One. MAKE Mercado Global Cosmetic Bags
I love makeup, and I love collaborations where you can learn about innovative companies who are giving back and doing special things to help others.
This is MAKE, and two powerful women led co-ops- Mercado Global & Opportunity Threads. Together, the three created a cosmetic bag with a philanthropic mission, which will create opportunities for production for co-ops in Guatemala and the US. This visionary initiative supports the mission of the We See Beauty Foundation to develop the cooperative movement across the Americas, empowering women and helping to create jobs and income to underserved communities. You can find the custom designed bags for $30 (or $45 with a Custom Matte Dew, a $57 value) at Wee See Beauty
. I think this might be a perfect time for me to purchase for a fun present for someone special.
Two. Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup
I made this a few weekends ago and Jeff went nuts…as in he said this was the best soup I’ve ever made. It’s still chilly, it’s still winterish out there, so by all means, make this goodie NOW! One note: my grocery store was out of tortellini so I opted for the frozen cheese ravioli and didn’t change the recipe. Voila! Thanks for this amazing food concoction Party in My Kitchen
Three. Sickness Goodies
I think the current version of the plague is taking over right now…sickness and under the weather babies have taken over and it seems like adults are getting it, too. I’m hoping spring rolls around early this year because I can’t take any more cough due to cold nonsense. However, I did spot this idea floating around and I think it’s adorable if you’ve got a friend or loved one that needs a little cheering up. Little gifts made dreary days so much better.
Four. Army Green Piko Top
Versatility…I’m all about effortless, go-to ensembles that don’t take a lot of time these days. And I’ve professed my love for all things Piko before, but today I am here to show off a brand new find…the classic V-neck style which I have yet to try out before (yes, stylist Amy will be so proud since she says v-neck is best!). I purchased this neutral, army green top
and I am loving how I can pair it with so many different pieces to create everyday looks…both dressy and casual! Here are two that work for my crazy, hectic days:
My favorite part is how Pikos are washer friendly (I was on delicate and then hang dry) and they are GREAT for packing…especially when you don’t have a lot of room! Pair it wirh a fun necklace, scarf, a vest for layering, and some staple bottoms and you’ve got an on-trend look without spending a ton of money.
Five. Words of Goodness
I’m a month into my “year to Simplify” and I have to say I’m rather impressed with how I’ve donw so far… I’ve made sure to tackle things that must be done, but I’ve also taken on less, said no to things I don’t have time for, and I’ve really tried to adapt simplification into so many things I do throughout each day, It’s going to take a lot longer to make this mantra mine, but I’m glad to see I’m making slow and steady progress…a little at a time. And I’m hoping your resolutions/goals/words to live by are going well for you, too!!
You know the drill…link up with the girls (Darci, Christina, April, and I) and share your Five on Friday goodness! Cheers to a wonderful weekend friends.