Hi, hi! And happy Friday.
If life had an answering machine, this would be my current message, “Hello. You’ve reached Heidi’s life. Please hold.”
You feeling me?
I’m still moving haltingly through my days, but hey, at least I’m moving. The extra time in my day that would have been filled with appointments, traveling, shopping, eating out, being social with friends and just doing the daily stuff you do without thinking about it, has created some positive changes too. I’m walking the dogs more, we’re making way more meals at home—that are healthier too—I’ve organized and cleaned and marked tasks off my list, I’m taking more time for myself and family, and I’m really, really focused on bettering my healthy and well being.
Sure, it’s weird not having spur-of-the-moment summer travel plans, hosting a friendly BBQ, and mindlessly wandering the aisles of TJMaxx. While I miss being out, I know that one day I’ll be back but with a greater appreciation for them thanks to what I’ve learned through living this simplified style now.
We’re healthy. We’re safe. We still have jobs. We’re pretty dang happy. And for that, I’m pretty grateful.
But enough about that, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
I have mine—register for your absentee ballot ASAP.
Time for a smile: Vintage plates made funny.
I love me some pizza and really want one of these, but not sure if we would really make that.much.pizza.?
This cooking show is on my to-watch list.
Make dad happy when you grill up some of these. Happy dad’s day!
Baked popcorn chicken with a sweetie hot sauce. YES.
This is a plant-based sandwich everyone will love.
I can’t go to France but I can make a French crepe like I am.
Ali’s living in Spain so of course she’s got the inside track on authentic gazpacho.
This cold lentil salad gives a healthy boost to any buffet.
Summer feels are kicking back on the porch to take a sip of this.
Bow wow s’mores puppy chow.
These homemade ice pops would be fun to make with the kids, and the perfect reward for their labor.
Get beach ready with bowtie pasta salads in a jar packed perfectly for the cooler.
Put your drink where your sandwich is with this root beer pulled pork.
My dogs are gonna lickin’ lickin’ love me with these frozen watermelon dog treats.
If you’ve got a skill you may need a Finsta. I may have to start one to track my diet.
And to think, I used to make macrame plant hangers with my own hands.
RV rentals are booming (we rented one!) and here’s how to get in on the road trip. TIP: A friend who rents his RV let me know Outdoorsy charges more fees than RVShare, so FYI.
Airbnb reveals the top 10 trending destinations in the U.S.
Turn a school bus into your new pad like this rustic charmer.
Prefab is fab! If we ever built a home I think it would have to be into something like these.
Soak up your next DIY: A $600 outdoor pool with it’s own modern deck.
If you’re planning on wearing that strapless tank, I heard these are the secret to successfully going braless.
I’ve been wearing this mascara for the past few weeks and I gotta say, I approve.
I got this beach umbrella that’s sure to make a party for one of my favorite babes.
Okay! That’s it for this week! Have a grand weekend.
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