Summer Fridays, Vol 9.
Hello on the first summer Friday of August!
I’m keeping it light and EASY with post-vacay eats. This weekend I’m going to make my slow roasted tomato farro salad. I’ve also been craving this thai avocado salad! And this Mediterranean kale salad for lunch next week. Not purposefully trying to do all salads, but these sound delish. I’ll probably also make bruschetta chicken. Also these smoky chicken pitas! I’m also going to prep my tropical peach overnight oats from The Pretty Dish.
A batch of my lavender lemonade! This past week I had a bottle of fizzy lavender lemonade from Lavender Hill Farm and it was INCREDIBLE. Reminded me how much I love this recipe! Also, let’s be serious – I need a rosé/aperol spritz detox.
A ton of make ahead smoothie packs when we get home. Eddie makes them every weekend (his change from month to month, right now he is in a very heavy apple/orange/spinach phase) but I need a few for the kids and myself too, especially with dry ingredients. I like to package together some chia seeds, hemp hearts, ground flax and collagen powder to toss into to a smoothie so I don’t have to measure it out everyday.
A batch of our favorite whole wheat pita bread on Sunday! We love this and it’s really easy. Eddie had a great pita last week and has been craving them ever since.
To our road trip, vol 2 playlist! Made one of these last year and since we’re driving home this weekend, another one was on the list. Eddie has been listening nonstop to the DMB station on sirius and it’s safe to say that I’m OVER IT. This playlist should hold him over.
I’ve read a lot less on vacation that I have in previous years, but I’m reading The Unhoneymooners and LOVING it! It’s hard to believe that we are into August now. If you need some book suggestions, be sure to check out my summer reading list! And speaking of, has anyone read Three Women?
The final few days of the Nordstrom anniversary sale. I’m being the worst and still browsing. I also want to get this amazing scout tote for the beach/pool/general kid life that my SIL has. Because it has a zipper on top! I have a scout bag that I love, but this one with the zipper is unbeatable.
Pretty rejuvenated after our trip this week and really ready to tackle the rest of the year. Eeeeep! I even brought my planner so I can work on the ride home. Can’t believe there are only 5 months left. Lots of stuff coming up with my next book and a few fun projects!
Only place I want to be.
26 Comments on “Summer Fridays, Vol 9.”
Where is that heavenly photo at the top from?
bay harbor, michigan!
I maybe commented on another post already – but I read The Unhoneymooners in one sitting and LOVED it. I just finished The Bride Test, but wasn’t a huge fan (I prefer more PG-13 scenes!). Next up is The Wedding Party.
I loved The Bride Test until I got to those scenes and they were too much for me. I loved Esme but yikes I don’t need to know that much about what they’re doing behind closed doors! The Unhoneymooners was adorable, and I kept picturing Olive as a young Salma Hayek.
Agree! The storyline was good, just a little too much on those scenes (glad I’m not the only one, sometimes I feel like I’m the only adult who feels this way!!)
hahaha!! i get it guys!!
I’m actually reading Three Women right now. It’s a very intense, emotionally-driven book, so I’m taking my time reading it, but am enjoying it and would recommend it.
thanks! i want to read it.
I need to try making some smoothie packs! It would make the mornings so much faster!
they are really the best.
I read Three a Women- it’s super interesting and incredibly thought-provoking. The sex is super graphic, no surprise, so we decided to not do it for our school book club, haha. I do think it’s an important read for all women!
Th Unhoneymooners had me snort laughing a few times. Glad you’re enjoying it- perfect summer vacation reading.
as for it being August? i can’t even right now. I will blink and it will be Christmas. I’m not ready.
i know RIGHT?!
Hi! For some reason your hyperlinks to rstyle.me never load for me. This happens on both my laptop ( Microsoft) and mobile (iPhone). Don’t know if anyone has had same issue, just FYI. Thanks for all the other greatnesses!
oh man, i don’t know why?? so sorry about that!
I read the back of the Unhoneymooners and thought that this will be a movie soon. It’s so Hollywood.
Just finished Summer of 69 from your summer reading list and loved it! Made me want to talk to my mom about life during that summer.
omg! i did the same – immediately talked to my mom about that.
The top photo reminds me a little of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island!
yes!! kind of similar!
What’s the name of the fizzy lemonade product you had from Lavender Hill Farm? I didn’t find any such item when I went to the website. It sounds interesting. Thanks.
it was just their own lavender lemonade soda – i really hoped they sold it online but it doesn’t look like they do. :( i have a lavender lemonade but might try to make a homemade soda version of it!
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