I did a guest post for Lauren last week while she was away on vacation. Go check it out. It has some of my favorite songs right now. These are perfect for the last warm weekends of summer. The songs were chosen for their chill vibe but upbeat tempos. I hope you enjoy! Playlist Fit for Vacation
*From time to time Pottery Barn sends me product to check out. This is not a sponsored post. The colors of the rug inspired me to create a simple tablescape.
Here is what my dream afternoon with girlfriends would look like. I am usually drawn to really bright colors, but there is something about the Gianna rug that I just love. The colors remind me of late summer, in the twilight hours, feel really earthy to me. Nothing relaxes me more than spending time with good friends. So for my perfect afternoon, I would keep it simple, keep it tasty and keep it refreshing.
For a little sweet, because you know I love me some sweets, I’d put out these ThinAddictives. The crunch is perfect and snacky with the perfect amount of sweetness.
Iced tea is one of my favorite beverages of all time. Adding a hint of fresh herbs like mint or basil makes it so summery. By clapping the herb in your palm a few times and adding to the top of your tea, each sip is scented and makes for a sensory treat.
I’m a sucker for cardamom so when I saw this Joia Soda I had to try it. It was perfection in a bottle. Not too sweet, not to spice-y. And it is always fun to having something new for your girlfriends to try.
Rug c/o Pottery Barn.
When the weather starts to heat up, nothing gets me more excited for summer than a little classic rock. In my opinion, there is nothing better than sitting with friends out by a pool, cocktail in hand with a little rock blaring from the speakers. It makes me wish I was a teenager in the 70′s instead of born then. But I know I wouldn’t have appreciated all the greatness if I was living it. You know, like the scrunchie from our youth…
Hope at Home and One Hope Wines teased me on Instagram this weekend. They shared this amazing picture of a delicious looking sangria. When I asked where to find the recipe, they pointed me to this wine and barbecue gift pack. And I instantly fell in love with it. I think this would be the perfect hostess gift for you to bring along or send to your gracious host. The pack comes with 3 bottles of Sauvignon Blanc (my fave!), 2 bottles of Pinot Noir, sangria recipes, a spice rub and recipe packet. You can order the kit from their site.
*This is not sponsored, I just thought this kit was super cool. And I like wine. And BBQ.
We had the best 4th of July. We were in our town’s parade, M on his bike, O walking with the Scouts carrying the biggest flag I have ever seen. We had a crazy fun block party that included the big water slide above. We BBQ’d with family and played wiffle ball in the street. We walked up the street to watch the Fireworks show. We ate strawberry shortcake and we did sparklers. It was a fantastic day. Here it is in pictures (minus the block party – I gave the camera a rest and just enjoyed myself.)