Aloe aloe! I thought about sparing you the garden variety puns, but if thistle make you smile, I’m not going to backpetal now. 😉 How’s it growing? Are you feeling bouquet? Damndelion it’s hot! What in carnation happened to Spring? I’m wilting. What a bud you? Happy the warm weather’s here once and floral? (Sorry not sorry. I dig the puns!)
The past week has been better but I can’t shake the feeling that I’m doing quarantine wrong. Kimberly nailed it with her post the other day (and I love the illustration by People I’ve Loved artist Carissa Potter Carlson). I feel like everyone else is thriving and I’m dropping all the balls. I know neither is true but I feeeel like it is. Anyone else still out of sorts? (Cleary Glennon Doyle’s entire family is brilliant.)
Speaking of Glennon Doyle, one night last week I participated in a BooknBrunch Zoom meetup/fundraiser/dance party themed around her latest book, Untamed. I’m only 50 pages in but she is blowing my mind over and over again. It’s a memoir/manifesto about throwing off expectations and listening to your own voice. I want to keep this post on the shorter side so I won’t post the full description here but I’m loving it so far. I keep thinking about her story about a friend who tried a hot yoga class. Tho it literally made her sick, she’d ignored all the voices in her head and saw the entire class through.”[Immediately afterwards] while she was on her hands and knees wiping up her own puke with paper towels, she thought: ‘What is wrong with me? Why did I stay and suffer? The door wasn’t even locked.‘” How many times have I done the same? Stayed in a situation that wasn’t good for me because I thought it was the ‘right’ thing to do, that I didn’t deserve/shouldn’t want any better? That I didn’t have a choice? 🙋♀️ (Also if you like to read in the bath, this Untamed soap would be perfect.)
Okay this post is getting long anyway so here’s a picture of Mr. Meow Meow supervising a shoot earlier this week. May’s Lookfantastic Beauty Box is coming up next. (#gifted)
We’ve been trying some of Goodfood’s new breakfast pastries and their chocolatines are unreal. So light, so flakey, so buttery melt-in-your-mouth! And the dark choco middle with just a hint of salt? Delicious! I’ll have more on these and some other picks soon. In the meantime, if you’re curious to know about their smoothies, I’ve got a post right here. (#gifted)
Last but not least, my giveaway for the Spring Hygge in a Box ends today (May 27), so be sure to get your entries in over on Instagram if you haven’t already. Good luck!!