Hello, Friday! Before we get started on the favorites, let me open by letting you all in on a little giggle.
Did any of you notice anything weird about the title of last week’s link up? Apparently it goes 35, 36, 37, 34… just in case you weren’t aware.
I only noticed my numbering mess-up when I went to see what this week’s post title should be. I went back to change it, but instead I think I’m just going to leave it as is… better to keep as a laugh down the road, right?
Now onto the faves. As always, I invite you all to play along and share yours in the comments section, and while you’re at it link up your own!
Friday Favorites #39: Week of 5/30
• apple cider
I guess I jumped the gun on assuming that fresh apple cider is something you can only find in the fall.
Over the weekend, Scott and I drove past Yates Cider Mill and turned in as soon as we saw the small crowd and “we have ice cream” sign. As it turns out, this cider mill stays open through the summer to serve their famous doughnuts, ice cream and apple cider.
Clearly, we needed to leave with a half gallon of it. I have even been enjoying it cold this week!
• Michigan grass
Growing up in Florida, I remember traveling up to Michigan to see my grandmother over the summers and thinking the grass was so, so different.
Florida grass is very thick, dark, and straw-like, while Michigan grass is very soft and bright.
Now that it’s finally sunny and warm enough to enjoy time outside, Roadie and I can’t get enough if it!
Scott and I had a subscription to Netflix years ago, but cancelled the membership way before we moved. Neither of us thought we would miss it until we had a couple of friends over and used their membership to watch a movie.
When the movie was over, we spent some time browsing through titles and picked out at least ten films and documentaries we wanted to see.
It only took a few days before we both wanted our subscription back, so… inevitably it happened and we are hooked!
Within the first two nights, we found two different documentaries we have been hunting to record and love the ability to get right into a new television series without commercials or breaks. (Whoops.)
• Olivia Pope (Scandal)
Speaking of Netflix and new series we’ve gotten into… um, do any of you watch Scandal?
I have heard people (including bloggers!) talk about it with a lot of enthusiasm, but never really gave it a chance. Just to see what all the fuss was about, we watched the pilot to the first season and became hooked within ten minutes!
We really can’t stop watching it. There’s so much going on throughout each episode and it’s one of the first series where I can’t even begin to guess what’s coming next.
Not to mention, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is also a total bad a**.
Some of the things that come out of her mouth blow my mind. I kind of want to move to D.C. and be her when I grow up. The writing is incredible, and I bet it will only take us a few weeks to catch up on all three seasons!
• session discussions
You guys. I am blown away by the emails and responses I have been getting from session discussions over the past few weeks!
When I decided to post about the topics discussed at a women’s retreat put on by my church, I wasn’t quite sure how they would be received. As soon as I published the first one, I knew I made the right decision and have only gotten positive feedback about the series.
There is one more in the works, but hearing you all relating and passionately talking about them makes me want to keep going with it through future coffee talks.
Thank you for being open to something new on the blog front!
• Keith Urban
I have been drawn to his music this week.
Back in my early high school years, Kieth was the only country artist I really liked, and it was probably because of his cool surfer hair and Aussie accent. You know… the days before I actually liked the genre of music.
• cucumber water
I am such a sucker for fruit infused water. As much as I love berries and citrus in my H2O, there’s just something about cucumber water that takes the front seat for me.
Cut up a few slices of a cucumber, throw ’em in a glass, and I have a feeling you’ll be refilling it several times throughout the day. I sure do!
We have about six wallflowers from Bath & Body Works floating about our home. Overall, it always smells decent, but over the past month or so I have noticed the scents more than ever.
First we tried Mahogany Teakwood which smelled amazing, but almost too much like Abercrombie (you know… that overwhelming whiff of man you get when you walk by the store) when we had several of them plugged in.
When we mentioned this to an associate at the store, they suggested the new Ocean Driftwood summer scent that is really similar, but less intense.
Occasionally, I’ll find myself smiling when I come downstairs and realize the aromas surrounding me are affecting my mood in the best way.
• new hair today!
I have been waiting for the hair appointment I have later this afternoon for a long, long time.
I have been dying my hair since the eighth grade and can’t even tell you what my natural hair color is as the result. Since I started dancing in the NBA in 2007, I have changed my hair color according to what the team suggested or was looking for at the time (blonde, brunette, red head, etc.) and have I’ve been almost every shade in the dark brown to platinum blonde book.
Today, I am finally deciding what to do on my own, and my end goal is to rock something close to my natural color… whatever that is.
Here’s what I’m thinking!
I snapped the left two photos from my phone while watching an episode of Friends several months ago. I know… I want “Rachel Green hair”. Shocker.
But really, Jennifer Aniston always has the best hair, and the picture on the far left is probably the closest to what I think I want to go for.
I love the mixed in ombre Jessica Biel has going on (far right), and also the side bang (of once again Rachel Green) from the last season, but I always dream big with side bangs. I love the idea, but am always too chicken to actually get them!
I’ve sent these photos to my hairstylist and am excited to see what the final result looks like. My biggest thing is that I want it to be as low maintenance as possible! Thoughts?
Have a great weekend!