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Hi guys! How are you doing today!? I am comin’ at you from the Outer Banks of North Carolina where we’ll be spending the weekend with my extended family (almost 30 of us!) in a big ol’ beach house. I am so, so thrilled to be here and cannot wait to explore, get my toes in the sand and relax with my favorite people!
This is also our very first time visiting the Outer Banks, so if you have any recommendations for must-do activities or must-eat foods, please let me know. Our itinerary is pretty much wide open, so I’d love some suggestions and you guys never let me down! (We are staying in Kill Devil Hills.)
Before I sneak away to soak up some sun and family time, I wanted to be sure to share this week’s Things I’m Loving Friday blog post with ya! Below you will find a short roundup of some things that are making me smile today. As always, I’d love to hear a little bit about something you are loving right now in the comments section.
Have a fantastic weekend, my friends!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Vacation Finds from Zappos
With our vacation to the Outer Banks in the back of my mind, I found myself browsing around for cute cover ups and comfy slides for our upcoming weekend getaway. I was so pumped when I stumbled upon this Cold Shoulder Cover Up on Zappos because it looked so breezy and beautiful and I am such a sucker for shoulder cut-outs right now. This cover up will get a ton of wear this summer during our boat days on the lake! It’s sheer enough to know it’s a cover up but the fit is loose and super comfy.
I know I’ll be able to dress the slides up or down and pair them with everything from flowy maxi dresses and skinny jeans to cover ups and more. Thank you so much for the vacation treats, Zappos!!!
- Individual Flavored Coffee Pods at Fresh Market
Last Friday, Ryan, Chase and I popped into Fresh Market to pick up some food for dinner and I was a little too giddy when I saw individual coffee pods on sale! I am such a huge fan of flavored coffee but am always a little apprehensive when it comes to purchasing a new bag of flavored coffee I haven’t tried yet. These mini pods are the perfect solution since it gives me the chance to try out a new coffee flavor in my Keurig before committing to a whole bag to use in my refillable K-cup! WOOP!
There’s something about the warmer weather that has me lovin’ all things coral again. I’ve already busted out my beloved OPI Cajun Shrimp nail polish and recently discovered the coral lip color of my dreams from Jane Iredale. I love the look of a bright coral lip but in the past have struggled to find one that doesn’t look too orange. This color is gorgeously bright and the creamy formula helps it glide right on and make my lips feel incredibly soft. (I have the lip crayon in “Saucy” but also love the subtle pink look of the “Charming” crayon.) The coral color is also extremely long-lasting which I love since my lips are seriously pale and blend right into my face without a little help. I’ve been using the lip crayon on top of my favorite Stainiac lip stain (which makes it a little more pinky-coral) and love the combination.
- Pre-Dinner Cereal Snacks
I bought a big box of Fruity Cheerios last week to use to fill some of Chase’s Easter eggs and let me just tell you that this cereal is ridiculously delicious and made the perfect pre-dinner snack for this girl all week long. Please tell me I’m not the only one who basically snacks her way through dinner prep? I should really follow those tips you see in magazines that tell you to snack on raw veggies if you’re hungry while prepping dinner but that sure would be a lot easier if fresh veggies tastes like Fruity Cheerios… or ice cream.
- Friday Flashbacks
No Bake Peanut Butter Bars (Combine crunchy peanut butter, sweet honey, crispy bran flakes, chewy oats, cinnamon and protein-packed chia seeds and five minutes later you’ll have a delicious batch of no bake peanut butter bars ready for snacking!)
Beat Boredom Interval Workout (The perfect workout for days when the thought of staying in one place for too long sounds like the worst thing ever!)
Questions of the Day
For those who have been to the Outer Banks: Do you have any recommendations for us this weekend?
For everyone: What is one thing that is making you smile this week?