It’s a super happy Friday friends! Unless you own Snapchat, that is. Or is it? If you’re not part of the Instagram vs. Snapchat stories debate thanks to the new Instagram update you’ll have no idea what the big deal is. BUT. If you are, you may want to read this.
In other news…
Can you believe the Olympics are FINALLY here?? I am so ready to be bowled over by the incredible accomplishments of every one of our individual athletes and teams. I wonder how many kids will sign up for gymnastics before this is all said and done? To further the inspiration here are 10 things you should know about the US Olympic gymnastics team and 5 things to know about the women’s US Olympic soccer team, who’ve already scored their first victory. GO USA!
There’s been plenty of news plaguing the games, including the reports that the opening ceremonies that will be broadcast tonight were hit hard by budget cuts. So to get over that fact, you can just mosey over to check out the top 5 opening ceremonies of all time and relish in their splendor.
But really…the OGames should be all about the athletes, not the opening ceremony, Zika virus or Giselle, so does it make much of a whit of difference? Nah. However, the jacket Michael Phelps is wearing in the opening ceremony is pretty frigging cool. Break out the black light!
In addition to keeping up with this don’t-miss schedule of Olympic events, this weekend we will be soaking up the summer sun, hitting the farmer’s market, and eating still warm cherry tomatoes off the vine.
But enough about my ramblings, let’s get into my fave winners of the week. On your mark. Get set. GO!
Continuing with our Olympic theme, have you seen Katy Perry’s new video for the Olympics that you are going to hear over, and over and over again? It’s a stunner, and just sayin’, it was filmed in my native UTAH!!!!! I know you want to come visit now. #utahrepresent
I’ve been working hard on a new project launching very soon, and if you love planning things out, you are going to LOVE IT! I’ll be sharing more in the upcoming weeks. Until then, and in the spirit of planning, check out these 5 apps to make meal planning easy.
Here’s what the Olympic athletes will be eating for the next two weeks. Can you imagine coordinating all of this??
All over these brown butter peach crumb bars — gotta enjoy my peach fix while I still can!
Grill your salad. Just do it.
Hold the phone! This creamsicle-inspired icebox cake has rendered me speechless.
This spaghetti dish has all my favorite flavors, plus crunch.
Did someone say biscuits for dessert?
I know it’s a bit too early to mention the “p” word, but I received these in the mail this week. What do you think?
I’ve been swooning over this bbq shrimp and lime avocado toast since last Friday. Time to make stat.
I loved learning what these famous writers indulge in for their midnight snack attacks.
Yes, there is a museum of ice cream and it has a pool of sprinkles! But go quick ’cause it’s only there this month.
Bon Appetit’s list of 50 Best New Restaurants in America — have you been to any of them??
Speaking of and listening to…
You know how everyone is on the adult coloring book train? This breakup-themed coloring book is hilarious! And probably really good therapy.
More summer reading inspiration to breeze through summer. I don’t think I’m gonna be able to let it goooooo.
Hello, nice to meet you. And then…WHOOSH! I am the absolute WORST at remembering names. Hoping this will help.
All the times President Obama lost his chill around kids — so adorable. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m really going to miss this man!
The Nordstrom half-yearly sale is on ’til Sunday. I went a little hog wild and when you see me next, you’ll probably be seeing me in…
This top. I love the deeper V, and I didn’t even buy it in black! Say whhhaaat?
This bra, because my friend Ali said it is her FAVORITE bra ever for every day. Ordered.
And, this bra, because it has a little more padding to look good under t-shirts.
These leggings, because I do literally live in them.
This wrap, because I bought it after feeling it and it is SO SOFT!
These sunglasses, even though they weren’t on sale.
and this wallet, because the one I have that is super similar has had it’s day. I love the new one even more.
Crushing pretty hard on this rose gold accent table. And it’s on sale.
This laundry room makeover has me totally inspired — everything’s so orderly.
And leaving you with this…men’s lingerie. Not sure there’s anything else to say.
Stuff I Pinned This Week
So much goodness, so many Pins. Here are a few that celebrate my summer cravings in so many wonderful ways.
Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Chicken soaked in coconut milk and then grilled over smoky charcoal is one of my favorite flavors in the world.
Mediterranean Fresh Herbs and Tomato Salad
Because I can’t get enough tomato with cheese…
Sparkling Citrus, Lillet & Prosecco Punch
Thanks for stopping by my friends. I hope you have a great weekend and cook something good.
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