Happy Things

Happy Friday!  I’m been having a nice few days off, lounging at home, seeing friends and enjoying some much needed rain and gloomy weather!  I recently finished 50 Shades of Grey and was so massively dissapointed by the horrendous writing, lack of plot and the constant use of the phrases Jeez  and Oh my that I can’t couldn’t bring myself to buy the last two in the trilogy.  Instead, I whipped through Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn this week, one of my favorite authors.  I suggest all three of her books if you like thriller and crime novels. Her writing is outstanding.  I’m now onto Savages by Don Winslow, so I can read the book before I see the movie (can’t wait!).

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!  Here are a few things that made my week wonderful.  All photos are from Instagram (username: GourmetBeauty).

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{The great memories of my 10-year high school reunion from last weekend.  So nice to be reunited with my high school group of best friends}

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{Essie nail polish in Too Too Hot, the perfect coral red for the 4th of July}

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{Lazy mornings in bed}

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{A pretty statement necklace from Francesca’s that brightens up any simple summer sweater}

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{Jon and I spent the 4th with some great friends.  This is Paula and me enjoying the rainstorm, the fireworks and some beer.  A similar striped dress can be found here}

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{My tequila soaked watermelon was a HIT at the 4th of July party.  Simple and delicious recipe coming next week on the blog}

What are a few things making you happy this week?

Happy Things

Happy Friday!  I’m looking forward to a weekend full of old friends.  I have my 10-year reunion tonight (gasp!) and a BBQ with some high school friends on Saturday that are in town for the reunion.  I can’t wait to see everyone and hope to squeeze in some serious lounging around as well.  Here are a few things that made me happy this week.  All photos are from Instagram (username: GourmetBeauty).

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{Spending Monday evening with my GPop.  He lives in Indiana and was on a road trip back from Utah so he stayed in Albuquerque for the night.  His health has been declining and visiting Utah was on his bucket list.  He is one of my absolute favorite people so this was the highlight of my week.}

20120627-151009.jpg{My new J. Crew Mila cap-toe flats, a lovely gift from my Dad}

20120627-151034.jpg{This guy.  Because seriously, just look at him.}

20120627-151044.jpg{My gorgeous new journal from Anthropologie for jotting down blog ideas & to-do lists}

20120627-151058.jpg{The perfect warm, summery, nude lip: MAC Honeylove lipstick with Victoria’s Secret gloss in Simmer}

20120627-151111.jpg{Interviewing The Skinny Confidential’s Lauryn Evarts on my blog & the fact that I hit 600 followers this week!}

What are you a few things that made you smile this week?