HI friends! Happy Friday to ya. What’s going on this weekend? We’ve had triple pool playdates with friends, and we have a dance event with Liv’s studio, I teach barre, and two birthday parties. Whew! Summer, I love you. The girls did a baking camp the week and baked the most gorgeous treats! Churros, French madeleines, a double-layer cake, cupcakes, and sugar cookies with royal icing.
I’m also cranking away on my Integrative Health Practitioner Level One certification. If you have any questions about the program that I can address in an upcoming post, please let me know if the comments section!
Before I head into this week’s Friday Faves, I wanted to share your top products from May. It’s always fun to go through analytics and see what products you’re enjoying from the blog, so here are the top picks!
Top products from May
My favorite bra in the entire world
The squareneck puff-sleeve top (on sale!)
This one-strap swimsuit (on sale!)
This Rails dress that I’ve been loving
The Pilot’s go-to polo shirt (he has one in almost every color)
The classic Moonlight shorts pajamas
This mother and daughter portrait, which was part of my Mother’s Day gift guide
It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some things I’m loving from the week and around the web. Please share a fave from the week in the comments section below. 🙂
Friday Faves 6.10
Read, watch, listen:
I don’t know if I’ve shared this here before, but I’m a huge fan of Common Sense Media. I always lurk this site when we’re going to watch a movie together as a family. And ended up using it so much that I converted to a paid membership. (I think you get three free reviews each month.) It gives parents a condensed version of movie content that may be iffy (and specific details about the situation) and you can decide if your kids are ready to see it. It definitely came in handy when Liv wanted to watch Titanic – I knew exactly which spots to fast forward and when to resume. I highly recommend it for all of my parents friends out there.
We saw Top Gun before taking the crew, but it’s not always realistic to pre-screen movies beforehand.
(Liv LOVED it, P fell asleep halfway through the movie.)
The Españolistos podcast! I’ve been really wanted to brush up on my Spanish and this has been a huge help. My mom’s side of the family all speaks Spanish, but growing up, I did the thing where I’d only respond in English, even if someone was speaking to me in Spanish. I ended up minoring in Spanish, so I used to read full novels and poetry, and write essays, but it’s one of those things where if you don’t use it, you lose it. I’ve been taking Spanish Peloton classes and listening to the Españolistos podcast so my brain can get that little boost. This podcast is very conversational, and you listen to the hosts chat about a variety of topics. I really, really enjoy it.
Don’t forget to check out this week’s podcast episode with Caitlin (Healthy Tipping Point!) here.
Fashion + beauty:
This cute MINKPINK dress (on sale!) that came in the last RTR Unlimited shipment. I’ve been wearing it with these block sandals and plain white low-top sneakers.
I’m on the fence about getting a Bogg bag (the handbag equivalent to Crocs), but think I’m going to go for it. This would just be for the pool and beach (not out to dinner lol) but I think having one will come in handy for upcoming trips and daily pool adventures.
Obsessed with this Dry Bar scalp scrub. Since I wash my hair… um, less frequently than you’d imagine… it makes my hair feel SUPER clean and lovely on the rare occasion I wash it. (I definitely think washing less frequently has helped with my hair health and promoting growth!)
Still time to shop for Father’s Day! Lots of ideas here!
Fitness + good eats:
Try out this dance cardio workout for a little fun movement session this weekend!
Meal ideas when you have guests in town.
This pesto shrimp recipe looks amazing.
We had an AMAZING date night at BATA. If you’re in Tucson, definitely check it out – it’s our favorite restaurant right now. Everything was exceptional and if you go, definitely get the duck! This is the dessert, which was a red velvet goat cheese cake with a sourdough crust.
Happy Friday, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today 🙂
Check out belk’s crown & ivy version of the bogg bag, a whole lot easier to find and significantly less expensive. I got the big size for myself and it holds all the things. I got my 7 year old the smaller version and it holds everything she needs for swim meets and camp days without being too big for her to carry her self. Plus love that I can just hose it off when she inevitably sets it down in the mud.
The Españolistos podcast is great! My husband and I have been studying Spanish with varying levels of determination for several years and discovered their podcast through our local language school in Nashville. Nate y Andrea live in Nashville, too, so they actually visited our class and put on a whole subjuntivo workshop a couple years ago. Highly recommend their events if you have the time for one! They are just as nice (and extremely organized) in person as they seem on the pod 🙂
I got a version of the Bogg Bag from a company called Simply Southern (I wanted to shop at a local store nearby my family in Virginia) and I love it for pool/beach/lake days. I got the large size in yellow to fit all the towels etc and also bought a cute silicone kit in matching color that holds all the sunscreen and gloppy lotions. My bag also has a zippered clear pouch for phone. It’s so nice to just pile in the wet stuff at the end of the day without worrying about mildew growing on a canvas bag…
Can I ask what is the deal with the Bogg Bag? I don’t get it at all???
they don’t get all gross and mildewy with pool stuff. you can just hose it off, let it dry, and it’s like new. i had a super cute tote get ruined last year from wet towels and pool toys