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!

Happy Friday! As you read this we are on our way to a family wedding in New Mexico. The week was a little crazy with trying to get work done ahead of time, appointments, getting the house sitter situated, and of course, the all-important packing!

But I’m excited to be away and looking forward to family time with our five, plus all the extended family as well. Plus, I plan on dancing the night away! 😉

And now, let’s talk Friday Favorites!

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This lake house feels so peaceful and serene.

I love rattan all year, but in the spring and summer it’s a definite favorite. This tray is perfection for serving all season long! Plus, it’s big, 20% off, and it’s all-weather wicker which means you could also use it for decor on outdoor tables and not worry about it.

This wicker picnic basket is absolutely adorable and a great price for the size! Would also make a cute gift for a friend’s bday or Mother’s Day. 

And this summery wicker-wrapped serving bowl is on clearance for half off! (It would be so cute on a summer table!)

Our outdoor dining table that my husband made has seen better days so I’ve been searching for a new one. Actually, I started searching last summer but never found ‘the one.’ So, I’m at it again! 😉 Ideally I’d love for it to be teak, but most of them have been too pricey, or not the right size. This one is lovely and one I considered last year but then it sold out, and this one is gorgeous, and quite a good price for the size so it’s a strong contender. I’ll let you know what we decide!

And the steal of the week has to be this 4-piece outdoor wicker seating set – it’s gorgeous, gets fab reviews and is over 50% off!

Amazon finds! This pillow cover is giving McGee/Etsy vibes and it’s under $40, this rustic vase is under $30 but looks like it was 3x the price, and I’m loving this cute ticking striped shower curtain!

Last week’s best sellers: these adorable basket planters and this dryer vent cleaner hose attachment.

You can also see all of April’s best sellers here!



These shorts are soo adorable! Love the cute sailor style, the longer length, and they’re 40% off now!

I’ve been eyeing this adorable short sleeve sweater (so perfect for these in-between spring months), and this cute swing blouse that comes in several different stripe color-ways.

Do you ever shop at Club Monaco? They make beautiful, classic pieces and I’ve been a fan for years. They used to have a store in L.A. but that closed a few years back, so I now I make do with their website (or sometimes I find some of their things at Nordstrom).  This sheer floral shirt is so gorgeous, and would be perfect for when you want to be a little more dressed up (and soo cute with jeans for summer date nights!) Also, FYI if you like their things as much as I do, keep an eye on their website sales – they’re amazing!

Years ago I had a denim sandal and it quickly became a favorite! It went well with neutrals as well as denim pieces, and they’re especially pretty with white jeans or dresses. I love this option, and these slides are adorable (now 30% off) and very close to what I owned previously.

Lately I’m loving the idea of a great red dress for spring and summer. Seriously, if you’re one who can wear red there’s almost nothing prettier! This one is stunning (above – comes in white too) and I also love this slightly more casual sundress.

A classic double-breasted blazer for under $100? Yes, please! This one is sooo good and it’s now 35% off (sizes are low but it’s also available here)!

Last week’s best sellers: this pretty straw handbag/tote and this gorgeous pearl necklace pendant.



I am a reader all year, but I always kick it into high gear as summer approaches. There is just something about summer reading that makes it feel special. Is there anything better than reading to your heart’s content on a beach or in your own backyard on a lazy Saturday?

And I’ve already started the season off with a bang! I’m reading Tom Lake by Ann Patchett and it’s so good! It’s a story about family, parenthood, young love, and yes, summer. I’m savoring it- the writing is so beautiful. 

And be still my heart! Ina Garten is coming out with a memoir! I’m not normally a person to pre-order a book, but this one I did (it’s coming in October). I adore her and her story is so inspiring. Can’t wait!



This Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing looks so yummy!

That’s just one of the 25 Most Popular Spring Recipes. 



Love this Instagram account for pretty inspiration!

Should You Wash Bed Sheets in Hot Water?

The 10 Best Trader Joe’s Products (we love and buy all of these!)

How to Grow Perfect Peonies – everyone’s favorite flower!


And if you missed it, this week we shared 5 Tips for Elevating Your Outdoor Space!


Happy Friday!



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  1. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you off to check out the recipe’s.