Hello, and happy Friday!
It’s the first Friday in the month of August. Taking a review of my summer bucket list, I am in the dregs. I’ve been to only one outdoor summer concert, two farmers markets (what!), went paddle boarding just one time, spent just a few hours tanning at the pool, and hosted a measly few dinners on the deck, one where the grilled pizza was totally delish.
Guys, I gotta put it in full gear. Summer is going way too fast.
But given that I don’t feel like I’ve given summer my best go-get-em attitude, I do feel content about it all. Rested. Summer’s been trucking along at just the right speed. Maybe it’s because I haven’t been so busy making sure I’m doing it all that I’ve actually been getting more done.
I cancelled two trips so I could just be at home. I’ve gardened a whole lot more. I’ve cooked just for fun. I’ve been more focused at work, while not working as much. I’ve spent time with my family. And I finally finished reading a book—and it was really, really good.
That’s why I have a feeling that when summer does come to an end, I’m going to feel just fine about it. I won’t wonder where it went. I’ll look back and reflect on the good memories made. At least that’s the hope. And if not, well, there’s always next year.
But enough about me. Let’s dig into this week’s list of Friday Faves.
Oh my word, this trailer is THE CUTEST!
Living your best: The best life hacks no one told you about. I mean, #2 is a game changer.
Proven: 5 benefits of a month long social media break…eeeek!
If you’re in SLC and looking for a beauty of a food photo studio, this is it.
And if you’re heading to L.A., here’s some hot spots to consider.
Did you know you can fill your own eco-friendly reusable Nespresso and Keurig pods? Ordered!
This lighter Italian recipe classic is all up in my head.
It’s getting close to time for all the zucchini:
- Zucchini bread gone cheesy.
- Zucchini gone pancake.
- Zucchini gone soup-a-licious.
- 11 use-it-up zucchini recipes.
This reminds me of my grandma: 2-ingredient fruit leather.
Got veggies? Make this.
Where’s the Twinkie? Healthy versions of favorite junk foods.
Better sleep is what convinced me to do it: What it’s like to give up alcohol in a mom-wine world.
It’s not about you! 3 simple ways to remove yourself from the drama.
It’s all about the retro:
- The vintage hand bags you need now.
- How to thrift for your dorm room
- If you’re into unique antique jewelry, you MUST bookmark this site.
The one thing you need to make your eyes look wide and awake. And don’t sub for another brand, this one is THE best.
When I saw this house my heart jumped into my throat a little…the open windows to the backyard and floorplan are a whole lot like a home we almost bought a year ago, although not in Malibu. #buyersregretwedidn’tbuyit
This remodel proves you can fit a whole lot in unloved, small spaces.
I’m loving every one of these minimalist spaces. Get rid of the clutter.
I was super excited after looking at the new Anthropology catalog to see some of my fave styles are back, like:
- The pockets on these pants—these were my fave!
- A great buttondown to go with everything—love the hidden buttons
- These pants that would make MC Hammer jealous (yep, I had a pair in college)
I’ve literally thought about going here on a solo vacation at least 100 times. I need to do it.
I heard this game is a great one with friends. Ordered and ready to have fun.
The time is now: All of the important 2020 election dates you should mark on your calendar now.
Okay! That’s it for this week. Have a safe weekend.
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