Happy Tuesday, friends! Today is a special one. Today is the seventh annual #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has inspired people to make an impact around the world. The amazing thing about this annual date is the fact that little changes can make a monumental impact. An estimated $274 million was raised online in the United States during last year’s Giving Tuesday. Today, I’m highlighting 10 easy ways to give back today and every day.
Happy Friday, friends! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with your loved ones. Brian and I carried on the tradition of doing dinner together in Houston. Brian made an all-vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner for me, which was AMAZING. Next year, I’ll definitely do a how-to post because he did WELL. We also spent much of the day cuddling with our corgi Minnie and eating homemade pumpkin pie. Today marks Black Friday, so I thought I’d do a small roundup of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales to shop!
Today’s gift guide is for the girls! (Don’t judge me, but I DEFINITELY read that in the tune of Martina McBride’s “This One’s For the Girl’s”.) Whether you know me personally or follow me on social media, you know I proudly and emphatically support women’s rights and call myself a feminist. I’ve shared my favorite feminist books and reflected on my own ideology. I’ve used this space as a way to talk about women’s rights and strive to inspire those around me to get civically engaged. It should come as no surprise that I had a blast putting together these gift ideas for feminists.
Have a friend you’re constantly tagging in corgi memes (ME)? Love someone who would rather spend time with their cat? If you’re looking for gift ideas for animal lovers in your life, you’ve come to the right place! As I mentioned in my Gifts for Travelers guide, I wanted to create a list of gift guides that are quirky and unique enough for every friend in your circle. This was probably my favorite guide to put together because I’m a proud dog mom and aspiring cat mom (which is unlikely because I’m SO allergic to them). I hope these awesome pet-loving products will put a smile on the face of someone you love.
For all who are working to give their pets a better life, this one is for you…
‘Tis the season to shop! When putting together my gift guides, I had so much fun researching items I’d personally want. I did my best to come up with unique ideas for gift guides that can help you find the perfect gifts for loved ones on your shopping list. I’m really excited for the gift guides rolling out and I wanted to kick things off with my “Gift Ideas for Travelers” guide. As someone who is in a constant state of wanderlust, I have been wanting to pack my bags all season long.
I’m a card-carrying member of the sensitive skin club. Raise your hand if you’re prone to breakouts and reactions when you use abrasive products. As a beauty blogger, I used to be plagued with acne and eczema when I would try new products that didn’t jive with my sensitive skin. In recent years, I’ve learned my lesson and have switched to a fragrance-free regimen with encouragement from my dermatologist. Olay has been a brand in my medicine cabinet for YEARS, so I was thrilled when the brand launched Olay Whips Fragrance-Free.