Good Reads: 14 August 2015

This week I wrote a post on Instagram about feeling overwhelmed. I have a tendency to say yes to everything, take on too much at once, then move a mile a minute in order to get everything done. Ten tabs open, several projects going at once, three things to work on at a time. It's the way I've always been, but it certainly gets exhausting sometimes.

I received so many great tips in the post comments that I'd suggest anyone who's been feeling a little bit of the same to head here and take a look.

Meditation was recommended a few times – from private in-home practices to attending Buddhists centers to apps and working with meditation teachers. I've been wanting to try it for a while and I think now might be the time. I'd like to work with a teacher to start, and since I now live in a liberal university town, something tells me I won't have too much trouble finding one. 

Outside the world of overwhelm and meditation, we've got a few fun plans this weekend including a quick trip to Chapel Hill to explore and check out the area. If you have any recommendations, I'd love to hear them!

Whatever you do, I hope you have a great one and as always, thank you for reading and following along!

"why waste time and energy on insecurity? I have no doubt that when I’m 80 I’ll look at pictures of myself when I was 60 and think how young I was then, how filled with joy and beauty." – loved this piece.

affordable furniture that looks good...

...and a microwave for minimalists to go with it.

ate here last night and had the biggest, most delicious meal ever. (also, three cheers for a bbq place with multiple veggie options!)

artisanal water.

a pretty dreamy home.

a very worthy kickstarter.

ok with this kind of trolling.

don't you just love these dainty earrings?

a few reminders for perfectionists.

these shoes are everywhere and i can't get enough of them. they're definitely a so-ugly-it's-good type of shoe. what do you guys think?

loving the #GETLIT series, which was introduced to me by awesome melissa at ethica. what a great idea!


new additions to the independent designer directory:

bomisch / edge of urge / wknd la / studio bazardarling distraction / apprvl / fable / j.m. generals / yes california vintage / / gemma holt / momosan shop / loup charmant / topazthe vintage vogue (via almost makes perfect)

more here!