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Friday Favorites

It’s the first week back from vacation, and I went from feeling completely on to of things to completely behind on everything! Am I the only one that feels this way?

But it’s Friday, and I have some favorites to share! Here we go! Grab some coffee and energy bites to power through to the weekend friends!

One.

First thing’s first. We might be ordering this in the very near future because we fell in love with espresso. Of course it tasted extra delicious in Italy but I’m thinking it might be a fun memory whenever we sip it at home? Does anyone own one? Recommendations?

Two.

Before we left for Italy, I was doing a lot of research on Collagen Peptides and how it helps your body. Fast forward to Italy, and although we ate some amazing food, we ate a lot of pasta and bread that my body isn’t used to. I decided to get my butt right back into gear after we got home and I ordered some! It promotes youthful skin, healthier hair, and stronger nails, while keeping your bones strong and healthy.

It comes in powdered form, which was perfect for putting into two (one. two–on this smoothie I left out the protein powder) of my smoothies this week. You can’t even taste it! I’m going to try using it while baking next week also! So far, I love it! You can buy it here! Send me a message if you have any other questions! 🙂

Three.It’s our second anniversary on Monday, so we have a nice little weekend planned to celebrate! Gosh, I love him! But the real anniversary gift for us was Capri! You can see the post here! I’ll be recapping Tuscany and Florence next week!

Four.You can see my best recipes here! My Homemade Lemon Larabar recipe is by far my most popular pinned recipe! You can follow me on Pinterest and see the recipe here!

Five.

My best friend got me a tea towel at a local store (she knows me well!) that has little manners written all over it. Plus, it has a linen texture, which I love! This isn’t the exact one she got me but it’s the closest I could find and wanted to share! You can buy it here! Isn’t it cute?!

Happy Friday everyone!! Have the best day!


Capri

After traveling from PA to NY, to Brussels, to Naples, catching a ferry ride, taxi, and trolly, we made it safe and sound. And let me tell you: It was worth every second! Between the 100 steps to our home that provided the most stunning view, the first (and every day) taste of authentic gelato, the mouth-watering restaurants, and incredible views, all these things made Capri one of my favorite places to date. It felt like home within about two seconds and we instantly fell in love. I’m pretty sure the phrase, ‘It doesn’t get much better than this,’ was repeated daily. Overloading you with pictures felt completely justified with these views that will forever be engrained in my memory. The saying, ‘pictures don’t do it justice,’ is completely accurate. (But I thought I’d try for you!)

Spring Weekends

Come Friday night, either Eric or I (or both) are ready for some shut-eye. The thought of catching some extra zzz’s and waking up to only the smell of bacon, birds chirping, or the thought of a leisurely activity planned that day kind of feels like Christmas morning each and every weekend. We have our share of jam-packed ones but I like to focus more on the slow and steady ones. The ones that keep us grounded for the week and reenergize us for what’s to come. A lengthy breakfast (which I think has become my favorite meal) and extra snuggles are normally what the morning consists of. An entire pot of coffee is normally sipped in the mix of it all also. Friends, family, or a special date night are normally the only thing on the agenda for Saturdays. Sundays are normally filled with Sunday bests for church and time spent with small group. They are all cherished and appreciated so much at this season of life and boy are we thankful for all of the above.

June 2017

whatsupwed1WUWquestions editIt’s already the end of June, which makes me incredibly sad but also makes me want to savor everything that comes with this season of life. So, here we go. 🙂 

What we’re eating this week:My Sweet Potato Fries with Dipping Sauce since our CSA has been giving us a lot of sweet potatoes and my Guacamole have been made a lot around here lately!

What I’m reminiscing about:One of my closest friends is in Greece right now and I am living vicariously through her as I reminisce about my trip there!

Opa: 1

Opa: 2

Opa: 3

Opa: 4

What I’m loving:

The sunshine, the pool, the slower days, the relaxed pace…I’m loving a lot lately.

What we’ve been up to:We’re on the house hunt. So, there’s that. A girl can dream, right? (Or maybe I can convince Eric that we should build?) 😉 

What I’m dreading:

It’s too early to say back-to-school, isn’t it?

What I’m working on:Waiting patiently. Because sometimes it’s just flat-out hard. 

What I’m excited about:

Italia! 

What I’m watching/reading:Other than the Today Show, (which you know I get so excited about) I just finished watching all three seasons of Cedar Cove. I didn’t even realized I watched the finale and then was so sad it was over. Any suggestions for other shows? You can never go wrong with a Nicholas Sparks book like Message in a Bottle right?Remember I mentioned in February how this book was recommended at a conference? It is an amazing, inspirational, and motivating book that will definitely get you thinking about marriage in a different light. You can buy it here!

 

What I’m listening to:

I can’t stop listening to this song!

What I’m wearing:Last month, I mentioned how I like simple sandals. I ended up getting these and have loved them with so many outfits!

What I’m doing this weekend:

Relaxing!

What I’m looking forward to next month:My sister and I have a spa day planned for her 30th birthdaaaay!

What else is new:

Other than all the above, not a ton! 😉

Bonus Question: What’s your favorite 4th of July tradition?

We don’t really have a particular tradition or favorite…but it has to involve fireworks. Seeing them, lighting them, and so on. Fireworks are a must! 

Happy Wednesday everyone!


Home Tour

I completely slacked on taking pictures of our home buuuuut I thought linking some of my favorite pieces in our home would redeem me a little bit? 😉

1. Clock 2. Rug  3. Bookshelf 4. Globe 5. Comforter


Plant
/ Spring Tea Towel/ Dried Lavender/ Antique Galvanized Double Bucket /White Pitcher /Preserved Eucalyptus Branches Farmers Market SignPillows/Bath Towels/Drinkware/ Wire Bin with Canvas (Similar)/ Salt and Pepper Set/ Wire Storage Bin/ Bedsheets/ Sweater Blanket/ Down Comforter/ Lamp Shade/ Lamp Base

Last but not least…this view from our home. I love it! 🙂

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Top Five 

My Loves 

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