30.20 Reply