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Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday Favorites

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I feel like my week just started, but it is already Friday. I am not complaining at all. I hope this weekend is relaxing, NOT stressful and maybe a bit cooler. I am over the 100 degree temps.

Onto Friday favorites and happenings.

ONE. Remember a few Fridays back when I said we were looking for a new lamp for our front room? Well, we finally got one and it was one of the ones that I had shown you all. I went to West Elm last weekend and bought this lamp. It was 30% off, and even more beautiful in person. I couldn't pass it up. Plus, I scored a beautiful Nevada side table from a local vendor.
West Elm Mid-century Tripod Floor Lamp

Nevada side table

TWO. Last weekend was the Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe, but sadly, this was the first year that I didn't go. Timing didn't work with everything that has happened lately. But my sister did get to go and she snagged a picture with Miles Teller. He is the one person I HAD to see this year, so my sister found him and got a picture with him. She also got pictures with Rob Riggle, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Jared Goff, Alex Smith and several others.
Miles Teller

THREE. I am giving you guys a mini weekend update through here too. On Saturday, we were invited to our friends house for a little party. They made 15 pounds of pulled park, grilled corn, a fruit salad, rolls, dips, cocktails and ice cream. The girls had a blast playing with the other kids and we got to relax and spend some time with friends that we hadn't seen in awhile.

Ballast Point Tart Peach Kolsch
 Rory tried this beer that he thought was ok and I LOVED. Seriously, if you love sour beers, this beer is a must try.


FOUR. I received my first #nsale purchase which was the BP Raw Edge Tee. I have this tee in black already and since it was on sale for $11.90, I scooped up another one. I knew this one would stay in my closet, but I am getting nervous about the other 4 packages that are coming. Why is Nordstrom sending every piece separately? Seriously, all 5 items are coming in different packages. Plus I feel like I have been watching a lot of try-on sessions and many people are sending a bunch of their items back due to poor quality or not exactly what they wanted. I get two more packages tomorrow, so fingers crossed, they stay in my closet.
BP Raw Edge Tee

FIVE. I went back and forth on sharing some of the photos from Gail's memorial weekend, but then I figured since I shared a few on IG, I would share more here.
Picon Punch
 Picon Punch - a classic Basque drink



 Tuesday morning we filled up balloons, wrote sweet messages on them and sent them up in the sky to Gail.

Balloon Memorial Send-off

Balloon Memorial Send-off

Lamoille Canyon
Lamoille Canyon

SIX. Thank you all for being so patient with me reading blogs and answering your comments. I feel like I am finally catching up and hope to be more with it next week.

I am linking up with AprilA Little Bit of EverythingMeet @ the Barre and Cup of Tea.

Have a great weekend!

27 comments :

  1. Hello,

    So lovely !

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr/

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  2. Aw those balloons tug at my heart! What a beautiful way to honor Rory's aunt. I'm also so jealous of your sister, Miles Teller is one of my favorite actors! Happy Friday!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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    1. He is one of my favorites too. The balloons were so sweet. I would have never thought of that idea.

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  3. Love the new lamp that you guys got and those balloons are just the sweetest sentimental touch to honor Rory's aunt!!

    Have a wonderful weekend! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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    1. We love that lamp too. It is big, but definitely a nice piece.

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  4. I absolutely love that lamp -- great choice! Hope you guys are all doing well.

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    1. We do too. It is large, but really pretty in person. And thank you. We are doing a lot better.

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  5. I'll have to try that beer that you mentioned. We've had a couple of different Ballast Point beers and they were both good!

    And I love your tribute for Gail. That was so sweet.

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    1. I have had their grapefruit one and liked it a lot, but can only drink one at a time. let me know if you try it. I need to get more of them.

      Thank you so much!

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  6. I love your new lamp and side table. That's awesome your sister got to meet so many people. What a beautiful memorial for Rory's aunt. I hope you're doing ok and can have a nice weekend. Sierra Beautifully Candid

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    1. Thank you Sierra. She met some amazing people. Just slightly jealous. Ha. I love the new table and lamp so much. now to find a couch.

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  7. I love the side table! The memorial weekend looks like it was a nice gathering in memory of her. I hate to say it but when my grandmother died, seeing my aunt, uncle, and cousins and remembering her together was almost nice! That shirt is not all that expensive, which is nice!

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    1. That is soooo true. That was definitely a highlight to the funeral. And thank you. WE are totally loving it too.

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  8. Your ceremonies for Gail were very moving and peaceful - for someone who was a gentle lady. I hope you are all ok. The Basque dining looks great - it made me chuckle seeing them in the painting in the background in the white with the red kerchiefs (I used to dress that way each year in BXL with Spanish friends to commemorate the bull running). Have you been to the Basque country? That cookout with friends also sounded great - 15 pounds of pulled pork - wow!! Making me hungry! Have a great week-end - Joanne x

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    1. We are definitely doing better as each day passes. Thank you for checking in on me. Well Elko is definitely all Basque, but that is the only place I have been for Basque country. It was such a great cookout. We had the best time.

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  9. Oooh I bet my husband would love that kolsch, and your new lamp is fantastic! What a sweet sendoff to Gail :)

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    1. It is really good. He should try it. And thank you.

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  10. I didnt even know they made balloons with quotes on them like that - nice!!!!
    That side table is incredible!!!!! How fun & unique that is!

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  11. That BBQ from last Saturday sounds like so much fun. You can't beat good times with friends. I love your side table and lamp. That tee is so cute. I hope you have a great weekend and that the rest of your purchases from the NSale are all keepers!

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    1. It was a great time for sure. Thank you. We are loving them too. All of my Nsale items were keepers. Hurts my wallet, but I can't wait to wear them all.

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  12. That last photo of the Canyon took my breath away - it looks like a postcard!

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  13. The lamp looks great! Very mid-century style which I am loving these days. How do you like those BP tees? $12 is a good price and I'm having a hard time finding replacements for my beloved Mossimo t-shirts from Target (the Universal Thread version does not compare & sucks, honestly haha). The balloon idea is so sweet. What a great way to celebrate!

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  14. I am loving that Nevada side table!!! Such a cute find!

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  15. Love that lamp!! And those bp tees are great! I've been hearing same thing about items from the nsale!

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    1. I kept all of my nsale items. Ha. I wish I didn't because ouch on the wallet, but all of mine were hits!

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