Hiya friends and neighbors, and HAPPY FRIDAY!
I love winter. I really, really, really do. I love the snow storms. I love the hibernating. I love all the comfort food and lazy Sunday breakfasts eaten in bed, huddled under the covers. But damn man. Right about now I’m feeling like the dang groundhog who needs to break free from my hole. Who’s with me?
See, by this time last year we’d already returned from a sunshine-filled cruise and had a big spring break vacation on the books (check out my Instagram stories if you’re curious).
This year, I’ve been horribly lacking in vacation planning and I’m surprised at the mental toll it’s taking on me.
The drearies have settled in.
That’s why I’ve become a believer that looking forward to vacations is just as good for you as going on them. They don’t have to be big, a little weekender would fit in just right and disrupt the sameness this in-between season seems to plant upon us.
So here’s a question: If you could go on vacation, anywhere, right now, where would it be?
Time to start vacation planning, because, hello!—it’s for your health :) !
But enough about that, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
My friend Courtney filmed a few video promos at our house this week for the release of her new book all about her viral capsule wardrobe challenge, and while she was here filming, the preview copy arrived in my mailbox! So excited for her—and for you, because you can pre-order the book here.
The Academy Awards are on Sunday. Finally. Where and how to watch most of the Oscar nominated movies.
What to say if you don’t know how in your Valentine’s Day card.
This is what happened when she organized her entire home like these celeb organizers, starting with the pantry.
The daily practice that wires your brain for happiness.
She followed these 11 food rules for eating healthy for a week and this is what happened.
This kale salad should be on every one of your meal making lists.
I could have lived to 127 without mac n cheese ice cream. I mean…
This salted caramel hot chocolate will make you forget all about Starbucks.
This pasta-less mac and cheese is cauli-licious.
More Mediterranean healthy eats for the week: Israeli chopped salad.
These protein pancakes will totally power up your day.
This creamy cheesy chicken dinner begs just one question: Which side to serve with it!
Air fryer recipe alert: Lava cakes!
This risotto adds a whole lotta love to Valentine’s Day.
Beyond soup: French onion meatballs.
Get on a roll with these gluten-free turkey meatballs with spinach.
These melty sandwiches would be perfect for any get together.
This hand soap is spendy, but smells amazing and will make just as amazing a gift.
Got the sniffles? Have you tried shower steamers? Just ordered.
20 trendy hair cuts to change up your look.
Your dressed down Valentine’s look is here.
New York! Paris! Milan! 29 fashion week ready looks to wear now.
Guess what’s coming baaack? BOOT CUT and I am ready.
10 work hacks to try now.
If you’re craving a chunky throw blanket, this one is super soft and on sale.
that you can make…
Check out these 4 tips that helped her save $100K by 25. My dad would approve.
Okay! That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend and make big or small vacation planning a part of it!
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