Hello, and happy Friday friends!
Happy summer. Happy summer solstice. It’s official, summer has arrived and word on the street is that yesterday was the longest day of the year. I have two comments about that.
First off…Aren’t all of the days of the year the same 24 hours? Maybe a re-phrase would be more appropriate. Longest LIT day of the year? Because as the kids say, summer IS totally “lit”.
Secondly…”Why is the first day of summer the start of our slow turn back towards winter?” My friend Andrew posted this on his Instagram account, and sadly I feel the same way. It’s like when it’s Friday night and I start lamenting over the fact we only have 2 more days before the dreaded Monday comes round again, instead of thinking, “Oh yea! Two whole days of the weekend to enjoy!”
I gotta change that. I’m working on it, but old mindsets are sometimes hard to break.
I’ve been home a full week now from a my bout of busy travel, and I’ve slipped right back into my regular ways. It almost feels like I never left. It all seems like a hazy dream and 7 days seems so long ago. I don’t know if that’s a normal thing, or if it’s simply because I have such a terrible memory. Like I tell people, you can always share your secrets with me because there’s a 99% chance I’m never going to remember them anyway.
But enough about me, let’s get into this week’s list of Friday Faves, and get that weekend rolling.
How to organize your kitchen so you quit wasting food. Because, it’s time.
Skinny mojitos. I can get behind that!
BLTs the low-carb way. Smart.
Oh, I like the sound of this fish dinner. Mostly because it sounds healthy and easy!
Another chickpea salad I need to try. I like this twist!
I will totally get out the sticks to make these popsicles.
You can get my favorite popsicle mold here.
7 of the best boxed wines for summer sipping.
This flag cake. What better way to show your love for the red, white and blue?
This round-up of 50 red, white and blue recipe ideas is now 4 years young, but the ideas are still rock solid.
I’m pretty sure we all have issues with our weight at one time or another, and that’s why I loved reading this honest account of dealing with it.
We eat outside all summer long and I’m thinking I should steal a few of the simple parts of these dining al fresco ideas.
Finally! An account I WANT to see on Twitter! (are people really still on Twitter?)
WHOA! Have you seen these succulent cakes??? Totally amazing. Again, people are so talented.
This post totally made me want to go get all the plants.
17 cute suitcases for your summer holiday-ing.
After my recent crazy travel adventures, my mind could use a little downtime.
That’s why this Jango station is my favorite right now. It makes me feel like I’m getting a massage while I’m working. Mind tricks people, it’s all about the mind tricks.
I’m always on the hunt for good sunscreen. Has anyone tried this stuff?
I get cold sores when my lips get sunburned so this is my fave SPF lip balm, right here. It’s SUPER emollient and glides like no other.
If you’re looking for something casual to wear that’ll light up your 4th of July, get this.
This is what a $1 million wedding dress looks like.
Summer wardrobe wish list — minimalist and easy. I like it.
This dress is perfect to take you from the pool straight to dinner.
What is up with these shoes? Weird. And look at the price! Really?
But these shoes, I think I could do. I saw a girl getting into a cab wearing some similar and they looked really cute on her.
This top would be PERFECT for the beach and those cooled down summer nights.
And that’s a wrap. I hope you have a delicious weekend, and get into the kitchen (or on the grill) to make something good.
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