Friday Favorites

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Barre with Art with a friend and had such a great time that I'm heading back this weekend. If you're in Lexington and are a fan of barre, art, or mimosas (or all three), this event makes for a fun Saturday morning with girlfriends. At $10 for a full barre class and a mimosa, grab your mat and head to 21c!

Navy, stripes, and tassels! This looks like the perfect tee to throw on this weekend.

 
 

If you've been following along with us for a little while, then you know we are fans of podcasts. Several of these podcasts are currently on queue.  

Last spring, I spent a lot of time re-landscaping our backyard, and this year, I'm hoping to work on my container gardening game. The great thing about container gardening, especially if you live in an apartment or are planning to move sometime during the next several months, is that you can transport your the fruits (maybe even literal fruits) of your labor. If you didn't catch the section in April's Southern Living, this slideshow provides lots of container gardening inspiration.

Sarah jetted off to sunny LA yesterday. Follow along on Instagram!

In case you missed it earlier this week, Laura dished about her first experience with StitchFix and Sarah shared some Louisville events to keep on the radar. Happy weekending!

 
 

Friday Favorites

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After the unseasonably warm temperatures earlier this week, I'm excited to really begin celebrating Christmas this weekend with several holiday gatherings with friends and family! Here are a few things that caught our eye this week.

  1. HGTV Dream Home 2016 I may be getting ahead of myself, but one of my favorite thing on New Year's Day is watching the HGTV Dream Home Special. I enter the drawing daily in hopes that someday I will win the spectacular house. I couldn't help myself from looking at the pictures that are already posted on the HGTV website. - Laura
  2. Get ready for Fuller House! Growing up, Laura and I were major Full House fans. A show packed with corny jokes, hot Uncle Jesse, and just the right amount of drama (who remembers when Michelle fell of her horse?)--what more could you ask for? Apparently, another season. Netflix has just announced that the Tanners are back on February 26 with Fuller House. The countdown is on! - Sarah
  3. Gift for Your Burrito-Loving Techie Friend To be completely honest, I wanted to write an entire post about this gem of a gift idea. However, Sarah nixed that, so you can thank her. However, if you have a moment and want a laugh, please read the customer ratings and reviews on this digital burrito pouch. I got too much of a kick out of this not to share. - Laura
  4.  I have an obsessive love for two things in my life: my college alma mater and dogs. This week, an administrator of WKU shared this photo of the university president sharing a treat with a service dog at graduation for a job well done. This was enough to make me tear up a bit and try to force my own dog to let me hug her. Even though she hated it, I think she knew the sentiment was there. - Sarah
  5. Be Curious. Be Brave. And Don't Get Bangs. I don't know about you, but when the year is ending and another one is approaching, I spend some time thinking about how to become my better self. I loved this commencement speech Reese Witherspoon gave at her high school alma mater in Nashville. Even as a member of the working world, it is nice to remember to keep growing and stay true to yourself. - Laura

Cheers to a fabulous weekend!

Laura & Sarah

Friday Favorites

 
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We made it folks! It's Friday! Time to give your friends a high five, do a cartwheel, and hit that dougie. But before you do, check out our favorites nuggets of fun from this week.

  1. Christmas Card Displays December is my favorite month for mail because I love receiving Christmas cards. I've never had a great system for displaying them, so I'm going to DIY one of these ideas this weekend. Now if I could just decide which display I'd like to try... - Laura
  2. Serial Season 2 The Serial podcast is a mutual obsession shared by Laura and I. We developed an intense curiosity about the story of Adnan Syed and his accused murder during season one. Season two is taking a different spin on things by looking into the story of Bowe Berghdal, an American soldier previously held prisoner by the Taliban and also charged with two crimes related to his supposed desertion from the Army. I listened to the first episode last night while cooking dinner, and I can already feel a new weekly ritual coming on. - Sarah
  3. Dogs Starring in Nativity Scenes Because is there anything cuter than dogs in costumes? - Laura
  4. Pickin' On Coldplay If you're a fan of bluegrass music, like all true Kentuckians are, then you have to check out the Pickin' On series. Pickin' On pays tribute to a variety of popular bands, but my favorite at the moment is their tribute to Coldplay. The bluegrass cover of Shiver will be your perfect soundtrack to a quiet Friday morning. - Sarah
  5. Ornament Exchange Even though most of my close girlfriends live all over the Bluegrass, we still like to get together for special occasions, holidays included. Next week we are meeting up in a central location (for us, that means Elizabethtown) for a holiday dinner and ornament exchange. Since many of us are just getting started in our careers, an ornament exchange is a fun way for us to treat each other to a gift, but also stay on budget! - Sarah
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Cheers!

Laura & Sarah

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! This week was a doozey, and we’re really glad it’s the weekend! Here are a few tidbits that helped to pull us through the week.

  1. Share a Drink at Starbucks

My coffee is usually homebrewed, so Starbucks is a rare treat for me. Although I don’t hop on the PSL bandwagon, I’m definitely looking forward to the first peppermint mocha latte of the season. Say what you will about the red cups, I’m planning to have a coffee date with my mom tomorrow. There is a buy one holiday drink get one free deal from 2-5 PM each day this weekend. It would be a great time to catch up with a friend or family member! - Laura

  1. Ted Talk: The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get

Ted Talks are one of my favorite things to watch whenever I have some time to kill. Recently I’ve been on a kick of reading/watching anything career related, especially when it applies to females in the workplace. This particular Ted Talk was shared with me by my mentor. As a female in a corporate environment, some of the career advice I receive can be menial—avoid upspeak, wear your hair pulled back, don’t say “like,” be more confident…While some of those things are important (maybe not the hair one, in my opinion), I love this Ted Talk because it brings it back to the basics. Our greatest assets in the workplace, man or woman, are our minds. - Sarah

  1. Whine About It

Anytime I need a quick laugh, Matt Bellassai from Buzzfeed is my go-to guy. Matt’s best known for his weekly video series, Whine About It, where he basically drinks wine at his desk and says every inappropriate complaint that has ever gone through my head. He just started season two of Whine About It, so now is the perfect time to start watching if you’ve never seen his videos before. My favorite quote from his latest video, Types of Food that are the Worst, is that “ramen is just a spaghetti noodle that went for a perm.” - Sarah

  1. Ankle Bootie Tips

I’m slowly embracing the bootie trend. For the first couple of years, I thought they were too trendy for me to try to pull off, and then when I realized that they might fit into my wardrobe, I didn’t really know how to wear them with different outfits. This style guide has been my go-to! With the exception of the bare legs and socks look, I feel like I could wear each of these styles. I’m currently on the prowl for some neutral flat booties that I could wear with jeans on the weekends, and I’d love to see your favorites! - Laura

  1. Yoga on the Go

Creative Yoga is a new hot yoga studio opening a mere block away from my house next week. I’m so excited! While perusing their website in anticipation of their opening, I found this nifty guide to yoga on the go. I’m no stranger to the quad stretch, and my colleagues frequently walk by my office and find me doing eagle arms while reading an email. You bet I’ll be trying out some of these other poses for a little refresher during the workday! - Laura

What's been on your radar this week?

Cheers!

Laura & Sarah