Peaks of the Week

Photo by Courtney of Live Lovely Photography

I can't believe it's nearly the end of May, and Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer. My sister is home for a few days, and it's so good to have her around. She of course is still asking me to move to California with her.

I think I'd better get to writing up my summer bucket list - these weeks have flown by this year and summers always seem to go even faster. What is at the top of your list for this summer?

I hope if you celebrate, you are enjoying the long weekend, and here is what I'm loving this week:

❀ Hit the snooze button this weekend, you'll live longer.

❀ Going to a picnic this weekend? Bring this pasta salad and you'll be a star.

❀ The windows are finally open, and more and more bugs are turning up in the house. I woke up to a tiny spider in my bed - eek! Here are eight plants to keep spiders out of your home, but also consider they might actually be doing some good there too.

❀ How succulents went from frowned upon to beloved.

❀ One more super cute dress at TJMaxx (because I can't help myself).

❀ When we just go too far to seem perfect.

❀ Who gets the credit for inventing avocado toast?

❀ So many good memorial day weekend sales!
    40% off at Ann Taylor - I love this off the shoulder top.
    50% off at J.Crew Factory - still searching for that perfect gingham dress?
    40% off at Banana Republic - I've got my eye on this black straw fedora.
    Stop by Julie Vos for the Memorial Day sale section - discount is graduated.

❀ This would be such a cute Memorial Day outfit.

❀ I really want to go on this vespa tour through Italy, anyone want to come with me?


  1. I am all for any article that says that sleeping in is good for your health - because while I am a morning person, I love my sleep and I hate alarms, particularly on weekends. On a totally unrelated note, I'm not going to lie, I have to side with your sister - you should move to California ;) What an adventure that would be!

  2. lol I totally disagree with this article I grew up with an avocado tree in my home and totally started putting it on toasts, therefore it's my invention :) This photo is so pretty, have a great weekend.


  3. You really do find the best dresses, Lydia!! We need to go shopping together!!

  4. I love this post <3 Enjoy your holiday weekend!

  5. Oh that photo and your dress are beautiful! :)

    I have the hardest time with spiders. We have huntsmen which terrify me, but they also eat the poisonous redbacks which scare me more, especially since I have the boys that need to be protected, so I am always worried to see either! If you see one it means the other isn't far away. Terrifying! Even though they do good, I don't think I'll ever like spiders!

    Hope that you have been having a lovely week and you have a great weekend ahead of you! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  6. That pasta salad looks really good!

  7. this is fun! I am going on a picnic this weekend!

  8. I'm hoping to go check out J.Crew Factory's sale for myself! They have so many cute things now! Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. I know right? Everybody's sharing photos of their cute succulents. I love it. Also, can't wait for summer too. Lovely dress you have here dear!

    Jessica |

  10. I definitely need all the plants to keep spiders and all the other bugs out! I hate these! Goat Cheese Pasta Salad seems so yummy!

  11. Have you actually REALLY sat down and considered moving to CA?
    Oh and I came across a snake SKIN SHED as I did yard work this weekend so I would not mind a tiny spider ;)