This week has been… a lot. I know it sounds like I’m hinting at things and not sharing, but it was one of those weeks where so many small things happened one after the other, and they just kept adding up! I am extremely glad that this is a long weekend, and I’m very much looking forward to the extra day off to just try to recover a little bit… both my sanity, and my sleep. But – even with everything going on, I did manage to squeeze a little bit of fun into this week – which I’ll share about in the favorites!
I have wanted a permanent bracelet for years! If you’re not familiar, it’s a bracelet without a clasp – it’s permanently welded closed around your wrist, so you wear it literally every single day. When my friend Sophia posted that her favorite local jeweler, Skelton, was starting to offer them, I booked an appointment ASAP as an early birthday present to myself. It was so much fun, and I love my little bracelet with a lightning bolt charm. If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, definitely check them out!
Hill House has an end of summer sale going on right now! The sizes and styles are limited, but there are some great options included – this sweater is still available in most sizes and is only $50, and this Louisa has multiple sizes left, too, and would definitely still work for fall.
This was one of my favorite books I read in 2022, and I recommend it to people all the time. It’s having a paperback release, and the author, Natalia Sylvester, is doing a really fun bonus for everyone who preorders! If you preorder (anywhere!) and fill out a form, you’ll get handwritten, annotated post-it notes and signed bookplates! It’s such an incredible coming-of-age book about a young disabled woman, and everyone should preorder – I know I am!
I’m really glad that Taylor Swift is showing a film version of the Eras Tour – I was lucky enough to see it in person, but I know that so many weren’t! I do wish, though, that a streaming option would be announced too. I’d happily pay $20 to rent it to watch it at my house, and I’m sure many other disabled/chronically ill people who are still avoiding large indoor crowded spaces would, too – or people who don’t have easy access to transportation, etc. It’s a little frustrating to see the world continue to move back to an in person ONLY way of life after we saw that hybrid could work and would really make viewing accessible to ALL.