Friday Favorites: Books, Beach & Bloggers

Happy Friday friends! I’m linking up with the ladies at A Little Bit of Everything BlogGrace and Love Blog, and Momfessionals as usual! 🙂 Head on over to all their sites if you wanna join in the link ups!


I’m also linking up with other blogging women at A.Liz AdventuresCarolina CharmHello! Happiness, and The Good Life Blog.p-txt

 And last but not least The Farmer’s Wife, September Farm, Fitting It All in Blog, Life in Leggings and Meet at the Barre!


the-new-youThis week I finished My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock and I loved it! If you’re looking for a light, uplifting, summer read I’d totally recommend this one. She chronicles facing her fears for an entire year from cage diving with sharks to doing stand up comedy.

It got me thinking about my fears and how we build up things in our minds and they usually aren’t so bad!

9780061875038If you’re looking for other ideas for good summer reads, check out my book club page. I’ve put asterisks next to my favorite books. I’d also love to hear your book recommendations, please feel free to leave them in the comments!
the-new-you1I had so much fun last Saturday at the Summer Shape Up event in Hermosa Beach. I got to work out with P90x creator Tony Horton and Autumn Calabrese.



the-new-you2In the last week or two I’ve made some new blogging friends, who have been super sweet and supportive. I wanted to take a second to highlight them and their blogs and say thank you girls!

headerabout+meLauren at Post Grad in Progress is a Charlotte based girl navigating her way through life in her post college years.


Molly is a sweet, full time college girl sharing her life in Texas on her blog  Colors of Life.

cropped-img_05442Kylie McGraw is a grad student in the DC area who is also big into fitness and running. The runner in me relates to a lot of her posts. She blogs at Kylie McGraw.


CaptureJulia and Amelia are two best friends (like Vi and I!) since 6th grade, who blog together in the Seattle and Bellevue area. And since I’m moving up to Seattle in the fall, it’s fun to follow their adventures and see what they’re up to up there!


I saw this quote this week on Pinterest and just loved it. Life is too short to be surrounded by negative people. The people you invite into your life should be positive, inspirational, loyal, and supportive, to name a few traits. I’ve moved a lot in last few years from Chicago, to DC, Santa Monica, Orange County, and next up Seattle.

Each time I move I focus on making meaningful, lasting friendships. You get what you give. You have to be a good friend in order to have good friends. Friendships and relationships are what make a place home for me. I will continue to seek out positive vibes, real people, honesty, and humor in my search for new friends.

0001-66688368And lastly I wanted to feature again, for those of you who may have missed it yesterday. Continuing my interview series I interviewed Hanne who has visited more than 50 countries in the world, with the hopes of visiting every country! She speaks 5 languages and blogs over at Places, People, Stories. Be sure to check out her interview here.


Have a good weekend friends, see you back here Monday!!


20 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Books, Beach & Bloggers

  1. I read Kylie’s blog every day! I need to go check out the other bloggers you featured. That book sounds good, I’m going to check out your book club recommendations. How exciting that you’re moving to Seattle! I love it here, so I hope you end up loving it too!

    1. I love that the blogging world can be so small sometimes in a good way. It’s nice to see ‘familiar’ faces around 🙂

      Let me know if you end up liking any of my book recommendations! I’d love to hear yours too.

      Glad to hear your love it in Seattle! I’m excited but have heard that generally people from Seattle have friends from childhood who they stick with and don’t usually let people into their ‘inner circles.’ Hah, do you agree with that statement?

  2. My Year With Eleanor has been on my “to-read” list for a little while! I’ll have to check it out with I’m done with my current book 🙂 My blog is very new (as in, last week new!) and I’d love to incorporate what I’m reading into my posts- you’ve inspired me!

    1. I’ve been wanting to read My Year with Eleanor for over a year now and finally got to it and it was great! What book are you currently reading? I love good book recommendations.

      Welcome to the blogging world! it’s fun. I feel like I’m just getting the hang of blogging now even after having a blog for a while. Let me know if you have any questions. 🙂 Feel free to email me.

      I’m so glad I inspired you, thank you for saying that.

  3. Oh thank you so much for sharing the blog love! 🙂 Besides writing, making blog friends is my second favorite part! How was the workout?! Autumn was in Pittsburgh a few months ago but I missed it! I worked out with Sagi Kalev from Body Beast in March…he is a BEAST for real!

    1. You’re so welcome! You’re awesome and it’s been fun getting to know you through your blog!

      The workout was super fun. I’m so glad I went. It was really inspiring, I need to step up my workout game 🙂

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