Hey hey and happy Friday!
Is there anything better than a 4-day week? How about a 5-day vacation? I’m happy with either, or both! So long as I get time to recharge, life always looks rosier when reality comes back into focus.
Slowing down helps me destress and makes me feel happier and healthier. Over these past 15 months, everyone’s expectations have become a whole lot looser, and as a result, I’ve learned so much about myself.
Giving myself permission to let go of self-imposed deadlines and tasks has been so freeing, and something I never thought I could actually do. I mean, wouldl anyone even notice if I didn’t post to Instagram? Or put off vacuuming my house? Nope. Nobody is waiting with bated breath for my next move. They’re too focused on themselves and wondering what others are thinking of them :). It really is a full circle cycle, so when you realize nobody is waiting to see your next step, it’s totally liberating to recalibrate, slow down, and create some quiet in this hectic world called life.
If you haven’t yet, this week eliminate one thing that you think is SO important, that nobody else will likely notice. Then, take that extra time and and do something you’d really rather be doing, not something you feel you need to do. These little steps really do add up to make a big difference in our days. And who’s going to notice anyway? Only you.
But first, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
How adorable is this??!! –> A Logan, UT woman had her famous fudge recipe engraved on her headstone!
A good example that karma is real so don’t be an a-hole.
We’re all people here: A guide to gender identity terms.
If you’re a Real Housewife fan, you’re going to want this behind the scenes book.
A lesson we should all learn: How to make a proper apology.
My cousin and I both laughed at this: If you recognize any of these 50 things, you’re officially old. And so apparently I am.
How cool are these pasta shapes? Science is cool.
Inside intel: 7 ways financial experts save money on groceries.
My bro-in-law likes cooking almost as much as we do and suggested I share his favorite kitchen tool with all of you.
Here’s a video for learning how to properly use it.
Apparently people are creating cicada recipes?? Sorry, you won’t find any here on FC.
This pie looks divine.
I make this cake pie every year for my daughter’s birthday, lately as funfetti flavored…
This ice cream version might be the reason we extend her birthday another week. Yum.
Grilled blackened shrimp. I’m there.
Oh my, this Spanish-style chopped salad looks almost too good to eat.
For the veg-lovers, this burger is for all of us.
Pack ’em up and let’s go! Do-ahead campfire burritos.
This smoothie will easily get you through summer.
Totally skipping the mall and making this creamy Orange Julius at home instead.
Crisp and crunchy and totally snackable: Air fryer ravioli.
Putting this foccacia recipe on my “can’t wait ’til I have garden tomatoes” recipe list.
Bring the napkins: Sticky and saucy cauliflower wings.
I am totally down with this baking challenge. Lemons!
Cure all the cravings without any of the guilt with these pesto-ed zucchini noodles.
I’ve never been to Portugal, but when I go, I want to stay in one of these. Hell, I want to LIVE in one !
These cabins totally think, and see, outside the box.
How to plant a moon garden. Dreamy.
Got chickens? Build this coop.
Now that it’s summer I’m naturally getting up earlier so come winter, I need to get one of these.
16 sundresses for long summer days.
This is the perfect top for layering when the air conditioner gets on the chilly side.
I need some water shoes that my foot won’t slide through when they’re wet. Thinking about these. Thoughts?
These are so smart! Clever vests to protect small dogs from fights and predators.
I LOVE this sticky weekly planning pad, and it’s 40% off. Under $8 = so cheap!
That’s it for this week. Have a grand (and restful) weekend.
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