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What I’m Digging

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Happy Friday, friends! Here’s hoping that wherever you are isn’t floundering in heat or drowning in rain (or, if you’re down under, too chilly!). It’s hot and humid here in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I’m trying to do my best to just embrace it, which seems most easily achieved by consuming copious amounts of watermelon, blackberries, and corn on the cob. Oh, and cold beer!

In other news, here’s a smattering of this and that’s that caught my attention this week:

*Picked up a bottle of this at our local co-op last week. Been dabbing it around my eyes before bed each night and, I have to admit, I’ve already noticed an improvement. Bonus=it smells like a rose garden melted into my face!

*Three DIY toiletries you can easily make at home.

*Glenn introduced me to Montreal-based Blue Hawaii. Good stuff there.

*Leinenlugel’s Summer Shandy is where it’s at, friends.

*Less common summer herbs need some love, too.

*Got mosquitos? Put the kibosh on ’em, naturally.

*Love this screen printed tote.

*A sustainable music festival? Now that I can get behind.

*Pretty much am smitten with everything she makes (the shop is closed for the summer for selling at festivals, but her wares are worth viewing now!).

*Jen just had a big solstice sale last week, so I treated myself to a bottle of Hunter Eau de Parfum. I’ve been wearing their perfume oil for the past year and am so in love with this fragrance.

Big weekend ahead for our little guy. He’s going to two little girl’s birthday parties, one tomorrow for a 6 year-old and one on Sunday, for a 5 year-old. He loves older girls, so I’m sure he’ll be in heaven. As will I, since the party tomorrow has an “80’s Pop Icon” theme (I think I’ll be turning him into a mini Billy Idol) and Sunday’s theme is pool party. Good times ahead, for all!

Wherever you go this weekend, whatever you do, and whomever you do it with, may it be grand!

*I post an image of Huxley here every Friday because, truly, he’s what his Papa and I dig the most. Here he is covered in Blueberry Crostada (the recipe came from Secrets of the Best Chefs, which I wrote about here, and promised I’d be baking-I tend to make good on my promises!). I’ve got another one currently baking in the oven for tonight’s dinner guests, and I have a feeling a similar toddler-stained sight will be had this evening! 

3 Responses to What I’m Digging

  • The Barefoot Crofter says:

    Hope you all had a great weekend. 80s party sounds just my kind of thing, and I’m sure H was a fabulous Billy Idol.
    Always like seeing your links – lots of lovely stuff and makes me want to get in a boat :)

  • Jen H says:

    Could you share where your local co-op is located? Just recently moved to Asheville area :)