Hi everyone! I haven’t written one of these Friday posts in a while… mostly because I honestly don’t know what to say most of these days. I know you come here for the general inspiration and some happy sparkle in the middle of the day, and many of you don’t want any political discussion on this platform. But I can’t just pretend that everything is light and happy given our current circumstances. So I’m going to change up this Friday round up post to share a few of the more serious stories and links from the week, along with some of the things bringing me joy during the week. We’ll see how it goes!
Some of the many reasons why the immigration ban will not help make us more safe.
What you need to know about the terror threat from foreigners
Maybe it’s because I live in DC, but I find this endlessly fascinating: How the National Mall evolved over 200 years to become what it is today
From a couple of weeks ago: How the White House transitions from one president to another in five hours
Such a cute idea: DIY Valentine Balloon Surprise Box
I desperately want a set of these iridescent mini bowls
Congrats to BerinMade on their beautiful new website!
Feeling frustrated by your political representatives? Run for office!
And this week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:
Printable Valentine’s Day envelope liners
And some Valentine’s Day cards for friends!
Bilingual wedding invitations with a gorgeous illustrated envelope liner