It’s Sunday, so welcome back to another regularly scheduled link up. Today we’ve got a lot of exciting products, articles, and whatnots…JUST KIDDING! DID YOU REALLY THINK WE WEREN’T GOING TO SCREAM HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO YOU GUYS IN THE FIRST TWO SENTENCES!? Happy happy Valentine’s day everyone. This year, YOU (our lovely readers) are the ones we’re gonna call our valentines –– do you wanna be ours too?? This is arguably one of the best days of the year because even if you don’t have that one person to call your valentine (well we’re your valentine actually remember that exchange?), there’s still lots and lots of opportunities to celebrate friends, family, and whoever else you love. LOVE IS SO GOOD. We love you! Now here are our links 🙂
This week’s house tour is a real good one brought to us by Clever. It’s a busy family’s gorgeous Parisian apartment with a modern flare designed by the design firm GCG. They did SUCH a good job of staying true to the character and soul of the home while bringing in contemporary, sleek elements. Plus, the way they incorporated color into this space is (in our opinion) incredibly genius and methodical. They experiment with some jungle-esque wallpapers that draw the eye in and inspired us in so many ways. Hopefully, it inspires you too.
From Albie: Around the hygge ranch it isn’t just about the big sweeping changes but also the little changes that are subtle but impactful. When we gave the mini her very first room in our last home, one of the first things I did was get her a chest of drawers from IKEA and switch out the hardware. Made a world of a difference. Now that we’re giving her new room a whole other overhaul, I’ll be changing the hardware again — same dresser — plus upgrading the hardware in & on her closet. These are in one of her fav colors — pink — but also have a sophistication & timelessness to em that make em easy to mature with.
From Mallory: My friend just started a jewelry company called Groovy Luna and I’m OBSESSED (also cute name, right?) I’m heavily into these earrings but could also get behind these chain link stud situations…in fact, I have 2 ear holes so why not wear them both together?? GENIUS. Anywho, these earrings are perfect for you, me, or would make the perfect gift. Support small businesses and shop this store! It’s much appreciated 🙂
Also from Mallory: If you read the link up regularly, you probably know that I’m an active Nordstrom shopper. I recently scooped up this dress from Topshop and I’m SO into it. Also, while I was purchasing I noticed that this super cute free people dress that I’ve had my eyes on for YEARS was on sale for $64 (that’s 40% off guys). If you’re in the market for a comfy everyday midi dress that feels (but doesn’t look) like pajamas, this one’s for you & now is the time to buy.
If you are SampleHAUS fans like us then you are in luck! Starting tomorrow at 8 am PST, they are taking a max of 80 orders for planters and lidded jars. So set your alarms and get yourself a very special piece of ceramic art.
From Ryann: I am in the midst of planning my wedding which is so FUN and so STRESSFUL and as a chronically scatterbrained person, I knew I would need tools to keep my planning on track. In addition to Pinterest, Google docs, and Excel spreadsheets, I ordered this wedding planner and can’t wait to start using it. I always prefer writing things down and having physical copies so I have a feeling it will be my new best friend for the next year. That said, any tips for wedding planning would be greatly appreciated!!
From Jess: So apparently free samples work! In one of my many times buying skincare this year (see yesterday’s skincare post for proof) I was given a sample of the most wonderful hand sanitizer I’ve ever tried. As it promises, it’s a total “spa in a bottle”! Like sometimes I just put it on because I want to smell it… that’s how good it is. Plus it keeps the germs away which I think we all desperately want more than ever. I really can’t speak more highly of it. If lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, geranium, and sage don’t entice you, I’m not sure what will!
Also from Jess: I might be officially losing it but I promise I’m not terrified of aging. Look, I like that I’ve earned some age on my face and body. However, I don’t mind the idea of doing it gracefully and slowly if I can help it. So as I was listening to Whitney Cummings talk about her skincare routine, she said she swore by these anti-wrinkle chest pads and by the end I was sold. I’m a side sleeper/stomach sleeper (working on it but it’s hard) with large breasts and I almost always wake up with chest wrinkles. Look, it’s not a big deal but clearly as I age they’re going to stop vanishing as my day goes on. SO these little pads are 100% medical grade silicone, reusable, washable, apparently boost collagen, fine for sensitive skin, and prohibit your chest from wrinkling. Oh, and they are really affordable. I’m pretty excited to try and I live alone so the only one judging me is myself! Well and maybe you guys:) Has anyone tried this? Does it work?
From Caitlin: The Bubble Palace is for sale and I’m not necessarily opposed to pooling our funds (all of our funds, to be clear) and buying it as an EHD getaway. Thoughts?
If you’ve been paying attention, you know that hate crimes against Asian Americans have grown exponentially since the start of the pandemic, and currently it’s been specifically targeted at senior citizens. Our anti-racist work is so far from being over and we need to continue to educate and speak up on these issues in order to make change. Here is an NPR article (with a good 4-minute podcast listen) that briefly discusses what’s happening right now and what happens next. Please take a moment to educate yourself if you’re unaware of the racist violence that’s been occurring.
That’s all for this week. We hope that the love we all feel today is paid forward in the things we do in our days to come. We need each other to make this world beautiful and safe for everyone. See you tomorrow<3