Happy Friday! What does your weekend hold? Miles and I are enjoying a little vacation with my side of the family on the West coast. GOSH, I’m loving that I open the door in the morning to a cool coastal breeze instead of the 90+ degree-days of Texas in July.
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Because the beach is on my mind, 8 Instagram accounts by female surfers that you should be following. (via The Chalkboard)
It annoys me that lip gloss with SPF is so difficult to find. What are your favorites? This is my go-to this summer, but I’d like one that lasts a little longer.
Have you seen the #decor8monday project? I love it.
Van Gogh’s favorite French village. (via WSJ)
How the light-up bracelets used by Taylor Swift on her 1989 tour actually work. (via Slate)
Hosting when you’re away from home. (via Food52)
The final word on keeping your fruit and vegetables fresh after slicing. (via LifeHacker)
A precious photo project. (via The Handcrafted Story)
“My tip — pack just 2-3 pairs of shoes. I usually pack tennis shoes and flats/sandals/boots depending on the weather . . . pack a pair of underwear and clean shirt in your carry on in case you get stuck in the airport overnight. Sometimes it might be worth packing an additional pair of shorts/pants (longer trips) This way, you have something fresh to change into if you feel nasty after being stuck.”
I always bring too many shoes. Thanks, Katy! (And thanks, everyone who participated!)
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