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Friday Fun Stuff-Skincare, Summer, Food & Fashion

Happy Friday.  I haven’t done a Friday Fun Stuff in ages as I don’t normally post on Friday anymore.  Friday Fun Stuff is just that, miscellany that I have gathered from the web, Instagram and beyond that grabbed my attention this week. I spent yesterday babysitting so I will start off with a few pics of Summer.  She is BUSY and full of fun.  Speaking of grandmothers or “grannies” , Ann Oldenburg of the Washington Post wrote a wonderful article about becoming a grandmother titled,“I am thrilled to be a grandmother, just don’t call me grannie” I think you will enjoy it if you are a recent or soon to be grandma.  She also kindly mentioned one of my recent posts Stylish Comfortable Shoes that don’t Look Granny .Thank you so much Ann for reading and the mention.

Friday Fun Stuff

Susan from Un Femme shared some great skincare tips from her dermatologist here

Vicki Archer has a fun post What Style Character are You? Did you read it?  If so what are you?  I think I am half bohemian and half minimalist.  Hmmmm…what does that say about my style?  I have none?!!

Friday Fun Stuff

Do you follow Nate Berkus on Instagram? Do you stop in Target with the intention of buying one thing and go out with a haul.  You will enjoy this if so

nate berkus at target

I feel like all I want to cook of late are salads my pal Mary Ann Classic Casual Home shared this beautiful stacked greek salad. Isn’t it beautiful?

stackable greek salad

Kim from Savvy Southern Style shared  her visit at this darling Cashiers Showhouse

cashiers showhouse

Madewell has my favorite mule on sale for 20% off I think I might have to order a pair or two.  I like mules because they are backless and can fit over my bunion. I know I won’t be able to tromp all over the design center in these but they are a fun option for a shorter venture.  Anyone else coveting the snakeskin number?

madewell remy mule on sale

Do you watch Youtube videos?  I have to be honest they are a little long and time consuming for my liking.  There are a ton out there that are full of useful information like this one from Angie from Hot and Flashy Antioxidants that Work I would rather read than watch and skim at my own pace?  Is it just me, or do you find them too lengthy?

That’s it for my Friday Fun Stuff.  Have a great weekend. I hope you are following me on Instagram where I share daily inspiration and stories.  I have received a lot of positive feedback about our #thecollectedstyle hashtag and my post so tell your friends and join the fun.  If you would like to see more of what I love in fashion, gardens, and interiors please follow me on Pinterest as well.



Reader Interactions


  1. Barbara at Mantel and Table says

    Great articles Cindy! I’m overdue for grandma-hood, but I still have skin to take care of, shoes to wear, salads to eat, personalities to uncover, cottages to tour, and Target shopping to do! 🙂 LOVED them all! Thanks for collecting them all for us!

  2. Annie Diamond says

    I can’t believe Summer is already a toddler! She’s adorable! I don’t watch a lot of youtube videos, but after seeing Elizabeth’s comment…I’m going to look for Janet’s messy bun video!

  3. Carol S. says

    Would MUCH rather read than watch a YouTube video plus I read blogs at work w no sound!! Liked so many things you said in your post, fun reads for tomorrow. Thank you have a great week.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      So interesting hearing everyone’s take on this. I am in your camp Carol. I am too impatient.

  4. Karen says

    You always have some fun stuff for us. Thank you. Your granddaughter is adorable and at such a fun age. Enjoy!

  5. home before dark says

    Loved Endless Summer! She is quite the charmer. I’m a reader/skimmer, but I will sit for a you tube if it really interests me. With a bunion of my own, I’m with you on the mules, but the Madewell seems a bit narrow in the toebox. Sometimes open toed slides hit my sweet spot better than closed toe. You can be the canary in the coal mine and report back!!! Loved Mary Ann’s salad…and her knife recommendation, which I’m going to order to join my obsession/collection!

  6. Sandra Sallin - Apart From My Art says

    I really enjoy YouTube videos. I seem to be in the minority. I love the makeup ones, how to’s like how to get rid of white flies on your plants, how to edit Instagram stories etc. Love that precious grand daughter of yours. Enjoyed the Nate Berkus video etc. This was a fun post. Keep it up.

  7. LA CONTESSA says

    With YA on THE YOU TUBE,,,,,,,,,,,they are too LONG and MOST are uncomfortable speaking!IT kinda pains me to watch them!!!
    She did it on her MESSY BUN which I immediately tried to emulate!
    I’ll send you a photo for a good laugh!

  8. Cheryl Rich says

    I have to try that Greek Salad…it looks scrumptious!
    So happy you have time to spend with Summer. Such a cutie!

  9. N says

    What a beautiful little one!

    There is the option to play YouTube videos at a faster pace. It’s under the Playback Settings when you click on the three dots. You can also increase the playback quality, as well, which I like for makeup videos. 🙂

  10. steep_learning_curve says

    Summer is such a cutie..her smile is everything😁Enjoy her while she’s young…it goes by so quickly! I have 6 grandchildren and my oldest will be going off to college next year..I have no idea how that happened🤷‍♀️

  11. Pamela Whitcomb says

    Isn’t being a grandparent just the most wonderful thing ever??!! Summer is a little doll, and very blessed to have you and Steve as grandparents. 🙂

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