Hi friends! The weekend is here and we’re officially into summer! The kids had an amazing school year, but we’re definitely all ready for a break (especially from the early mornings and homework). This weekend is Liv’s First Communion, new Fit Team workouts go out on Sunday, and we’re going to spend lots of time in the pool. I hope you have a lovely and relaxing weekend ahead!
For now, it’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my favorite things from the week and around the web. I always love to hear about your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section below!
We had some friends over to celebrate the end of school and it was the perfect evening.
Here’s the menu:
– Artichoke dip and crackers
– A giant thing of fruit (jicama, mango, cucumber, pineapple) and chamoy that Ana brought
– Always the cheese board
(I tried making little rivers this time instead of piles and like how it turned out)
– Steak with chimmichurri sauce
– Caesar salad with homemade sourdough croutons (this is the dressing)
– Grilled salmon
– Mashed sweet potatos
– Sangria and margaritas
– and for dessert, chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting and the most gorgeous Persian love cakes from Agave Pantry
The kids swam for hours (our babysitter is a lifeguard and came over to keep an extra set of eyes on the pool), we got to catch up with some of our closest friends, and it was a blast.
The kids’ picnic setup from Wicked Picnic:
Health, fitness, + good eats:
Heads up that the HigherDOSE Memorial Sale is here! Use this link and the code MDW2023 for 20% off (minus full-size saunas, subscriptions and bundles). You can use this link and sale code for my beloved sauna blanket, PEMF Go Mat, red light face mask, copper body brush, detox drops, SO much good stuff on the site!
This oatmeal carrot cake looks amazing.
Another potential reason to add high intensity bursts into your routine.
Fashion + beauty:
Lulus has really upped their game lately! I got Liv’s First Communion dress from Lulu’s (it’s this one that she’s going to wear with a white shawl for the ceremony) and my dress is here.
More Memorial Day sales:
Madewell 30% off with the code WARMUP (love their dress selection for summer)
Abercrombie up to 20% off
J Crew 40% with the code weekend
Shopbop 15% off beauty with code BEAUTY15
Anthropologie extra 40% off sale
gap 60% off select dresses, tees, and shorts for kids
Read, watch, listen:
Check out this week’s podcast episode about navigating postpartum with Sarah Merrill Hall here.
So many book recs in this post!
Happy Friday, friends! Have a happy and wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today.