this & that, volume 7

Happy APRIL! I can’t believe I’m saying that… weren’t we JUST toasting to the new year?

I had about 100 good April Fools pranks planned today, and I just didn’t get to any of them. I’m a little bummed but I guess there’s always next year! Watch out, roommate and boyfriend.

Our Europe trip is getting closer and closer and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m going crazy planning out our itinerary, trying to plan my outfits, finding new luggage, etc. Isn’t it crazy how planning for a trip is SO stressful? I guess I shouldn’t complain because I’m literally going to Europe and the fact that I can do that is such a blessing. But I digress.

I finished such a good book this week: Educated by Tara Westover. It’s such an incredible memoir and this woman is so strong. I highly recommend, especially on Audible (which is where I listened!). I’m also in the middle of this book and just can’t put it down.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, Passover, or weekend!


This Week’s Links:

This is dark and hilarious–Garfield strips minus Garfield (the cat). Thanks to my brother for sending me this one!

I recently joined Book of the Month Club and have been LOVING it. Side note: I didn’t realize this club was, like, 100 years old until recently. It was definitely a d’oh moment when I found out! I thought it was a new, hip, millennial, algorithm-based thing, ha!

Camille Styles shares her top tips for throwing the perfect party.

I finally used my KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker attachment and honestly it’s my new favorite toy.

I am such a big fan of Lucy Cuneo’s photography work and just found out she has a really amazing blog! She goes over her best Instagram tips here and I think they’re worth looking at. Now to start a gofundme for a piece of hers

A few tips for keeping conversations going at dinner parties (or any other social situation, really). Keep people off their phones!

I’ve always wanted one of these: a DIY Holly Golightly sleep mask!

This GORGEOUS cake makes me even more excited for our Paris trip next month!

Speaking of Paris, this ultimate guide to Paris helped me so much with my itinerary.


From The Blog:

Know someone traveling this summer? The perfect gifts for the travel bug.

Your health questions, answered by a naturopath.

How I spring clean my body, space, and mind.

A cute lil’ spring tea party with Paper Source!


Quote of the Week:

There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.