Happy Friday, you guys! What are your weekend plans? As of right now, I don’t have any and I sort of love it. Now that I’m back up on my feet more and more, I’ve been getting tired really easily. Usually around 6 pm, I am ready to lay down and go to bed! I guess that’s what happens when you’re totally inactive for 14 weeks. I’m just embracing it though. I’ve never been a good sleeper, so the fact that I’m able to sleep a lot and often now is great.
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I’m one of those people who is awful at keeping in touch. Quite honestly, I do best with friendships that are the sort where you can go a few months without chatting and then pick up right where you left off. My friend Anne Sage is definitely one of those people. Over the course of our 4 year friendship, most of which has been carried out via text and FaceTime, we’ve each gone through a lot. Break ups, moves, career changes, pet adoption, being broke… so much. But no matter where we are in life, I know I can always rely on Anne for wit, wisdom, and wiener dog photos. With the help of PayPal, I’m sharing a few of my favorite memories of my friendship with Anne to celebrate friendship, plus the details of the fun new PayPal digital gifting cards (aka the best way to surprise a friend with a treat)!
Happy stone fruit season, friends! I absolutely love this time of year and today I want to share a recipe that celebrates my most favorite of the stone fruit family, peaches. There is nothing better than the delicious flavor of a perfectly ripe peach. I even love the feeling of the juice running down my chin. Simple moments like that make me think of summertime from my childhood. Meet your new favorite summer dessert, grilled peaches with cardamom granola… and topped with a heavy scoop of vanilla ice cream!
I haven’t really thought this post through completely and, warning, it might get a little complain-y. Lately, I’ve been having this feeling that I have nothing to wear. Nothing feels right, nothing makes me feel cute or sexy or like what I have on is flattering. It all just feels blah and totally unspecial. A big part of it is that my body has changed a lot. I spent all winter and spring training and working out. Now that I’ve sat on my butt for 13 weeks with a broken leg, I’ve gotten soft. I definitely have a tummy pooch and only 2 pairs of my jeans fit me now. After working so hard all winter, this just adds one more frustration on top of dealing with a broken leg.
Happy Friday, you guys! In case you missed my update on Instagram Stories, I finally have good news about my leg. I saw my doctor 2 days ago and he’s really happy with the results from last Friday’s small surgery. The gap between the broken bits has closed more and it’s definitely looking way more promising in there. And here’s the best news: I don’t need to wear the clunky, heavy boot around anymore! I’m beyond thrilled about that. It’s still hurts a bit to put weight on my leg, but my mobility is improving more and more each day. It finally feels like some progress is being made in my healing and I couldn’t be happier.
I’ve been able to catch up on soooo much reading since I broke my leg in May, which has been awesome. About once or twice a month, I’d text my friends who I know have amazing book recommendations and then load up my Kindle so that as I finished one, I could quickly move onto the next. This habit has definitely gotten me through night when I couldn’t sleep and the long hours of boredom that come with keeping my leg elevated and iced.
It’s been quite a long time since I shared my reading list with you guys, so here goes!
Let’s just get one thing out of the way, shall we? Cords are ugly. There’s a reason professional stylists Photoshop them out of shots — because they can muck up a perfectly pretty picture with in-your-face utilitarianism that feels anything but chic.
That’s why I was so thrilled with Joanna came to me with an idea to dress up some plain cafe lights for her patio. By using a simple macramé knot (which absolutely anyone can master) and some antiqued golden bells for a little extra oomph, we created charming cafe lights that look like a bohemian masterpiece. So grab some cotton cording, park yourself in front of your favorite show to binge watch (this project takes some time to complete) and get knotting!