Summer Fridays, Vol 5.
This is the summer friday of all summer fridays! Whether you’re in your normal routine or celebrating with a long weekend, let me know about your plans below. xo
It’s time! Corn is here so how can I pass up my BLT chopped salad with corn, feta and avocado? It’s one of the most popular recipes on the blog! I’m also contemplating these grilled watermelon caprese salads. And obviously, crispy zucchini grilled cheese (oh hi, I’m dead). My summer BBQ quinoa salad is also a winner.
Frosty coconut mojitos, anyone? Also, if you’re in this downward (upward?) peach spiral that I am, then you should make a peach gin and tonic this weekend!
For the 4th yesterday, I made my ricotta jam jar along with some watermelon cubes topped with feta. Today, I’m making my caprese pasta salad for the weekend. What’s on your menu?
It’s not technically baking, but I highly suggest you make a double batch of red, white and blue party mix. It’s completely addictive. And if you’re in the mood to bake… hello little peach hand pies!
I had my first weak reading week of the summer and just ended up starting City of Girls! Hopefully I’ll get through it this week and then I’m thinking about moving on to The Friend Zone. What are you reading this week? You can find my whole summer reading list right here.
To our homemade yacht rock playlist! If you have sirius XM, then you’re probably familiar with their yacht rock station. I like ours even better.
So I don’t know if I’ll ever be into the whole capsule wardrobe idea, but I basically have made my own workout capsule wardrobe. Lacy and I were talking about how these days we tend to gravitate towards black workout wear, even though we both love bright colors. My staples are lululemon align crops (ummm I probably have 20 pairs of the crops and 7/8 leggings combined… #workfromhomeproblems – I’ve never found anything comparable and I’ve tried them all!) and this Target tank I mentioned a few weeks ago. I ALWAYS want to grab these two things, regardless of whatever else I have. You know how you always hang on to the socks or pajamas you never wear, and look for the one pair that you love? I’m trying to streamline that.
To take the kids to see Toy Story 4 this weekend! I’m braving it and attempting to take Emilia too. Have you seen it yet?
I won’t lie – I’m ridiculously excited for the Nordstrom anniversary sale. I hate even thinking about buying fall clothes in July but every single year there are a handful of things I get at the sale that I wear the entire year. Some of my favorite pieces ever. I usually don’t splurge on the designer items at the sale, but this year I’m considering some boots since they always have great prices on them. I ignore most recommendations on social media (or else I end up buying a bunch of stuff I won’t wear), look through the sale myself and then share a favorites post so you can see what I love. I’ll do it next week!
Back on the peloton! Guys, I don’t even want to write this out but I ended up sick again with a stomach bug for the last six days after the horrific sinus issues I had. WHAT!!! My Peloton app updated me that for June I only rode five days which was 23 days LESS than the previous month. Bah! I am finally back to feeling like myself and so happy to start up again. What a wacky six weeks that made me very grateful for my usual good health. P.S. If you want to follow me on the peloton app, my username is howsweeteats!
I’ve been checking on the progress of my 2019 goals since we’re (more than?!) half way through the year! I really want to stay organized and focused for the rest of the year so I feel great going into 2020. The second half of the year is always busier for us and this year, it’s more than true! Lacy is getting married (omg dying so excited), I have to finish up my next book (working on it, eeep!) along with regular work and life. It sounds so cliche to do, but I think it will really help. With two kids in the mix now with work, I have to be super organized. My plan is to map out the next six months, but remain flexible when it’s necessary. Whenever I’m told exactly what to do (even by my own self), I rebel.
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Hope you feel 100% better!! xo
thank you so much love!
I allow myself to buy workout tanks with reckless abandon (I prefer tri-blend racerbacks and they’re usually what I pick up if I drop in at another gym or compete) but have limited my lululemon to 6 pairs of shorts (tracker iv) 7/8 leggings (fast and free) and energy bras. My theory is that it forces me to take at least one rest day a week. I’m holding out for hot pink shorts but otherwise think I’m good for a while on buying from the Lu
yesss i love this!
Aquatalia boots are AMAZING and I know there will be a couple pairs on sale at the Anniversary sale! They are so comfy, and super warm yet breathable for the fall and winter months!
i’ve heard they are the best!
Saw Toy Story 4 a couple weeks ago and we loved it! I have a 8 & 4 year old and I think it is my 4 year old’s new favorite movie. He even used $20 he received for his birthday to get a Buzz and the new character Forky! Enjoy!
You seem to have one of the fullest lives I’ve known about. Not sure how you fit it all in, while simultaneously documenting it. Even while ill. You are a legit energizer bunny!!!
thank you nicole!! i’ve been thinking about this comment since you left it. honestly some days i don’t know how i get everything done but i do really love my life and am so happy right now. just means my house has toys all over it. HAH! thanks for leaving this comment and reminding me of that! :)
Were you on antibiotics for the sinuses? That would likely have caused the stomach bug. Get back to that fire cider! Here’s to good health for the rest of the summmmmma!
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I wish I had spotify exclusively for your playlists!
Both of my kids had a stomach bug that started July 1st! I then got sick (but luckily only felt feverish/achy without many stomach issues). Luckily it was fast moving, but wtf summer illnesses??? I can’t!
oh my GOSH. ugh! i know. hope you’re all better!
oooohhhh would love a post on how you do this mid year goals check in / stay organized thing ? My bday is Aug 2 so i sort feel like for New Years i’m so excited for the year have all the grand plans and by my bday i do a “check in” and i sorta always am left feeling sucky. like ugh i got 7+ months in and didnt accomplish what i want. I would also be lying if i didnt do the year over year thing and say things to myself like “you promised yourself that by next bday you would weigh X lbs less, meditate 1 zillion times more, save $X, etc” you get the point i sorta suck. How do you keep motivated ? especially with the rebelling nature you mention ? Im not the rebel type but if i see its not gonna happen timing wise like 100% i can get down and say why bother ?
Also hope you had an awesome 4th ! Now off to google capsule wardrobe cuz im old and all.
for the non fashionable : Capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called “Wardrobe” in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces
thanks wikipedia :)
i wear a lot of black pants and blazers and try to mix up my tops….so i guess i sorta do this as well
haha love this tara!! you’re the best.
Just turned on your yacht rock playlist to bang out some work while my son is at camp this morning. LOVE IT.
so glad you like it!!!