Ladybugs, linking up with Erika and Andrea, today for my Friday Favorites, 06.2020 post. Even though this is a weekly post for many of my blogger buddies, I’m just hoping to share my faves once a month, on the last Friday. And so far, so good. In case you missed it, please check out the goodies in last month’s Friday Faves, here.
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Since there seems to be no end in sight to Covid and stay at home restrictions here in Texas, I am thinking of ordering enough of these tees to have one for each day of the week.
Anyone else vacationing in your own backyard? PC said when we built the pool, it would be awhile before we would take a real vacation. And this summer we have no other choice. Thank goodness, we have both really enjoyed using the pool more. Updating our outdoor space has made it a more comfortable and attractive place to be.
Or this one…something for everyone in the family.
Has your list of household chores doubled since this whole virus thing started? What with all the wiping down door knobs and light switches with antibacterial wipes, washing masks with disinfectant, spraying down shoes with Lysol, cleaning groceries before putting them in the pantry. Pretty sure those tasks fall on the shoulders of the quarantine coordinator.
Now that (online) school is out for summer, do you feel like you are running a day camp for the kids in your life? Most summers the kids would be outside playing with friends, joining a team to play their favorite sport, accompanying you on vacation. But we all know where those typical summer activities have gone…by the way of the Dodo. I could wear this tee when I help Lauren with the babies.
Mama needs a quarantini and so does Mimi and Gabba. Make mine neat. Whatever that means. This would be a great tee to wear on Friday as we wind down the week.
And this shirt would be perfect for Saturdays.
This one is kind of like a quarantine highlight reel.
Better Days are Coming Tee
Finally, a hopeful tee.
Summer Style Trends
Alison is my girl. She is so real. And she has rarely steered me wrong. Some of the pieces she shares in her GYPO capsule wardrobes are a stretch for me. But Alison offers alternatives to the trending pieces that are sometimes out of my comfort zone. The first piece she mentions in this video is the kimono. This year I am learning to wear my kimonos with shorts. And I love that look.
Like I said above, this summer I’m embracing the tee+shorts+kimono formula as my daily uniform. I am not real, real comfy wearing shorts at 62 but I’m a-wearin’ ’em anyway. Pairing them with a kimono gives me a little more security, and a little more coverage to hide behind. Make that to hide my behind behind.
Just ordered this patriotic kimono for the 4th of July. Gotta love Amazon…they are going to get it here before the holiday even though I waited til now to order it. Check out these watercolor-look kimonos under the apparel tab at Alison&Aubrey. Alison and her daughter demonstrate how to wear this simple piece as a kimono, sarong, scarf, shawl, and wrap. Why, that’s like having 5 pieces for the price 1!
My darling friend Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style made this fun IG video to demonstrate 5 different tricks for styling a kimono. She is cute as a bug’s ear and this video is fun to watch. Can’t wait to try all of her great tricks. You can check out Jodie’s video, here.
Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
If kimonos are the perfect summer accessory, then Hawaiian macaroni salad is the perfect summer side dish. Found the recipe on Pinterest and made it this week. It was so tasty. With its sweet but tangy dressing, this salad made a great accompaniment to our grilled brats and baked beans. Would be yummy for lunch on its own with some crackers or a crusty roll. Check out The Recipe Critic’s video for making this macaroni salad, here. Just in time for the 4th!!
Those are some of my favorite things this week, what are yours? Have you tried the tee+shorts+kimono combo yet? What’s on the menu for your holiday weekend? Hope you will let me know in a comment below.
Looks like another quiet weekend in the Lone Star state. We had our highest number of positive Covid tests today with 233 new cases. Our governor is beginning to close things back up again. And made a comment today that shutting the state down completely is not off the plate. Could be a longer summer than we ever imagined.
Hugs and kisses,