Hi! Long time no talk. As of just this week, there is somewhat of a sense of normalcy in the city LZ and I call home. It’s been a whirlwind to say the least, so I thought some regular Friday Five programming could be a nice distraction to all the readers who have been reeling from the recent devastations.
Roasted vegetables can be perfected by simply switching your pan’s placement in the oven.
Storms are brewing where we are, so it’s shaping up to be an indoor weekend for most of us. I’m not complaining so long as I have WiFi, AC and electricity, so I can curl up and entertain myself with reads like these:
Over rosé? Introducing an intriguing alternative: orange wine.
Do you look like your name? An interesting take on the name game.
I’m particularly excited for the wedding we have this weekend. The bride and I go way back to elementary school and several college besties are coming in town, so I can’t wait to see them. Especially with my news: I’m engaged! I couldn’t be happier and hope to share bits and pieces along the way with you here.
Hi and a very happy Friday! I’m so thrilled to be staying put in Houston this weekend. I plan to find a proper place for everything in my new house, get a car wash and celebrate a good friend’s birthday here in town. What’s up with you? Enjoy these five finds from around the web!
For all the coffee lovers, care to make your own batch of cold brew?
Lots of people advocate for living by a personal mantra, but I prefer this idea of making several personal commandments to live by.
This red raincoat is on sale and sort of necessary for the perpetual afternoon showers hitting Houston.
My sis does abstract art! Shop her site or work with her on a custom commission.
For all those still mourning the loss of Sex and the City, The Bold Type may cure your blues.
I’m in Estes Park this weekend for a wedding, and I’m pretty sold on summering in Colorado. For a Texan who is used to temperatures over 100, morning walks in the mountains and afternoon bike rides are absolute bliss. I hope you find yours this weekend!
For pool and beach approved beverages, I’m getting on the canned cocktail bandwagon.
NPR’s How I Built This podcast inspires with success stories from the people that started all the things we depend on like Instagram, Spanx and Zappo’s.
Fourth of July always comes right when we all need it. Summer boredom may have ensued for those of you with kids home from school, and adults are ready to be off duty for an extended weekend. Whether the American holiday takes you near or far, I hope it’s chock-full of summer fun. Five links as always!
I’ve given in to the basket bag craze, and I’m glad to see Garance has too.
A move forced me into a closet refresh, and it’s true: slimming down your wardrobe makes your most beloved items feel special again.
The rain storms that hit Houston were impeccably timed if you ask me. After several whirlwind weekends in June and more to come in July, I’m so excited for every excuse to stay indoors with little to nothing to do. I hope you find some time to yourself to do the same, and if so, that these five reads entertain you.