After taking a red-eye on Sunday night, I was feeling a little off at the beginning of the week. I took a 30-minute nap right when I got home around 6 am and then just hit the ground running for the day. By 10 pm, I was so confused as to why I felt like I was walking through quicksand and then remembered that, you know, I slept on a plane! Luckily, it was a short trip to California, so I readjusted quicker than usual.
My fried mums (whoops) and the pups! Taylor stayed at our house with the dogs over the weekend while we were out of town and had her family’s dog over too. Love the three little friends on the porch! Ham & Ted came home from the groomers with Halloween neckerchiefs, and I think they look extra cute in them, ha.
Okay, here’s what has been on my radar this week:
Roast chicken is one of my favorite things to make and eat, especially when it’s cooler outside. With the sun setting so early, too, it feels extra cozy to roast a chicken for dinner. The house always smells like a “home” while it’s cooking (and after!). Goop shared four different preparations for roast chicken– will be trying them myself.
TWO // Navy Cape
My friend Maddie has this cape, and she wears it a lot. Whenever she rolls up on her bike wearing the cape, she makes me want it even more than the last time I saw her wearing it. It looks so cute layered over anything striped and with chunky sweaters too.
THREE // How to Be Happier
I love reading Barking Up the Wrong Tree’s posts. They’re kind of long-form blog posts packed with research, but they’re totally readable and not too academic. This one has (research-backed) tips for how to be happier. Great nuggets of wisdom to implement into everyday life.
FOUR // Shane Dawson’s Latest Series
So I’ve been getting sucked into all of Shane’s series on his channel. This latest one follows him and Jeffree Star as they create a makeup line for Shane. Say you what you want about either of the two (they’re not perfect), but the series is super fascinating. In the second episode, they’re opening up about the behind the scenes about how the partnership will work (financially, creatively, etc.).
FIVE // How to Raise a Reader
This is an excellent round-up of tips for how to raise a reader. I obviously don’t have my own children yet, but I love reading and passing along that love to little ones. I’m lucky enough to have a handful of great kids in my life and love giving great age-appropriate books as gifts, and then reading with or talking about the book afterward is always so fun.
SIX // Needlepoint.com Discount
Needlepoint.com graciously extended a discount code for CP readers. Get 20% off in-stock canvases with the code CARLY20 at checkout!! It expires on October 26 at midnight, so don’t wait! It could be a great time to pick up a project or two for the cozy, chilly months ahead.