Weekly Rundown

the Weekly Rundown: Instagram Addiction + Freekeh for Dinner

February 11, 2018

Seasons and salt blog


I read an article about layering for men earlier in the week, and I’ve been mulling over the first piece of advice listed: every item should work as a stand alone. Reading it lead to an ‘ah-ha’ moment for me, and it’s led to a few simpler choices when getting dressed this week.

If you’re in the market for a beautiful, minimalist leather bag, you may want to check out SF-based Aurorei. Their Instagram is really cute too.

Sotela creator Hanna Baror-Padilla completed the Winter 10×10 Closet Challenge, and in the process showed off many beautiful pieces from her new line! I absolutely love her looks, especially #3 and the first ‘bonus’ look.


It’s interesting to read that the Manrepeller herself struggles with Instagram addiction. After a very brief hiatus she has some surprisingly poignant lessons. Most noteworthy: when she talked about engaging in the app ‘from a place of lack.’


I made this soup for dinner yesterday. I know I’ve shared it on here before, but it’s worth a re-share. It’s tasty, healthy and easy. I usually serve it with a slice of toasted sourdough bread.

On Wednesday night we had this freekeh dish for dinner. It’s the kind of meal that almost has me convinced I can be a vegetarian.


A big hearty thank you to all the folks who filled out my 2018 reader survey! It sounds like a lot of you are interested in content outside of style/fashion, with ‘slow living’ being the top choice. I am super interested in slow-living too, probably because it’s something that doesn’t come easy to me, but is very worth pursuing. You guys gave me lots of great feedback and things to think about. Excited to be mindful of it with future content for the blog.


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  • Reply Divya February 11, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I really enjoyed reading Manrepeller’s thoughts on instagram. I recently joined Instagram and am really struggling with it! I find myself reaching for my phone more and adding “stuff” to my wishlist. Instagram has created a constant need for more. Interestingly, it has been a lot harder for me to quit Instagram than Facebook. So far I am still on Instagram with hopes of using it a lot less…..

    • Reply Andrea February 12, 2018 at 11:55 am

      That is so interesting. Instagram definitely feeds that ‘need for more’ in me too. But sometimes it’s a different need for more, like, a need for fun adventures, or parenting from a place of adventure, a need to pay better attention to what’s in my heart, to nurture my spiritual life, etc. I try to weed out accounts that make me want more STUFF, but it’s hard, because Instagram is a great place of style inspiration too. Gosh, will we ever find the balance??

  • Reply Divya February 13, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Couldn’t agree more. Instagram is a great source for information and inspiration. I think my balance is when I use the app. I feel it is ok to use it once my kids are in bed and it is my down time.

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