Some Fridays are like Fri-YAY…but this morning was not one of them. I woke up suddenly, frustratingly aware of how much stuff needs to get done and how little time I have to do any of it. Most of it was small stuff (finishing organizing my closet, making the beds, doing the laundry, feeding Jack breakfast), and some of it was bigger picture (doing blog photo shoots, writing articles I’ve committed to write, finish decorating our living, getting the house repainted).
I started the day off on the totally wrong foot, but sometimes that’s just life. After listening to me vent, trying for a moment to fix the problem, and then realizing I just needed to get my feelings out there, Brian went straight to the kitchen to whip up a delicious breakfast and by the time we were done eating I felt like I just might be able to get it all done. Or at least be okay with some of it staying unchecked on my to-do list. I may have a lot on my plate, but it is in fact the weekend and that in itself is reason to celebrate. Anyone else ever wake up feeling smacked in the face with too much to do?!?
Now, for some favorite links this week…
Hi friends! It’s Conni again, stylist over at Art in the Find, back with a fun summer style update for you! This time, we’re talking all about comfortable summer style. One of the things I love so much about summer is that the styles become less complicated, more relaxed, and just all around casual. Which is just fine with me when you consider that summer should be filled with vacations, beach days, and BBQ dinners.
There are a lot of relaxing styles out there for summer but one of my personal favorites remains to be, the maxi dress. There is something so whimsically comfortable about a dress that needs not a lot of fuss, yet looks so pulled together, don’t you think? I imagine that we ladies all have one of these darlings floating around in our closet. If you do, it’s the perfect time to pull it out. And if you don’t, summer is beckoning and your next purchase just might have to be the summer maxi.
Here is one of my favorite summer looks, along with a couple of easy tips for pulling it together.
Is it just me, or do you crave lighter reading in the summertime? I love a good beach read, and sometimes even find myself interested in picking up a novel when July and August roll around. So I thought this month we’d do something less life-improvement/minimalist-oriented and more entertaining. And since a lot of us take vacations over the summer, I wanted to be sure to share my book pick sooner rather than later unless you’re heading out of town and need a good read to bring with you :)
I am absolutely fascinated with the idea of Wednesday Martin’s new book Primates of Park Avenue—and I think you will be too after reading this description from Amazon…
I started something new today that I hope you gals will like. It’s a refreshed weekly newsletter! If you’re not signed up for weekly emails, you can check out this week’s email here, and sign up for future emails right here. I think it’ll be a fun new way to connect with you :)
Tonight Jack is getting his first real babysitter while Brian and I go on a date. She’s a friend who was in my bible study for years and is a full-time nanny by day, so she’s pretty much an ideal candidate for the gig. So glad she’s willing to be our go-to gal! What are you up to this weekend? Doing anything special for/with the fathers in your life?
Here are some of the best things I stumbled on this week, for your reading pleasure…