Hello and happy Friday!
The sun was showing off with a dazzling sunset display as we walked over the hot, blacktop parking lot to the car. I turned to look at my daughter’s laughing smile, and felt the hot breeze of summer float across my face and seep into my skin.
It’s the exact moment I thought to myself, “THIS. This is summer.”
Summer is remembered by the big experiences. The big trip, the grand adventures, the heat waves that never end. But the other day, my sister said something that I clued into and made me think of memories differently.
While I did the dishes, I reflected on our chat. I was reminded that memorable moments don’t have to be over the top, cost any money, or really take any more travel or time than the life you’re living right now. Some of life’s happiest memories and warmest feelings can be captured in an instant. Like walking across a parking lot. The key is to notice them.
This weekend I’m going to take more time to notice the small, joyful moments, and take a mental polaroid to also savor them later. I’m challenging you to do the same. As they say, “Tans will fade, but memories last forever.”
With that, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
For all my fellow ’80s lovers, every pop culture reference spotted in Stranger Things 3.
The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team is smokin’ hot! Whoa baby.
What this pro soccer player eats in a day and to look and feel fab.
These are the chicken fingers crushing the internet.
5 ingredients shrimp pasta. My kind of dinner.
The only thing better than an awesome fruit salad is when you add shrimp.
Rainbows are my thing, and that’s why this wrap is on my healthy lunch list.
I have a fridge full of cherries and so this cake needs to be made.
Easy, healthy, and such a gorgeous looking Mediterranean-inspired fish dinner.
I love a good Thai noodle dinner.
I’m making this chicken version on repeat with all my Thai basil.
Sushi bowls are the best lunches, ever.
This chicken dinner is seasonally summer ready.
My group of best friends from college have always threatened/dreamed we would do this. YES!
10 podcasts that will make you smarter.
I’ve always loved everything rainbow (hello, 80s’) so I had to get these.
A few weeks ago I mentioned I bought these reusable shopping bags I can stick an ice pack in to keep things cool, and I am loving them.
My husband likes to drop into my office, take a seat, and visit. I got him this chair the other day so he’s a little more comfy when he does.
My favorite supplement combo for nights when I need extra help to sleep.
And that’s it for this week. Have a great weekend full of small memories!
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