The last days of summer were taxing to say the least. The despair within the cities affected by tragic events was contagious to those feeling the pain from afar. I pray we are looking towards better days to come. Below are five happy and inspiring links to brighten your spirits.
How to start October off on a good foot–even if it is Friday the 13th!
Last week, Shopbop saved me from having nothing to wear to a western cocktail wedding in Wyoming this weekend. This week, they had one of their best sales of the year, but it ends today, so grab the goods while the gettin’s good. See five faves below.
The weekend! So glad you’re here. My plan consists of Thai take-out tonight, a cocktail tasting tomorrow and a massage Sunday morning. I’ve been holding onto a couple gift certificates, and I’m very ready to cash in on some relaxation. Enjoy these reads!
This helped me figure out what to wear to my first fall wedding next weekend in Wyoming.
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.