Summer weeks are a blur. They fly by so fast and I have a hard time fitting in everything I want to accomplish. Yesterday I finally was able to clean my garage out. It wasn’t terrible – but it definitely was in need of some major organizing. This weekend we have a fun trip to Boston to visit recently engaged friends. I’m so excited to see the city again and have a girls afternoon, complete with a massage, while the guys golf.
Here are a few things I’m loving and coveting lately…
Favorite New Purchase. I received my Kindle Paperwhite e-Reader yesterday which I bought on a killer Prime Day sale. I can’t wait to download a few books just in time for our upcoming beach trip! I ordered this case too, which was also on sale.
What I’m Reading. These two books are pure beach reads. I zoomed through Lauren Weisberger’s When Life Gives You Lululemons, and I am about half way through The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand. Fun fact: Hildebrand mentions my area (streets, landmarks, cities) throughout the book and it’s so fun when they pop up. She definitely did her research!
Basil Pesto. The other night I made a fresh pesto using the huge basil on our deck. This year, the leaves seem to be massive! I tell J that they really must love the spot they are in and he just shakes his head. The pesto contained only a few ingredients blended together in my food processor: basil, salt, pepper, garlic, toasted (slivered) almonds, parmesan cheese and olive oil. Pretty basic. I used brown rice pasta as the base rather than white pasta. I also added chicken for protein and corn off the cob for a little sweetness and crunch. It was delish! Tip: Reserve some pasta water to thin out the pesto. Sometimes it gets too thick to mix in with the pasta.
Air Plant and Cute Pot. During one of my many trips to Lowe’s I spotted her. It was love at first sight and I just knew she needed to come home with me. My daughter thinks she’s totally creepy, but I think she’s fun. She goes perfectly with my decor. Plus, she’s a discussion piece to boot. Best part – so easy to care for!
Julie Vos Jewelry. J gave me this bangle for Christmas and this pendant for my birthday. At first I wasn’t sure about the pendant since I had my heart set on a lariat, but when I visited the store, I was so blown away by all of her designs. Needless to say, I kept the pendant and have already worn it several times. I also now have a wishlist of other items that are totally necessary for me to have! 😉
Enjoy your weekend!