Summer Fridays, Vol 4.

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I’m so glad you’re loving Summer Fridays! Chat with me below and let me know how your June has been so far!

EATING

With peaches starting to get GOOD, I’m adding my one pot peach basil chicken to our menu. It was a surprise hit last summer and dish that is so delicious. Last night I also threw it way back and made Eddie my cajun chicken pasta. That’s a huge favorite!

DRINKING

Sparkling rosé pimms cups! Since we got a great pool day in this past weekend, I always start craving Pimm’s Cups. They are so refreshing in the hot sun! Also – I’m loving this quick combo of a faux paloma. Do grapefruit Spindrift + silver tequila + lime juice. YES.

BAKING

A definite batch of firecracker cupcakes (they were such a hit!) and maybe these chocolate chip cookie s’mores bars too? I’m really in the mood for something s’mores-y.

MAKING

All the recipes for the 4th of July! When are you celebrating? Definitely doing a hot dog bar again. Either my smoked gouda smash burgers or these incredible veggie burgers. Making my favorite potato salad, this grilled corn pasta salad, this strawberry caprese salad, my summer crostini that everyone always DIES over and probably my buffalo bacon deviled eggs!

READING

I finished Summer of ’69 and I really liked it. I was hesitant at first because after reading Mrs Everything (and loving it, and it being SO good, and it covering some of the same time period), I almost thought it was going to be too much. Too much of that time period for me. I do think that my mom will love the book! I just finished it last night, so now I’m torn. Do I start City of Girls? Or Ask Again, Yes?! What are you reading this week?

LISTENING

This week, we made a 4th of July playlist since the 4th will hit before next Friday. This one is all USA themed, but I am all about combining it with this playlist and this playlist for the ultimate party playlist.

LAUGHING

At the episode of Patricia from Southern Charm on the skinny confidential podcast! It’s the BEST. I’ve been fairly disappointed in this season of Southern Charm (so much so that I keep forgetting to even mention it in my Tuesday Things!) but if you’re a fan of Patricia like I am, you’ll love this episode!

SHOPPING

I discovered these leggings through a Facebook ad the other day (how? why? ugh!) and now I can’t get my mind off of them. I can’t even buy them because there was only an XS left (and now they are sold out) but they are like 2019 Lisa Frank in legging form. Right? Someone also alerted me to the fact yesterday that my favorite halogen t-shirts are on sale for $16! And remember how much Lacy and I loved the Madewell t-shirts last year? I’m still living in the tanks. They are so soft. Oh oh oh and P.S. my favorite cerastone skillet is $5 off on amazon right now! I just bought one more.

LOVING

I’ll be sharing my June beauty faves here shortly, but I HAD to tell you guys how much I’m loving these two bronzy summer products before the 4th so you can get your hands on them. First, I’m freaking out over this Charlotte Tilbury Healthy Glow Moisturizer. I’m almost positive I wanted to buy it last year, but didn’t because the reviews were so-so, especially for fair skin. I took the plunge and I LOVE it. I have been wearing some self-tanner, so that may be why. But it adds the best glow to your face. I also am shockingly surprised at how much I love the NARS Laguna liquid bronzer, because I’ve never been able to wear the Laguna powder. It’s always been too dark/orangey for me. This liquid is awesome and so easy to use. It’s like a bronzing fluid and so light. I’m obsessed.

JOINING

The Pretty Dish book club on Facebook! If you have the book (this is a must, you gotta have the book to join!), you should definitely go join because we are in the midst of a summer recipe challenge! We did one back in March and it was SO fun. It’s super inspiring and gets everyone cooking.

SHARING

A new video for my mom’s veggie pizza! Scroll down to the recipe card and you’ll see exactly how to make this 90s recipe we love so much. It’s great for the 4th too.

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Make it a bright one! xo

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