We are in the season of graduations and convocations, end-of-year banquets and ceremonies, pool parties and sky-high energy levels.
If you are raising a school-age child, you know all about this bountiful time of year.
Today also happens to be the boys' last day of school and our youngest's convocation (off to high school we go!). So with the frenzy of excitement encircling us, I thought it might be fun to kick-off summer with a Friday Favorites list, which I've been meaning to do forever!
Friday Favorites is a random and ever-changing selection of some of my favorite finds in and around the web. The categories will vary widely but hopefully there is at least something that will appeal to most.
Be sure to click on the italicized colored links beneath each photograph to be taken to the original source (where available).
Now since it is Friday and we are celebrating, I thought we might start in the libations section, shall we?
Enjoy and do let me know what you think of FF!
Roasted Blueberry Basil Margarita by How Sweet It Is ~ one word: GoRgEoUs.
Favorite Repurposing Idea
Old Shutter used as a Tray ~ this would be great anywhere but I'm thinking especially at a cottage or country home ~ love the rustic quality (and useful too!)
Favorite Rest Inspiration
Cozy Loft Bedroom ~ I think I could hang out here for a while.
Favorite Wake Up
Coconut French Toast in Bed by Two Loves Studio ~ would you look at those handmade dark chocolate hearts... swoon fest. Father's day perhaps?
Favorite Mudroom Fantasy Feature
Dog Washing Station! ~ how awesome... I've never had a mudroom (though I've fantasized plenty about one). If I had the space, I would build one with a shower for muddy boots and paws!
Favorite Out of the Box Culinary Creation
Laminated Basil Pasta by Just a Taste ~ laminating herbs and greens under sheets of fresh pasta. Wow! Check out the post for technique and photos.
Favorite Blog Post
Raising Backyard Chickens by Kitchen Apparel ~ have you ever considered raising your own chickens? Sandra takes us on a fun and informative journey of what she's learned so far.
Favorite Kitchen Storage Feature
Ventilated Drawer Slots ~ love this storage idea to increase the lifespan of potatoes, onions and garlic which do much better with air circulation. You could also use baskets that contain natural openings and store them in a pantry or other area.
Favorite Kitchen Savvy Organizing Idea
Freeze Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil ~ freeze seasonal herbs in a little bit of olive oil and add to all of your favorite dishes throughout the year.
Favorite 'For Two' Creation
Wine Slushies by Dessert for Two ~ check out this simple and ingenious summer delicious idea.
Favorite Frugal Decor Inspiration
Painted window frame ~ so simple. so great.
Favorite Gluten-Free Find
Mango Tart by Bakerita (GF, Vegan) ~ now before you say 'beautiful but... as if...' (or maybe that's just me and my clumsy hands), the petals are actually much easier than they may appear - a must check out!