Happy Friday!

{I've been passing this most amazing red rose bush on my walk to the train each morning}


What are your weekend plans?

We have quite a full weekend ahead. Tomorrow we'll be celebrating my sister Kimberly's birthday with swimming and barbecuing (and I hope a lot of cake). Sunday we are heading to Long Island to celebrate the baptism of my best friend's baby girl Elodie (and Penelope's birthday twin). Then I've got some last minute shopping and packing for my trip to Las Vegas on Monday. It's going to be a busy one but I'm psyched for some good weather (fingers crossed). Also on the list...planning to finally start watching this season of Game of Thrones!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Here are some links to get you through this Friday...

there's a new naked palette in town

I can't wait to try making these carrot fries

50 Shades of Grey from Christian's perspective is a go

some secrets to limiting mental fatigue

14 easy family dinners

if you are into Outlander, here's a Q+A with Black Jack Randall on THOSE scene

these lemon bars with olive oil & sea salt look amazing

advice from joe biden on compassion & family

what do you think about open-plan workspaces? and another...

love ashley's post on not feeling pretty enough to shop at ulta (i've been there!)

and finally, my bff Lindsey (mentioned above) has a new blog!