This past Friday night I hosted a girls night with some friends. We were all chatting about our weeks and catching up on life when my friend told me about a new podcast that she had been listening to, Mystery Show. She knew I was a HUGE fan of Serial (because she told me about that one as well) so she told me about her newest obsession. I love listening to Podcasts when I walk to and from public transportation for work, while I am on public transportation I read. It's a little schedule I have going for myself. Anyways, I started listing to Mystery Show and it's great. Each episode they dive into a mystery that "cannot be solved by going online". I love this because I think it is a great way to remember that not everything is searchable online and sometimes you have to step away from the computer to find things out, anyone remember encyclopedias?
There are 5 episodes so far and each is very unique, from celebrity heights to licenses plate meanings this podcast does not disappoint!
Recently I have been making a lot of changes around the house. I have been thinking of painting my kitchen, I've been planting a lot of new flowers, and just reorganizing. One of the easiest ways to change up a room is to add a new picture. I have recently become obsessed with Oliver Gal's prints and artwork. I just purchased three for my bedroom and I'm excited to get more for other parts of the house! Take a look below at the three prints that I purchased below and some of the homes that I am interested in getting soon!
I can't believe we are almost half-way through summer and I feel like I haven't done everything I want to do yet! This past weekend I made a list of all of the summer-filled activities that I still want to partake in. I did this last summer and it was a great way to stay focused and find fun things to do. I highly recommend doing one for each season. Below is a sampling of some of the items on my list;
1. Go to the beach
2. Host a BBQ with my extended family
3. Take a walk with friends by the bay while eating delish ice cream
4. Make pineapple margaritas for a girls night
5. Go wine tasting in Napa
6. Go to my cabin for a weekend with friends
7. Spend a day reading in the park
8. Try out a new restaurant with an outdoor patio
9. Plant some new succulents in my yard (California drought friendly!)
We love outdoor parties and BBQ's. Seriously I think is every party was a day rager we would be thrilled. Below Ashley has rounded up some of her fave items to make any picnic, BBQ, or outdoor party extra special!
Picnic baskets are a great way to transport your items and to bring a classic nod to the event. I love Turkish towels, they are light weight and come in so many great colors. For serving the food I go with mason jars and outdoor plates, recyclable and easy to use! Bamboo cutlery and serving spoons are light weight, perfect when you are carrying stuff to your desired location! I want to make sure that I bring fun to the event so, an outdoor speaker is ideal. Pillows are a great way to make your guests feel comfortable and to bring some extra color to the overall look. Don't forget the wine and corkscrew that you can bring in this adorable watermelon cooler! Lastly, a cutting board is something that almost everyone forgets, it can double for a serving platter as well!
What do you like to bring to your events? Let us know in the comments!