Whoa! It’s my first Friday Favorites in over a month!
Where is summer goinnnnnnnnng? I blinked and it’s already July 7th.
Yesterday, Ashby had her 9th procedure in less than 12 months, so today, we’re home recovering. Thank you so much for all of your words of love and encouragement and especially for your prayers. We feel them all!
Have you read my JUNE BOOK REVIEW post yet? I was floored by all of the suggestions you gave me! I ordered 9 books off of Amazon thanks to you girls and your recommendations. I also purged my pile. I have a big dresser filled with books that honestly, I don’t need to read. Many of them are shared from friends and family, which is great, but not all of them are for me, so I need to give them back and clean out my space so that I can see exactly what I should be reading. Sometimes, because I have so many books, it’s overwhelming to select one and I end up grabbing the wrong one. Nine new books are on my shelf and I’m off to read. I already have two books under my belt for July’s review (I read one at the end of June but had already written my post, so I’m throwing on July’s post and then finished another one this week), and I liked both of them. #winning To see my latest review and to read all of the comments (where the VERY best suggestions are!) click HERE.
Have you guys tried making my Watermelon Cupcakes? This recipe is from two years ago but it is one of the most popular recipes this summer on my site! It’s also one of those recipes that my kids request over and over again. If you haven’t tried them yet, you should 🙂 . Click HERE to see the recipe.
Have you guys heard of my sweet friend Alison from Get Your Pretty On? She is just the sweetest, most gracious, thoughtful friend and it has been such a blessing to get to know her over these last few years. She’s a mama to three, loves to travel and another local Dallas girl like me. I adore her! She has collaborated to make silk scarves right here in the U.S. and a portion of the proceeds go to help women and children who are affected by domestic violence. The scarves are beautiful…
…and right now, they’re on sale too. You can see the collection HERE. I am so proud of her and the work she is doing!
Can’t stop, won’t stop wearing this green dress. I’ve worn it now on two trips and around here with my sandals. It’s just easy, easy, easy to throw on and wear. I bought it in green but it comes in six other colors too! (I might need to buy another color!)
I did it.
I watched Lion based on so many of your suggestions.
And I bawled like a baby.
This movie is about adoption, and it tore at my heart. I loved it.
Whether adoption is a part of your life or not, I think you will love it too.
Adoption is such a beautiful thing…but it is also such a tragedy too. It’s complex. It’s heartbreaking. It’s full of redemption. I thought this movie captured it all.
I told you guys about this humidity shield spray in one of my recent travel posts, but it totally deserves to be a favorite! I’m using it now in lieu of hairspray and friends…it’s winning against Texas humidity. #miracle I’m telling you…this stuff is like magic!
And look what’s back in stock!!! I have laughed so hard over the emails and comments asking about these shoes…
Ha! My gray Nikes! Friends, I’m obsessed with these shoes. I wore them in Alaska and NYC and LOVED them! They were so comfy and my feet never hurt. They’ve been out of stock now for a while but they’re back! Woohoo! I bought mine a half size up (I typically wear an 8 and bought an 8.5). Love them so much! And bonus, THEY’RE ON MAJOR SALE!
And finally…this is not an exaggeration. I know you’re going to think I am stretching the truth here…but I assure you that I’m not. Ready??? Here I go…
…these are the BEST BAKED BEANS you will ever eat.
I’ve had them now 3 times in less than two weeks.
That wraps up my Friday Favorites for the week! I’m off to snuggle with Miss Ashby 🙂 .