Weekly Rundown

the Weekly Rundown: Powerful Words + And Your Parents’ Old Stuff

April 9, 2017

Seasons and salt blog

JUSTICE:

Other people’s children. They’re not yours and they’re not mine, but they are dying. Are our biological kids the only ones we are responsible for? What about the children that have nothing left? These words are powerful, and prepare to be moved. A friend of mine wrote this post and it just broke my heart. Please, let it break yours too. We can’t just look the other way. Pray. Give. Love.

ETHICS:

Nisolo Co-Founder and CEO has some powerful things to say in a Ted Talk he gave recently – “If you care about the cost per wear, value and the quality of your products, if you care about the environment, if you care about climate change, if you care about poverty-alleviation, if you care about women’s empowerment or any of the other issues I’ve brushed on today, I encourage you to look no further than the clothes you’re putting on each morning and the purchases you’re making each season. … Lets begin to work together to return fashion to what it once was – about people, about art, and valuing the producer and the planet just as much as we value ourselves as the end consumer.”  What a great perspective. Worth the listen if you have a few minutes.

MINIMALISM:

Are you a maximalist or a minimalist in your parenting style? And we’re not talking about toys. Find out why less can be so much more when it comes to how you interact with your children.

“Sorry, nobody wants your parents stuff.” I have experienced this exact phenomena over the last few years with the passing of my grandparents. I initially accepted my grandmother’s china when it needed a home. Because I felt like I should. But that ultimately became a burden and I donated it all. Turns out this is the new norm.

BEAUTY:

I am 100% growing out my eyebrows right now, awkward looks and all.

PORTLAND:

My local friends! (And I know there are quite a few of you…) The one and only Cuyana is finally having a pop-up in our very own city!! They’ll be at Spartan Shop (1210 SE Grand) April 14-16. Don’t forget to RSVP!

REWIND:

I may not be doing a spring 10×10 this go-around, but I had a blast doing one last year at this time. It’s fun to look at what I’m wearing a year later and see how many of the pieces I’m still wearing! (Hint: almost all of them!)

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  • Lindsey April 9, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    LOL to eyebrows. I read that blog post a few weeks ago – her eyebrows came back in amazingly! I have not fared as favorably, despite two years of pricey serums and no plucking. BUT, they’re not my 20 year old early 2000s pencil line any more, and for that I’m grateful!

    • Andrea April 10, 2017 at 11:46 am

      I am curious just how much mine will come in. They probably will come in in all the wrong places – ha!! Do you shape yours at all now?

      • Lindsey April 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm

        My brow hair is thick, dark, and long. I take care of middle strays and any hairs that are growing at undesirable angles far below the brow line (I truly have wiry, old man hairs!). I also trim my brows by sweeping up and then down once a week or every other week. But I will never wax or shape again. What I would give for someone to have told my 18 year old self that my two caterpillars were beautiful and to leave them be!

  • Michelle Ramsay April 10, 2017 at 5:02 am

    I also came to comment on eyebrows! I have also been trying to grow my eyebrows out. I used rapid brow religiously for about 6 months and it worked, kind of! I had LOTS of growth on the outer half of my eyebrow but not so much right in the middle. So my eyebrows were looking AWFUL! I was also concerned about what would happen if I stopped using the product, and after about 6 months without using it, my eyebrows have mostly gone back to what they were before. I’m tempted to try again, because I don’t wear alot of makeup and eyebrows are everything these days, but I don’t know that I want to have to use a particular product everyday for the rest of my life!!

    What products are you using? Please keep us updated on your progress!

    • Andrea April 10, 2017 at 11:50 am

      You make such a great point – eye brows are everything right now, haha.

      So I’m not using anything, I just stopped plucking. I do fill them in a bit with brow definer because (sadly) they have always been patchy. But like Lindsey said, they’re definitely not the pencil thin brows I used to have!!

  • Jenn Bollenbacher April 10, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I’m so glad I found your blog recently — I didn’t see the news about the Cuyana until just now!

    • Andrea April 10, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Glad to have you Jenn! I know, isn’t it cool that they are coming to town? I’m so excited to check them out! I need a new sun hat for the summer, and I am eager to try them on, ordering hats online can be tricky business!

      • Jenn Bollenbacher April 11, 2017 at 8:21 am

        Amen. I have my eye on one of their silk tees I’m hoping to try on & figure out sizing.

        By the way… the Portland Fashion Institute is hosting a Design Week Portland tour of local, independently owned boutiques around town. I think tickets are still available if you’re interested! https://www.designweekportland.com/events/tour-boutiques-of-portland

  • Lo April 10, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I stopped plucking my eyebrows a while ago except for the unibrow space in between them and it’s worth it! Hang in there! It most definitely seems worse to you than anybody else.

    • Andrea April 10, 2017 at 11:53 am

      Haha, I was just looking at the unibrow space today wondering if I had the self control to bring out my tweezers and only touch that space. Great point – thanks for the encouragement!