Welcome to Friday Favorites, a series where we share our favorite decor, design inspiration, fashion finds, TV shows, recipes and more!
We’ve had a great week here having my oldest home, and my youngest comes home from college (he was doing summer school) this weekend! I always love a full house and I’m treasuring these years with them since I know eventually there won’t be any ‘coming home’!
I’m starting to hear rumblings of fall in Blogland and on Instagram! And though I will start earlier than some because it’s my job, this is just a little too early – even for me! We’ve got 6 more weeks of summer fun and that special feeling that only summer brings, so why rush it? I’m still enjoying the warm weather and my new outdoor sofa, haha!
So this week I’ll still be talking summer-ish things, as well as some basics, and favorites you’ve had over the last few weeks!
THINGS I LOVE IN DESIGN/DECOR
Love this pretty kitchen with that gorgeous blue tile by Marie Flanigan. You can see the whole home here.
Love the texture of this great little basket (Wouldn’t it be perfect in a bathroom or to hold remotes on the coffee table?) And this lantern pendant light is a great dupe for the pricey version (so chic!)
This week I was filled with a desire to get new bathroom waste baskets and found this cute wicker one, along with a matching tissue box cover. Small changes but they made the bathroom look so much fresher!
Best Sellers in July: the number one seller all month was these adorable French wine glasses (on sale for a steal!) You also loved these etched floral wine glasses (cheap dupe for Williams Sonoma), and this stunning bed (at an amazing price!)
THINGS I’M WEARING/LOVING/WANTING
Looking in my closet this week made me realize I’m short on short-sleeved tops. You know, not a tank or a tee, but a cute, summery top or blouse.
Just bought this gorgeous top (love!), and this floral one (50% off) is absolutely adorable and it doesn’t get much prettier than this floral one. I’m especially fond of white tops in summer, like this one or this one (30% off).
And as you know I love black and white for summer. Crisp and clean it just makes you feel cooler! I found the cutest pair of wide leg white pants (love!) Wouldn’t they look so chic with this black top (under $25!) or this one? (love that they’re both cotton!)
THINGS I’M WATCHING/READING/LISTENING TO
Season 3 of Dream Home Makeover just dropped this week!!! (Yes, I’m a little excited, haha!) I love everything Shea McGee does and the show is a great way to see more details of her process, as well as her relationship with her cute husband. There are only 6 episodes so I’m trying to pace myself!
THINGS I’M MAKING/EATING/DRINKING
It’s summer tomato time! Is there anything more delicious than a fresh-grown tomato? We grow a few but I also buy the heirloom varieties as much as I can. We love them and they are here for such a short time!
My friend Loi shares his beautiful home and gardens on Instagram.
This might be my most random share ever, haha, but here goes! We’ve had tons of mosquitos this year (not a common occurrence in Ca!) and I’ve been bitten approximately 3,721 times. Finally fed up I found this amazing tool and it’s a game-changer! Use it right after you get bitten and it really helps.
If I were crafty I’d be making these prints stat!
And if you missed it, I shared the full reveal of our Backyard & Pool Renovation on the blog this week!
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