Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, Friends!

We hope you had a great week.  We have been full of sunshine in Virginia!

Wherever you are and whatever you have got planned for this coming weekend we hope it’s full of fun!  In the meantime, enjoy my favorite finds from around the web and beyond in this week’s Friday Favorites!

We have some really great pins on our Pinterest and it is growing like crazy –  we hope you will follow along with us (Click Here) and grab some great ideas there!

Click the orange links to be taken to the original source.

 

Favorite Summer Memory Picture:  theonlylivinggirlinnew-york.tumblr.com

This is exactly the picture in my mind when I think about summer.  We have had such a great summer with so much time on the water this year…. It goes along side with one of my favorite quotes that you probably have heard me mention before ” The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears or the sea” – Isak Dineson”.  I can just see myself sitting in that hammock with a book feeling great!

 

Favorite Summer Memory Picture

 

Favorite healthy lunch: The Zen Quinoa Bowl from Nutrition in the Kithchen

This has been one of my favorite lunches lately.  I love the combination of goodness in this bowl and definitely leaves me feeling Zen…..and perfectly satisfied.  And….. considering that you eat with your eyes………and it’s one of the prettiest salads!  Give it a try…it’s so easy to make and full of healthy nutrition!  It is Pinned to my “Yoga Body” Board….that is growing like crazy…so head over and check it out!

Favorite Healthy Lunch

 

Favorite newly discovered app: “Harvest” App

Okay….where have I been that I don’t know about this app!  It is soooooooo useful.  It tells you according to your area what fruits and vegetables are in season and how to pick a good one etc.  I have learned so much from this app!

Here is their app description….. “Harvest is your guide to selecting the freshest, ripest, healthiest and best-tasting produce. Whether it’s knocking on watermelons, smelling pineapples, squeezing avocados, or examining the color of peaches, you’ll always know the best approach.”

 

Harvest App Iphone

 

Favorite Bookshelf Idea: Cutest Bookshelf Idea – I can’t find the source but it is a DIY project that I think even I could tackle!

This would be so perfect in my bedroom or in Emily’s bedroom.  Right now I only keep my current book on my beside table but it would be nice to have a variety of books there to choose from since a lot of my books are books that are not novels and can be picked up and read and then put down and continued at some other time depending on what you feel like reading about that day.  The beauty of having a million books on yoga and mediation……….and of course cookbooks!  I like to lay in bed with my glass of wine and a cookbook and get inspiration for recipes!  Pin It “Here

Favorite Bookshelf Idea

 

Favorite Quote: A quote of gratitude about summer and the sunshine…couldn’t find the original source.

I love summertime.  For me there is something special about the sunshine.  It makes me so happy – which is probably why I so enjoyed living in Las Vegas when we did………there is an abundant amount of sunshine!  So much Vitamin D who couldn’t be happy!  Summertime is filled with so many wonderful memories and this just reminds me of my love for it.  The birds, butterflies, sunrises, sunsets, clear blue skies, warm ocean breezes, smoothies, fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor cafes……….and on and on and on!  Pin It “Here

 

lay in the sun quote

 

 

Favorite summer drink: Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

If you know me you know I LOVE Prosecco and I LOVE Lemoncello………….why didn’t I think of this?  I am always trying to think of new drinks using Prosecco.  This just may be my new favorite!  It sounds so refreshing.  I have my ingredients – so after yoga and my latte tomorrow morning I’ll be having one of these :)  Thank you DamnDelicious.net —- I always love their recipes!

 

Favorite Summer Drink

 

Favorite Backyard Spot:  Arbor Covered Patio by Southern Living

Thank you Southern Living….this is going into my “HOME” folder and has been pinned in on my “Home Love” Pinterest Board for inspiration.  I love it!  It is exactly what I would love in a patio <3

Favorite Backyard Spot

 

 Favorite Fall Fashion Find: Yale’ Belted Boot (Women)

From where else but Nordstrom….and it’s on sale right now for the Anniversary Sale!  Check them out!  I can see some leggings, a sweater and these boots in my future!  I know that’s shocking to those of you that know me :)

Favorite Fall Fashion Find

 

Favorite Westie:  There is not a Westie that I don’t love!

This little guy could have actually been Bailey….he looks exactly like him.  Sooooo sweet and cuddly and loveable.  Dogs bring so much joy – he is always the happiest little person to see me in the house when I get home <3 <3 <3

Favorite Westie

 

Favorite Beach Look: Lace Beach Cover-Up and Cute Fedora….bold, elegant and sassy!

I have few more beach trips planned….and I think I might just be wearing this on a few of my beach days!  I couldn’t find the exact link but I have found a few that look like it.  And after my friend Natasha looked so darn cute/hot in her new fedora hat it might just be time for me to get one :)

Favorite Beach Look

 

Favorite Quick Weeknight Dinner: 10-Minute Spinach Lasagna by Gimme Some Oven

Seriously – need I say more that this 10 minute weeknight dinner is a must try.  It looks delicious and I love QUICK on the weeknights!  It’s officially on the menu and pinned on our “Family Dinner” Board

Favorite Weeknight Quick & Easy Family Meal

 

Favorite Picture of Love:  I love public displays of affection….if you love someone so much you want to eat them for breakfast; don’t be afraid to let them know.

Love yourself, love your day, love your life!
Love yourself, love your day, love your life!

Love yourself, love your day and love your life!

 

Favorite Picture Of Love

 

Favorite Paint Color Scheme:

This is definitely going to be a color scheme inspiration…..actually it kind of already is but I liked the use of two different purples and the grey and cream!  LOVE IT!

Favorite Color Scheme

 

 

Favorite Nails: Starbucks Love!

Now you know by know I love me some Starbucks.  I couldn’t have these nails for two weeks but I would love to have them for a day or two or three!  Sooooooo cute.  But, obviously I think Starbucks must hold a special place in your hear for you to do this………and it does for me <3  My lattes make me very happy!

Favorite Nails

Favorite Fitness Ad: Go Aasics for creating this super inspiring ad!

This ad was just so inspiring …… there are so many reasons we run and move our bodies and this says it all.  I love it!  What’s your reason??? Please share <3

Favorite Fitness Ad

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Comments

  1. Awww love this! I just downloaded Harvest…what a wonderful idea! Thanks for introducing me! I am a huuugggeee fan of gimme some oven for recipes, she is wonderful! That lasagna is a great runner meal too :)
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