Mid-Month Micropleasures, Musings, and Meanderings: March 2018

As I write this, it's a blue sky day and I'm sitting in my underwear with an unwashed face, unbrushed hair or teeth, and about a bazillion things to do on my never-ending mental to-do list. This past two weeks, I feel as though my days have been melting into one another, with only the shortest blips of sleep between them. I'm in a season of WORK. And I'm happy to embrace motivation and inspiration when it's here, because it's kind of like an un-stuffed nose in the sense that it's often taken for granted. The moment it disappears — the moment you get all stuffed up and turn into a mouth-breather — you instantly realize just how little you appreciated your clear nasal ways when you had them. 

Let's just all take a moment to be grateful for the good we've got going on today — whether it's an unblocked nose, an increased drive to get sh*t done, or a warm cup of coffee within your reach.

If that didn't make any sense, it's because I'm sleep deprived. But only because so many exciting things are happening!! 

Without further adieu...

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Micropleasures

My current cult beauty buy is Matrixyl 10% + HA by The Ordinary. Because the other day I realized my skin is no longer that of a 21-year-old, and this cost-effective serum targets fine lines and wrinkles. I've been using it for about two months now and am feeling pretty damn good about my makeup-free face

Okay, so I might be the only 20-something who utilizes a shower cap, but just in case I'm not ... say goodbye to your less-than-cute, plasticky, cupcake looking thing and hello! to the Shhhowercap

As many of you know, I've just settled into an actual apartment for the first time in four years. (I was a full-on gypsy nomad before that). And since plants are cheaper than furniture, I've been filling my space with green. Basically, I'm a stay-at-home plant mom and not mad about it. Anyway, here's a useful article I found on the best indoor plants.

For anyone who loves a good massage, but can't afford the expenditure, this Harmony Roller has been key to helping my arms deal with writing fatigue — for real, it's a thing

 

Musings

Are you suffering from Information Overload? In a world where we're constantly consuming — from our Spotify playlists to our Instagram feeds — it may be wise to take a step back and choose our consumption habits more thoughtfully. 

To celebrate International Women's Day, Darling Magazine shared this list of sage advice from women to women and I am Here. For. It.

I recently fell down the rabbit hole of reading some of my old writing — particularly fiction — and came across this short piece, I wrote for Penduline Press back in university. I haven't touched the genre since, but I'm kind of obsessed with this character. (Spoiler Alert: Holly is a professional nap artist who is faced with a hard decision.) Thoughts? 

 

Meanderings

On top of creating only original content for my Instagram account, I've been warming up to the "Stories" feature in a really awkward way. Watch this space to see more behind-the-scenes action.

There are exciting changes in the works for Littlefoolbook — the book and the blog! As I continue to fine-tune it for your pleasure, I'd love to know what YOU want out of this space. Do you want more personal shares, more articles about a specific subject matter, more interviews with influencers? Do you want more beauty, more self-love, more self-care, or more trending topics? Do you want all of the above? Or none of the above? Comment below and let me know :)

One last MAJOR thing ... As I get ready to send the REAL littlefoolbook manuscript out to agents and editors, I’m building an “Early Readers” girl gang. Because just as it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a girl gang to raise a book baby. Basically, I’ll send you advance chapters of my manuscript to read for pleasure and in return, you let me know your thoughts — what you loved, what you hated, what you wanted to read more of, etc... Sound fun? Sign up below to get on the list.