Friday has come once again. Thank the heavens. It has been an eventful seven days, full of both highs and lows. Here's what got me buzzin this week:
1. There is nothing that makes our apartment feel more like a home than filling all 500 square feet with the aroma of a perfect candle. I have been searching for quite some time for that most perfect fall scent, one that is slightly warm and musky, but that won't run me $60 (cough *Diptyque* cough) and I think I found it in a local company! Locale 58 was launched in May of this year, and has a distinctly California flair. Lexie and Brian design their candles to represent the various parts of California that they love (Locale 58 refers to California's 58 counties), and graciously gifted me one to test out. Each scent is created based on their own experiences traveling up and down coastal California, and I am completely head over heels for their San Francisco line. It's the perfect blend of cedar and amber, and just masculine enough to make it absolutely dreamy. If you've a taste for lighter scents, definitely give Los Angeles and Newport Beach a try. Plus the packaging and labels are to die for - Lexie is kind of a genius in that regard. It's without a doubt the most Instagramable candle in my house, so odds are you're going to be seeing a lot more of it.
And now the good news! For a limited time, readers can get 10% off their purchase of any Locale 58 products (!!!) by using the code harbenporter at checkout. That's right! Another discount code with my name in it! I'm doing a little happy dance over here. And I'm also going to go ahead and use my own damn discount code to get myself another candle. Seriously you guys, they're that good.
2. Bullet Journaling - have you guys jumped on this bandwagon yet? I bought myself a dotted moleskin and am considering taking the leap. It seems like the perfect solution to my current 3-notebook situation (work, blog, personal/exercise), and I'm also a huge sucker for pretty pens and paper. Apparently the bullet journal lets you track your daily to-dos, plus map out long-term and short-term goals, and do it in a way that is beautiful and brilliantly organized. I'm intrigued, and I'm looking forward to setting mine up over the weekend. (Above image from tinyrayofsunshine.com- a go to source for all things bullet journal).
3. And lastly, this Black Lives Matter syllabus. Unarmed black men and women continue to be murdered by police. Please, I implore you, review and dive into this syllabus. Audit the class. Educate yourself. Spread the word and don't back down or walk away from the hard conversations, especially with family and friends.
Have a wonderful weekend, friends.