Hello, hellllooooooo, and happy Friday!
The family has arrived, the venue is secured, the cooking has begun (I’ve made enough of our favorite taco meat to feed an army!), and our family reunion is set to begin! After squirreling away for far too long, I am thrilled that I will be seeing my family again! And the fun has already begun.
My sister and her fam are here this week and being together with our mom and dad has topped our to-do list. Now that the grandkids are teenagers and young adults, our activities are def different than they were when they were little. Instead of elaborate art activities and playing dress-up for hours on end only to emerge from the basement for feeding time and Grandpa’s distribution of Haagen Daaz bars, now they’re educating us on today’s culture, TikTok trends and their favorite eateries in NYC, plus cooking dinner for the adults instead of the other way around. So much has changed, but with family, it always feels wonderfully the same.
As I’ve grown older, being with family and creating memories have become my most valued possession. These are the times I wouldn’t trade for anything, because who knows what’s around the corner? Things could change in an instant, but the memories will always remain.
So let’s get to making more memories, but first, here’s this week’s Friday Faves.
My niece is living in NYC and has outfitted her apartment with finds from the street. She’s gonna be jealous of this list of discarded stuff found on the street that others now treasure.
This love list a husband wrote for his depressed wife will lift anyone’s spirits.
25 pictures of Olympic athletes that might just freak you out.
To each their own, but maybe this happening will scale down those elaborate gender reveals.
Are you anxious about socializing again? Try these three tips.
This is what the post-pandemic kitchen of the future could look like. (slide #5’s idea is v. interesting.)
This cucumber and tomato salad is def on my must make list.
If you haven’t tried burnt ends before, you MUST try them now. It’s my fave thing to order for BBQ.
This grilled corn pasta salad is screaming summer.
We need to make this Thai tofu dish while my sister is here (she lived in Thailand for a year during high school).
This sheetpan chicken dinner solves any weeknight woe.
Zucchini days are blooming so here’s a few more recipe ideas:
- I’m making my zucchini, tomato, and feta galette thanks to my bountiful garden.
- Go vegan with this zucchini bread
- Zucchini with cheese is never a bad thing
- I never would have thought to add peanut butter to a zucchini cake, but I should.
This couscous salad is looking perfectly peachy fresh.
My daughter is starting work at Starbucks so she may need to practice with this copycat frappaccino recipe first.
Check out this pasta salad with a side of olé.
The peach caprese burgers sound fantastically flavor bombed.
Key lime pie energy balls. I’m here for it.
My new hiking shoes arrived and they are COMFY!
Same brand, but these hikers are on sale.
A simple vase to update your space.
I LOVE the look of this sofa, but I wonder how comfy it is to sit on.
Is this a welcome mat, or maybe not?
I’ve been using this and my bob has never looked sleeker.
I’m feeling some serious wanderlust and can’t stop watching this TV show.
That’s it for this week! Wishing you a fantastically fun weekend!
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