I recently spent the most magical four days with Sherry, and everything you’ve imagined her home to be – clean, minimal, smart – is true. I’ll also add: warm, inviting, delicious, cozy and everything in-between. The two of us stayed together in an Airbnb close to John and Sherry’s home (Julia was sorely missed, last minute change of plans!), but we ultimately spent most of our afternoons-into-the-evenings at their pool and hot tub. To say it was dreamy (and relaxing and giggly and refreshing!) would be an understatement! I’m still dreaming of eating hot dogs under the stars, while in the hot tub – because yes, that’s a thing that happened.
I took only a handful of photos, but the majority of my camera roll from the visit was of me and Burger! Who’s surprised? (Crickets.) I love that little man, and he rewarded me handsomely with gentle kisses.
Our time together was way too short, but we easily filled the time with late mornings, long lunches, walks on the beach, shopping locally and never, ever taking off our swimsuits. It fueled my soul in a way I didn’t know I was craving, and I came home to Chicago feeling grateful and fulfilled. Sherry, next time I’m coming back with the whole family!
Other Things This Week
Cat pics sent to your phone, daily? Yes, please! (Scott shared this with me a couple weeks ago, and it still makes me smile. Correction: @DerekErdman is a local Chicago artist, and his work always makes me smile.)
I bought this adorable candle for Lucy while I was in Florida, and it is delicious. (Not overly vanilla-y, if that’s not your thing.) Once it’s burned up, I’ll pot a plant of her choosing in it.
We’ve been reading Amanda Gorman’s book, Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem, all week! I pre-ordered it on Inauguration Day, and it’s arrival didn’t disappoint! Lucy was drawn to the illustrations, and it provoked thoughtful conversation, too. I added it to Lucy’s inclusive Bookshop.org list, which you can shop from right here, if you’d like.
The faux sherpa jacket I wore in Stories this week blew up my DMs! It sold out, but I can 100% vouch for the brand – an investment, but worth every penny. Here’s their sherpa collection!
Stuck in a hair rut, I ordered these clips on a whim, and I’ve been wearing them nonstop. Lucy, too!
Have You Been Curious About a CBD Routine?
If you follow us @yellowbrickhome on Instagram, you know that I’m always happy to chat about CBD. I’ve been using Equilibria as a daily supplement for 8 months now, and I love trying their new products and learning what makes each one unique. For example, I rely on my daily soft gels to keep me chill throughout the day, but I love the dropper for a fast-release dose during a particularly anxious moment.
So, why am I still talking about this?
Because Equilibria is offering both new customers AND existing customers (who have never subscribed previously) 20% off subscription routines, and the discount will go into effect for the first three months of your subscription lifecycle! They’ve never offered a discount this steep, so if you’ve been curious, now is the time! Use promo code YELLOWBRICKHOMEFALL20 at checkout for 20% off the first three months of a subscription package. Prices below reflect discounted rate.
I’ve used other brands in the past, but Equilibria is the only one where I’ve noticed a difference in my outlook on life’s stressors. EQ CBD is hand-harvested and the oil is extracted from flowers only—the purest source of CBD. And I personally love the free consultations from a dosage specialist, especially as my needs (and moods!) change. Their dosage specialists can help you choose a routine based on your own health goals – whether it’s to improve sleep, manage stress or alleviate discomfort. I’m also happy to answer any questions you might have!
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Have a Refreshing Weekend
Fall has arrived in Chicago, and we’ll be right here, soaking it all up. Our lightweight jackets are ready for the fall festivals that have begun popping up in the neighborhood, and I plan to sip on my first apple cider of the season. Do you have any fun plans? Have a refreshing weekend, friends!