Hello, and happiest of Fridays to you.
Ah. This summer has been the most relaxing summer I’ve had in over 10 years. I’ve taken a load of work off my to-do list and allowed myself to believe, and to know, that it’s okay that I’m not doing it all. I’ve said “no” to opportunities and commitments I usually feel compelled to agree to. I’ve gotten outside more. I’ve cooked for fun. I’ve puttered in the garden. I’ve finished home projects that I’ve ignored for years.
It feels SO good. I love summer.
This weekend I’m continuing with the trend. I’ll be soaking up some sun, working on my golf game, cooking great food for good friends and loving time with my family. Life isn’t always about having more. It’s about being more.
I’ve yet to make a real dent in my summer bucket list, but now that we’ve hit the apex of the summer calendar, I’m feeling the need to get serious about making things happen. These next few weeks, before school starts again way too soon, are going to be dedicated to enjoying my family, spending time with friends, and investing in myself.
And I’m asking you, to do the same. It’s time.
But enough about me. Let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
I am totally entertained by this Instagram account. The writing is just so witty and so good.
A very useful bundle of info that will get you traveling more on a budget.
Because my man was a huge shade seeker, our beach days would have been a whole lot less McGyvered if we’d had this when we lived in Cali.
This casserole tote is genius. Someone invite me over so I can add to the potluck.
This summer pasta has ALL my summer fave stuff in it.
This summer salad takes me back to Paris (even though I only saw one on the menu while I was there.)
Alton Brown’s secret for the best lemonade is so smart it’s obvious…
Okay, this cheesecake needs to be made now.
One of my very most favorite sandwiches EVER.
A summer sipper so good you won’t even miss the alcohol.
More summer= more pasta.
More cucumber recipes to love:
- This Chinese cucumber salad
- This dilly cucumber salad
- This smashed cucumber salad (what a creamy cool idea)
The trending FaceApp may not only be aging your photo, it may be stealing your personal information too.
My sister asked me about this candle I had lit when they visited last year. It always makes an impression. So I ordered it and sent it to her. Yep, I’m the best sister.
This candle lighter works so well—even if my teen thought it was a vape pen. #kidsthesedays
Who knew these could be so sexy? I got one to put next to my bed so I’m always charged.
Because my hair is short but I like to pull it up, these barrettes have been the best to control those loose bottom pieces that won’t stay in my high pony.
I’ve seen the ads for this beauty gadget forever, and finally gave in and got one and I gotta say, it works really well so far. #byebyefurface
Nordstrom anniversary sale faves:
- My favorite leggings .
- This staple jacket belongs in every closet.
- Love the thick strap on this cross body bag.
- Oh how I love a hooded cardigan to chillax in.
- I LOVE THIS BRA! Just ordered two more.
- I have a jumpsuit just like this one and I LOVE it. This one is such a good deal.
My current Spotify playlist to work to. Chill vibes.
Okay! That’s it for this week. Have a chill weekend ‘yo.
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