Hello all! We are all gathered here today to chat about something fun: THE LINK UP! We’ve got some super special and lots of practical links PLUS some really great sales happening this week (it’s like Black Friday came early this year) so let’s jump right on it so we can get to the good stuff (we know you’re probably here for the cookie hack so let’s not waste another second).
This week’s home tour is a domino double whammy. First up, their first-ever digital edition is here and features DJ Mia Moretti’s awesome LA abode. It’s VERY calming and it’s fun to see such a lively and interactive version of the space. Then, if you have another second check out a very impressive $32k kitchen reno by This House 5000 (that tile!!)
From Emily: Joy never ceases to amaze me! Her newest book “A Kids Book About Confidence” is out for pre-order and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I think we all can relate to having confidence issues so the sooner we can help/ nurture our kid’s confidence the better. Congrats Joy!
From Mallory: I’m passionate about the idea of a flowy but festive ‘thanksgiving dress’ because ya body needs room to breathe both while prepping your meal and post eating your meal (for obvious reasons). This year I’ve been doing some online searching and love the idea of a corduroy dress with loafers and socks (like they styled it in this Madewell photo) but I’m also never not into a plaid dress on thanksgiving. The other 2 options I have are either a sweater-dress vibe (I’ve tried this one on and it’s SO COMFY) or I might go with a peter pan collar/gingham vibe. Let me know which one you guys like best & also if you plan out your outfits like this or if this is odd hahaha. I’m just very excited to see lots of family again this year and am down to dress UP!!!
From Jess: I’m not someone who is overly worried about my privacy in terms of my phone or computer camera ‘watching me’. Maybe I should be idk? But this little camera privacy slider was in my cart as soon as I clicked the link. Gone are the days of post-its and masking tape. A little more protection never hurt anyone:)
Also From Jess: I have coveted these accordion Christmas trees since I saw them in Em’s house a few years ago. They are so pretty and chic and now I have my own! The green ones have already sold out so I wanted to give you a chance to grab the ivory ones before they sell out too.
From Ryann: This is technically not a link but boy do I have a hack for you. If you bake cookies and notice that they go stale after a few days, you need to try sticking them in the freezer. Frozen chocolate chip cookies taste EXACTLY like cookie dough. Just make sure you don’t overcook them because I don’t think you’ll get the same effect. Perfectly warm and gushy cookies are obviously amazing but I think they are even better frozen. I said what I said! (from Mallory: I had these frozen cookies at Ryann’s apartment and can vouch that this hack works and rocks).
From Caitlin: Since I’m about to head home for a while, I just grabbed two of these smart wifi plugs so I can control the lights in my apartment from the east coast. My building is super tiny and close-knit and my neighbors are keeping an eye out but there’s just something about making my place look occupied at night that makes me feel a little better, you know? They were only $14 and setup is a breeze (even for those of us who have been pretty resistant to the smart home trend :)). My favorite use case in the reviews is from a mom who says she uses the smart plug to control her kids’ gaming systems, ha. Highly recommend if you’re going to be out and about this winter!
Some Sales Happening This Week:
Sephora: is doing an early holiday sale that’s 15% off for VIB members and 10% off for insiders. The sale ends 11/15 so y’all better get goin! Use code YAYHOLIDAY and FREESHIP for free shipping. An awesome gift would be this perfume sampler set, an eyeshadow palette like this one, or this drybar blowdryer/hairstyling tool set.
Eclectic goods is having a sale wahoo! Use code EARLYSTART for some 15% off action!! Home decor items make great gifts for family members in our opinion so why not snag some while it’s on sale! Our picks are this marble chain, these vases, and these found bowls.
Material‘s third annual Kinder Kitchens Sale is running through November 30th. Kinder Kitchens is an opportunity to give back to organizations supporting Material’s community. For every discount you receive (up to 20% off sitewide), you’ll have the option to give a donation from your discount to Star Route Farm’s food access work. Star Route Farm, this year’s Kinder Kitchens partner, is an organic farm on a mission to confront the inequities in our current food system through crop donation and investment in an organic regional food movement. In partnership with food pantries, mutual aid groups and organizations throughout New York State working to end food insecurity within often overlooked communities, Star Route Farm directly donates the vast majority of their harvest to those in need. 100% of all donations from the Kinder Kitchens sale will benefit Star Route Farm’s Food Access work. Material is hoping to surpass their donation amount from this initiative last year, which was $20k. Jess has the pan, knives and board and loves them all so much.
Industry West: An EHD favorite that is giving 20% Off Black Friday Sale sitewide plus an additional 5% during their Weekend Flash Sale on Case Goods! Truly their stuff is awesome so go check em out.
Macy’s is starting Black Friday early, so check out their deals here. Our picks would be this air fryer for $60 (originally $135) and this $8 turkey roasting rack (originally $30)…the turkey one is very timely.
Nordstrom has some Black Friday deals going on now through the actual day. Our picks are: The Always Pan set ($45 off!!), APL shoes (Mallory gave these to her mom last year and she loves them…plus they’re RARELY on sale), or this cute smeg toaster that’s 25% off.
Hope that’s helpful for ya to get your holiday shopping kicked off!! ALL OUR LOVE TO YOU AND WE’LL SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR AN EXCITING MOTO REVEAL! xx