Summer Fridays, Vol 2.

summer fridays

I’m so glad you are all as thrilled about Summer Fridays coming back as I am! I can’t get enough. Let me know how you’re doing in the comments below!

EATING

It’s Father’s Day weekend and I’m ready to cook up a storm. I’m debating between these steak and potato skewers or these baby back ribs with root beer BBQ sauce. Or these smoky BBQ blood orange ribs! Also probably going to add this cool ranch kale salad into the mix.

DRINKING

This fresh cherry vodka soda. It’s SO ridiculously good. I’m also in major s’mores mode though, so maybe these smoky s’mores root beer floats?

MAKING

A taco bar for Father’s Day too!? I think it definitely it should happen.

BAKING

I’m still freaking over strawberries and this weekend’s treat will most likely be this fresh strawberry cobbler!

CRAVING

My lavender vanilla latte ice cream. Nothing beats homemade ice cream and I can’t stop thinking about this one. I envision a lot of lavender recipes in the next week or so. P.S. I buy my culinary lavender right here.

LISTENING

To our playlist for Father’s Day! Hoping it’s Eddie approved. Ha! I also lovvvved Brene Brown’s podcast last week with Austin Channing Brown. This episode is gold.

READING

I am almost finished with The Vanishing Half! It is so good. Next up – I’m starting Elin’s newest, 28 Summers. Can’t wait! Reminder that you can find my full summer 2020 reading list right here. What are you reading right now?

WEARING

Another dress and yes, another black dress even though it comes in a million colors. I am loving this sleeveless dress as much as the one I shared last week. I seriously am living in these dresses right now! They are basically the summer version of leggings, if leggings are too hot. Just super simple and comfortable.

WATCHING

I usually save our random TV discussions for Tuesday Things, but who is watching Selling Sunset?! I’ve also been rewatching the last season of Yellowstone since it starts this weekend.

SHARING

If you have some time on your hands and a craving for comfort food, I’m sharing a new video of my french onion chicken lasagna roll ups. This meal is indulgent and ridiculously delish.

LOVING

My apple watch pride band! You may have seen it in my instagram stories but I am obsessed! I’ve always wanted the rainbow band but it was only available in fabric and I’m doing dishes, like, 24/7, and didn’t want it to always be wet. This one is a sport band and it is perfection.

WRITING

Out some goals for the rest of 2020 and revisiting the ones I made in late 2019, before we shut down. Everything looks different now and I’m finding it so easy to slip into bad habits since so much has changed. This weekend I’m going to make a solid (yet manageable, in the current pandemic!) list of what I’d like to the rest of the year to look like.

CELEBRATING

We will be celebrating Father’s Day later this weekend with our families, but today is Juneteenth, the celebration of slavery ending in the US. I encourage you to sign this petition here to have Juneteenth recognized as a national day of observance. It only takes a a minute!

summer fridays

xoxoxo