What’d you get up to this week, friends? I helped a friend celebrate her birthday, took Loretta on a few dog play dates, took part in Dine Out For Somolia and attended a brunch + clothing swap. Busy! Lovely!
Also! Since Earth Day is April 22nd, every single sponsor in my sidebar produces or sells ethical fashion or beauty products. I’m so excited to get to know these brands better and introduce you guys to them!
Awesome things from a few of this month’s sponsors
Did you know that 100% Pure products are 100% natural and 100% cruelty-free, all products are completely, 100% free of artificial colors, artificial fragrances, synthetic chemical preservatives and all other toxins? Also: I love this lip color and doesn’t this blood orange body butter look amazing?
Nisolo leather goods are a) gorgeous b) support fair wages, benefits, safe working conditions, and local artisans. These sandals would be perfect for summer and this bag is on my ‘if I’m ever rich’ shopping list.
I’m excited to be on the Healers podcast this week talking about healing your relationship with money! Hint: it doesn’t involve coupon codes, budgeting software, or giving up the $5 lattes that bring you joy.
My girl Kelly just released her second book and I’m so excited for her I could just scream. Gracious: A Practical Primer on Charm, Tact, and Unsinkable Strength looks amaaaaazing!
To be filed under ‘art ideas I would have had.’
What do you think about the news that Mike Pence won’t have dinner with other women if his wife isn’t there?
Muslim religious beliefs sound a whole lot like the religious beliefs of most conservative Americans. Seriously. Re-read the paragraph above, except swap in ‘Muslim’ where I say ‘Mike Pence’ or ‘conservative,’ and replace “Bible” with “Qur’an.” There is a whole lot of overlap between major world religions, and Christianity and Islam are alike in many respects.
If you’re a creative human and you live with other humans, this is for you/us: How to make creative time for yourself.
Are you spring cleaning or spring decluttering? Here are some ideas to keep you inspired!
I’ve always wanted to live in a barn(or any not-originally-built-to-be-a-house space) but, uh, heating and cooling seems like it would be a nightmare. So instead, I’m going to look at this barn-to-home remodel and drool.
I went to Iceland a few years ago and while it’s lovely, it’s not an easy place to be a vegetarian. Thus, I loved this vegan guide to Iceland.
Cute! How to make a party bouquet.
Soooo, The United Nations is concerned about our right to protest and 45 just signed an internet privacy bill that will make it legal for internet providers to share your web browsing history with other companies. And then he rolled back laws that protect women from sexual harassment and give them equal pay. You’re signed up for Resistbot or Countable, right?
I loved this: Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.
Related: 23 ways to unplug.
If you’re a lady who’s looking for a new job and you need help with your resume, the 78 cents project is a pro-bono resume consultancy dedicated to eradicating the gender wage gap in America. Go check ’em out!
So sweet! Adding this book to my requested library book queue!
Hope you guys had a great week!