Weekly Roundup

by Kelsi Leitz in , , , ,


 

A few things I've been inspired by this week...

This whole look. I think everything about it is perfect and it reminds me of the minimally made-up, casually cool French-woman idea of beauty. "In each country, I think there is an idea of what beauty is, but for the French, it's very particular: What we want is to be ourselves-not a better version of ourselves." From here.

Since Aaron doesn't drink coffee, I usually just prepare a single cup for myself. But I just added this Hario server to my pour-over set up for when I have company (or for those days when I want to enjoy more than one cup).

This parka from Zara is rather perfect for spring in Seattle. I also have my eye on a lightweight scarf.

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I put this beautiful little rhubarb into the dirt yesterday which  makes me think only of making pie. 

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Speaking of "pie", this Pai face oil is ridiculous. I've been using it every night for less than two weeks and can already see and feel a difference. It feels amazing and I've been finding myself washing my face as soon as I get home from work since I can't wait to use it. Totally worthy of the hype.

With an almost three year old in the house, I honestly haven't picked up (or rather finished) a book since before D was born. I feel lucky that All the Light You Cannot See is the first book to welcome me back to the world of reading. As an added bonus, since I am still firmly rooted in the reality of having a toddler where time for leisurely reading is scarce, each chapter is only a handful of pages (or less) as the story switches back and forth between characters making it easy to sneak in a few pages between the recurring "Mama, watch this!"

And lastly, but most importantly for me this week is the discovery of Headspace. Thanks Liz! I am sure I will write more about Headspace later but this app is exactly what I needed right now. As much as I tried and wanted to find a few minutes each day to practice meditation, I struggled on my own to keep it up. But Andy Puddicombe's guiding voice makes it all so easy and I look forward to starting my day with it.