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!

 
 

Favorite Podcasts

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During the holidays last year, Jay and I listened to the first season of Serial as we drove to and from Lexington, Louisville, Somerset, Bowling Green, Madisonville, and Nashville. The podcasts made the time in the car fly! If you haven’t listened to it yet and your friends have been talking to you about Adnan’s innocence for the past year, do yourself a favor and check it out, especially if you have some travel time over the long weekend. Each season shares one true story over the course of several episodes. I think I hyped up the new season, which is evaluating Bowe Bergdahl’s capture and release by the Taliban, too much because I’m not enjoying this season as much as I hoped. Even though I’m caught up on Serial (tear), there are several other podcasts that I recommend.

Limetown: So entertaining! As someone who adamantly avoids science fiction, this podcast even hooked me! Like I mentioned, it is a work of science fiction, and my only complaint is that the episodes are too short and there aren’t enough of them. It can get a little disturbing, so I didn't like to listen to them near bedtime. Here’s how the website describes it.

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?"

This American Life: Each week, the producers select a theme and the podcast consists of several short journalistic, sometimes funny, stories pieced together around the theme. There is usually at least one or two short stories that I really enjoy each week. If nothing else, search through the archives and listen to “The Problem We All Deal With.” It is a two-part series focused on inequality in education, which is a topic that can really get me going.

Women of the Hour: This podcast is a collaboration between Lena Dunham and BuzzFeed. While I agree with most everything that Lena Dunham stands for, and I really want to like her, I just can’t get into her style. She has a new podcast, which probably has a different following than the NPR crowd. I’ve listed to about one and a half episodes, and I just can’t get into it. However, if you are a Lena Dunham fan, you should give it a listen.Here are a few other Podcasts I recommend:

Cheers!

Laura