This week was all about nesting. I decided that I had to clean every single window in my house, inside and out and we finally organized our garage. It felt amazing! I also got a ton of work done and was extra productive for the first time in weeks. The sun kinddddd of came out finally, and this weekend is supposed to be beautiful.
Last night, my friend Lizzie was in town from San Francisco and we had a fun night of catching up and grilling. She’s one of those friends who I see every six months or so but we always pick up just where we left off, and it feels like no time has passed at all. I love that!
This weekend we’re heading to Newport today for a mini babymoon. We got married there almost five years ago, so it’s a place that’s near and dear to our hearts. I’m excited to just relax, get a massage, eat yummy food, and walk on the beach with Anel. The drive is pretty short, and we’re not making any solid plans. Both of those things make me very happy!
Before I get into some great links, I wanted to thank all of you who made suggestions on my hospital bag post. They were so helpful and I took copious notes.You guys are seriously the best!
Around the Web
What went wrong at J.Crew. Mickey Drexler shares his thoughts on where J.Crew made the wrong moves.
Healthy 7-Layer dip. Leave it to Goop to create a cleaned up version of this classic summertime dip that looks incredible.
Poolside before and after. Gray Malin’s new backyard is what my summer dreams are made of. This just about made me want to move to LA.
My little sailor. H&M has the cutest baby clothes that are super affordable.. This week I bought a few things including this sweet sailor dress (I can’t with how cute it is) and a set of three cute onesies.
How bots are affecting Instagram. Victoria sent me this article and I’m so glad she did. It’s frustrating as a blogger when people pay for likes and comments because it makes it look like the honest ones aren’t getting as much engagement. It sounds like Instagram is finally responding to this!
Good for you, Harvard. If you didn’t read about it this week, 10 students who were accepted to Harvard had their acceptances revoked after posting inappropriate content on Facebook.
Cure for the summertime blues. Jess looks incredible in a tailored blue blazer. How does she always do it??
6 ways to top grilled corn. Up your BBQ game with these recipes.
Salmon burgers. And in other BBQ news, I’m adding this recipe to my summer grill list.
Vinegar shots, anyone? I loved reading one woman’s experience with drinking apple cider vinegar everyday for a week.
One woman’s body image journey. I’m so proud of my friend Eva for writing this post about her relationship with her body. She’s one of the most beautiful people I know, inside and out!
Another blogger baby. I’m so happy for Sarah and Kiel! They’re going to officially have the preppiest kid of all time. My guess is boy based on her blue dress, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Currently reading: Rich People Problems. So good, slightly trashy. Perfect for the beach this weekend.
This Week on Lemon Stripes
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