Friday Favorites – Weekly Inspiration

Welcome to Friday Favorites, a series where we share our favorite decor, design inspiration, fashion finds, TV shows, recipes and more!

Summer is plugging along over here. Last weekend we managed to finally get to the beach for the first time all summer! Between the cold weather in June and then my foot surgery, we hadn’t gotten the chance. It was such a nice treat for the soul.

And this past week I took a little trip to Northern California because my husband was working up there, and I also got to visit my daughter (always a welcome sight!)

And now, let’s talk Friday Favorites!

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This project is one of my favorites by Studio McGee. The builtins are perfection!


Totally crushing on these pillows! They look way more expensive than they are, are a generous size, and have zippers, all of which is hard to find at this price point. Plus, their colors could work year-round, though they’d be especially pretty right now as a bridge to fall. They come in two color-ways that look great together and two sizes, 22″ square and a lumbar.

A few fab finds at H&M Home this week: this dessert plate and teacup have completely stolen my heart! The pattern is so sweet and vintage-y and I adore green. These checked napkins feel very French and are perfect for fall, and how cute is this pom pom pillow? Very Serena & Lily for a fraction of the price!

This rustic vase is quite a find and so large for the price! And I just got this beautiful scalloped tray that comes in travertine or marble. Soo pretty!!

And though I haven’t started decorating for fall yet, I have been looking around a bit and starting to plan. This week I splurged on this gorgeous pumpkin candle that I’m loving! It smells heavenly and the container comes in 3 colors this year – not just orange! I got the white, but it also comes in a pretty blue so you can have your pumpkin scent but still have it match your decor. 😉

I’m also hoping to get another set of these faux eucalyptus branches as they are so real looking and can be used everywhere. They are pricey but quite large – I’ve even cut them up to use in different arrangements and it’s worked well. 

Last week’s best sellers: this adorable beach blanket and this wood serving set (my fave!)




Saw this versatile striped linen blazer this week and it’s over 50% off! The linen makes it work for now, and the color takes it all through the fall.

I love Quince for their cashmere and silk finds that are so well priced, and this week I got this cotton cashmere sweater (above). The dolman sleeve makes it so chic! Another great Quince find is their cashmere tee (comes in 15 colors and is under $50!)

How about this perfect mule? So good for now and for fall. And this might be the perfect faux leather blazer! Come in 3 colors but I love the brown!

It’s not often that I fall hard for a shoe, but this heeled loafer has me completely smitten!! It’s so stylish (reminds me of the Gucci version, but for far less). It also comes in a sling back pump. Both are so chic!

And I’ve been hearing about this handbag/tote on Instagram for months – it’s got quite the cult following! The braided style is so good and it’s perfect for travel or work.

Last week’s best sellers: you were all about the blouses! This pretty floral blouse and this drapey classic one.




Ooh, we’re into a new and riveting show – isn’t that just the best?! Have you heard of Hijack? Our oldest recommended it first, and then I heard about 3 other people rave about it the same week so I knew we’d have to try it. We’re only about halfway done and loving it so far (and it’s been renewed for a second season!)



Well, since it remains hot here (and I hear most everywhere else!), we’re still focused on lighter fare for summer. These Grilled Caprese Pesto Chicken Skewers look easy, and good! And I’m dying to try this highly recommended Summer Pasta with Zucchini, Ricotta, & Basil.

Looking for more ideas? Check out 5 Ingredient Recipes to Make the Most of Summer Produce.



This landscape designer does the most amazing projects!

Did You Know that Tidying Up Has Mental Health Benefits?

This area of Michigan is absolutely stunning! I want to go!

How to Find the Best Lipstick for Your Skin Tone


And if you missed it, this week we shared a great post all about How to Elevate Your Kitchen. You’re gonna want to check it out!


Happy Friday!



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  1. Ann Horobiowski says:

    I would love to read “Did you know that cleaning up has mental health benefits”, but it is in French. Could you please offer this in English? Thank you.

    1. You should have auto-translate on your computer or phone if you’re on the web. Mine just automatically translates it – I don’t have any way of changing it. sorry!

  2. I always look forward to Friday Favorites:) That cashmere sweater!!!! Never heard of Quince. but signed up just now-thanks!

    1. Right? Quince is soo good – so glad you love them too!

      Thanks Barbara and Happy Friday!