Welcome to Friday Favorites, a weekly series where I share interesting articles, books, fashion finds, recipes and more!
Good morning friends, it is Friday and that means it is time for Friday Favorites! Are you ready for the weekend? I am not sure what the plans are for this weekend, aside from a trip to the Farmers Market. I have been playing catch up all week since I took last weekend off to play and relax.
I have lots to share with you this week, including a few good beach books, delicious recipes and some interesting articles. Get yourself a coffee, tea or chocolate and settle in for a nice long Friday favorites post.
FRIDAY FAVORITES, FOOD, FINDS, BOOKS AND MORE
Loaded black bean and chicken nachos made in a foil packet can be made over a campfire or on a grill.
It is peach season and this Grilled Peach and Caprese Salad is on the menu this weekend.
Oh my goodness, this Honey Lavender Sheet Cake looks delicious. I wish I had a piece right now.
Be sure to pin this easy and delicious recipe for Blueberry Crumble bars you will want to make them all summer long with blueberries, raspberries or whatever your favorite summer fruit is.
Strawberry Gin Smash a new to me cocktail to try this weekend.
I am currently reading…
When a shipwreck surfaces, old secrets are sure to follow.
Or so goes the lore in Ivy Neale’s hometown of Nags Head, North Carolina. When Ivy inherits her family’s beachfront cottage upon her grandmother’s death, she knows returning to Nags Head means facing the best friend and the boyfriend who betrayed her years ago.
But then a winter gale uncovers the shipwreck of local legend—and Ivy soon begins to stumble across more skeletons in the closet than just her own. Amid the cottage’s clutter are clues from her grandmother’s past at the enchanting seaside resort her family once owned. One fateful summer in 1950, the arrival of a dazzling singer shook the staff and guests alike—and not everyone made it to fall.
As Ivy contends with broken relationships and a burgeoning romance in the present, the past threatens to sweep her away. But as she uncovers the strength of her grandmother and the women who came before her, she realizes she is like the legendary shipwreck: the sands may shift around her, but she has found her home here by the sea.
I read The Lace Makers of Glenmara yesterday and loved it. I started in the morning with my chocolate and finished last night.
From the author of Snow in July comes The Lace Makers of Glenmara: a “charming, moving story, written with a delicate touch” (Joanne Harris), as a struggling young fashion designer journeys to Ireland to mend a broken heart, and helps a group of local lace makers change their lives—and her own. Fans of the strong feminine voices of contemporary Irish literature such as Maeve Binchy (Nights of Rain and Stars, Tara Road) and Cecilia Ahern (P.S. I Love You, Where Rainbows End) will fall in love with The Lace Makers of Glenmara.
Life is hard enough for a teenage girl in 1950s suburbia without having a mother who may—or may not—be a witch. A single mother at that. Sure, she fits in with her starched dresses, string of pearls, and floral aprons. Then there are the hushed and mystical consultations with neighborhood women in distress. The unsavory, mysterious plants in the flower beds. The divined warning to steer clear of a boyfriend whose fate is certainly doomed. But as the daughter of this bewitching homemaker comes of age and her mother’s claims become more and more outlandish, she begins to question everything she once took for granted.
Just a Reminder
You can find all of the books I have recommended on Friday Favorites, have read or have on my list to read on My Bookshop Pinterest Board
Leather braided shoes, a great sandal and very reasonably priced.
I have featured a lot of these “easy breezy” dresses lately because I am a big fan. They are comfortable, nice looking and can be dressed up or down.
Cute wicker bag for the beach or as a purse.
If you would like to see more of my “Finds” check out My Daily Finds” on Pinterest!
Have a safe and wonderful weekend.
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