Hey, hey Friday!
I’m bracing myself for a hot weekend over here. Summer is all fun and games until it’s 100 degrees outside and just walking to the car is excruciating. I see a popsicle in my future for sure! I hope you’re gearing up for a fun weekend too!
I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!!!
First up this week, thanks to several of your recs, I squeezed in…
…this Taylor Swift documentary this week. It’s only an hour and a half on Netflix, and I found it very interesting to watch. I particularly loved how it showed her song writing process. That part really showcased her natural talent and pure genius (crazy fascinating to me!). I love watching things like this!!!
Quick question for you, speaking of music…I went for a run this week and put on ’90s music on Pandora…BUT I really feel like I skipped every single song that came up.
I am a child of the ’90s.
My formative years were all during the 1990s.
Those were my years!
So, why did I hate every song on that station???
Someone please tell me what I should be listening to!!! Every song was a little too…Third Eye Blind…and really and truly, that doesn’t do it for me when I think back to that time in my life. Any Pandora station recs?? I’ll take them!
This week’s post…
…about my Scents of Summer was SO MUCH FUN!!! I didn’t see two of these when I first published the post, so I wanted to share them here. If you want to try mini sets of three of my favorite fragrances (from that post), you can get these…
…all of the classic Replica scents are in this one box set. I ended up buying this for myself after Tuesday’s post too!
Or you can grab…
We are going to be smelling so good this summer 🙂 .
Speaking of smelling good…
…after Tuesday’s post, I had several of you ask me what scents Andrew wears, so here they are.
Now, let me be honest…he was super compliant and told me his top three fave, but when I asked him how he would describe each one, he said “nice”. I literally said “No, are they woodsy, citrusy, lighter or maybe musk?”, and again, he said “they smell nice”.
I looked up all three and here’s what the people online say about each of them. For the record, my sweet husband always smells “nice”, so I guess he was accurate with that 😉 .
MR. BURBERRY: Warm, woodsy, light with fresh notes of spicy cinnamon and patchouli.
BURBERRY TOUCH: Refreshing with notes of mandarin tree and violet leaves, nutmeg, Virginia cedar wood and white pepper to add warmth
L’IMMENSITE: Ginger, grapefruit, and amber.
Now, he also started using this years and years ago, and it’s always a staple in our shower…
…this body wash here is a staple in all of the men in our family’s showers. There hasn’t been a holiday or birthday in probably the last 5 years when my mom hasn’t gifted this. It smells very “nice”, so Andrew uses it year around.
Anyone else just love peaches????
Peach season is one of our faves, so today, I’m sharing my 10 Perfectly Peachy Recipes for you! There is nothing in life better than a ripe peach. Also, there is nothing in life worse than a peach out of season. #noflavor While it’s peach season, you need to make some of these recipes!!
One last little thing before I go… I wanted you to know that you might notice me “faking it” a bit around here, and I hope that’s okay with you. Andrea posted this on her Instagram last week, and it totally spoke right to my soul…
I always like to write my new recipes six weeks in advance, so on Wednesday morning when I saw on my calendar that I needed to start prepping and writing both back to school and apple recipes, I wanted to skip right on over that just like I skipped right on over a lot in the spring and summer…because I just wasn’t into it. Everything is so chaotic, nothing is “normal”, life looks different, no one knows what the future holds, everyone has mixed opinions and my house is a disaster, BUT I stopped myself and said “Nope Shay, working on fall stuff is your favorite thing to do, so do not let this situation rob you of the joy”.
And I’m not.
My kids might have to do school from home.
My kids might go and wear masks and everything might look different.
I might have a thriving travel agency…or it could still be all upside down.
My house is a disaster and won’t be “pumpkin perfect” this fall.
BUT I AM GOING TO KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON.
This next season, I’m going to light my pumpkin fall candles. Watch When Harry Met Sally and Hocus Pocus on repeat. I’m going to move over the mess and make both back to school recipes and apple ones too. Because if this is the “new” normal, I want to have a happy attitude, count my blessings and enjoy the simple things in life that give my home joy. I feel like you guys get enough real world in the real world, so if you want to catch some happy nonsense, I’m going to be your place for that this fall. I know it’s still only July, but it’s that six week mark for my writing and planning…so I’m going to gear up now so that we can celebrate this season despite how different things look. I just wanted you to know. I’m committed to being happy on here. We’re all coping in some way this year with the curve ball life has thrown us, and for my own mental health/attitude/optimism/way to stay positive, I’m going to celebrate the season (even if it’s upside down) 🙂 .
Speaking of being happy, it’s Friday.
I’m going to go enjoy my weekend now! xo