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SUMMER FRIDAYS: BEAUTIFUL THINGS I'M LOVING THIS WEEK

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Welcome to the weekend! It’s no secret I’m attempting to blog more often (ya’ll, I’m aiming for that MWF grind, so visit often and keep me accountable!) For the summer I thought I would introduce a new series called Summer Fridays - essentially a mix of beautiful things I’ve found, inspiring articles, and spaces or places that are inspiring me. Maybe we’ll see some art, maybe a new favorite book. Essentially a great way to spend the second half of your workday every Friday. For now I’m calling the first college football game to be the end of summer - because that’s just how you mark the seasons in Texas.

+ I’m sure you’ve heard we just got back from a trip to the Baja Peninsula in Mexico (of course you’ve heard because I haven’t stopped talking about it since we booked 3 months ago). I cannot more highly recommend the hotel we stayed in but I also just found this hotel and it was everything I could do to stop myself from booking a trip back. (PS: I’m writing up a Travel Journal of our trip: what we did, where we ate, what I packed for Monday. If you haven’t planned your summer vacation yet you should tune in!)

Source: Acre Baja  Instagram

Source: Acre Baja Instagram

+ If you’re more of a lake person this home tour from Garden and Gun magazine of a contemporary lake house in Alabama will take your breath away. The homes dark moody walls contrast with soft, textural furniture giving modern vibes but still cozy. And you HAVE TO see the floors.

+ Summer in Houston is here and I am LIVING in these sandals from Target and these shorts. I have never owned a pair of jean shorts I liked - but I wake up and pull these on just about every morning!

+ Too hot for makeup? I linked this before but I will never stop singing the praises of Super Goop’s mattifying tinted sunscreen. I am a sunscreen addict and I’ve switched entirely to this as my only “makeup” most days. It’s like a real life instagram filter with SPF40. Plus their products are cruelty-free!

+ Our backyard farmhouse table benefits from the beautiful shade of a massive pecan tree…and is also always covered in debris from that pecan tree. This adorable little dustpan set is exactly what I need. Honestly y’all I had no idea how trashy pecan trees can be. I am always on the lookout for good looking everyday items for my house - slowly upgrading.

+ Speaking of our backyard, I’ve been collecting endless inspiration over on my pinterest page. We are ready to turn this space into the place ALL the neighbors want to hang out. I’m really drawn towards split-levels, green walls, and different areas clearly defined by changing materials. (Also the entire home tour this image is from is wonderful.)

Author Alice Nelson’s home in Perth via  Homes to Love

Author Alice Nelson’s home in Perth via Homes to Love

+ One last note about the outdoors - in case you missed it: I revisited why we paint our porch ceilings blue on the blog earlier this week and included some of my favorite blue paints for the job.

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I hope you enjoyed and maybe even found something you loved too! See you back here next week same place same time!