Hello and happy Friday.

First off, my heart breaks for those who have lost loved ones, homes, and lives due to the explosion in Lebanon. What an incredible tragedy. Another reminder that today is your day, so make it the best you can.

Secondly, summer food is peaking! Our nightly dinners have pretty much consisted of grilled fish (this is how to easily make it the BEST), grilled or roasted veg, and some variation of a juicy tomato salad. SO GOOD.

And finally, I am reading this book (such a good summer read) and this passage leapt out at me:

“Let me tell you the sweet spot for being a rock ‘n’ roll star. People think it’s when you’re at the top but no. That’s when you got the pressure and the expectations. What’s good is when everybody’s thinking you’re headed somewhere fast, when you’re all potential. Potential is f*ckin’ joy.”

From a young age, I remember my mom preaching that window shopping was as much fun getting what you wished for and the journey is half the fun of getting there. Back then, the potential of what I could become and experience was as big as the universe. Looking at my future through youthful eyes, who knows what amazingness was before me?

As I’ve grown older, I make sure to remind myself that while I’m not 25 anymore, I still have LOADS of potential. I can still become a better golfer (my latest obsession), have new adventures, take on new hobbies, and tackle new projects, not because I have to, but because I want to. Because even with what I’ve achieved as an adult, I have potential, and with that comes pure f*ckin’ joy.

What’s something you want to achieve/be/do? Look for it, name it, then do it, and you just might discover joy comes along with getting there.

But before you get started, let’s dig into this week’s list of Friday Faves.

This Twitter account shows what people with too much time on their hands can come up with—but is pretty funny too.

When we forget to let go, we feel heavy. 7 ways to let go to feel light. 

How to have a single-serving, contactless outdoor party. Let’s get it together! Sort of.

I am 100% taking in these tips for virtual school success from a mom who knows.

If you’re working from home, make sure you’re scheduling in breaks, too.

7 timeless kitchen upgrades you’ll never regret investing in.

If you’re a Nespresso lover like me, did you know you can pick up your pods at Target?

This baked pasta dinner looks easy, and totally divine.

These stacked grilled eggplant parms look divine.

100% expanding my tofu game with this yummy looking recipe. 

Zucchini love:

This peach galette looks perfectly jammy.

This chicken dinner is a good transition from summer to fall.

Summer tomatoes and chicken with pasta for an easy weeknight feast.

Taco pasta salad for sure!

Now it’s homemade croissants taking the internet by storm.

5 things to get rid of during quarantine.

The Nordstrom sale preview finds are here. I favorited way too many things to get when it goes live, like:

14 essentials to bring on the road trip.

and…

10 mistakes to avoid on a road trip.

So you want to renovate an Airstream? Our friends did and it turned out awesome!

Doctors rank summer activities ranked by catching CV risk.

It’s not too late! What to plant in August. 

Doomscrolling: what it is and how to stop.

4 BIPOC women on the power of saying “no” and why it’s essential for self care.

Fancy that: 18 ways to tie a scarf.

Is this the new wave of deodorants?

Here’s a relaxing little home tour to wander through.

I’m sort of lusting over the cloud couch. What do you think?

Want new digs on a budget? This DIY cabin on Amazon is just $33,000.

Okay, that’s it for this week. Have a grand weekend and wear that mask!

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