Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday friends! Is everybody enjoying this gorgeous week we are having? Well, apparently the weather, at least here in DC, is supposed to stay this gorgeous throughout the weekend. This is a huge relief since Laura J. and I are running the North Face Endurance Challenge 50K tomorrow (wish us luck!). Nice weather also equals more time outdoors, enjoying a lovely start to the summer season.

As we head into the weekend, I hope you enjoy my favorites from around the web in this week's Friday Favorites...

Speaking of summer, remember how when we were younger summer seemed to go on forever and ever and now it seems like one minute it's Memorial Day and the next it's time to close up the pool and break out the fall clothing again? Well friends, it's time to take back the summer using some of these great tips from Apartment Therapy.

It's also time to enjoy some tasty and refreshing summer treats like these Strawberry Wine Coolers from Annie's Eats

These easy peasy caprese pops from L' Exquisit

And these fancy rice krispy treat variations - chocolate coconut rice krispy treats from My Baking Addiction

And these cake batter rice krispy treats from Give Me Some Oven

Of course, it is also bathing suit season so I may have to restrict my intake of rice krispy treats to once a week. How cute these bathing suits from Anthropologie, Gap, and J.Crew for the summer?





J. Crew

J. Crew
With these fabulous swimsuits, you need a pool to sip your strawberry wine coolers by and soak up the sun. I wouldn't mind laying out next to these amazing above-ground pools posted on Apartment Therapy

Speaking of summer, a lot of wonderful people have summer birthdays, including several of my closest friends like Ilyssa, Laura, Risa, along with yours truly. If all of us were turning two and having a big party, I would definitely push for this DIY Kids' Hot Air Balloon Photo Booth from Oh Happy Day for our party. Maybe we can find a basket big enough for soon-to-be 28-31 year olds?

Speaking of my friend Risa, you may remember that Risa recently got engaged and I am happy to report that she has set a date and the bride and groom have selected their wedding party. Her way of asking her bridesmaids was super cute too - she sent me this adorable bracelet from Ettika Jewelry, along with a lovely note asking me if I would be her bridesmaid. I accepted her proposal. I am so excited for the happy couple and I'm honored to be in their wedding. Risa, I hope I do you proud though since this is my first time being a bridesmaid. Check out this bracelet and other designs on Ettika's website (please note, they have not asked me to write anything on their behalf. I just really like their jewelry!)
Finally, a summer kick-off wouldn't be complete without a summer playlist. What are you listening to right now? I currently have Payphone by Maroon 5 playing on repeat. Eventually, I will add more songs, but until then I will continue admiring Mr. Adam Levine in this video.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! See you next week.
Messy Jess C.

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  1. I have a summer birthday too! (July 22) :) The photo of that pool is awesome...oh, to be rich. Have a great weekend, Jess!

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    1. Happy early birthday! Mine is the 26th :-) As for the pool, one day Sharon, one day :-) Hope you have a great weekend!!