Friday Favorites

Secret Waterfall Hike| Road to Hana, Maui

Ahh, sweet memories from our honeymoon in Maui. Take me back!

And just like that, the first week of summer is officially in the books. I don’t know about you guys but all I feel like doing right now is floating around in a pool with an ice cold drink and a floppy hat.

I definitely have to make that happen soon, along with a list of other things before summer ends.  Like drinking wine in Napa, hiking in the redwoods, having a picnic, and making s’mores. There’s so much to do, I already feel like I’m running out of time!

I hope you guys are able to knock out a few fun things on your summer bucket list this weekend. In the meantime, sit back and enjoy my favorite recent finds!


Favorite Summer Reading: In the Unlikely Event + All the Light We Cannot See. I have been waiting for what feels like forever for Judy Blume to release a new book and it’s finally here! She’s one of my favorite authors of all time. I’ll be digging into both of these this summer!

Summer Reading


Favorite Spot to Relax: Macramé Hammock. And I would be perfectly fine reading those books in this spot, please and thank you.

My Dream Hammock


Favorite Bagel: Papaya Lox with Lemon Cream Cheese.  I totally thought this was salmon was when I first saw it. So creative and it sounds delicious!

Papaya with Lox and Dairy-free Cream Cheese


Favorite Drink: Limonada de Coco. This is traditional Columbian drink made from ice, coconut milk and lime juice. I think they’d go perfect with my float and my floppy hat, don’t you? ;)

Limonada de Coco


Favorite Burgers: Quinoa Burgers. The ingredient list for these is pretty much perfect and they look so good. YUM.

Quinoa Burgers via @iowagirleats


Favorite Pesto: Super Greens Pumpkin Seed Pesto. Just a little healthy summahtime comfort food right heyah.

Supergreens Pumpkin Seed Pesto


Favorite Cake: 27 Delicious No-Bake Ice Box Cakes. Have you tried making an ice box cake yet? They’re so easy and I think they’re perfect for summer.

27 Delicious No-Bake Ice Box Cakes


Favorite Summer Sneakers: Supergas.  I’m probably the least trendy person when it comes to fashion but I couldn’t help myself when I spotted these shoes. They’re versatile, super comfy, and I think they’ll  be perfect for walking around all day when we travel!

Classic White Supergas

Summer Travel Shoes: Supergas


Favorite Summer Vacation: Lake Tahoe. We’re going back to Tahoe, eeek! I booked a room at the end of August (when rates drop significantly) so it will be a few months but still, I can’t wait to jump in that crystal blue water!

Secret Beach, Lake Tahoe

Favorite Bath Tool: Dry Brush. I started dry brushing about a month ago and it feels amazing. I’ve already noticed a difference in my circulation and I’m hoping with time it will help some of my dimples too! (not the ones on my face, unfortunately…)



Favorite Tutorial: How to Make Stuffed Grape Leaves. Dolmas are one of my favorite Greek foods and Beth breaks down how to make them with ease. She also offers a grain-free option for paleo diets!

How to Make Dolmas


Favorite Trick: Secret Ingredient Meringue. You’ll never guess what they use to make this meringue! I am still in shock.

Secret Ingredient Vegan Meringue


Favorite Bowl: Cherry Coconut Smoothie Bowls. I am all about the smoothie bowls right now. They feel so good to cool off with after being out in the warm sun. This cherry coconut version sounds amazing and I’m in love with the pretty pink color!



Favorite Pizza: Grilled Caprese Naan Pizza. Grilled pizza. That is all.



Favorite Muffin: Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins. I don’t think I could be trusted with a batch of these in my house. I mean, c’mon…