My Summer “Love It” List

summer-love-list-1Hello lovelies! today I thought it would be nice to share a quick little post about some of the real everyday things that I’ve been loving recently. Unlike my usual Things I’m Loving lists (wishful picks), these are things that I actually have/use/make/enjoy/etc. on the regular. I’d love to hear recommendations from you guys on new things that I should try out…anything that you just can’t stop crushing on? I’m always looking for new things to fall in love with! xo Ez

P.S. I have a fun DIY project that I’ll be sharing with you guys tomorrow! See you then!

LISTENING TO:

  • Lorde (except for the song Royals – I never really got into that one)
  • Regina Spektor
  • Lana del Rey
  • Noosa (‘Walk on By’ is my favorite track of hers)

WATCHING:

  • Orange is the New Black
  • Luther
  • The Paradise
  • Sherlock

EATING:

  • Boba (bubble tea) – we have it every single day!
  • Gluten-free brownies – I step up the yummy even more by topping each serving with a toasted marshmallow!

READING:

  • All the Light We Cannot See - by Anthony Doerr
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Plate to Pixel by Helene Dujardin – I’ve already read this wonderful book a few times, but it is so inspiring and informative that I can never resist another turn through the pages.

DOING:

  • Bike rides! We just had the tires on our bikes repaired over the weekend and took our first bike ride in over 3 years yesterday evening. It was fantastic!
  • Beachcombing! On Saturday we visited the Spooner’s Cove beach in Montana de Oro State Park and had possibly one of the very best days ever! The water is stunning (to look at – it’s too cold to venture into in my opinion), the beach is covered in the most beautiful smooth stones and shells (perfect for collecting), and with rocks on either side of the beach, there is very little wind to contend with (the wind is one of my least favorite things about most beaches). There is just something about this little tucked-away place that is truly magical! We are already planning our next visit.

Three Things I’m Loving Right Now

three-things-summer-freebiesMy daughter and I are off at the beach today (checking things off our Summer List), so I hope you won’t mind if I leave you with three inspiring DIY and freebies that are perfect for Summertime. Enjoy! xo Ez

1. Free Printable Pineapple Gift Wrap?! Yes please!!

2. This Printable Summer Planner is both charming and useful! How many fun things will you check off your list this Summer?

3. How about an adorable DIY Pom Pom Blanket that is sew-free? Amazing!

Find more Things I’m Loving right here.

Indie Shop Finds: Summertime Picks

indie-shop-finds-61514Time for a bit of Summertime gladness with these bright and cheery picks from some of my favorite indie designers:

1. Give your kitchen wall a sweet Summer pick-me-up with this Ice Cream Art Print from Kelly Ventura | 2. Add a dash of beachy whimsy to your sofa with this Coney Island Beach Pillow from Minagraphy | 3. Keep your keys in check with this bright Neon Yellow Bag Bolo from Karen Kimmel Studios | 4. Everything will be lemonade-fresh when served inside this gorgeous Dipped Yellow Jug from ARumFellow | 5. Entertain in style with this Set of 6 Rainbow Colored Napkins from Shapes & Colors Textiles

Giveaway: Pick Your Own Prize Worth $180 from Flowie

flowie-giveawayToday I’m excited to introduce our lovely sponsor Flowie, and founder / designer Yaling Hou’s stylish line of handcrafted fashion + home accessories, with an incredible giveaway! One lucky winner will receive $180 worth of their favorite products from Flowie. Yes, that’s right. You get to choose exactly what your prize will be! Bonus…this giveaway is open to everyone (worldwide)!

This giveaway is now closed. Big congrats to dianna on her lucky win!

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Saturday Snaps

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I hope your weekend was wonderful. On Saturday my daughter and I took a quick road trip down to Santa Barbara to visit my grandparents for the day. We spent the time chatting, laughing, and making new memories with them…it was pretty much perfect! And then on our way home again I couldn’t help but veer off to the side of the road to snap a few photos of one of the vibrant Bougainvillea bushes that grow in abundance in their town. My daughter’s hair even matches the blooms!

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Wishing you a beautiful week! Be sure to check in tomorrow for a lovely stylish giveaway that I’ll be hosting! See you then! xo Ez