The 5 Emails I Love Waking Up To

The first thing I do when I wake up is check my email. After going through and deleting the junk, I like to take a few minutes to read the emails I actually subscribe to- it’s like having mini newspapers delivered to me while I’m still in bed. Their purposes range from informative to inspirational, and I wanted to share because I think you might enjoy them too!

1. BLDG 25

Anyone who knows me knows just how obsessed I am with the brand Free People. So naturally, when I discovered their blog, BLDG 25, I was quick to sign up for their email newsletter. BLDG 25 sends out a weekly roundup of articles that cover everything from beauty and fashion to holistic health tips, spiritual practices, and travel inspiration.


Also, check out their monthly background for your computer: this year, they’ve partnered with Sophie Gamand (award-winning photographer and animal advocate) for 12 months of adorable dog photos. Plus, if you’d like to purchase the print calendar version, all proceeds will benefit PAWS, a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, PA. Another thing to note is their weekly horoscope, written by @astrotherapist Tracy Allen- it’s my favorite one to follow!

FP Dog Calendar


2. The Skimm

I first heard about The Skimm on Pinterest (their social media marketing has been very successful). I’ve praised the Skimm to friends and family countless times. Delivered to your inbox every morning, Monday to Friday, it offers a brief summary of what’s going on in the world right now in a quick, easy to read email. I also find that the Skimm offers an unbiased, matter-of-fact approach to talking about politics (rare!!).

Sign up with my referral link here.


3. The Universe

I heard about Notes from the Universe 4 or 5 years ago, and have been receiving their daily emails ever since. “These Notes are brief passages written by “The Universe,” personalized with your name (and occasionally your personal goals and dreams), designed to remind you that you have, indeed, been given dominion over all things.” (Source) I find that some days it gives insightful advice while also allowing you to see things from a different perspective. Other days, the email acts somewhat like a life coach, cheering you on and giving you a little boost of positive energy.

Sign up here.



4. The Chalkboard Mag

I love receiving The Chalkboard Mag’s weekly roundup of stylish and wellness-based articles. “THE CHALKBOARD MAG is a guide to living well. We’re making the journey toward wellness accessible, beautiful, fun and just a little bit stylish. We hope you find inspiration as you peruse the site and leave feeling refreshed and well-equipped. Launched by Pressed Juicery in 2012, TCM brings readers the best in wellness lifestyle resources.” (Source)

Sign up here.


The Chalkboard Mag

5. My Little Paris

My mom recently introduced me to this chic, short-and-sweet newsletter.  Here’s what you can expect:

“Two short but satisfying doses of French goodness per week. A backstage beauty tip from Paris Fashion Week, a secret brioche recipe from someone’s grandmother, GIFs that will transport you straight to Paris (even if you’re currently sitting in a cubicle). Tips on how to…


What French girls really put on their faces (and elsewhere).


Mouthwatering recipes, a comprehensive guide to hosting a French apéro, plus that rumor about us never getting fat.


Chic closet advice that doesn’t involve scarves, striped shirts, or ballerina flats.


Books, films, feminism, and other things guaranteed to make you the most interesting person at dinner.


From dating to decorating to drinking champagne in public, how to have the ultimate love affair with life.” (Source)

Sign up here.


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