This week, a lot of heartbreaking things happened in our country, but the one that hit closest to home is the executive order (yet to be signed) that would put a stop to accepting refugees from Syria and other majority-Muslim nations. As you may or may not know, my husband is a Muslim refugee who was able to come to America and start a new life with his family when he was a kid. America saved him and gave him a life that he never could have known in Bosnia. I feel at such a loss, like there’s nothing I can do except for talk about it.
The other thing I can do is take our minds off of it with some links that might make you smile… and I hope they do!
I’m posting this a day early, and taking the day off tomorrow to spend time with my family in Los Angeles. Have a good weekend, and let’s all remember to love each other.
Big Sisterhood. My first memory ever is meeting my little sister when she was born. My friend Eva shared the sweetest video of her daughter Marlowe meeting her baby brother for the first time and it brought me to tears. How adorable!? Watch the video.
The best desktop backgrounds. You guys are always asking me where I downloaded the desktop background on my computer when I Snapchat. My exact Like a Boss background can be downloaded here, but Bri and her team create so many other great ones! Get free downloads.
Detox travel water. I never knew that lemon essential oil was just as good as real lemon in your water, but according to Chalkboard Mag, it can be just as effective. I brought it with me on the plane today for an alkalizing detox drink to sip on while I fly. I’ll keep you posted on how it went! Read the post.
There goes your wallet. J.Crew just came out with a whole slew of new arrivals. It’s definitely not my favorite launch of theirs lately, but it’s pretty damn good! I’m dying for this bow tie halter swimsuit and this striped trench. What are your thoughts? Shop new arrivals.
The ultimate guide to blogging tips. Grace NAILED it with tons of helpful tips for creating and growing your blog. I definitely learned a lot, and have already started implementing some of her suggestions! Read the post.
And the award goes to… Congratulations to all of the 2017 Oscar nominees! The official list came out this week, and it made me realize how many movies I still need to see. Obviously La La Land was incredible, but I’m hoping to sneak in the rest of the best picture noms before the big day. See the list of nominees.
Best dressed. I have a deep obsession with this Milly dress but can’t justify the price tag. Instead, I think I might go for this cute off-shoulder ruffled gingham number for our trip to Florida next month. Thoughts?
Recipe of the week. I made this shrimp and avocado salad with miso dressing on Monday night for a light dinner, and we loved it. The dressing alone is a winner that I’ll use over and over. My tip is to double the shrimp because it wasn’t enough if you’re making this the main course. Get the recipe.
Playlist of the week. Although I don’t commute (unless you count walking down the hall to my office!), Spotify’s Morning Commute playlist makes me happy while I answer emails in the mornings. Listen here.
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