Is it just me or did this week zoom by at hyper-speed?!
I blinked and here we are at Friday. Don’cha just love when that happens?
Now, hopefully time will come to a screeching halt so I can actually relax and enjoy the weekend. If things go according to plan we may just be able to set up our patio and perhaps finally get our little vegetable garden underway. For the past 4 years, we’ve grown assorted fruits, vegetables and herbs in a tiny corner of our backyard. We’ve battled late-May frost, hungry deer, rabbits and even a hedgehog — at least I think that’s what it was!? At this point, we’re hardened gardeners — ain’t nobody fcking with my snap peas, btch! All of the effort is definitely worth it when the “harvest” finally comes in. Really, is there anything better than a homegrown, heirloom tomato?! Yum.
Well, now that I’m totally hungry and craving a tomato caprese salad, let’s get to this week’s Friday Link Love picks!
I might be as excited as my kids at this point. Mama needs a vacation. I also need a tan. Both situations will be resolved in a matter of hours. The last few weeks have been a mad dash towards the vacation finish line and I couldn’t be more relieved that it’s finally here. Sunshine and sand, here I come.
If you’re anywhere near Lake Erie right now — WTF!?
Is this lake-effect weather situation some sort of cruel and unusual punishment? I woke up to gusty (gale-force) winds, freezing temperatures and snow, people. YES, SNOW. On April 7th. Coincidentally, the forecast calls for sunshine and 70 degree weather in less than 48 hours. Um, ok… that’s 100% weird but I’ll go with it.
Spring Break cannot come fast enough.
Nothing better than a good Friday Link Love distraction to keep yourself in a happy place! Just read on for all of my favorite reads of the week and some good shopping finds, too.
My motto for the past week is, “better late than never.”
All week, I seemed to be struggling with squeezing in all of my responsibilities and tasks into what seemed like a shorter day. I can’t decide if I’m excited it’s Friday, or if I’m more anxious that it’s Friday and I still have so much left to get done before my weekend can begin.
Ha, the struggle!
Nothing a cocktail (I’ve been craving tequila all week!) and a bit of fun internet browsing won’t cure. In that vain, here are this week’s (slightly late) Friday Link Love reads for your enjoyment — whether you’re still at work, or if your weekend has already officially begun!
I have kids home from school today, so my wild and crazy St. Patty’s day debauchery will be at a minimum. We’re starting off the day at a fun, kid friendly brunch at a friend’s home. I currently have thisOVERNIGHT FRENCH TOASTbaking away in my oven. It’s beyond delicious and pretty much a dessert that’s masquerading as a breakfast/brunch dish. Sneaky, sneaky. Whether you’re Irish or not (I’m 100% not, but my kids have an 1/8 of the Irish green in them), I love holidays that are just plain fun. So go grab a green beer — no one will judge if it’s before 5pm, and sláinte!
Oh, but first make sure you catch up on this week’s edition of Friday Link Love!
Apologies for the radio silence over here yesterday. I’ve been juggling a lot of balls lately and inevitably, one drops. As you can imagine, it’s been a rather busy week. I’m hoping this morning’s hot flow yoga resolves some of the lingering stress and anxiety as we head into the weekend. I’m in desperate need of a solid ‘Downward Dog.’ Who am I kidding!? What I really look forward to is the ‘Shavasana’ — a.k.a. Corpse Pose at the end! It’s like nap time for adults.