Hello from my work-from-home station near the window, overlooking another hot, hot summer day here in Minneapolis. As we near the end of the month of June, our team took a look back on the links that captured our attention over the course of the past four weeks, from a new line of home goods to an article on joyful reunions to a simple bruschetta recipe worth making. Find all ten links our team recommends below.
We hope you’ve had a delightful June, and we hope you have an enjoyable weekend too.
1. When we heard about the new Jungalow for Opalhouse line at Target, our whole team scrambled online to see what pieces Justina Blakeney had in store for our eyeballs (and our homes). Should you be in the market for a new piece of home decor or two, consider this your friendly reminder that the line launches online tomorrow, June 26!
2. An article that explores, from personal and statistical perspectives, the unreasonable expectations of American motherhood.
3. See 13 people’s joyful reunions with loved ones after more than a year apart.
4. Want to be more productive? Start with doing more…nothing. This article explains why.
5. Your guide to making shrubs (aka drinking vinegars) without a recipe. You can’t go wrong with this refreshing drink option in the summer months!
6. Are you a fan of conversational podcasts between friends? This one is my new favorite!
7. Keep this simple bruschetta recipe on hand for your next gathering! It’s an easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing option everyone will love.
8. Head here if you’re looking for small space (and outdoor patio!) design inspiration. I’d move into this NYC studio apartment in a heartbeat.
9. Are you a visual learner? This app helps break down complex concepts and key ideas from nonfiction books visually.
10. If you’re a fan of The Bachelor, this first-person article from Rachel Lindsay on the franchise and her experience with it is worth a read.
BY Jackie Saffert - June 25, 2021
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.