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Weekend Reading

Aug 12, 2016


Happy Friday! 

It seems like in the summer, the weeks just fly by faster and faster, doesn’t it? It’s been a really long time since I did a classic Friday link roundup, so for nostalgia’s sake, I thought it would be fun to do one today. 

In a couple hours I’ll be hopping in the car with my friend Courtney to drive down to Indianapolis for my OTHER friend Courtney’s wedding. (Yes, I have a lot of friends named Courtney. This can be confusing.) I’m so excited to spend the weekend reunited with my best college friends!

This is also the last wedding we have this summer (until my best friend Ally’s in November!) so next weekend, we’re looking forward to actually spending a lot of time at home getting the house in order. 

Anyway–that’s my update, here are some of my favorite reads from around the internet to dive into with your morning coffee! 


The cutest story about a stray dog adopting a runner during a marathon

The reading I’ll be doing at Courtney’s wedding. (It’s the second one down on this page.) I practiced several times last night, I hope I don’t mess it up!

10 reasons why you should start blogging–love this post that Blair did for Blogging For Keeps a couple weeks ago! 

Loved this post on how to create a Mid-Century look in a small space 

White house photographer’s 55 favorite photos of Obama during office–these made my heart melt! 

Drooling over Kelly’s bathroom makeover. Would you believe it looks even more incredible in person? #BathroomGoals

My favorite new Chicago vintage furniture shop 

Ummmm you can swim with otters here. DREAM COME TRUE. 

The perfect weeknight meal: Just made this quinoa stuffed pepper recipe with ground turkey and it was sooo good! 

Planning to hang this print above my bed soon! 

I think Everlane just created THE perfect shift dress 

This hot spot has been on my list, being right down the street and all–cocktails are in order! 

Even though I’m not a mother myself, articles from this series are always highly anticipated! It’s so interesting to see how women raise their children in different parts of the world! 


That’s all for now, I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

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