#29: Pop the champagne
This week, we're celebrating accomplishments. Also, a sweet recipe I'm making on repeat, a playlist to help you focus, and 99 ways to get better sleep.
Starting this weekend with a shameless brag: I got published in ALLURE 🍾❤️🔥 click here to check out the article!
This is my first “big” publication and I’m still riding the high from seeing my name on such a huge website. It’s been a massive ego boost AND plenty of motivation to keep doggedly pursuing a career in writing.
In truth I’m too excited to do a whole introspective reflection on the gravity of this moment, so let’s just be excited together xx
You’ll also notice I added some new sections to the newsletter; hope you enjoy them!
🛏 Change your sheets
🧩 Start a puzzle on your kitchen table
Leave an anonymous compliment on a sticky note for a friend or coworker
🎟 Start planning a trip you want to take this summer
🥖 Bake something from scratch, like this mini focaccia
It’s hot when people can do mental math (Bustle)
99 ways to get better sleep (The Good Trade)
27 of the best museums in the United States (Travel + Leisure)
This list of the 200 most common passwords is fascinating (Nordpass)
This week’s aesthetic: a toast!
Products I’m shopping and loving this week
These refillable candles! Super easy and eco-friendly (Siblings)
A perpetual wall calendar in the most aesthetic colors (Designworks Ink)
I am FOREVER crushing on these LEGO botanical sets (LEGO)
Recipe box: easy French hot chocolate
A sweet, simple recipe for decadent hot chocolate. This stuff puts Swiss Miss to shame and takes about 5 minutes to make. The trick is to go low and slow so the chocolate doesn’t seize on the bottom of the pan.
1 cup milk (or dairy-free milk)
4 oz chocolate chips
1 tbsp(ish) of brown sugar
A splash of vanilla
A pinch of salt
A pinch of cinnamon
Heat your milk, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon on medium-low until it barely starts to bubble. Add the chocolate and whisk constantly until the mixture is thick and smooth. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy.
I’m deep into essay grading at the moment, so this ambient indie playlist is helping me power through my workload.
HH Newsletter from 2022, all about fresh starts and New Years reflections
HH Podcast from 2020, talking about what it takes to be your own heroine