Summer Selections

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The sun is out and summer is in full swing: iced coffees, heat waves, the hum of the fan, and the call of the ocean (or any cool body of water really). With warm weather and long weekends in mind, we’re sharing our summer selections with you.

CHELSEY:

This hat. Because, it’s perfect for the city or the beach. Plus, protection from the sun!

This pin. In case we need reminding. And because of this story.

This candle. It smells like mid-summer evenings in the backyard of my dreams.

This book. Because I just listened to her TED talk and it’s fascinating.

This robe. For quiet mornings and nothing more. 

 
CHRISTINA: (It should be noted that my 30th birthday is coming up on the 26th for all those interested… 😎 🤗 👇!)

This sparkly duo with this to match.

This is a bit aspirational…BUT I’m leaning towards the Jade Spa Journey!

In a flash of inspiration I decided I wanted to do this in our backyard- But maybe a day pass here is a good start.

Lastly, a quote Chelsey shared on the blog yesterday from this article:

“I also want to say to them, time after time, that there is no “better version” of you waiting in the future. The best version of you is who you are right here, right now, in this fucked-up, impatient, imperfect, sublime moment. Shut out the noise and enjoy exactly who you are and what you have, right here, right now. “

 

A Beautiful Weekend

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16 and in it to win it

Emojis for the ladies

Ina Garten is baaack. Celebrate with crisp white shirts and bare feet. 

Snaps.

5 reasons to be excited about the Olympics. 

Modern love.

For the record.

And this article on the youths from Dear Polly. A little quote below because this whole piece is actually so magical. 

“I also want to say to them, time after time, that there is no “better version” of you waiting in the future. The best version of you is who you are right here, right now, in this fucked-up, impatient, imperfect, sublime moment. Shut out the noise and enjoy exactly who you are and what you have, right here, right now. “

A beautiful brand.

A beautiful podcast.

A beautiful woman.

Have a beautiful weekend! 

Moments

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Today is my day to post on girl gift gather. Chelsey and I alternate and we do our best to stick to schedules. But I’m sort of paralyzed. And Oliver isn’t giving me a second and my grandma is in the process of passing and I am having just a hell of a time. I just can’t do anything but stare at Oliver and occasionally capture perfect moments. And that’s ok I think. 

A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND

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It’s been an incredibly scary and emotional week. This weekend, we’re trying to find constructive ways to help the world and find gratitude in all that we have. Before we share reads that will hopefully inspire you and remind you of the beauty to be found in the world, we want to share ways you can help. First things first, contact congress. Then, go here and get involved in the movement. No more silence. #staywoke.

What we really, really want

Naked.

Is Wall Street ‘bro talk‘ keeping women down?

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This excellent interview with ‘Mating in Captivity’ author Esther Perel. Also, her TED talks are so good. Seriously. 

Celebrating female friends

A beautiful movement.

Have a beautiful weekend. 

Cancer New Moon

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Today, some thoughts on how to harness the energy of the Cancer New Moon via Mystic Mama:


“Cancer is the sign of the Mother, the womb of Life… a cardinal water sign that nurtures and protects, is creative and feels deeply. 

This Cancer New Moon offers us a chance to re-birth our emotional body. What do you desire to feel about yourself and your life? 

Can all of us give birth to a new emotional body, the grown-up, responsible, adult body that listens to its emotions, acknowledges them as valid feelings, which in turn tells us what we need to do to prosper in the world?


Happy New Moon. May it be so…

Write It out

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 Image via  People I've Loved

Image via People I’ve Loved

Lately, I’ve been having Feelings with a capital F and Emotions with a capital E. Mostly, this is due to hormones. But, there’s also some work stuff that’s been really challenging me. Let’s just say, the two are a potent mix.

I’ve been trying real hard to handle this week like an Adult, capital A. Trying being the operative word I guess. For me, trying means yoga, eating well, acknowledging that my responses to things aren’t always super rational, laying low, and being kind to myself. And writing. Writing is my answer to everything when it comes to feeling the feelings. If you’re sad, write it out. If you’re mad, write it out. If you’re lost, write it out. If you’re confused, write it out. If you’re bored (you guessed it), write it out. 

So, I’m working hard to find the time (and the energy) to write it out and today, I recommend you do the same. A lot has been happening lately (in the news, in the stars, with the seasons). Whatever you’re holding in your heart, pour yourself a glass of wine, turn on some Joni Mitchell, and write it out. 

And in case you feel like you’ve got a best-seller in you…Rules to write by from the lovely Caroline of Hello I’m Flawed.

Chelsey

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On Empowered Birth Choices

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Last year, almost to the day, we sat down with midwife, Cara Muhlhahn, to chat about women, life, midwifery, and babies (see the episode here). There was so much juicy stuff in our interview that we couldn’t include everything in the episode. But today, we’re sharing a short video that speaks directly to birth, home birth, and the cultural fear around the birthing process. To us, what Cara has to say when it comes to pregnancy and birthing is more than just wisdom for soon-to-be-mothers. It’s wisdom for women everywhere. Check out the video below…

We’d love to hear about your thoughts on the video, and if a home birth is something you would ever consider or wish you had the chance to do. If you’re interested to know more about Christina’s experience, you can read a post about it here

A Beautiful Weekend

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 Image via  Censational Girl

Image via Censational Girl

This is what a feminist looks like

That time Anna Wintour did stand up

A message for street harassers.

When no one’s watching.

All hail Emilia Clarke

“Girrrrrrl, you look amazing regardless of whether or not you’re even wearing a hat.” Lessons from Go Dog Go.

Why you shouldn’t date a guy who says he writes for Broad City. 

Welp, this hashtag sucks.

Congratulations to Dr JJ Pursell for her spot in The New York Times

Barbara Streisand.

And finally, read aloud for all to hear

A beautiful podcast. (Seriously we’ve been binging on this all week.)

A beautiful blog.

A beautiful woman

Have a beautiful weekend!