What a WEEK! This feels like the first week in a long time where the “Happy Weekend” title I coined for this series almost a decade ago doesn’t feel inappropriate. I felt such hope and joy and relief watching the entire inauguration day unfold!
The performances and speeches, Amanda Gorman’s incredible poetry, the gift ceremonies, our first female VP swearing in the first Black senator from Georgia, the first Jewish senator from Georgia and the first Latino senator from California, the executive orders Biden signed, the busts displayed in his office, the COATS, the concert in the evening. BOOM! The good news just kept on coming.
We have a long way to go, and the work is only just beginning as it’s now our responsibility to hold the Biden/Harris administration accountable for the promises they’ve made to make this country a more just and equitable place, but it was so nice to finally feel hope restored in being able to even hold a president accountable.
I hope you felt that as well this week, too.
Next week, I’ll finally be sharing the tutorial for my IKEA media console hack from our living room but in the meantime, here’s some links from the week!
Seasons of Love gets me EVERY time but phew, this rendition DESTROYED me during the Inauguration concert. Broadway, we love you and we can’t wait for you to be back in action!!!!!!
This is the podcast episode on religion I was referring to when I mentioned being “an explorer vs a believer.”
This floral Otomi piece is SO STUNNING.
Loved this interview with our new VP and Second Gentleman!
I didn’t know I needed an upholstered bunk bed in my life but NOW I DO!
It was so fun to learn more about one of Jill Biden’s Inauguration Day looks here!
Thought the DIY dinosaur art in this room makeover was SO fun and smart!!
I love Jennifer Lopez and I loved this interview.
Finally, one of the most powerful tools we have as individuals is where we spend our money and who we give our business to. Do the companies you are supporting share your values? I’ve been asking myself that before any purchase I make and trying to do my research.
And on that important note, this article is an important read for new parents as a popular Instagram sleep consultant’s ongoing contributions to our ex-president’s campaigns came to light this week. To quote the article and Brandi Jordan who was quoted in it, “Dumaplin’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Instagram posts featuring a Black baby felt to her like using ’multicultural’ marketing to cover your obvious support of a racist.”
If you are in need of sleep support for your child/family, exploring and supporting the services Brandi’s company, The Cradle Company, offers is a great alternative!