Links + Loves: A Two-Week Workout Challenge + How to Clean Your Bathroom (Yes, Really)

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Welcome to another edition of Links + Loves! Let’s jump right in…

First, a few fun things from GWS this week: do you know how to write your own vows? This was a popular post this week and we get it – saying exactly how you feel and making it beautiful but not too long and meaningful but not too sappy…it’s hard! We shared 6 steps to take you from “errr…uuuuh” to a finished set of lovely vows to build your lives on. It’s a big promise, but we stand by it.

If you’re still rocking that old pair of Vans or Keds of Nikes or Target clearance sneakers (guilty), it’s time for an upgrade. Jen is our resident “sneaker genius” and this round-up of cute kicks feature some tried + true faves. As we say often around here: treat yo’ self!

{image via @janetkwan of @thekwendyhome‘s home // peachy clean bath mat here}

Here are a few things our editors are loving lately:


This stoneware mug from the Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia is perfect for fall mornings.

Etsy launched a limited edition collection with our fave bachelorette JoJo Fletcher and it’s SO GOOD! We love her fashion and home style so it’s no surprise! These macrame coasters and these pink + white ceramic tumblers are already in our shopping cart!

My husband agreed to a command center in the kitchen so long as it met our 3 conditions: that it include a whiteboard, a chalkboard, and be cute. We ordered this!

I am SO EXCITED to share my new podcast obsession. The Lazy Genius teaches you to be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t. She is revolutionizing my life. Let her teach you how to clean your bathroom and thank me later. (Her book came out this week and of course, I’m ordering.)

Loofahs gross me out with all those germs they carry after like, 4 washes. So I’m pretty intrigued by this.

A salad for when you’re tired of salads.

A movie for when you don’t know what to watch.

Anthro just launched a new collection with a free-spirited, bohemian focus; and there are many pieces in my cart! Specifically this pullover, perfect for early autumn.

Speaking of early autumn, (although I might be a bit premature) I just got a jump on our fall bedding by grabbing this new comforter from Urban.

Crime podcast junky? I just started this documentary podcast series on real-life murder, mayhem + crime from the daughter of a Hells Angels club member. So good.

Harry Styles did a voiceover for the Calm meditation app, and it’s amazing on soo many levels.

Everyone’s favorite “IT” shoes are finally on sale!!

I’m way behind, but I just completed this workout challenge and it kicked my butt!

A healthy alternative to cheesecake? It’s right here!

This is the summer book release I’ve been waiting for. I can’t wait to finally read it!

I’m on the hunt for a set of mid-century modern glasses, virtually of course. How do I choose?!

Will change out of sweatpants for THIS dress. *swoon*

Buy a book of stamps, save the USPS!

Happy weekend from all of us at GWS!