The Link Up: The Fun, Easy Beach Reads Em Took On Her Spring Break Vacation, Caitlin’s Biodegradable Gift Idea, And A Bikini Line Razor That Won’t Give You Razor Burn

Pleased Sunday everybody. We’re excited to have Emily again from her spring break trip so we are able to vicariously dwell by means of her tales! We additionally wish to ensure you noticed Julie and Velinda’s reveal this week. It’s stunning, welcoming, and fortunately not the final one you’ll see from them this 12 months. We could hyperlink up??

This week’s home tour by way of The Design Recordsdata is a Mediterranean-inspired house by artist, Gemma Leslie and her associate, Mike Chambers. It’s a contented, inviting house that’s clearly full of beloved treasures from their lives. This house seems like a hug when taking a look at it:)

From Emily: The 2 books I’ve learn (to this point) on our spring break journey (each have been arduous to place down) and what’s subsequent in my cue. Like in design, I’m choosy however not snobby in the case of what I learn and deliberate largely enjoyable, easy-to-fly-through books for this journey. I’ve lots to let you know however principally, the primary 4 days of our journey have been so action-packed that I barely learn – solely when going to mattress, however I couldn’t get Daisy Jones and the Six (Kindle and Native) out of my head. Admittedly in the course of it, I used to be annoyed with the writing format (very documentarian, with all of the exposition informed from 10 completely different characters). At occasions it felt a bit muddy to wade by means of and I used to be like, “transfer it alongside already!!!” however the author Taylor Jenkins Reid should be doing one thing proper as a result of I couldn’t wait to get to it each night time. I LOVED her different guide, Malibu Rising (Kindle and Native) a lot, however much less so The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Kindle and Native). And to be truthful I didn’t end it so possibly it paid off and I feel I’ll decide it again up subsequent week. I’m VERY excited to see the sequence now on Amazon as a result of I certain did fall in love with the world and the characters (it’s set within the 70s a few rock band making its technique to the highest, with numerous very human issues that associate with that point in that trade – i.e. habit, fame, the patriarchy, feminism, ego, and naturally, LOVE). After that, I switched to Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren (Kindle and Native). Enjoyable reality – they’re two girls/finest buddies named Christina and Lauren. I’ve learn nearly all of their rom-coms and largely completely loved them. I flew by means of this in two days and it was precisely what I used to be within the temper for – a coming-of-age teen love story, revisited 14 years later with some household drama and sufficient layers to maintain it from feeling completely primary. It’s like studying Candy Residence Alabama – you realize what’s going to occur and that data is definitely so comforting.

As you realize, I began studying rom-com fiction throughout the pandemic which completely helped with my every day situational anxiousness – it’s my emotional consolation meals. This one was considered one of their higher ones though it took me 10 pages to get hooked (typically I’m hooked on web page 2). Now on day 7 of our journey (with two days left – penning this on Wednesday) I’m 20 pages into The Sweet Home by Jennifer Egan (Kindle and Native), which I’m fearful may maintain me up, so the brand new Jojo Moyes guide, Somebody Else’s Footwear (Kindle and Native) and Ali Hazelwood’s Beneath Zero (Kindle) as backups. Who am I kidding, The Sweet Home is likely to be much less of a superb seashore learn and can end it once I’m house (it’s already a tiny bit unsettling). All hail the comfort of the kindle when touring:)

From Ryann: That is the proper crewneck sweatshirt. I’ve it in a number of colours and it’s a type of items that I discover myself gravitating towards every single day (to be truthful I’m positively into utilitarian fundamentals as of late – most likely due to all this rain!). However I do like it (I sized up for an outsized look) and put on with leggings or denims and sneakers for a really laid-back however pulled-together look.

From Mallory: Summer time is true across the nook so I feel that is an acceptable time to carry up the bikini line dialog. I’m personally a shaver as a result of I don’t love having hair down there (for me personally, completely cool in the event you’re in one other camp :)) however shaving always in the summertime brings up some razor burn points that I additionally don’t love. ENTER MY RAZOR BURN SOLUTION. I heard about this moist/dry trimmer on TikTok and for $30 I used to be definitely able to attempt it out. Not gonna lie I feel it’s going to vary my life within the coming months. It really works GREAT. The three-blade system will get the majority of the hair outta there but it surely doesnt offer you razor burn as a result of it’s not a CRAZY shut shave. Plus I really like you could shave dry with actually no product, so when you’ve got a spontaneous pool second you will get that bikini line able to rock with out having to completely take a bathe. Now I’m nonetheless planning on doing a razor shave every so often as a result of will probably be a smoother/nearer shave, however this will probably be an effective way to maintain the hair down with out always irritating the pores and skin down there. Extremely suggest!!

From Caitlin: It’s been a minute since I’ve fallen in love with a candle, however I’m SO EXCITED about these “plant the field” scented candles. There are 8 completely different scents (operating the gamut from Lavender to Tomato), however my favorites are the Recent Lower Grass and Candy Sunflower. The perfect half: the packing containers they arrive in are biodegradable and full of seeds, so you’ll be able to really develop the plant that the candle relies on! I’m going to attempt the Siam Poppy scent subsequent – I can’t wait to develop some Flanders poppies on my balcony this spring:) (This might be a very nice reward for Mom’s Day, too! It’s a slam dunk for anybody who loves candles or gardening…or each. Simply one thing to remember in the event you’re making an attempt to get your presents achieved early this 12 months!)

From Albie: I don’t know if it’s as a result of I’m getting nearer to 40, nonetheless, I really feel like I’ve been studying a lot extra about my physique, and particularly my pores and skin…which in time period triggered a complete skincare journey that I’m at present on. One in all my fave new finds and facial skincare instruments is that this cryo ball. I depart it in my mini skincare fridge so it stays good & chilly, and use it each morning. Y’all… it feels so good on my pores and skin! Bonus: it’s owned by a black lady! And with out even realizing it, lots of the different gadgets in my facial skincare arsenal are black-owned, which implies they have been created with melamine in thoughts. I really like that for me. 

From Jess: Once I was speaking to my dad this previous week, he requested the place I purchased the sweatpants I obtained him for Christmas as a result of he needed to purchase extra. In case you have anybody in your life that’s arduous to buy then you realize the wave of pure shock and pleasure that went by means of my physique. I DID IT!!!! I obtained him a present he really cherished!! He says they’re the best-fitting sweatpants he’s ever worn but in addition are so comfy that he doesn’t wish to grow to be his PJs. Y’all he purchased TWO extra pairs (darkish grey and navy) and the person is specific about his garments. I actually must thank Brian and his reward information from this final 12 months. He talked them up so I assumed I might attempt to reward my dad a pair of “cool however informal sweatpants.” So right here’s one other rave evaluate in case you are stumped for a present to your dad or an individual in your life. Oh, and so they are available in tall sizes too!

Earlier than we depart you, we, in fact, want to speak about the latest mass taking pictures that occurred in Nashville, TN this previous week killing 6 individuals. It’s unimaginable to us that anybody who lives within the US feels good that these shootings proceed to occur. Clearly, a gross understatement. And but there’s a recorded video interview of an precise Tennessee congressman saying quote, “It’s a horrible, horrible state of affairs, and we’re not going to repair it.” He says extra but it surely doesn’t get any higher. The safety of our weapons over our lives has to cease. Giving up shouldn’t be an possibility. Wise gun legal guidelines HAVE to be put into place. Nobody is saying weapons can’t exist however our lives, and particularly our children’ lives, are simply extra essential, aren’t they? What an unbelievable sentence to have to jot down. Please name your reps. Right here is the official telephone checklist. Additionally, take note of when your native and state elections are. Google it as a result of it issues.

Opening Picture Credit: Design by Velinda Hellen Design | Lead Designer: Julie Rose | Contractor: McLeod Development, Inc. | Styling by Emily Bowser | Images by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | From: A Kitchen Makeover That Centered On Small Modifications For A BIG Impression (Julie And Velinda Did It Once more!)

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