Hi friends! Happy weekend to ya. I hope you had a wonderful 4th!
We’re here in San Diego for a few days, and loving being back at the beach and back in all of our usual spots. The fresh ocean air feels amazing, and I’m looking forward to spending time with our SD friends for a bit.
I wanted to say thank you for all of the lovely and heartfelt comments, DMs, texts, and emails in response to my last post. Whenever I go out on a limb, it surprises me to know how many of you feel the exact same way. So many of us are juggling a lot of tasks, feeling the pressure to always accomplish more, and the constant need to stay busy and moving. I hope you’ll join me in simply evaluating what’s important, what’s fun, what’s worth it, and take some time for yourself each day. I think a lot of the pressure I was feeling was self-imposed; always adding more onto my plate because I could, and not necessarily *should.*
I’ll still be here blogging and doing my thing, but I’m taking the next couple of weeks to see what tasks I can outsource or eliminate. Taking care of the girls is my #1 job, but for so long, I’ve been rolling along in this space without respecting the fact that it’s also a full-time job. Beyond writing posts, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into this little blog, including never-ending emails, social calendars, sponsored content, brand partnerships, editing and recording the podcast, producing videos, creating graphics, Beautycounter, etc.
Also, my posts around here might change! I’m going to focus on writing more about the things that excite me and that I think you’d like to read about, and not necessarily posts that I think will be pinned a ton or shared. There will still be lots of fitness and life content, but I’d love to focus more on some topics like the following: mom hacks, quick workouts you can do anywhere, quick staple meal ideas, daily casual uniforms, meditation, budgeting, etc. If you have any requests or anything you’d like to see, please let me know!
For now, it’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my fave finds from the week and around the web. I always love to hear what you’re enjoying too, so please shout out a fave in the comments below.
Read, watch, listen:
Fashion + beauty:
The new Countertime collection launches on Tuesday! I’ll have a full post up with all of the details, but I.can’t.wait for you to have it! I’ve been using the new line for about a month now and am completely obsessed. The night cream feels just like La Mer and the new plant-based retinol is a dream.
(This is from the sample they sent after LEAD and I’ve hardly made a dent in it, despite using it every night. A little goes a long way! It’s super luxe and moisturizing.)
So many amazing 4th of July sales this weekend!
Madewell 25% off with code FIREWORK. The have a short-sleeve version of my favorite side tie dress.
Express up to 50% off everything.
Old Navy up to 60% off everything. It’s hard to believe that back-to-school shopping is just around the corner.
Happy Friday, friends. Thanks for hanging out with me here on the blog today.