Bright Blonde + Breakage

Today’s post is twofold! One – I’m sharing two of my must-have products for keeping my blonde hair bright, not-brassy, and strong & healthy, too. And two – as I was sitting down to write this post and grabbing links for these products, I realized that this purple color-correcting creme has apparently been discontinued. So for all of my fellow blonde ladies, I need your recommendations for something similar!

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Serena & Lily Sale

Today (Monday) is the last day to score 20% off at the Serena & Lily Friends & Family Event! (Use code HOMELOVE at checkout, ends at midnight!) I rarely dedicate full posts to one specific sale, but this one is a good one, and one that doesn’t happen very often. And it’s one that could save you lots of dollars if you’re currently furniture shopping! I feel like so many people I know are in the midst of re-decorating, and you might remember from Instagram Stories this summer that I was actually just about to overhaul my living room right before I decided to sublease my place fully furnished and go on Remote Year. (Figured there was no sense in getting new furniture for my tenants, haha!)

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Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 41

Happy Friday, my friends! I feel like I should update you a little bit after the post I wrote on Wednesday night. I woke up on Thursday and felt so. much. lighter. I had a much-needed “me day” and took some time for myself yesterday… I got a massage in the morning, worked from my favorite coffee shop all day, and went to a spin class with Arielle last night. I don’t really know what changed (because I had be doing a combination of all of those things for the last two weeks), but maybe I just needed to get it all out on paper. Maybe I just needed to come clean with how I was feeling, in a sense. (And thank you for allowing me to do that!) I just haven’t been feeling like myself the last two weeks, and I think trying to conceal it was like adding fuel to the fire. With the blog and Instagram, I constantly feel the pressure to be “on” and upbeat and peppy and happy and funny and inspirational, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I don’t want to speak too soon, but I think I’m getting closer to the other side of this funk. I’m keeping my schedule pretty light this weekend and will continue to take it easy and do the things that fill up my cup!

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The Perfect Storm

I was scrolling through Instagram tonight and saw that today was apparently World Mental Health Day. (If you’re reading this post on Thursday, I’m writing this post on Wednesday night and referring to the 10th!) There’s a day for everything these days, but this one is one that I can definitely get behind, as mental health is a topic I’m so passionate about, but have a hard time figuring out how to talk about it, get more involved with, etc.

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AIRE Ancient Baths in Chicago

One of the things I made sure to do before I left Chicago was visit the new AIRE Ancient Baths that opened not too long ago! (I actually went twice… Once to experience everything firsthand, the second time to quickly shoot the photos you see here before the spa opened in the morning!) I already can’t wait to go back again once I’m home. The entire experience is incredibly relaxing and you should absolutely add it to your Bucket List. Especially as it starts to get cooler, it’s the perfect indoor pampering sesh.

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