If I had to describe this past week in one word, that word would be fulfillment. Each day was the perfect amount of jam packed, with loads of inspiration on the work side of things, and scattered about were great breakfasts, lunches, happy hour’s and dinners with dear friends and inspiring creatives. It was just a solid, fulfilling week. It further validates my realization I’ve had this past year that I thrive on connection, as well as creative energy. I will say, I did feel extremely overwhelmed as Friday progressed because I left for Florida this morning, and I started feeling like I had far too much to get done prior. Lo and behold, I got done what I needed to, and had to push the rest out to today. And, you know what? The world didn’t end because I had to push a couple things out. You can only do what you can do, am I right? Anyway, as I said, I’m off to Florida for the week to visit lots of family, and I can hardly wait. Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope you have a great one. And below, as always, you’ll find some great reads and finds from this past week! xo Julie P.S. That photo above is from Levy Park, which is a new park in Houston, and it’s absolutely incredible. If you haven’t checked it out, I urge you to do so! I spent lunch there one day this past week with my dear friend and her adorable little.
Do you have a solid morning routine? I go through phases, but I’m thinking it’s something I need to make happen on the daily. / The First Thing 15 Highly Successful People Do Each Morning via Business Insider
Summer launches at Sephora. Can’t believe summer is so soon! / Sephora Just Turned Up the Heat With These Summer Launches via Refinery 29
I truly try to be punctual all the time, but sometimes it just doesn’t work. Are you always late? You might like this one. / This is Why You’re Chronically Late – and How to Change It via My Domaine
Feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Anxious? Maybe you need to implement some new practices into your life? / Three Practices for the Overwhelmed, Stressed, Anxious via Zen Habits
I’ve been on the hunt for a new pair of sunglasses, and I’m eyeing some Quay ones. / Quay via Shopbop
Sometimes packaged foods are simply easier and necessary, but you want to make sure you’re not eating the ‘bad-for-you’ ones, so this list is helpful! / The 11 Best Healthy Packaged Snacks at Whole Foods via SELF (P.S. I’ve been hearing SO much about those RX Bars lately…definitely need to give them a try soon).
How cute and spring-y does Candace look in these photos? We went to Snooze that day for breakfast and then did a little photo shoot! #bloggers / Spring Stripes via Luxe with Kids
I feel like I need to get this dress because I could see myself living in it. Looks so comfy. / Jersey Dress via H&M
Heading to a bachelorette party anytime soon? Ashley’s got you covered. / The Essentials for a Perfect Bachelorette Weekend via Sugar & Cloth
I feel like I could relate to some of these. I, oftentimes, find myself saying “I’m sorry” even if it’s something I don’t need to be sorry for. Working on it! / The One Word These 7 Women Want You to Stop Using via Create & Cultivate
Make sure to catch this week’s interview on the blog: An Interview with Terin Matlock, Owner of Luxington Boutique
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