This March has really tested our patience, as has this entire winter. Now that we’ve made it past the official start of spring, and are looking towards April, we thought we’d share with you some of the things that made shivering through Women’s History Month a little easier!
My newest handbag-
Costing only $1.50, which was a camerabag in the 70’s (Thank you Mennonite Thrift Mall.)
One of my impossibly cool old roommates turned me on to these. They are a little on the expensive side, so definitely take that into account, but they are the perfect all purpose sweater. I consider it money really well spent. They’re sturdy without being too heavy, the knit is soft and breathable, they’re great for layering or on their own- I don’t know what else to say, I have two and I would wear them 24/7 if that was in any way normal.
I’m trying to give my naturally wavy hair a break from my heat styling compulsion, and this product is helping me do it by making my waves “Sleek & Piecy” rather than “Help, I’m eight, what’s a hairbrush?”
So nice for two big reasons, 1) This is an essential oils-based soap, so the consistency is more liquid than most body soaps you’re probably used to. This means you’ll need a loofah to help lather, but it’s more concentrated than more common cream or gel based soaps, so you use much less each shower. It really lasts (which is important to us poor college kids, right?) & 2) The smell (Peppermint is my choice, it also comes in an almond, lavender, and citrus scent) will really snap you out of that just-woke-up haze, and is perfect for getting you back on your feet the morning after a rough night of partying. (*One thing, it says it’s an all purpose soap, but it really works best as a body wash. It sort of strips hair of its natural oils, so unless you’re cool with that, I’d go ahead and use normal shampoo/conditioner. Just something to keep in mind if you decide to try it out!)
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It’s been really hard to make time to read anymore, but I found DailyLit and it changed everything. When you make an account with them (it’s free!) you pick out one or a few books you’ve always wanted to read (some cost money, but the majority of them do not) and they will break the book up into parts and send you a snippet of it each day until you’ve finished reading it. You can also change the intervals and lengths of the excerpts, so you control the pace of your reading. It’s awesome.
I found this group on a writing Tumblr I follow, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Now, I love to watch slam poetry in between assignments to keep my mind resting, but still working. My favorite poets so far are Rudy Francisco, Mo Lawrence, Tonya Ingram and Zora Howard.
This daily comic is cute, funny and a little bit dark, featuring mainly forest and ocean animals dealing with misanthropy or in the middle of existential crises.
I’m obsessed with Elton John, and this is one of his best loved albums. Complete with remastered editions of the original classics like “Benny and the Jets”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” & “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” as well as covers from artists like Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Miguel & Fall Out Boy it’s a seriously great addition to your music collection.
Sia’s Demo Version of Celine Dion’s “Loved Me Back to Life”
I’m not super in love with Celine’s final version of this song, but Sia makes it all better. You’ve probably heard of her, but just in case you haven’t go listen to “Elastic Heart” which was on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack or her brand new single “Chandelier” (it SLAYS). She sings the song the way it was meant to be sung.
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