Friday Favorites: 5.9.14


Happy Friday!!  I hope you’ve had a FABULOUS week!!  Here are a few favorites:

Melanie Shankle (aka Big Mama) has a great two-part interview on “The Ups & Downs” of Motherhood.  You can listen below:

One of the things Melanie talks about is a miscarriage she experienced during her first pregnancy.  This week, a very dear friend, who is one of my heroes and beyond brave, wrote about her own recent experience with miscarrying her baby.  I’m so proud of her for writing about a topic that’s not necessarily easy to talk about, because it’s something so many women experience, but so few of us are actually comfortable talking about. Read her post here.

COMPLETELY changing the subject, if anyone is in need of another royal fix, check out In Style’s slideshow on Will & Kate’s cutest moments.  (If you’re not into the Prince and Princess, I apologize for all the links lately.  I promise I’ll stop)

And I don’t know what it’s like in your corner of the world, but here in Virginia it is getting HOT.  So, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things for the summer season:

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Like many of you, I can’t tell you how much I love and adore my Havaiana flip-flops.  They are beyond comfortable and essential for summer.


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I LOVE a good pair of tortoise shell sunglasses.  Today, at Costco (yes, Costco!) I found these Furla sunglasses with polarized lenses for $45.  (This is why you have to be careful when shopping at Costco, because it’s not just about 5 gallon jugs of olive oil…I’m always throwing things into my cart that I did NOT plan on buying!  Happy Mother’s Day to me!)

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I can’t tell you how important good sunscreen is.  My favorite everyday sunscreen is Neutrogena.  (And you bargainistas can get a value pack at Costco for $13!)

But if you want to get fancy, I love two brands I’ve sampled through Birchbox:

Supergoop–I seriously can’t tell you how much I love this stuff!!  It’s pricey, but it’s fun to actually get excited about putting on sunscreen.  (Yes, I’m a fair skinned dork!)

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If you really want a treat, you should try Supergoop’s CC Cream.  Don’t ask me what CC cream actually is, because I can’t tell you, I just know it has 35 SPF, great coverage, with a smooth finish.  It’s definitely my favorite make-up staple at the moment.

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Coola–this is a great mineral-based daily sunscreen.  My favorite part is that is smells like cucumbers and not “sunscreen smell,” so it’s really refreshing!



 Have a favorite must-have for summer?  Let us know in the comments!!

Have a great weekend!