Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends! I’m super excited for the long weekend, even though my 4th of July is shaping up to be pretty low-key. What about you? Are you heading to a family BBQ, or taking in a spectacular fireworks show? Or perhaps whipping up a batch of patriotic cocktails? Whatever you’re up to, I hope it’s memorable and fun! Before you jet off on your weekend adventures, please enjoy a few of my favorite links from this week.

Why travel makes you a better person, summer skincare, how to throw a pity party, and more!

1. It’s been way too long since I went on a big trip, and I’m getting a little wanderlusty. I want to make travel more of a priority, and not just because it makes you a better person. (Hand Luggage Only)

2. Apparently 90% of the signs of aging are due to sun exposure. Yikes! Unless you’d rather spend the rest of your days in an underground bunker, here are a few simple ways to protect your skin this summer. (Glitter Guide)

3. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list but are short on time, knock out some of these deeply satisfying organizational tasks that can be completed in five minutes or less. (Camille Styles)

4. The next time you have a truly terrible week, why not lean into it and throw yourself a pity party? As Lorelai Gilmore taught us, sometimes you just need to wallow! (Oh Happy Day)

5. Saving money is hard, guys. But with a little self-discipline, these tricks will make it easier. (Career Girl Daily)

In other news, I want to let you guys know that I may not be posting as frequently for a bit. Writing three posts a week is always a challenge, but it’s especially tough at this time of year, and what I really need is to get out and enjoy the sunshine instead of sitting in front of my computer all weekend. Can anyone relate? Anyway, I’ll still be here – just not posting quite as religiously as usual!

Have a fabulous weekend, and Happy 4th of July to our American readers!

♥ Mil

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends! Despite some interesting things happening around town (most notably, the Fremont Solstice Festival and Naked Bike Race) I’m looking forward to a pretty quiet weekend. A brunch here, a cocktail there, and if I’m feeling particularly ambitious, maybe I’ll even catch up on Game of Thrones. Do you have anything fun planned? While you think it over, here are a few fun links from this week.

Flourless chocolate cake, trips of a lifetime, coffee granita, how to build your dream closet, and the awesomeness of platonic rom-coms

1. I’m bookmarking this insanely decadent caramel-drenched flourless chocolate cake recipe for my next birthday. Sparklers a must! (What’s Gaby Cooking)

2. If you get bored this weekend, here’s how to create and organize the closet of your dreams. (The Everygirl)

3. This piece on the primacy of female friendship and the rise of the platonic rom-com really speaks to my soul. (The Atlantic)

4. Of the 12 types of trips everyone should take before turning 40, I’ve done 8 so far. Maybe I can combine a few for my next vacation. Solo cross-country road trip, perhaps? (PureWow)

5. I’ve saved the best for last: you can now order granita at Starbucks as part of their new sunset menu! Yummm! (Refinery29)

Have a great weekend!

♥ Mil

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a pretty quiet week around here, but that can be a good thing now and then. I caught an advance screening of Tina Fey’s new movie Whiskey Tango Foxtrot the other night, which I really enjoyed. What are you up to this weekend? I have major brunch plans, and Jules will be settling into her new home (which has a pool, by the way. So much jealousy). Let’s get the weekend started with a few fun links!

Friday Favorites

1. Need some advice on jump-starting your workday? Check out the routines of these seven successful women and see how they spend their first hour at the office.

2. My birthday may be a couple of months away, but this birthday cake popcorn is calling out to me. YUM.

3. Behold, the best place for you to travel according to your zodiac sign! Apparently I should plan a trip to Spain – which is pretty legit, since I was just telling my sister how much I want to visit Barcelona.

4. Neat freak that I am, these cute bathroom organization ideas are catnip for my soul. A girl can never have too many trays, jars, or pretty baskets…especially when those baskets are filled with Lush face masks.

5. For all you bloggers out there who are also running a business (or are planning to start one), these books will inspire you.

Bonus: Netflix is looking for people to travel the world and take Instagram photos of awesome movie and tv sets. If you’ve got a killer Instagram feed and a couple of weeks to kill, check it out!

Have a wonderful weekend!

♥ Mil

Dress Up Your Desk!

It’s been ages since I had a legitimate reason to do any back to school shopping, but every year around the end of summer, I still feel compelled to get organized and stock up on cute office supplies. Whether or not you’re gearing up for classes in the coming weeks, back to school season is the perfect excuse to beautify your workspace. If you surround yourself with items that are functional and beautiful, you’ll feel productive and inspired every time you sit down at your desk. Like I said, it’s the perfect excuse to shop!

Dress Up Your Desk!

 

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The sassy zebra notepad and Mean Girls pencils are my faves – and I’m loving that mint filing cabinet! What about you? Are you doing any back to school shopping this season?
 
♥ Mil

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