Happy Fri-YAY my beautiful friends! I hope you guys have some fun plans on the agenda this weekend, especially if you will be celebrating Easter on Sunday! After so much travel last weekend, we are looking forward to keeping things low key around here. The weather is supposed to be mostly sunny with temperatures in the 70s in Charlotte, so I have a feeling we’ll be spending the majority of our time outdoors.
Now I think it’s time to move onto your weekly Things I’m Loving Friday blog post! Below you will find a short list of some of the things I’m loving this week and, as always, I’d love to hear a little bit about what is making you smile in the comments section of this post.
Have a lovely weekend and Happy Easter to those celebrating!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Mimi’s Knot Ring
I feel quite lucky that my grandmother and I have the same size ring fingers because my mom gave me a couple of her beautiful rings to wear after she passed away last summer. I think of Mimi all the time and miss her very much so I love looking down at my hand on days when I am wearing one of her rings, knowing she’d love to see me wearing her gorgeous jewelry with pride. Mimi always had the most phenomenal taste in fashion and accessories and her delicate gold knot ring is one I’ve been wearing non-stop for a few months now. I love it very much but I love that it reminds me of her even more.
After Chase was born, my love for coffee climbed to new heights but I feel like my new way-too-consistent coffee habit has left my teeth looking a little stained. Well, last week a friend of mine shared a picture of her morning cup of coffee on Snapchat and she had one of these handy lil’ Koffie Straws in it. I immediately Googled the straws and found a set of two on Amazon that claim to help prevent coffee stains on your teeth. I ordered the pink straws (they also come in blue and a java brown color) and have been using them for a couple of days now. I’ve always loved drinking out of straws anyway, so I was instantly a fan. And if the Koffie straws help keep my teeth a little whiter, that’s all the better!
I already own a handful of Victoria’s Secret bikinis and think this is due, in large part, to the fact that I prefer ordering bathing suits online and trying them on at home rather than in a dressing room with horrific lighting. As I placed an order for a couple more of my favorite v-neck t-shirts earlier this week (I accidentally ripped a hole in my light green when I got it caught on something last weekend, so that’s my justification…), I got sucked into the VS baking suit abyss and ended up buying a handful of mix-and-match bikini tops and bottoms to try on now that summer is around the corner. I ordered the three suits you see above and while I’m not planning to keep all of them (unless by some miracle they all actually fit well), I love the combination of a dark bottom with a bright top!
Apparently VS got wise to the fact that so many people were mixing and matching their tops and bottoms because they created a tool on their site to make it even easier to see what different tops look like with different bottoms. It’s awesome… but not for my wallet.
I first blogged about theSkimm back in the summer of 2014 (<— TILF #37 throwback!) but feel the need to include it in today’s post because it’s one of the billions of random emails I get every day that I almost always open. I know it’s become hugely popular, but just in case you aren’t a Skimm subscriber, it’s a daily email newsletter that shares snippets about current events in an easy-to-read and often quirky, entertaining way. It removes a lot of the “fluff” and gives you a basic rundown of what’s going on in the world every day. And if you aren’t into receiving daily emails, they post the daily Skimm on their website here.
- Your Snaps on Snapchat
To everyone who told me to get on Snapchat years ago, I get it now. It has quickly become my favorite form of social media (and also probably why I’m neglecting my Instagram account… I need to get back on there). One thing I love most about it is connecting with you guys! (My username is juliepbfingers.) I initially had my feed blocked from receiving snaps which I totally didn’t realize, but I fixed that last weekend and have loved seeing your pictures and chatting with a bunch of you! Thanks so much for following along and tolerating an overload of pictures and videos of Chase, Sadie, behind-the-scenes blogging, workouts, food and more.
- Holiday Weekend Sales
Shout out to some stellar sales happening this weekend!
Nordstrom Rack (Extra 25% off clearance)
Macy’s (Extra 20% off with code EASTER)
Express (Extra 40% off everything)
J.Crew (Extra 25% off purchase of $125+ with code SHOPMORE)
ASOS ($50 off $200 with code MARCH50)
Forever 21 (Up to 40% off with code EXTRA40)
- Blue Apron Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Kris, the winner of last week’s Blue Apron giveaway! Kris was emailed first thing this morning. Thank you so much to all who entered!
- Friday Flashbacks
Easter Rice Krispie Treats (A simple and festive recipe to enjoy this Sunday!)
15, 30 or 45 Minute Treadmill Workout (A great workout to keep in your back pocket when you aren’t sure how much time you’ll have to work up a sweat!)
- Around The Web
Question of the Day
- What is one thing you are loving this week?