Sep 5, 2023

Hi, reader! Sharing a full list of all the things I’ve recommended in past newsletters. You’ll find my favorite items, podcasts, songs, and so much more. If there’s something you want to see on this list, feel free to leave a comment below.


  • Adorable Little Detonators: Why friendships often fall apart when one person has a baby. (Sep 18, 2023)

  • It is What it Is: Great read on why we should never use this phrase. (Sep 12, 2023)

  • ChatGPT: How this helps me make money and complete time-consuming tasks for my business (Sep 5, 2023)

  • 15-Minute City for Friendship: A fun article about close friendships. (Aug 28, 2023)

  • Lottery Fever: Interesting read on who is winning the lottery. (Aug 14, 2023)

  • Budgeting Hacks: Tips on how to save a little extra cash each month. (Aug 7, 2023)

  • Barbie: How a $3 toy inspired a multi-billion dollar dream world. (Jul 31, 2023)

  • Pleased to Meet You: An uplifting message on why it's never too late to make close friends. (Jul 24, 2023)

  • Sample Scripts: An article I’ve referenced when having to introduce two people via email. (Jul 17, 2023)

Baby Products

  • Board Book: The sweetest story by Natalie Nelson about a new baby through the eyes of a dog. (Sept 5, 2023)

  • Baby Shusher: A sound machine that is worth the hype. (Aug 7, 2023)

  • Portable Fan: I have this on my stroller, but it’s also great for the park, your desk, or around the house. (Jul 31, 2023)


  • Volumizing Shampoo: Filled with natural ingredients that deliver fullness and shine. (Aug 28, 2023)


  • Of course, my very own book, Always a Bridesmaid (for hire): Stories of growing up, looking for love, and walking down the aisle for complete strangers. (Aug 28, 2023)

  • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus: Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters. (Sep 18, 2023)

  • The Joy of Funerals by my friend, Alix Strauss: A collection of stories of nine women exploring the basic need for human connection. *Coming October 2023 (Sep 12, 2023)

  • Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith: Unleash your creativity with these prompts for painting, shredding, and transforming. (Aug 21, 2023)

  • When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron: A best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth. (Aug 21, 2023)

  • From One Cell by (MY COUSIN) Ben Stranger: A breathtaking glimpse into what scientists are discovering about how life and the body take shape, and the future of human health. (Aug 7, 2023)

  • Good Morning, Monster by Catherine Gildiner: A fascinating narrative by a therapist and what she calls her most heroic and memorable patients. (Jul 31, 2023)

  • Little Monsters by Adrienne Brodeur: A riveting novel about Cape Cod, complicated families, and long-buried secrets. (Jul 24, 2023

  • Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver: The story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair and a fierce talent for survival.  (Jul 17, 2023

  • 100 Quotes That Will Change Your Life by Library Mindset: Great to flip through during moments when you need a pick-me-up. (Jul 10, 2023

Clothing + Accessories 

  • Puffer Vest: Excited to style this and wear it for my morning strolls. (Sep 18, 2023)

  • Pullover: Keeping one of these by my front door for when the weather dips below 70 degrees. (Sep 18, 2023)

  • Sweater Top: My go-to for going out this fall, paired with jeans and a gold necklace. (Sep 18, 2023)

  • Men's Sweatshirt: A simple sweatshirt for men that looks good with jeans. (Sep 18, 2023)

  • Men's Henly: Another nice pick for men this fall season. (Sep 18, 2023)

  • Oversized Smiley Tee: Loving tees like these with this layered underneath. (Sep 5, 2023)

  • Silver Shorts: These high-rise athletic shorts have me feeling stylish, confident, and comfortable. (Sep 5, 2023)
    NecklacQuarter Zip Pullovere StaQuarter Zip Pulloverck: Perfect set to elevate a plain outfit. (Aug 21, 2023)

  • Biker Shorts: Ultra high rise and ultra-comfortable, buttery soft material. (Aug 21, 2023)

  • Oversized Band Tee: Pair a shirt like this with biker shorts and a necklace stack, you have my work-from-home uniform. (Aug 21, 2023)

  • Bucket Hat: Two words: embellished denim. (Aug 14, 2023)

  • Smiley Baseball Hat: This just makes people happy. (Aug 14, 2023)

  • Pizza Patch Baseball Hat: An obvious choice with a pizza slice graphic. 

  • Faded Baseball Hat: Simple and essential. (Aug 14, 2023)

  • Sports Bra: Ideal for yoga or lounging around the house. (Aug 7, 2023)

  • Cateye Sunnies: Oversized, square, trendy, and overall amazing. (Jul 31, 2023)

  • Wide Leg Trouser: Good quality with a nice fit. (Jul 31, 2023)

  • Biker Shorts: Obsessed with how these fit. (Jul 17, 2023)

  • Running Shorts: Lightweight, comfortable, flattering and so cute with this Sports Bra. (Jul 17, 2023)

  • Bodysuit: You’ll catch me in this all summer long. (Jul 17, 2023)

  • Men's Crewneck: I bought one of these for Adam in pretty much every color. (Jul 17, 2023)

Food + Drink 

  • Olipop: A new kind of soda, lemon-lime being my personal favorite. (Jul 3, 2023)

  • Unreal Candy: Unreal flavor with real ingredients, and so good that I eat these 2-3x a day. (Jul 3, 2023)

  • Chips: This brand claims to be better for you than traditional chips. (Jul 3, 2023)


  • Lemon Tree: A beautiful and long-lasting alternative to flowers. (Jul 24, 2023)

  • Customized Pet Embroidery: Perfect sweatshirt for the pet lover in your life. (Jul 24, 2023)

  • Personalized Game: A unique and customized engagement gift. (Jul 24, 2023)

  • Storm Cloud: An unusual little item for a person who needs a pick-me-up on their desk. (Jul 24, 2023)

  • Handwritten Blanket: This personalized blanket is a thoughtful gift for anyone. (Jul 24, 2023)

  • Flower Art: Nice housewarming gift option. (Jul 24, 2023)

  • Pool Float: Great gift for when you are invited to your next pool party. (Jul 10, 2023)

Other Products + Supplies

  • Spiral Lamp: A unique lamp alternative. (Sep 12, 2023)

  • Pen Holder: So aesthetically pleasing, I grabbed two for my desk! (Sep 12, 2023)

  • Stylish Vase: Modern and minimalist, perfect for flowers, a centerpiece, or a bookshelf. (Sep 12, 2023)

  • Floating Shelf: Easy to hang above or near your desk for extra storage. (Sep 12, 2023)

  • Walking Pad: Serious goal to have one of these under my desk. (Sep 12, 2023)

  • Spiral Notebooks: Fun-colored multipack with satisfyingly thick pages. (Aug 14, 2023)

  • Disinfecting Wipes: Plant-based multi-surface wipes that I use every day. (Jul 31, 2023)

  • Suction Phone Case: TikTok made me do it, and it really does work well! (Jul 31, 2023)

  • Body Sunscreen: My top pick for all-over coverage. (Jul 10, 2023)

  • Face Sunscreen: My favorite not just for those sunny days and daily usage in general. (Jul 10, 2023)

  • Sunglasses: How I search for inexpensive pair for just the right style. (Jul 10, 2023)

  • Swim Coverup: Floral wrap that is comfy and loose-fitting. (Jul 10, 2023)

  • To-Do List: I write my daily to-do items down on paper, so I love how colorful and cute this is. (Jul 3, 2023)


  • The Just Enough Family: A unique story on the Steinberg family. (Sep 5, 2023)

  • Just B with Bethenny Frankel: Unapologetic takes on food, investing, relationships, fame, parenting, and beyond. (Aug 28, 2023)

  • The Really Good Podcast with Bobbi Althoff: Bingeworthy interviews that are heavy with a fun (but odd) sense of humor. (Aug 21, 2023)

  • The Turning: A thin line between devotion and brainwashing, stories shared by former Sisters. (Aug 14, 2023)

  • The Retrievals: Shocking events that unfolded as dozens of women seeking to become mothers went to a fertility clinic. (Aug 7, 2023)

  • The Coco Berthmann Story: A fascinating (but really awful) story of surviving sex trafficking as a child growing up in Germany. (Jul 31, 2023)

  • The Girlfriends: A nine-part true crime series uncovering the truth of death, systems that failed, and all the girlfriends that brought justice.  (Jul 24, 2023

  • Minka Kelly: I love learning about this woman and all that she has overcome in life. (Jul 17, 2023

  • Who shat on the floor at my wedding?: This viral (for some reason) true crime podcast involves two brides and one turd. (Jul 17, 2023

  • Scamanda: A binge-worthy true story of a woman whose own words held the key to her secret. (Jul 3, 2023)



  • Cornelia Street by Taylor Swift: A happy tune that I can’t stop listening to and sing in my head when I’m rocking Gemma to sleep. (Sep 12, 2023)

  • Lil Boo Thang by Paul Russell: An upbeat combo of two genres. (Aug 28, 2023)

  • Heated by Beyoncé: This song embodies self-worth that you can’t help but move to. (Aug 28, 2023)

  • Bad Idea Right? by Olivia Rodrigo: I love this song and how it makes me feel 18 again. (Aug 21, 2023)

  • Miss You by Oliver Tree and Robin Shulz: Simply obsessed with this song right now. (Aug 14, 2023)

  • This Playlist is comforting and makes you feel positive. Good for background noise. (Jul 10, 2023)

Tools + Sites

  • Book Recommendations: A really great newsletter for good book recommendations. (Sep 12, 2023)

  • Maid of Honor Speechwriter: My very own AI tool that crafts the perfect MoH speech instantly. (Sep 5, 2023)

  • SmartGiftAI: This AI tool takes the stress out of gift-giving and quickly finds the perfect gift for any occasion. (Sep 5, 2023)

  • Uncommon Goods: This site is one of my favorites for gift shopping. (Sep 5, 2023)

  • Graphic Designer: My friend, and incredible designer artist. (Aug 21, 2023)