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Spent part of the week recovering from jet lag. Now that I am awake and refreshed, I am seeing some pretty cool stuff here at home! Here are the five things from this week.

 

1: Sparrow Collective MKE: They are a local store selling crafts from artisans around MKE. I love them. Whenever I need a gift for someone I really love, I stop in just to see what they have. I currently love the a collection of kids clothes that they are selling. Check them out online or on instagram.

C/O instagram Sparrow Collective
C/O instagram Sparrow Collective

2: Big Wild. They are an indie band that I cannot stop listening to. Just happened upon them in a Buzzfeed article about Festival bands. This band is indie rock/ funk feel. They can feel huge with their sound, but their lyrics are so simple and perfect. “Aftergold” is the track that got me hooked. Give them a listen.

Big Wave

3: The OLYMPICS! I AM SO EXCITED!! GO USA! AND GERMAN SOCCER!

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4: The Perseid meteor shower. That main outburst is anticipated to be on the night of Aug. 11-12, although you can catch shooting stars before and after if you’re patient enough. I know that I will be using my husbands telescope to scope it out next week!

Image c/o (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Image c/o (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

5: This article blew my mind. “Man and his best friend have something in common: Both get worn out by having to exert self-control and end up making dumb decisions, a new study finds.” This explains so much. My husband practically hates our dog because he “know better.” Well…turns out he does, but he is exhausted.

Finbarr, our dog, who Jay has just about had enough of.
Finbarr, our dog, who Jay has just about had enough of.

What caught your eye this week? Comment and let me know! And keep your eyes peeled for small ways to bring JOY to the world!

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