Summer Fridays, Vol 2.
Welcome back to Summer Fridays, the best kind of Friday there is!
So much incredible seafood this week after being in Nantucket. Our full trip recap is coming next week but in the meantime, I’m so inspired to do another lobster grilled cheese AND especially this summer shrimp and corn carbonara.
Naturally, my white clam sauce pizza with chili oil this weekend. I live for that thing.
An orange crush this weekend, for sure. I have been craving one and def plan on working on that tonight! Maybe I’ll do a grapefruit crush? You guys always tell me about them! I’m also going to make a pitcher of my favorite strawberry summer water tomorrow morning. It’s the best for fruity hydration.
Some of my go-to healthier eats after eating all the things in Nantucket. I’m doing the overnight oats from The Pretty Dish and this blueberry peach chia pudding. Probably grabbing things for shaved egg avocado toast, the slow roasted tomato farro salad and this greek salad in a jar that I love. Same with the grilled broccoli salad – it’s amazing. More veg and halloumi skewers too! Oh and I definitely will make a batch of lavender vanilla syrup for lattes because… summer!
A loaf of lavender banana bread… but maybe into muffins? I love this recipe so much.
I am waiting so excitedly for Elin’s new book to come out on Tuesday, but in the meantime I started Mrs Everything on the way home from Nantucket yesterday. I finished The Mother In Law while we were there and I’m torn. I did like the story. I liked the ending. But I think I wanted something even fluffier and beachier and happier to read. I just didn’t LOVE it. But I also rarely read any sort of mystery/suspense fiction – even though I feel like it wasn’t even mystery? Anyhoo – what are you reading this week! Summer reading list 2019, right here!
This Tan Lines candle and I am IN LOVE. I found this candle at Milly and Grace and absolutely fell head over heels with the scent. The Coconut Milk and Cream candle is also outstanding. It’s been a long time since I fell in love with a new candle and these are so good.
To a little Father’s Day inspired playlist this week! We’re hoping to have a super fun weekend for Eddie!
For a perfect card case! I like a very sleek one, and used a card case that I loved for the last seven years until last week, it finally ripped down the sides. I love having something that I can easily carry, easily throw in my pocket but also easily find in my purse. I don’t want a slim wallet that folds – just a regular slim card case! Give me your best recs.
In these workout tanks from Target! They aren’t even exclusively workout tanks… but they are so soft and I love the cut. I have two of them in black and then a few in other colors – they are great for running errands and just generally doing anything that doesn’t require dressing up. They are so comfy.
About doing the celery juice thing. Guys. I know. I said that. Don’t leave me. I can’t believe the words even came out of my mouth because I LOATHE celery. But after having a horrible upper respiratory infection for the last ten days and it truly taking me out of commission and making me feel like garbage, I’m wondering if a little celery juice in the morning will boost immunity! I already do lots of apple cider vinegar and turmeric and bee pollen and ginger on the daily. How would I do it? I figure if I chug it down right after I get off the Peloton, maybe I can just suck it up. The worst part is that I don’t want to juice the celery myself… can’t I just buy it somewhere? Ha. Not cleaning a juicer every day. As you can see, I’m desperate for this sickness to never happen again! In the meantime, now that I’m home: immunity boosting smoothie on repeat.
The color of this water is life.
24 Comments on “Summer Fridays, Vol 2.”
Pingback: Summer Fridays, Vol 2. - Best Food & Cooking - Kitchenpedia.co
This week I’m reading City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert and I’m loving it!
i am SO excited to read that one!!
Have you tried elderberry syrup? I’ve gotten this one from a woman in Traverse City – it’s in a few local stores up there in case you are visiting northern MI this year. It’s so good!! She also sells kits so you can make it yourself and use honey local to you – here is obviously local TC honey. Not sure if your website would flag my comment so I’ll just share the name – TC Elderberry – in case you’re interested! She has a couple code for your first order, i can’t remember what it is but she promotes it on her IG account if you’re interested. Being sick in the summer is the worst!!
yes!! we use lots of elderberry syrup in our houes! honestly it is usually the thing that saves me from colds/flus but for some reason it didn’t work this time. thank you so much for this info though!! i’m totally going to try hers too.
J.Crew has some nice card cases & wallets! Also, cannot wait to try that summer shrimp carbonara, looks so delish!
thanks so much kelly!
For a slim wallet I love everything by Hobo!!!! Quality products, fun colors, several different styles/ types to choose from. https://www.hobobags.com/collections/card-holders
For immunity, I’ve been taking this supplement and I’ve, honestly, never felt better!!! Mushrooms are the “it” thing right now.
omg i was just looking at a hobo one! i used a bigger hobo clutch/wallet back in the day and i love it. thanks clarissa!
I can’t thank you enough for recommending The Bride Test. I thought I would probably enjoy it, but I did not expect to love it (and laugh out loud this often). The protagonist has a lot in common with Don from The Rosie Project, but with more nuance. I’m excited to see what you have to say about it!
ahhh love that!! i will bump that one up on my list! :)
I second elderberry syrup and you can actually buy it on Amazon. Anytime I feel a cold coming on or I’m around sick people, I drink some down and I haven’t had a cold in years (even though I have two little kids). I also take a multivitamin, Vitamin D and a probiotic daily, so maybe it’s a combo of all of that (or my immune system has just gotten WAY better after being around kids so much).
i love elderberry syrup and we use it all the time in our house too!! i def think it is what saves the kids from being sick (they rarely are!) with max in school. i also take it too and i swear it usually works, but this time it didn’t for me! might have just been a stronger virus, ugh!
Your insta and those pictures in this post are giving me Nantucket fever!!!! I’ve never been there but I think it’s going to have to happen. I’m majorly craving lobster rolls and lobster grilled cheese!!! Tell us eeeeeeverything LOL! :D
thanks so much parker!!! full recap coming next week!
I am also OBSESSED with those Target tanks! I originally bought one for running; now I own it in three colors and want to wear nothing else. The neckline is SO flattering, the armholes aren’t so low that my bra shows (is it just me, or is this a very common problem with tanks?), and the material is perfect for summer.
omg right?! aren’t they the best? i don’t know what it is – i agree they are SO flattering. and it’s not like they look overly flattering on the hanger, but once you get it on, it’s so nice! couldn’t agree more and i’m so excited someone else loves it!
Thank you, Samara! This was the review I was hoping to find about these tanks, haha. I always have trouble finding tanks with armholes that don’t show my bra! It is a HUGELY common problem!! I found some tanks at Walmart a few years ago that are great, but they are starting to wear thin since I don’t just wear them just for working out anymore, lol. Thanks to Jessica for the rec, and to Samara for the review on these Target tanks! #Buying :-)
Summer of ’69 was my June Book of the Month pick and it was fantastic! I finished it in less than 24 hours. I know you will love it!
Pingback: Currently Crushing On. - Best Food & Cooking - Kitchenpedia.co
So my sister teaches kindergarten and was always always sick. This past year she didnt want to have to take sick days bc they did ivf after trying for almost 3 years. She swears by essential oils and she takes the ninja red. She does a combo of essential oils on her feet in the morning including thieves and also diffuses 2 diffusers in her classroom. I haven’t jumped on the train yet but I might. Shes had kids puke on her sneeze on her you name it.. so gross.. and she rarely gets sick anymore
Also I read the unhoneymooners based off your list. Except for a little language I wasnt expecting lol it was sooo cute!! Easy read. Definitely beachy!! I’m reading little beach street bakery now I cant remember authors name and it’s really cute!!
Fist bump for the Young Living. :)
Kale and Caramel did a post on the celery juice thing…her recommendation was a warm lemon water instead. Maybe with a drop of Thieves? But shake well because those oils can sting your lips. Ask me, I learned the hard way.
I also like to do a couple of drops of citrus oil in my water bottle, or spearmint with lime. Major refreshing in Summer, and super easy.
I do celery juice every morning and it is annoying to clean the juicer everyday but to have the juice actually work you’re supposed to drink it fresh, plain, and the first thing you drink when you get up. Then waiting at least 30 mins before drinking or eating anything else. I will say that I have had stomach issues forever and thats why I started it and it works for me. I dont get any of the other great benefits others do but its enough for me with the help for my stomach.
Ok so I hate to admit it, but I am a fan of the celery juice thing. I’m in the same boat as you, no way I’m juicing and cleaning it every morning. Pressed Juicery has a celery and lemon mix that was actually surprisingly refreshing (and I HATE celery too!) That being said, they only ship if you’re spending over $40, so you have to get a little creative. Hope this helps and love your blog!