Hi Everyone. I hope this finds you all healthy and safe. I am trying to keep a positive attitude with all that is going on around us, sometimes it is difficult. I have rounded up some links that I hope will bring a little sunshine into your life wherever you are. Let’s take a look at Friday Fun Stuff.
Seriously can Mark D Sikes do any wrong? Look at this gorgeous room in one of his latest projects. I am loving the blue and tangerine. His latest book More Beautiful will be out in September. I have mine on preorder. I don’t know about you but I can’t wait!! You can buy it on Amazon here.
Now that we are all wearing masks on a daily basis, lipstick has become a big issue. As long as you don’t take your mask off it isn’t a problem. Anyone else having problems with the “joker look” when you do take the mask off? Here are three lip colors that will stay put (or at least won’t be all over your face) when you are wearing a mask. I wrote a post a while back the best lipsticks and lipcare for mature women here. However, I have found that the more moisturizing ones (which I had gravitated to) smear all over the face with a mask. I am back to the versions that resemble concrete until the pandemic is over. These three work. The Stila is the absolute best. I like the baca and the beso. The Chanel is pricey but has so many more colors, and the old Revlon standby is good but not many color choices.
Have you checked out Kris from Driven by Decor’s Master Bath Reno here? She is always so good about listing the sources. If you are looking to remodel your bath and are looking for some good ideas. I am using a similar woven pendant in a bath I am working on right now. Check out Kris’ post here
My friend Elizabeth, from Pine Cones and Acorns has a burger recipe that I am going to try this weekend, Texas Burger from Bobby Flay. Does this look like 4th of July perfection or what?
I love Sundance Catalog. To me it is like shopping in a small boutique. They have things that you can’t find “everywhere” which is not the case for most catalogs. I am normally not a blue fan but this shirt really caught my eye. Apparently I am drawn to blue and tangerine at the moment.
Little Summer LOVES ice cream. I wonder if I could convince her to try this Pistachio Ice Cream from Epicurious. I don’t care for ice cream but this one? Yum! We have this ice cream maker from Cuisinart and we love it. My husband can barely boil water and he has completely taken charge of the ice cream making.
Several of you have asked about nail colors that I am loving right now. I am wearing mooning right now. It is the perfect complement to jeans. If you follow me on Instagram stories you spotted it on my newly pedicured toes! Yippee. I love press pause as a neutral, not quite white and a great accompaniment to gray hair. Sunday Funday is just a great pop of coral for fun.
This article from Goldman Sachs on Face Masks is worth reading. The time is now people. We owe it to each other. We need to wear masks to protect each other and to prevent our small businesses from having to close down again. It’s not complicated and it isn’t difficult once you get used to them. I realize some of you have health issues that prevent you from wearing them but most of us don’t. There is nothing political about it. My friend Kim from Savvy Southern Style posted a link from @kinggutterbaby, an infectious disease specialist from Emory University. Check out her highlights entitled masks. My son and daughter in law own a craft beer and wine tasting room. They are complying with all restrictions. It is tough but they are doing it. My husband owns a small business, his workers wear masks. One of my favorite shops Perch Decor (she is having a big sale) is closing. Please do your part to keep our small businesses alive and our hospitals from overcrowding. We can do it.
We have our little bundle of joy here with us for a couple of days and tomorrow we will join our children at the lake. Summer will soon be 26 months old (going on 12). She is learning to swim, and has become quite a little fish. Here she is hugging our feral cat “fur fur”, who is 12.
For more festive summer menu and tablescape ideas you might enjoy Project Design Simple Summer Entertaining Tips
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Have a wonderful 4th. Please stay safe and healthy. We owe it to the little ones in our life. As always thanks for reading my Friday Fun Stuff. Your support and comments mean so much to me.