Good Reads: 27 August 2015

Good Reads is coming to you a day early because this weekend (drumroll) we are headed for the beach!

It's been far too long since I've been to a (warm) beach and worn a swimsuit, so I'm pretty excited as you might imagine. After all, it doesn't get much better than a late summer weekend at the beach. Agree?

Thanks for all of your warm thoughts, well-wishes, and relatable stories on my post about the heartbreak of having your loved ones scattered all over. It's definitely not easy (I'm missing my girlfriends something fierce), but knowing that so many of you can relate helps to make it feel a little easier.

A few highlights from the last few week are below as well as my favorite finds and new additions to the Independent Designer Directory. Have a GREAT weekend, and following along here for beach shots.

currently drenching myself in oil thanks to the good folks at little barn apothecary. the scent is lemongrass + mint, and it's even more amazing than it sounds.

attention: i discovered a natural deodorant THAT WORKS. and it's diy. swear to god – three days in and going strong. thank you for this, into the gloss and may lindstrom. thank you.

did you know this nuts fact about flowers? (third paragraph, if you're short on time)

feeling inspired by le dessein – an l.a.-based fashion line that empowers girls in developing countries by supporting their access to education.

on making friends as an adult.

ugandan cinema is nothing short of awesome.

would very much like one of these sweatshirts for fall, please.

dying over these tiny ceramic vases.

a different take on minimalism – and one that i, despite my love for decluttering, happen to appreciate.

even more stories like this, please.


favorite finds of the week: minna / eunbi / formerly yes / hellochiqui / heidi anderson ceramics / arc / modern citizen (thanks, bobbie!) / rebecca mir grady / cortney heimerl / individual medley / the tote project / mw textile designs / reifhaus (via calivintage)

and my dear, talented friend flora + form launched her online shop! congrats!