I can’t even tell you how relieved I am that it’s Friday. The week started off strong and then took a dip. It was an emotionally draining week to say the least. By Wednesday night I was at a 0% energy wise. I’ve been working out but haven’t even been in the mood to read or even to needlepoint. I’m going to really focus this weekend on trying to get back to baseline. Organize some spots that have been neglected in the house, deep clean the bathrooms (one of my favorite mindless activities ha), and spend some time in the backyard reading and maybe some stitching. 🙏🏻
Here’s what has been on my radar this week:
ONE // Lycette Designs’ New Website
Super exciting new chapter for my friends at Lycette Designs! They launched their new website a couple of weeks ago. I’m so happy it’s live! Many people ask me where they can buy needlepoint canvases from and Lycette is always at the top of my list of recommendations– you used to have to call to order, but now you can order right online and even sign up for waiting lists for backordered/out of stock canvases. If you’re looking for a beginner canvas, this is probably the first one I’d recommend! (And here’s a post I wrote about everything you need to know to get into needlepoint.)
TWO // Anniversary Photos
This post from Cup of Jo made my heart grow three sizes. A couple has been taking a photo in the same spot every year on their anniversary. It’s such a beautiful way to mark the passage of time and to see how their family grows throughout the years!!
THREE // Chunky Cardigan
How perfect is this chunky cardigan?! The “Alex” behind Alex Mill is Mickey Drexler’s son… so clearly good fashion genes here. Every fall, I find myself just lusting over all the sweaters. Will definitely be giving this one a try. The question is… which color to buy?! I ended up going with the golden khaki and I hope it’s a winner!
FOUR // Your Surge Capacity Is Depleted
A bunch of my friends have been sharing this article on Twitter and Facebook this week. I thought it perfectly described how a lot of us have been feeling over the past month or so. I know I personally sensed a great shift (in the wrong direction) at the end of July and, well, now I know why. I really liked that the author included healthy ways to cope too.
FIVE // Seersucker Scrunchies
If you guys remember Katie from 1 Girl: 5 Outfits last year, she has started an Etsy shop! She is selling seersucker scrunchies in fun, bright colors and they’re so cute. I love seeing people take up new hobbies during the pandemic 🥰