weekend reading

Ahh, April. I am soaking up the sun and enjoying the weather by being outside as much as possible these days. This week I have been taking a little break from crafting and have severely limited my time on Instagram and my arm is feeling much better! I haven't been scrolling on the computer as much as normal either, but somehow I still have a ton of links to share today! So let's get to those links!

This week I read this book. It took me a while (about 150 pages) to get into it, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. Next up is this book for a book club I joined!

You all know I was obsessed with Big Little Lies, so it should come as no surprise that I have been listening to this Spotify playlist ever since the finale. The music was truly exceptional and this soundtrack is perfect background music. 

I have been watching 13 Reasons Why this week. I'm about halfway through but I'm not sure I'm going to finish. It is VERY heavy and very dark. It's also very important. But I'm just not sure I really want to subject myself to the last several episodes. Here is an excellent trigger warning for the series. 

THIS IS GENIUS. I'm never going to do ruffles the old way ever again. 

I love wearing dark nail polish, but now that spring has sprung, I am wanting a lighter shade now and again. I bought this color this week. It's the perfect just-a-hint-of-blue!

I am also lightening up my daily scents and am in lurve with this oil blend I found over the weekend. 

Embroidered tops. I need one. I really want to make one. Here are some good inspo pics: one. two. three.

Also in clothing: clogs. I know, I know. They have a reputation. But I can't stop thinking about this handmade brand. I'm thinking some blush clogs would be adorable with just about every outfit. 

In my BGS (before grad school) life, I was an amazing baker. I baked all the time and found any excuse to try a new recipe. I called it procrastibaking because it really took off in college when I needed to be studying or writing papers. I would sit down at my desk, type like one sentence or read one page, and I would suddenly be like I MUST BAKE A CAKE. And I would. And they were always delicious. Plus people love a baker and their baked goods so it was good for my social life as well. Anyway, all that is to say that this article is 100% true. 

Well, friends, that's all I've got! I hope you all have a great weekend full of sunshine and fun!