It's Friday! Only, it's my Monday. As is the case when you work in the 24/7 world of critical care. Which helps make the case for a dermatology specialty. Truth be told, I actually enjoy working the weekend: the halls are quieter and the staff more relaxed. The work isn't any easier, but the vibe is.
May your weekend be filled with warm beverages, good company, restful sleep, and at least one doughnut.
Here's some of what I've seen, heard, and bookmarked lately:
// Five words: Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. Hilarious. It never gets old.
// I've been going through a slow and steady clothing purge in an attempt to pair down my wardrobe. I'm not capsulizing per se, but rather replacing so-so or ill-fitting items with fewer high quality pieces. Because one really good t-shirt can replace five mediocre ones. (Have you ever noticed you reach for that one perfect shirt over and over again anyway? I do.) I filled two large garbage bags with clothing and Husband hauled them to the local thrift store. Soon after I read this article (via Erin) which spurred my plans to minimize while giving me a lot to reflect on. I had no idea.
// This cactus wallpaper is adding a pop of color to my iPhone's home screen.
// Speaking of high quality clothing that will stand the test of time and trends, I think I've finally found my pair of forever shoes. The kind that will get better with time, last for decades, and are worthy of being resoled when the time comes.
// Adorable DIY felted pine cones.
// After seeing it all over Portland's local shops, I decided to pick up a bundle of palo santo. I have to be careful not to overdo it, but it imparts a lovely, woody scent in the house when burned in moderation. Here's the scoop, if you're interested.
// Husband and I hired a cleaning service for the first time, something we've been discussing since I went back to work. We used the Handy app and had a great experience. Getting some occasional help around the house will mean less time spent scrubbing the floors on my days off and more time spent as a family.
// This maxi skirt (on order) and this linen bedding (on my wishlist).
// I'm not a huge fan of traditional cleanses, but this cleanse looks interesting. Wondering if it's worth the hefty price tag? I've considered doing Whole30 for a long time now. Any thoughts?
// The essay Your Life is Too Valuable to Live Like Everyone Else by Becoming Minimalist really hit home for me. (via Megan)