Here are five things I’ve been loving lately!
1.) That rainbow dress I wore to Logan’s birthday party made a big splash at a low pricepoint- my size was $15.99 (you’ll notice with Amazon fashion you sometimes pay a little more or less dependent on size and color). I love to match my boy’s parties and I don’t like to spend too much doing so because I don’t anticipate wearing the dresses again in most cases (yes, I have an airplane dress and a whale print dress in my closet right now)! I simply wore it on my shoulders and swapped the belt out (and decided against the tie-up-the-leg stilettos for my baby’s party, but hey, you do you, boo! I also love this color scheme!
2.) This eyelash curler. Mine recently stopped working (like literally, it didn’t break, it just started curling my eyelashes in this very funky way and it had to be retired) so I checked out all the obvious ones (Shu Uemara, Tarte, and Tweezerman) before settling on this one. It’s wider than the others and it’s got a great pressure situation going on so that you don’t have to squeeze hard to achieve the right curl. I recommend curling once at the base and then again at the tip of the lashes (carefully!) to achieve the perfect curl.
3.) These toothbrushes. I’m a notorious hard brusher- I’ve tried to brush with my left hand, I’ve tried to relax and be conscious of it, but the reality is, my toothbrushes (and my gumline) take a beating. As my hygienist likes to remind me “once your gums are gone, they’re gone- they don’t grow back”. I started using these at her suggestion and I have to say, the microfine bristles are so much easier on my mouth. Plus, they’re pretty. If you’re a hard brusher, I recommend ordering a pack!
4.) These reusable pouches. Easy to dishwash (or handwash), these pouches are a great way to lessen your carbon footprint by purchasing less applesauce and yogurt pouches or tubes for your toddlers, and save money. If you’re baby is just being introduced to solids, these are less messy than spoonfeeding. They’re also a way to get your kids’ yogurt experience to include less sugar- I mix a tiny bit of jelly with plain Greek yogurt and my kids are happy.
5.) This. It may be a little weird to share this on Friday Five, since I’m not sharing it as a “favorite”, but I’m sharing it because since I read it, I’ve been inexplicably moved and haunted by Tara’s words. It shook me, hearing how vibrant, eloquent and smart she was, and how fully present she seemed to be, while still feeling a deep ache that some of us could just never understand. It made me think that as a society, we may be truly missing the mark about mental health. At any rate, I wanted to share it on my little blog to get even one more mind thinking about these two things that we should always aim to keep in the forefront of our minds:
a) Our time is limited.
b) You never know what someone is going through.
Be kind to each other, treat each other fairly and with forgiveness, and tell your people what they mean to you. I’ll be thinking of Tara when I eat a truly wonderful meal, and keeping her words with me in my heart.
Wishing you all a happy weekend full of whatever makes you whole! xo