this & that, volume 13

Mug, Throw

Ah, lucky number 13! And the first this & that of the year. I spent the holiday season at home in Phoenix with mine and Idan’s families. We were there for 2 and a half weeks! It went super fast and super slow at the same time. It also was rainy and gloomy and cold almost the whole time we were there… go figure! We also got ENGAGED when we were home! Idan proposed in Sedona and surprised me with both sets of parents there. I am still floating on cloud 9 and don’t think I’ll ever come down. I’m going to do my best not to talk about engagement or wedding stuff too much on here, because I think some things should be kept private.

We also booked a trip to Israel in March which I am so so excited for! Between that and wedding planning, I am staying quite busy this year! My Etsy shop is back open for business now that things are semi back to normal, so if you have any custom bachelorette party needs, I’m your girl!

Sending all the good vibes your way for an amazing 2019!

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Links I Love

This pom pom throw has got me feeling hygge AF. Pictured above!

A few good productivity hacks.

Idan sent me this article about name pronunciation and why it matters so much. Up until now, he used “Dan” as his Starbucks name because nobody could figure his real name out. This is why he’s not doing that anymore. (P.S. it’s “EE-don” 😉)

What’s going on with Flywheel and SoulCycle? My friend Bethany breaks it down.

Did you finish The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2 yet? It went wayyyy too fast!! If you love the show, you’ll love these books.

This post from The Everygirl breaks down if you should start investing or not… definitely something to think about!

Jess went to Portugal and now I want to go to Portugal.

I am obsessed with this Chicago Gold Coast condo–this girl has STYLE.

My friend Cody started a blog!! Her post about makeup got me–do you feel comfortable leaving the house without makeup?

10 beautiful small towns in France. Also, 10 safety tips for female travelers in Paris from my friend Rebecca.

The staff of Cupcakes & Cashmere review the best things they watched and read in 2018. How many of these have you watched/read?

My all-time favorite fitness studio in Chicago has opened a brand-new Lincoln Park location! It’s right at the intersection of Fullerton/Lincoln/Halsted and the space is gorgeous. They’re doing a week unlimited pass for only $35 right now–email info@studiothree.com to claim. You can’t have taken a class there in the last 6 months to be eligible!

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On The Blog:

The best chocolate chip banana bread EVER.

A fun craft for 2019: mi casa es su casa doormats

Meet the artist: Katherine Corden

A money-saving tip you probably don’t know about.

Gift ideas for the feminist in your life.