It’s the weekend = Happy Friday!
These days nearly everyone has a camera literally at their fingertips—thank you smart phones—that makes it incredibly easy to document nearly every moment of every day. And believe me, it isn’t just the kids sticking out their tongues for selfies, everyone is taking snaps and creating memories. And I think that’s a really, really great thing. I use my iPhone camera not just to document momentous occasions, but also as a visual reminder of items I want to buy, social media posts I want to remember, what I eat (like the veg version above of this recipe), recipes I want to share, plus so much more.
But what I really want to take more pics of are the “nothing” moments. I’m working more on making it a habit to capture daily photos of the unposed moments, like when the sunlight shadows as it filters through the trees, or my daughter and her friends lumped in a pile on her bed doing homework, or my dog sleeping under my bed covers and somehow I catch that big yawn.
Taking photos of the day’s small moments forces me to take notice of what’s happening around me with a different perspective. Slow down girl! What’s your hurry? The unscripted times are the real jewels that memories are made of.
Back in the day, blogs started as an online diary but most have morphed from showcasing a day in the life to becoming more generic in search of a broader audience. Read: Boooooring. But a few have held on to their unique voice and vision and still give me major inspiration and ideas to create my own personal photographic time capsule, especially this blog and this blog.
Want to join me? Do you wish for more photographic evidence of your daily memories? Let’s do it! If you need ideas, take a look at the blogs above or here’s a list of themes to start. What moments in your life do you wish you had a picture of? Snap! Now you have it.
With that, let’s dig into this week’s list of Friday Faves.
Meet the 12 year old who is graduating from high school AND college in the same week. What an underachiever ;)
Did your favorite make the grade? The best pizzas in every state.
I am so ready to party with this fave pasta salad (the healthy-ish dressing makes it!)
This pasta is my love language.
The glaze on this creamy tofu looks sinful (but it’s not!)
I want to give homemade bagels a try.
If you like asparagus, you’ll love this salad.
These muffins are a weekend must-make.
OMG this shrimp dinner looks utterly decadent!
Bring me a hot day and this frosty drink and I will be happy.
This noodle dish has my lips a-slurping.
These brownies! I AM IN!
My daughter’s favorite cupcakes! Now I just need to get her to bake them for me.
A dining room ping pong table. Now that’s a party!
Tips for eating all your produce before it turns bad.
I’ve been on a major binge-fest of this podcast because it is hil-ar-eeee-us, but when this episode went astray of their usual celeb content and focused on a real-deal authority on anti-aging, I found it fascinating, immediately bought his book, and will be doing every single thing the doctor says to.
I bought this dress and I LOVE IT. 100% comfy.
Love these spray bottles for my homemade cleaning solution I bought three.
A few gardening faves for you:
- Hint hint: If anyone getting me a Mother’s Day present is reading Friday Faves (ahem!), this is on my wish list.
- This year I’m skipping the sweet basil and planting this broader leaf basil instead.
- If you want to give composting a try, I’ve read this is a good place to start.
- 17 chic watering cans to make your fleurs flourish.
- How can all of this grow on just one roof?
7 outdoor living trends that will be huge this summer.
For the best vacation ever, plan like a grandma and act like a teen.
31 iconic filming locations around the world you can actually visit.
Koi fish happily swimming in the gutters and ice cream that doesn’t melt? 33 more awesome reasons I want to go to Japan.
For me it was the drapes that draped the floors…5 decor trends from the most stylish Airbnb’s in Paris. I WANT TO GO!
Okie dokie that does it for this week. Be safe, get outside, and have a great weekend! XO
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