Hello and happy Mother’s Day Friday!
It seems silly to think there would be just one day of the year to celebrate our mothers. It should be an honor to celebrate moms every day. Moms are the ties that bind, the motivating force to push us past our limits, the guide that keep us in line, and the cheerleaders that keep us going toward the heights we never thought we could reach.
Or is that just my mom?
I’m one of the lucky ones. My mom and I are tight. Like, best friends tight. When I hear of mother-daughter relationships that are strained, or non-existent, it makes me profoundly sad. Mother daughter relationships are unique, with trials and tribulations, highs and lows. Every mother sees a bit of herself in her daughter. It’s why we push, warn, judge, and hope for all the best things for our daughters—for them to become all they wish to be, and what we wish for ourselves to be and become, too.
Whether future, past, two-or-four-legged, Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas out there. Take time this weekend—and every day—to celebrate the moms who truly keep the world going round.
And with that wish, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
This is a read we must all take notes from: What advice would you have given your younger self.
It takes a lot to get me to commit to a TV series or go to movies, but there are so many things I want to see right now, like:
- With the team behind it, this new female-driven Netflix show promises to be funny and oddly interesting.
- I’m definitely making time for this coming of age high school drama that seems posed smack dab in today’s reality.
- And because both my husband and I have a Charlize crush, we will be seeing this movie.
BTS Polaroids from the real Met Gala party after party.
An up-close look at all of the freaky best beauty looks of the gala. Wow.
We’re working on re-doing our front yard landscaping, and this Pinterest board is giving me some major garden inspiration.
Eat more greens: 31 plant-based recipes that aren’t salads.
This slow-roasted tomato salad is like one I’ve been making over the years and one reason I need to try now!
Another healthy Mediterranean dinner I am totally on board with.
Waste not alert! How to freeze fresh herbs.
Roasted artichokes with a loverly sauce for dippin’.
Crispy tacos made for a goddess.
Helpful! Non-toxic kitchen staple essentials.
Add this to the poi potluck: Hawaiian macaroni salad.
Since I can’t go in real life, at least this salad takes me back to Paris.
Ha! Game of Groans pun-funny recipe ideas for your GoT watch party.
Welcome to the cruel real world: 10 things to know now that you’re graduating.
How a mediocre K–12 student graduated #1 in his medical school class with these study tips.
This 4×6 index card has all the financial advice you’ll ever need. (my dad would agree.)
You still have time for Mother’s Day gifting:
- The only two fragrances I will ever wear: the one I get compliments on every.single.day and my husband’s favorite he bought for me in Paris that you can get here.
- Mom’s morning coffee served in bed in this cup.
- This sweet ring any mom would love.
- 25 easy DIY gift ideas to make mom now
- What moms actually want for Mother’s Day.
I can’t remember if I linked to this dress already but I wore it three times this week so I may need to go back and get another!
Polar opposite thought process for me: How to make a 30-minute interval run fun.
Proof that a coat of paint and new backsplash can totally transform a kitchen on a budget.
I love the idea of the return of this design trend, but I’m not sure I could pull the trigger.
I’ve been thinking of getting this for our home to keep things fresh, are they worth it?
I use my phone as my alarm, but maybe this would be better instead. Anyone?
YOU have the power over your time: 5 tips for saying “no.”
Okay! Make some time for you and the ones you love this weekend and have some fun in and out of the kitchen.
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