What I Love This Week

Making a Green Smoothie in the Vitamix

This past week felt like real, live springtime. We fired up the grill, made smoothies, took James to the park a few times, and opened up all the windows to let the fresh air in. I loved every second of it. On Tuesday, my amazing sister-in-law came over to watch James so Daniel and I could go see Us. We treated it like it was the first and last time we’ll ever go to the movies; we played arcade games for half an hour before the show, got a large popcorn, soda, candy, the whole shebang. It was so nice. And it was 3 in the afternoon so there wasn’t a soul in the theater. As for the movie, no spoilers but I liked it, didn’t love it (not like Get Out anyway).

READ

What It’s Like to Grow Up With More Money Than You’ll Ever Spend
Abigail Disney, 59, is the granddaughter of Roy O. Disney, co-founder of The Walt Disney Company, making her an heiress to the Disney family fortune (she declines to say how much she inherited, but has given away over $70 million since she turned 21). Here, she talks about the paradoxes of growing up in tremendous wealth.

“This is the weird thing about my life: I am usually excited to meet someone in direct disproportion to how excited they are to meet me.”

How A.S.M.R. Became a Sensation
The brain-tingling feeling was a hard-to-describe psychological oddity. Until, suddenly, it was a YouTube phenomenon.

WATCH

Generation Wealth (documentary)
Photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin) investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen. (Watch it on Amazon Prime Video.)

FIND

Eureka Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Lightweight Stick Vacuum and Handheld Vacuum ($29.99)

Since we have so few rugs in our house, I tend to rely on my Swiffer (dry and wet mop) to clean all of my floors. And when I want to vacuum the rugs, I lug my hog of a shop vac up from the basement. But the more mobile James becomes (full-on army crawling), the more I find myself wanting to vacuum more often. Enter: the Eureka Blaze Stick Vacuum. It was $30, has 1500 positive reviews, is corded (corded ones tend to last longer than battery-powered), incredibly lightweight, and allows you to quickly and easily turn it into a handheld vacuum for stairs, sofas, etc. So far, I love it. Having a lightweight vacuum that isn’t a pain to lug around means that I’m much more likely to vacuum frequently (both upstairs and down), and that’s a very good thing.

MAKE

How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs Using Food
Lighter Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Southwest Salmon Salad
DIY Breakfast Toast Bar
Caprese Eggs Benedict with Healthy Hollandaise
Individual Scalloped Potatoes

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