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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About Julie

My name is Julieanna Bucior, but I go by Julie (unless I'm in trouble). I'm thirty one. I am a bookkeeper by day, rogue fashion designer/crafter/amateur baker by night. I spend most of my time feeling like a kindergartner trapped inside an adult's body. I love reading, hanging out with my crazy cats and being silly. I'm pretty much the girl next door, with a twist.