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Love List

Love List

In honor of one of my very favorite holidays today, here are a few things I’m loving!

Book: I’ve been wanting to read Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley since it came out in October, and finally picked it up at Target the other week. I knew I would like it, but gosh, I loved it!! So much encouragement that spoke right to where I am right now. If you need a (last-minute :)) Galentine’s Day gift, this should be it!

Recipe: We love roasted brussels sprouts, and recently made this variation we found through a Whole30 Instagram. It was addicting, and will stay in our repertoire long after this month is over.

Purchase: I recently had the somewhat-embarrassing revelation that I am an adult with a husband and a baby and a house…so there is really no need to be sleeping in my old sorority t-shirts! I did a big t-shirt purge and used a gift card toward these splurge-worthy (but currently on sale) Eberjey pajamas. They are dreamy, and I already feel guilty about the fact that they probably won’t be my last Eberjey purchase, ha!

TV show: If you’re obsessed with 1920s American literature (hand RAISED) and you have Amazon Prime, you must watch Z: The Beginning of Everything! It’s about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda, and it is fantastic. Dave and I have been watching an episode or two almost every night and loving it!

Wallpaper: Weirdest category ever, maybe :) But I cannot get Schumacher’s Pyne Hollyhock in Indigo out of my head after seeing it in this stunning Studio McGee-designed dining room. If anyone knows of a fabric or wallpaper that looks like this for waaaay less money, please tell me!

Blog post: My friend Kelsey wrote such an encouraging post about what it means to love your body. This is something I struggled with a lot during pregnancy and continue to wrestle with postpartum, and I loved her perspective. Head over to her blog to give it a read!

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Let me know something you’re loving in the comments below :)

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  1. Victoria says:

    I’m so obsessed with that studio mcgee “country club traditional” house! Because I have more traditional style I want them to do more traditional projects so we can glean inspiration!

  2. I was going to comment on the fact that I really want to read “Grace Not Perfection” because my motto this year is “Let go of perfect in order to be good” (and I love all things grace :) AND how I looove roasted brussel sprouts & can’t wait to try that Whole30 recipe AND that I’m obsessed with that wallpaper – you have such great taste… but then I saw your sweet comment about my blog post! I am so humbled. Thank you so much for your kind words, Lisa, and for sharing. I am so touched and glad that my words could bring you some solidarity and love. Happy day of LOVE! Enjoy your time with Dave & Charlie


  3. Abby says:

    I’ve been obsessed with that dining room since I saw it on Studio McGee too!! Happy V- day! :)

  4. mary wilmot says:

    I am listening to this book, Present Not Perfect, and she makes a case for real pajamas. I wouldn’t have thought about how important they are but she says they help our body rest, since they are made for sleeping. I think I need to put more thought into what I sleep in! We watched the first episode of Z this weekend so maybe we’ll keep it up! :) I’m totally into period dramas right now after watching the Crown.

    • Lisa says:

      That book is on my list! How do you like it? And I have heard great things about The Crown but haven’t been able to convince Dave to watch it yet :)

  5. Sarah says:

    I love this love list!

  6. Jennifer says:

    I love love love Eberjey! Thinking of buying that PJ set for myself after seeing that it’s on sale! :)

  7. Dana says:

    i missed love lists!


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