It is supposed to be H-O-T this weekend so I’m hoping that all of my time outside will be spent on the lake or poolside. Get me in the water!
I hope you guys have a fun weekend ahead but until we unplug for the next few days, let’s dive into your weekly Things I’m Loving Friday blog post and chat about what we’re loving most this week.
Heeere we go!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Chase’s Obsession with Pointing
For the past month and a half or so, Chase has become obsessed with pointing. He points at everything all day long and it’s way too cute. Did you just turn on a light? Better point at it. Is Sadie barking? Time to point at her. Mom has freckles on her legs? Thank you, Chase, for pointing at each and every last one.
One of my favorite pointing moments occurred last Thursday when my father-in-law joined me at Gymboree. He preferred to observe the class from behind the wall but his grandson knew exactly where he was and crawled over to Grandad and pointed at him while smiling like crazy.
It was adorable and lots of back-and-forth pointing between Chase and Grandad ensued.
- Big Brother
I realize this show has been on for years and years but we’ve never watched it until now. Ryan and I randomly started watching this season and as newcomers, I kind of felt like I was watching Joey Tribbiani’s totally whacky trivia show, Bamboozled. There is SO much going on and so many weird twists, challenges and unknowns but a handful of you guys told me to hang in there for at least three episodes on Twitter and now I’m all in. When something out there happens, Ryan and I cannot help but say things like, “Would you like a Wicked Wango card?” because it seems like the producers are pulling things out of left field to throw at the people in the house on this show but I think that’s part of the appeal. Loving Big Brother!
- La Croix Kiwi Watermelon
My addiction to sparkling water continues and I think I found my new favorite summertime flavor. Though grapefruit and passion fruit are still my La Croix go-tos, the kiwi watermelon flavor is so refreshing and a bit more flavorful than my more mild favorites. It almost has a mocktail feel to it and I love reaching for a can in the afternoon when I want something a little more special than regular water.
Tonight Ryan and I have plans to head over to our friends Lauren and Tony’s house for a cookout and we’re in charge of dessert. I pinned Kristin’s recipe for strawberry shortcake ice box cake a month ago and have been looking for a reason to make it ever since. Well, the occasion finally presented itself and, after buying everything I needed for the no bake cake, I ended up putting the cake together last night since it needs to sit for 6-8 hours. It looks amazing and, as someone who can never have enough whipped cream in her life, I am psyched to face plant into this dessert tonight!
- Off The Shoulder Tops
It’s official: Off the shoulder tops are everywhere this summer! The look is a casual combination of feminine and breezy and I adore the laid-back bohemian style. Bonus points when the tops have a little bit of lace or crochet thrown in the mix!
And for any expectant mothers out there, I think this ASOS top is the cutest and it’s only $26!
- Friday Flashbacks
Honey Goat Cheese Fruit Dip (A two-ingredient dip that’s as delicious as it is easy to make!)
Outdoor Running Circuit Workout (For days when you want to take your workout outside!)
Question of the Day
- What is one thing that is making you smile this week?