Lunchtime Reading: November 17

  1. It’s cold out but you still have to shower– here’s how. (Into the Gloss)
  2. How to layer your bed. Brb, ordering Euro shams. (Parachute Home)
  3. Just ordered the More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care and I can’t wait to read it!
  4. 25 coolest coffee shops in San Diego. (Venue Report)
  5. Nobody cares if your chairs match and other tips for hosting Friendsgiving. (Girls’ Night In)
  6. Why you should have a local bucket list. (The Everygirl)
  7. I consulted this list of 50 stocking stuffers for men to get ideas for my dad and brother!
  8. Love the subtle-leopard print on this blush pink blouse.
  9. Definitely going to visit some of these Los Angeles beauty destinations on my girls’ weekend in Venice next month! (Into the Gloss)
  10. I really want to try this recipe for chocolate chip shortbread cookies. (Bon Apetit)

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Lunchtime Reading: October 7

  1. Copying Meghan Markle’s best fall outfits (via The Everygirl).
  2. This S’well sports cap is a complete game changer!
  3. Why self-care looks different for everybody (via Girls’ Night In).
  4. What is a VSCO girl, anyway? (via The Cut)
  5. How to survive student teaching (via Teach Hub).
  6. Speaking of teaching, this slam poem about teachers is amazing.
  7. These universally flattering sunglasses are so classic!
  8. Skincare: So, What’s the Deal With Exfoliators? (Girls’ Night In)
  9. This has been a really stressful season of life, and these two books have been so encouraging to read: The Obstacle Is the Way and Morning Meetings With Jesus.
  10. How to stay relaxed when hosting overnight guests (via Seattle Magazine).

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Lunchtime Reading: March 28

  1. How to build a support system in a new city. (The Everygirl)
  2. Can’t wait to check out these 11 best day hikes in Joshua Tree National Park! (The Outdoor Project)
  3. A beginning gardening guide because it’s finally spring! (Gal Meets Glam)
  4. Loving this 48 hour guide to San Diego! (The Layover Life)
  5. While I am so so excited that it’s getting warmer outside, I can’t help but fawn over these Sam Edelman snow boots that are half off!
  6. How is your sleep hygiene? (Into the Gloss)
  7. Speaking of, 10 gifts for superior sleep. (Parachute Blog)
  8. Would you host your wedding at an Airbnb? (Domino)
  9. I read The Song of Achilles last weekend and it is the best book I’ve read in a long, long time. 13/10 would highly recommend.
  10. A funny comic about upgrading to a flip phone. (The New Yorker)

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Lunchtime Reading: January 30

  1. Tired of visiting overcrowded cities on vacation? Try out these 10 underrated destinations instead. (Washington Post)
  2. This app helps you keep track of all the book/movie/restaurant recommendations you get from your friends. I just downloaded it and love it!
  3. How to dress for winter like a french girl. Doesn’t really apply to me in sunny San Diego, but still. Fun read! (The Everygirl)
  4. After having minor surgery today, I’m loving these 10 ways to improve your recovery post-op. (Very Well Health)
  5. Or Gotham is back at it again with his guide on how to relax. (Into The Gloss)
  6. 14 photos that prove Switzerland is a winter wonderland. (CN Traveler)
  7. Why even in 2019 women’s restrooms still have longer lines than men’s. (The Atlantic)
  8. 17 hidden gems on Amazon, as told by millennial women. (Refinery 29)
  9. Away, my fave luggage brand, makes Dopp Kits now and they look so nice! Very minimal and clean. Love it.
  10. How to be a better plant parent. (Domino)

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Lunchtime Reading: December 28

  1. Internally freaking out about “tech neck”, the newest thing that causes wrinkly skin. Oh boy. (Spine Health)
  2. If you are now as worried about your neck as I am, fear not: this skincare guide is a good intro. (The Everygirl)
  3. My sister got me Glow Recipe’s blueberry cleanser and wow is it amazing! 🙂
  4. Love this beginner’s guide to winter skincare. (The Work Edit)
  5. This is what happens when you don’t drink enough water. (Eat This Not That)
  6. Losing weight is hard, but you can make it easier by enlisting help from your doctor. (Very Well Fit)
  7. Can’t wait to try the 8 best beauty products from Trader Joe’s. (Barefoot Blonde)
  8. Thanks to Abra’s suggestion, I am now drooling over this beautiful workout jacket that’s on sale at Nordstrom!
  9. I just finished The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and loved it 🙂
  10. 40 things you can do to be happier and healthier in 2019. (The Everygirl)

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Lunchtime Reading: December 21

  1. This morning travel routine looks so calming and soothing. It makes me want to start one for my own trips! (Hitha on the Go)
  2. My parents got me this Tyrolean cookbook for Christmas and I can’t wait to try out the recipes 🙂
  3. This homebody gift guide is so luxurious and I love it! (Gal Meets Glam)
  4. What is Korean skincare and why is it so popular? (CNN)
  5. I started using this meditation app and it has worked wonders in the few days I’ve been using it. You have to pay after the five days, but it is so worth it!
  6. Old Navy’s luxe tees are my go-to for travelling. They are extremely comfortable and look expensive but are a complete steal!
  7. I hiked part of the Hardergrat this summer and I am already dreaming of going back. My hope is that next time I go back I can run the entire trail!
  8. This Mandala coloring book looks super relaxing and perfect for de-stressing.
  9. Why it’s important for everyone, but especially teachers, to take care of themselves during the holidays. (Concordia University- Portland)
  10. This eye-opening piece on self-care after surgery is a must-read for anyone who is healing, physically or otherwise. (Girls’ Night In)

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Lunchtime Reading: December 10

It’s December!!!! Arguably one of the best months of the year 🙂 In honor of the holiday season being upon us, today’s lunchtime reading is all about Christmas 🙂 

  1. Have you ever wondered what happens to unsold Christmas trees? (USA Today)
  2. I am waiting with bated breath for this year’s Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog. To keep busy while we wait, here’s the one from last year. (Deadspin)
  3. Is this holiday dress from Gal Meets Glam practical? No. But is it lovely? Yes!!!
  4. The 23 best places to spend Christmas. (CN Traveler)
  5. A beautiful repository of Christmas cookie recipes. (Real Simple)
  6. I can’t wait to try out this neck pillow on my way home for the holidays 🙂
  7. A gift guide for the person in your life who is always anxious or stressed out. (Refinery 29)
  8. Another gift guide! This one is for your friend who loves staying in as much as you do. (Girls’ Night In)
  9. The holidays aren’t easy for everyone. If they bring on feelings of stress or depression check out these tips for coping. (Mayo Clinic)
  10. This list of go-to holiday outfits will definitely be my guide as I pack to go back to Maryland! (The Everygirl)

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