Oh y’all I am so excited that it’s Friday! It’s been a hot week here in Seattle (90 degrees!) and I’m looking forward to the cooler temps this weekend (70s). We don’t have AC in our house, so the upstairs gets so hot! Most nights this week it was over 80 in our bedrooms, which makes it really hard for Little A to sleep. Poor baby just sweats and is uncomfortable. We gladly welcome the mid 70s back to Seattle!
And now that it’s summer, I’m seeing more and more vacation posts and I am longing for a European vacation. It’s been years since I’ve been and I have the itch. I tried to convince the hubs to go to Italy for our 5 year anniversary last month, but I was shot down. Maybe next year I suppose. Until then I’ll live vicariously through all your tropical and European vacation photos.
Onto this week’s favorites!
Thank you all for the sweet comments on Wednesday’s post. My dad really is an amazing man and 100% my hero. I love him to pieces.
Abby, who blogs over at Just a Girl and Her Blog, just released a revised, updated version of her ebook Building A Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook. I read her first book and it was awesome. This one, you guys, is even better. This new revised package comes with the updated ebook (including new chapters), 20 video tutorials, printables and interviews with some really fantastic bloggers on topics ranging from SEO to ads and building your network. Whether you’re a newbie just getting started, or seasoned blogger looking to up your game a bit, get the package. Abby has gone from baby blogger to building a brand and making a 6-figure income in 2 years. If you want to make blogging a career, pick up the book.
Becky’s Healthy Apple Cookies. That’s pretty much all I have to say. Just look at the pictures.
I really do think squats are my favorite exercise EVER. I incorporate squats into every single workout I do, and sometimes I just bust out a few squats in random places: at my desk at work, in the bathroom while giving Little A a bath, in the kitchen while baking. There’s always time for squats. Horse and sumo squats are two of my favorites. Love this graphic from Fit Foodie Finds.
I’m planning on writing a post on my favorite inspirational and personal development books, but I have been dying to share The Alchemist with you guys for months and I couldn’t wait any longer. The Alchemist is about an Andalusian sheep herder, Santiago, who leaves sheep herding behind to travel the world in search of worldly treasures. It’s a book about following your dreams and probably one of my favorite books of all time. 5 stars from this girl right here.
Have a great weekend love bugs!