Live on purpose.

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Writing about this a little bit more on the Influence blog today. Head on over and follow along with us as we read Lara Casey’s Make It Happen. An online book club is my kind of book club – introverts unite!

five things on a friday.




Reasons* to use David Kind:

1. Personalized service. I’ve gone the online route for glasses plenty of times in the past, and I have never received the type of correspondence and attention that David Kind has given me. Regardless of whether you purchase, you’re assigned a personal stylist who’s educated and experienced and guides you through the entire process.

2. The try-on process. You pick three pairs, and your stylist picks three pairs. You receive a total of six, delivered to your house to try on at your leisure. You can take lots of selfies and play around with outfits and lighting and hairstyles before you make a decision.

3. Perfect fit. From the color preference to facial shape and size, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find a good match. Your stylist works with photos of you, and you use an app to send eye measurements when you’re ready to purchase. My final choice came to me with absolutely no need to adjust the fit or the prescription. They even sit straight on my crooked face!

4. Quality. Every single pair I tried on impressed me, and I tried on a lot. Our entire core team basically exchanged boxes two times over. I’ve held a lot of these frames in my hands and worn them for hours at a time. They carry just the right weight without being heavy.

5. Gorgeous aesthetics. Everything is so well-done, y’all. From the frames to the try-on box to the glasses case you receive with your purchase… it’s all just so stinkin’ pretty and unique.




*A sponsored post, yes, but I wouldn’t write about this if I didn’t love it.

Winter still.

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This winter is the first one where I have refrained from building a warm weather wardrobe too early. It’s the first one where I haven’t felt cagey and ragey. It’s the first one where I’ve secretly hope for a good snow day before the season turns. It’s the first one where I haven’t gone on a cleaning crusade against my children’s toys…

I started drafting this post a few days too soon, apparently. All of the aforementioned crept up on me last week, but in my defense: we’re fifty degrees below our normal temps right now. To make it worse, we had a snow day this week WITH NO SNOW. A sleet/ice storm blew through and froze the whole place up for days. So when I started this post, I was in a good place about winter. Now, I’m in a decent place about winter. And it’s still better than last year and the year before that, so I’m counting it a win. Spring can come a few weeks early and I wouldn’t be mad, but my heart is is okay with winter still.