friday favorites

10:31:00 AM

Wow, guys. What. A. Week.

Are you as wiped out as I am? After the emotional roller coaster that was this past week, I don't know if I've ever been more relieved to see Friday. Like most people I know, I am still in a state of shock by the election results. All week long, I've felt myself vascillate between bouts of intense sadness and random bursts of anger, followed by quiet moments of dispair.

The tension in the air is palpable, but I'm comforted by the fact that so many of us are feeling just as confused and saddened. In the next few weeks, I'm going to try to be extra kind both to myself and my fellow citizens.

Despite what 'the people' have chosen, I refuse to accept sexism, racism, exclusion, bigotry, intolerance, and xenophobia as normal, and I vow to always defend those who can't defend themselves. In the end, love trumps hate. Always.

Alright, enough of that for now. On a lighter note, please keep reading to enjoy this weeks' faves!

Favorite DIY:
{if these kits weren't so bloody expensive, I'd make one for everyone I know! Via My Domaine.}
Favorite truth:
{seven stereotypes about single women that need to stop NOW, via Bustle}
Favorite home tour:
{currently drooling over every inch of LC's dreamy Hollywood home, via My Domaine}
Favorite peek behind the curtain:
{a peek into life at the White House, plus how the Obama's brought the White House into the 21st century, via AD}
Favorite election candids:
{a collection of election-day snapshots from around the country...both heartwarming and frightening. Via Bloomberg}
Favorite virtual Thanksgiving assistant:
{after hosting T-giving for the first time last year, I'm so happy to have this handy tool for this year's feast! Via The Kitchn}
Favorite cold-weather dinner:
{this hearty and comforting Italian chicken and vegetable soup is all you need for those chilly winter nights, via The Cozy Apron}
Have a great weekend, all! Let's vow to focus on love and tolerance for all in the tumultuous months to come, as we're all going to need it.

xxLena

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