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Friday Link Love

Happy long weekend, friends! As I write this, my holiday plans are still shifting and changing. We got a late night phone call from my in-laws saying that they might be dropping by the later part of the weekend, so until that is settled, we’re trying not to make any other firm plans. Either which way I am hoping to have at least one really decadent sleep in day and a lazy, lounge-y brunch at one of the local spots. That is one nice thing about living in a college town, give the students a three day weekend and the place clears out by 3pm on Thursday. There is also the possibility of taking advantage of the Labor Day sales. I mean, being fiscally responsible is great and all, but when you get that compound sales percentage, my inner shopaholic gets all verklempt and fluttery. Any time this happens Andy greets me at the door with “so how much money did you save me this time?” He’s a trooper that one 🙂

Let’s be honest, we all fart, daily, with varying degrees of stank. But what if there was a product that could suppress the stank? The women at LadyLike put fart-proof underwear to the test.

Friendships come in all shapes and sizes, but what do you do when one of your favorite people is leaving you emotionally drained constantly? Here is some good advice about how to maintain and maybe redirect the tone of your friendship.

Entertaining can be a lot of fun, and I am always on the lookout for tips and tricks. This book has been showing up on a few of the blogs I follow and I have to admit that I am intrigued.

Wanting to get the most out of your end of summer produce? Here is a site that will help you see what is in season in your area.

I am trying to make sure I get my fill of summer treats and beverages while I still can. This recipe for Peach Lemonade seems like it is right up my alley.

This peony wall is absolutely gorgeous; now I just need a half dozen friends to come over and help me make it.

Normally, I am not much on bright colors when it comes to my clothing choices, but I’ve been stalking this dress at Ann Taylor all summer and the Labor Day sale might just be the perfect time for me to bite the bullet.

As a designer, something I’ve always struggled with was the disparity between what I design and what I myself choose to wear. It’s nice to know that I am not the only creative that has this issue.

 

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Friday Link Love

Hey guys…..it’s late, I really meant to get this post to you earlier today, but….stuff. I am having a weird day. I am pretty jazzed it’s Friday, but my excitement is tempered by the fact that it’s been a strange week. The eclipse was Monday and that was pretty cool, but honestly I don’t even remember Tuesday. Wednesday I dragged my hacking, wheezing tush to the doctor (it’s been two weeks of this BS, guys) and found out that I had bronchitis. Which is better than pneumonia, which they thought I might have but was disproved by the chest x-ray I had to get. On Thursday, Andy had his arm butchered by a trainee drawing his blood; they nicked a nerve, and now we get to wait to see if the loss of sensation is permanent or not. They better hope it isn’t, or dear lord, I will be bringing down a world of hurt of them, just saying. N,ow it’s Friday, and I’d like to go celebrate, but I’m tired so I am laying on the couch watching YouTube videos and thinking about how I need to finish this and get it posted before it actually becomes Saturday. I think I am just going to give up on today and hope that tomorrow is better. Night, guys!

These black diamond “stitch” earrings are delicate and speak directly to the part of me that fondly remembers many a night in college spent sewing until 2am.

Every once in a while I find myself lamenting the distance between myself and places like NY, if I were closer I could make a trip into the city to see wonderful installation like this one at the NCBG.

My kitchen is… well… a bit small, and I am always looking for ways to make the most out of the space. I think some of these DIY projects might be just what I need.

There are some weird people in this country, and sometime they make some weird things. Here are some bizarre landmarks in the good ole’ US of A.

While I went much more subtle with my wedding day make up, there is a part of me that would have been delighted to rock something colorful and shimmery like this.

Did you know Disneyland has a not-so-secret-these-days club?

We all know that heels take an outfit to the next level, but is it worth it in the long run?

This amazing Grilled Peach Avacado Caprese Salad is the perfect way to enjoy the last of the summer fruits and veggies before fall sets in.

 

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Friday Link Love

As you read this, I am scurrying around somewhere in Chicago, most likely with a mildly exasperated Andy in tow. We are headed to Chi-town (Andy has begged me to not refer to it as such once we actually reach our destination) for my brother-in-law’s wedding. It will be my first visit and I have to tell you, this smallish-town Florida girl is very excited to see what she can see. I’ve done research and made lists, and while we will be spending the bulk of our trip with family and doing wedding, I have plans. Museum plans, park plans, bakery plans. I even have a mini list saved on the notepad in my smart phone just in case we find ourselves with some unexpected down time when we’re already out. Be sure to follow along on my Instagram; I will be doing my best to post photos of the shenanigans while they are happening.

While I am only using a hiking backpack for this trip, I hope to some day add a piece or two of this gorgeous floral luggage to my traveling arsenal.

This brush stroke decorating technique is super easy, not to mention pretty, and I am thinking that I need to make a fancy layer cake just so I can try it out.

Summer may be winding down, but I think there is still plenty of time to come up with a reason to recreate this ice cream bar. Sunday sundaes, anyone?

After mentioning my love of food laden boards last week, I found yet another “how to” to share with you.

Along with cat cafes, the UK also boasts something else that I feel like Americans need, The Prosecco Van. Wedding receptions would never be the same.

In addition to their traditional bath bombs, of which I am a HUGE fan, Lush has now started making jelly bath bombs, and I’m not sure how I feel about it.

I’ve been wearing flower crowns since I was in the single digits, mostly for fun, but it is interesting to note that flower crowns have historical significance and not just as a trendy accessory.

Sooooooo, the internet has made me aware of this jasmine mint toothpaste, and I kind of want to try it, but I can’t decide where I come down on the subject of trendy pretentious toothpaste….

 

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Friday Link Love

Happy Friday, people. This week has had an jarringly jerky feel to it. Walk. Run. Stop. Run. Stop. Run. Walk. We started out in vacation mode in St. Augustine, then it was back to the office to play catch up and to make final travel plans for our Chicago trip next week. So much going on, a flurry that makes your head spin, and then a few hours of uneasy quiet while you wait for the next deluge to hit. As I write this, I have half a dozen search windows open looking for something to do this weekend. There is plenty of prep work to be done, but in my current mood, I’ll be climbing the walls if I don’t find a way to feel like I am moving, doing, accomplishing. We’ll see, I have some tentative plans for tomorrow that will keep me out of the house for a bit. Poor Andy is ready to bask in some peace and quiet with a few mindless hours of video games thrown in. We react to stress in opposite ways, and it has been one of the things I’ve had to be mindful of during our marriage. As much as we love spending time together, we realize it’s important for us to find time and space to do our own things. That’s the wisdom of almost six years of marriage talking. Not even a decade in, and here I am dispensing advice 😛

In the last year or so I have found myself forgoing my previous earring staple, the chandelier earring, in favor of more minimal options. These ear pins by Kat Kim are absolutely stunning. Dramatic but simple, and I’d love to get my hands on a few pairs.

I’ve always dreamed of having my own personalized fragrance, but it seemed to be a fairly pricey undertaking. I recently saw this post featuring Scent Trunk, and I am seriously considering giving them a try. I mean, for less than $20? Yes, please!

If there was a recipe book entitled “Food on Boards”, you can bet that it would be on my bookshelf. Okay in reality, it would be stacked on my coffee table, but you get the idea. I love the idea of communal plates for parties and entertaining since it’s a great way to get people to interact, and this Ultimate Caprese Salad Board is right on point.

I have been all about the rose embroidery trend you see popping up all over the place. I already bought a cute sundress, but I could probably get away with wearing this cute little number to the office with the right accessories.

Shout out to my fellow chubby girls: 32 Things Only Ladies With A Little Chubby Stomach Will Understand.

If you’re feeling a bit ambitious for regarding breakfast this weekend, allow me to suggest this Lavender Brioche French Toast. Then invite me over, I really want to try it, but I really don’t feel like making a loaf of bread just so I can. Just text me; I’ll bring mimosas.

 

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Friday Link Love

It has been a week and then some at Casa Bucior. Andy had a horrible reaction to the antibiotics he was prescribed for his persistent cough, and we spent last Thursday and Friday night in the ER combating the horrible hives that broke out all over his body. He was housebound for the whole weekend as well as Monday and most of Tuesday. While I was juggling work and trying to care for my poor itchy hunny, I also managed to pick up some minor cold, so we’ve all been little rays of sunshine, let me tell you. Fortunately, we both seem to be on the mend, so my hopes for the weekend are a little higher than mere couch surfing. I might even get my shit together enough to go to the farmer’s market and do brunch. Ambitious, I know. What is on deck for your sultry summer weekend?

Love this sheer project by Buzz Feed’s Kristin Chirico. I am adding “sheer” to my list of fashion fears that I am going to force myself to try this year.

This warmer weather has me craving something fizzy, and these healthy soda recipes sound refreshing and inventive.

I haven’t been to a Tiki Bar since college, and after reading about this Chicago spot on the Sconnie Sling, I am thinking about trying to hit it up when I am there in August.

Enjoy the Unicorn trend the adult way, with cocktails!

With everything that is wrong with airlines today, this one decided to focus on what is truly important, the uniforms their stewardesses wear. I laugh, but they are gorgeous.

Normally, I am not a huge fan of grey clothing, but this sweet little embroidered t-shirt has me thinking it might be time to change my tune.

Spend the whole day in bed? Yes, please!

These cute fabric catch-alls are easy to make, and I think a set of varying sizes would be an excellent gift. The holidays are inching closer, I’m just saying.

 

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