Friday Edit, No.8

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Hello! Happy Friday! Is Friday your favorite day of the week? I think my favorite is either Saturday or Monday. Saturdays, to me, are the ultimate relaxation day. You can sleep in and go to bed late, without having to think about what you’re doing the next day. By Monday, though, I’m usually excited to get back to work. My answer would probably be determined by how tired I am when I am asked the question 😉 
Mike, Franklin and I are heading up to Wisconsin tonight for a little weekend away. I’ve decided to leave Milo at home with my roommate because the trip would be much more stressful on him than it will on Frankie. My parents have two cats that will be at the house, so I’m doing the merciful thing in letting Milo enjoy the peace and quiet…and get extra love from my roommate! We’ve attempted this trip about 3 times now this summer, so (assuming nothing changes in the next 12 hours) I’m looking forward to finally making it up there! 
I placed my order for a few things from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this morning and can’t wait for them to arrive! While there’s a few stores nearby, I didn’t want to mess with stock/sizing issues and all the other people who will likely be in store, so I just ordered all the things I would probably have tried on in the store and will return what doesn’t fit or I don’t like. I went with these items: these slippers, this jacket, this pretty blouse, this cozy sweatshirt, and these jeans. The only problem is going to be if I love everything and it all fits…deciding what to keep and what to return will be difficult! 
I’ve been feeling the need to read a book lately. I used to read all the time in college. It wasn’t unusual for me to be reading 2-3 books at a time. I’ve read a couple across the past year or so that were really good, but I miss having something that I get invested in like that (that isn’t a TV show)! Have you read any books this summer that you’d recommend? 
Hope you all have a great weekend! 

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  1. So while I don't have a book recommendation- I have three kids, by the time I have time to myself reading is not at the top of my list of things to do. Anyway, I do have a makeup recommendation. While I don't know you personally, I've been around your blog and Instagram so long that I feel like I do. Is that weird for a blogger? To have someone feel like they know you and you not have a clue who they are? Back to it- I recently tried Almay Smart Shade skintone matching makeup and I immediately thought that it would be something you would like. It's a bit more than a bb cream, but it's still light and has some coverage (and spf). I just put it on with my hands like you would a moisturizer. Have a great weekend!

    Posted 7.22.16 Reply
  2. The Nest is a great read!

    Posted 7.22.16 Reply
  3. The Vacationers, Where'd you go Bernadette and The Nest have been great, easy reads for me. Have a great time in Wisconsin!

    Posted 7.22.16 Reply
  4. The Light Between Oceans is an amazing read and will be sure to have you captivated and invested! Plus, they're making it into a movie, which is always fun!

    Posted 7.22.16 Reply
  5. The Light Between Oceans was Great! Also, I love anything by Liane Moriarty…Big Little Lies and The Husband's Secret are two of my favorites!

    Posted 7.22.16 Reply
    • JENN wrote:

      I was going to suggest Liane Moriarty! she is one of my favorites and she just released a new book that I hear is great!

      Posted 7.22.16 Reply
  6. The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah! Anything by her seems to be great!

    Posted 7.22.16 Reply
  7. Amy wrote:

    Louise Penny books-but read them in order! Inspector Gamache has become my summer obsession!

    Posted 7.22.16 Reply
  8. Kristin wrote:

    Another vote for anything by Liane Moriarty. Also love Taylor Jenkins Reid! Have a good trip – your new kitten is the cutest!

    Posted 7.23.16 Reply
  9. Amanda wrote:

    I don't know your taste in books, but Karen Kingsbury's Baxter family series is SO good. I'm reading through it right now and am in love! Enjoy your weekend 🙂

    Posted 7.23.16 Reply
  10. Read Wuthering Heights, anything Jane Austen, or the Anne of Green Gables series. Add a little class with the classics 😉

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  11. Victoria wrote:

    If you don't mind heavier subject matter "When Breath Becomes Air" was fantastic and poetically written memoir of a neurosurgeon slowly loosing a battle with cancer and his musings on the meaning of life and suffering. Its beautifully life affirming.

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  12. Patti wrote:

    The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix is a great page-turner about a disfunctional family and their struggles with their inheritance. I couldn't put it down!

    Posted 7.25.16 Reply
  13. You should do a 'Guide to Living in Chicago' blog post. It would be so interesting to read about the different areas of the city you've lived in/experienced and hear your opinion on the best neighborhood/area for different types of lifestyles!

    Posted 7.28.16 Reply
  14. Kristen wrote:

    I'm in the middle of The Lake House by Kate Morton right now and can't put it down! Highly recommend. 🙂

    Posted 7.30.16 Reply

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