You guys, where the heck is spring?! Our week began with an ice storm and three days of snow squalls (um, isn’t it mid-April?) so I am completely invested in this weekend’s forecast which has promised to bring us some highly anticipated sunshine and warm-ish temperatures. And while we’re discussing relentless winter weather – a sincerest thank you to everyone who braved the blizzards and came to say hello at our recent Yves Rocher event. I had so much fun and always love meeting my incredible and supportive readers. It’s a privilege to be part of such a sweet online community and I hope to do it again soon! Without further ado let’s get into this week’s Bliss List.
Even though we’ve yet to experience warmer temperatures, I am completely obsessed with this look from head-to-toe and am confident it will become my go-to spring uniform. I love that it appears totally effortless with a denim jacket and casually rolled sleeves, messy bun (hello, mom hair), and what appear to be my fav sunnies. However, the embroidered white dress paired with classic and simply styled accessories pull it all together making the entire ensemble chic AF. A little white dress is my preferred staple over a little black dress any day.
(Image via Pinterest)
The Every Mom site launched on Monday and it has quickly become one of my favourites to check in with daily, while sipping my (reheated) morning coffee! As an extension of The Every Girl, The Every Mom is a new space designated to grow with the original Every Girl audience. A place to read about the daily triumphs and struggles of motherhood, find inspiration from other women juggling and experiencing the same things you are, share tips, tricks, and “mom hacks,” and of course tour super charming kids’ spaces! Why You Need to Let Go of Mom Guilt Right Now and Home Decor Items Under $200 That Make a Big Impact (on a Small Budget) are just two of the articles I loved this week.
I have a lot of travelling coming up over the next few weeks and in the past I’ve noticed that back-to-back flights can often wreak havoc on my skin. Well, I recently stumbled upon some skincare advice from Gwyneth Paltrow, and let’s all be honest, who doesn’t want to know how she takes care of her flawless and glowing complexion? In this Well + Good article Gwyneth’s secrets are revealed with her sharing, “If I’m on a really long flight I’ll put [a face mask on] while I’m watching a movie, I just sit there looking a little weird on the plane.” I’m totally prepared to apply my face mask (the Detoxifying Flash Mask by Yves Rocher is my current fav) mid-flight in hopes of keeping my skin fresh and moisturized. And hey, a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do – if that means snagging a few rare moments to pamper myself at 30,000 feet in the air, I’m going to do it!
Speaking of Gwyneth Paltrow and travelling, I’ve begun saving episodes of the Goop Podcast to indulge in the next time I’m restless on a plane. Episode 1 has me super intrigued as Gwyneth sat down with (Queen) Oprah for an apparently wide-ranging and honest conversation. Again I ask, who doesn’t want to hear what female powerhouses Gwyneth Paltrow and Oprah Winfrey have to chat about? Other topics and subject matters discussed throughout Goop’s podcast episodes include women’s health, quests for spirituality, sparking creativity, and motherhood, to mention a few. I’m already convinced I’ll be hooked.
I’ve been following along with House of Jade’s #morganfarmhouse reveal on Instagram, and you guys, it’s so damn good! I am head over heels for the kitchen and bathroom reveals and seriously can’t. get. enough. We’re always in a state of renovations in our own homes and you know I’ll never stop dreaming of what’s next when it comes to interior design, so these reveals are feeding my inspiration addiction. I’m dying over all the natural elements throughout the spaces – the wood cabinetry, wide-planked oak floors, exposed beams, slabs of marble, and of course, give me all the indoor plants (there is a tree in the bathroom!!). It’s so dreamy. Make sure you find them on Instagram (@houseofjadeinteriors) to follow along with their reveals; I promise you these spaces will end up immediately on your Pinterest boards.
Last, but certainly not least, I want to share one of my favourite Etsy shops right now, Shop Moss Handmade. You may have noticed these earrings on my Instagram stories when I wore them to my recent Yves Rocher meet-and-greet. I seriously can’t stop wearing them and it’s no wonder because every time I do, I get a ton of kind compliments. Despite their size, I still find them light and delicate and love the organic texture. I keep eying these blush pincushion hoops (that ruffled edge detailing!) and rose statement studs – it’s only a matter of time before my willpower dwindles and I click “add to cart.”
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and that you find a chance to head outdoors and soak up some sunshine, even if it means bundling up to do so (seriously winter, we’re done here!). Is anyone else pinning spring and summer looks despite the frigid weather? Would you ever pamper yourself mid-flight? Mile-high mani-pedi anyone? Ha! And if you’ve already found yourself addicted to podcasts, please let me know which ones are you favs! I look forward to hearing from you.