I know this uncertain and stressful time can cause a lot of feelings of helplessness, but there’s so much we can do from wherever we’re self-isolating. In particular, there is a dire need for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to keep healthcare teams fighting Covid-19 safely at work. If you have any of these items at home, check out the following resources that help you donate PPE to healthcare workers who desperately need it: GetusPPE.org, DonatePPE.org, Mask Match and one that specifically moves gear from labs to hospitals, called PPE Link.
Whelp, it looks like we’ll be spending our spring in loungewear at home, and I, for one, could use an upgrade or two. I recently ordered this vibrant, cozy cardigan sweater to help boost my mood and break up some of the monotony. I'm happy to report that the colors are even more amazing in person. Toss this over your basic tops and leggings and you’ll be the most colorful one in the Zoom room, I promise.
I made a thing. It’s fun. Please feel free to go on Instagram and use it while passing the time (solo or with loved ones). The Random Questions While Distancing Filter is an Instagram stories filter I created so that you and your friends can... wait for it... answer random questions while social distancing. Go check it out in my IG highlights and make sure to tag me when you play because I, too, need to be entertained.
Fishbowl is a parlor game that’s one of my family’s all-time favorites. It’s basically a guessing game that combines charades, taboo and password where two teams play against each other, and there’s a helpful YouTube video that will quickly explain the rest of the rules. I love this game because you don’t have to actually purchase anything to play it, and it’s great for families and groups of friends isolating together. It can also be played via facetime or zoom if your loved ones are quarantined elsewhere.
Friends, please let me introduce you to the Great British Bake Off... of pottery. The Great Pottery Throw Down is a show you can watch for free on YouTube, and is a similar competition-style show, but you know… with clay. If you need an easy, heart-warming watch and perhaps inspiration to start a new hobby, this should be next on your list.
Brain food for babies? Absolutely. Cerebelly is baby food designed by a neurosurgeon mom who also decided to get a PhD in Developmental Neurobiology (in her spare time). She was disappointed in the nutrient levels of typical baby food so she created a line of baby food that’s organic and full of the nutrients that growing and developing brains and bodies really need. It comes delivered to your door, which I thoroughly appreciate these days, and Colette’s discerning palate seems to be happy as can be with the nutrient-rich flavors.
Chains of the thicker variety are trending for spring (or at least they will be once we’re let out of the house), and this is the one I’ve been wearing a lot lately on IG. It’s currently 40% off and a great way to road test this trend if you’re unsure of ways to wear it. Spoiler though: there are many.
Eberjey is a gold standard when it comes to pajamas and loungewear. The softness and quality truly outshine so many other options out there, I always find myself returning to these pieces over and over again, even when I’m wearing like… actual clothing more often. This set comes in two soft neutral tones, so if you’d like to camouflage yourself into the couch so that you can’t be found by your isolation buddies, this is an option available to you.