Have you heard about Amazon Smile? It’s a program run by Amazon that donates 0.5% of the price of your purchase on Amazon to the charity of your picking. You have to specifically opt for this program by entering “www.smile.amazon.com” instead of going to the main Amazon page. The rest is the exact same and has all the regular Amazon product. I love seeing companies being more charitable! Remember to go to smile.amazon.com next time you’re shopping on Amazon!
I love a good read. Reading all day, prefereably outside in a comfy chair/hammock, would be the dream. However when I don’t have time to read a whole book, I like to read a chapter before bed. Sometime I can only get through a few pages before falling asleep. When I only want to read a few pages, I love reading Real Simple! It’s the most amazing magazine I’ve found.
Real Simple is a magazine targeted towards woman, to make life a little easier, with tips and tricks from make up to housekeeping to financial advice. I love it because it’s funny and extremely insightful, yet a light read. Within the first few pages, you’ll find a “Simple List” with 5 silly statistics relating to the month, that you can whip out at a dinner part. They have another section called “Little Helpers” with 4 gadgets to make your day-to-day life simpler. The “Modern Manners” column has advice for hard situation and really genius solutions! There’s always one page with a passage to help you relax or meditate. The fashion section always has well-priced staples that you can wear to work or out to dinner. (Side note: I hate magazines with over-priced clothes, and Real Simple ALWAYS does a good job of having at least half the items under $100.) Lastly there are always delicious recipes at the end. Plus, parenting advice, the work & money section, and super interesting articles.
This is by no means sponsored!! I just really love this magazine, and all my friends who’ve read my copies are hooked as well! I mean, how could you pass up the inspirational quotes on the spine?! See more of my inspiration obsession here! Read more about Real Simple or subscribe to the magazine!
Packages are my love language. When I was younger and went to sleep-away camp, my parents would always send me and my sister packages. The day you got a package was always the best day ever! It was like a little piece of home, filled with lots of love. In college, my mom and sister both would send me the sweetest packages with snacks, school supplies, and cute accessories. Packages are just the greatest and I absolutely love receiving them.
The other day, I came home to a lovely package from one of my best friends as a “good luck studying!” package. This friends knows me SO well and always gives the best presents ever. This package is definitely on my list of current favorites! I’ve linked all the items below 🙂
Huge shout out to my friend for this awesome package! I mean, even the gold polka-dotted tissue paper is on point!