Fourth of July Faves

In honor of one of my favorite holidays, this week’s favorites are a day early and appropriately themed.  To me, the Fourth of July really symbolizes the beginning of summer.  I have so many wonderful memories of celebrating our nation’s independence – decorating our bikes to ride in the neighborhood parade, watching the biggest fireworks show west of the Mississippi (at least it used to be!), and of course making as many red, white, and blue treats as I could think of for backyard barbeques or picnics on the beach.

 {patriotic glassybaby duo: happiness and blue bird}

{healthy treat: coconut water blended with frozen strawberries and a blueberry swizzle stick}

{my summer obsession: striped straws}

{new red and white striped skirt from the Banana sale + navy C bracelet}

{classic Fourth of July dessert: flag cake }

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, and hopefully a four day weekend! Happy Birthday, America!

Friday Faves

Oh hey, Friday. Here you are again already – thank goodness.

So we already know I’m pretty into my bangles (see, e.g., here, here, and here). I got the orange “A” for my sister for her bday, and had to get one for myself as well – love the initials! Bracelets in all letters and colors here. Happy Birthday Sissy!


My “summer citrus” trio – grass (no longer available online), canary, and curry.

My coworker brought these into the office this week – they’re like a York Peppermint Patty, only way more delicious – and made with just honey, pure dark chocolate, and peppermint oil. Honestly, what did people do before Trader Joe’s?


I’m not usually one for framed quotes, but I bought this on a whim a few weeks ago after stumbling onto this darling print shop through a style blog I follow. Who can’t use a little more Audrey in her life? The rose was a gift from my adorable four year old neighbor, Victoria.


Wine tasting at my new favorite Willamette Valley winery, Four Graces. Its hard to beat sitting on a deck with your friends in the sun, sipping an Oregon pinot and looking out the amazing views (photo below from my other new favorite Willamette Valley winery) – you might find me here a lot this summer.


Wishing you all a sunny and relaxing weekend – and maybe a glass of rosé, if that’s your thing. xoxo