Friday Favorites!

Another week has gone by and August is officially half over! How that happened so quickly, I have no idea.

But I am so excited because next week on Thursday after work, I’m heading up to Alaska for an extended weekend to visit Dave! He is currently up there working on Season 2 of The Last Alaskans. #proudgirlfriend ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never been to Alaska and I’m so excited to see it in all its summertime glory! Hopefully we won’t see any bears in Denali.

This weekend we are having a going away party for one of our roommates who is heading to Arizona at the end of this month and I plan to relax and catch up on some things. Can’t wait to hear what you are all planning to do this weekend. Happy Friday friends!

the-new-youFound this listย this week about I’m always curious to see what makes the list!superfoods


This week Giuliana stepped down as the main E! New anchor after 14 years and Bill wrote her the sweetest letter. They are such a great couple and a great example of what a marriage should be. Love them!ย gty_rancic_lb_150514_16x9_992

Fun fact: last year while I was training for my first full marathonย in Santa Monica, I literally ran into Bill Rancic and he couldn’t have been nicer. We grew up in neighboring towns and he’s a good ole Midwest boy and was so friendly! ย br


I kind of adore Reese Witherspoon. She is the epitome of a Southern lady and I just love her style and wholesomeness. She recently did an interview with Southern Living Magazine and talked about how no one is parenting perfectly and how women are all doing the best they can. And although I’m not a parent ย yet, I totally relate that that no one is perfect!ย reese-witherspoon-1-600x800THE NEW YOU(3)

People Magazine posted an article aboutย healthy beach snacksย and even though summer is winding down, we can always use reminders of healthy snacks that aren’t oreos and potato chips. (Though who doesn’t love those?!)



Karastase is offering a free download of a book of braids! With lots of fun ways to style braids for all different occasions. ย My hair is currently a little past my shoulders, not ideal for braiding length, but I’m sure I could get away with a shorter braid. For the last two years I’ve grown my hair out and donated it to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program and I’m currently in the growing it out stage. ๐Ÿ™‚Main-Header-1000x378-No-Copy



Friday has become the day of the link ups. Here are the wonderful women Iโ€™m linking up with each week: Hill Collection and Running 4 Cupcakes




37 thoughts on “Friday Favorites!

  1. Alaska is gorgesou, lady! Denali is amazing, I want to live there. We visited last year and I’m hoping one day to get back there again. I’d love to hear more about the Last Alaskans!

    Great shares, that Reese article looks great and I’ve only heard great things about Bill R. He is just the cutest on their show. Hope you have a great Friday.

    BTW, you came into my inbox as a no reply blogger so I couldn’t respond to your comment.

    1. I recognize your name from the link ups, thanks so much for stopping by!

      I’m super excited for Alaska! Do you have any recommendations for Denali?! I should talk about Last Alaskans, it’s about a few families who live off the grid. it’s on Animal Planet and season one aired recently, I think there are reruns going on now. Thanks for asking ๐Ÿ™‚

      I just changed the no reply blogger, thanks so much for bringing it to my attention.

      Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  2. I absolutely love Reese! She is queen!!! I followed her on intsa and started loving her more! I love that you donate your hair too!!! That is awesome that you do that all the time. Happy Friday Julie!

    1. I love her pics on insta, so colorful and fun!

      Thanks Katelyn, it’s something I love to do and am so happy to do!

      Haha yes I will for sure be posting pictures of Alaska ๐Ÿ™‚ Can not wait!

      Have an awesome weekend girl!

  3. 1) i have always wanted to go to alaska! i’ve actually heard you can take an alaskan cruise and that alaska is the most underrated state in america. can’t wait to hear about your trip!
    2) the only thing i love more than Guilanna is Guilanna and Bill together. they are seriously my relationship goals. i’m trying to get my hands on her book, but haven’t managed yet.

    1. I’ve heard those Alaskan cruises are awesome and such a great way to see so much of the massive state.

      I love them, they’re adorable together and so in love! I’ve been meaning to read her book too, but it’s not at my library yet! Boo.

  4. HOLD ON! SO many things to comment on hahaha 1. One of my friends is in Alaska this week with her family on a cruise! Small world ๐Ÿ™‚ 2. I LOVE Giuliana & Bill! Speaking of them- My husband and I are going to Chicago for a business trip for him in November & I’m hoping to go to RPM while we’re there ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you ever been? Do you have any other suggestions for what we can do while we’re in Chicago?! I’d love your ideas!!

    1. Living in LA you can run into lots of fun people and a few celebs from time to time ๐Ÿ™‚

      Haha I do like to read and I save certain articles to post on Fridays to share!

      Have a fabulous weekend Moll!

  5. I would love to go to Alaska! I’m sure it’s just beautiful there. Take lots of pictures (and post them so I can oooh and ahhh ;)) and more importantly have so much fun! I have loved Reese WItherspoon for years, she is so great!

  6. All this talk of magazines has me wanting to subscribe to magazines again! I miss holding a real magazine in my hand! Reading online just isn’t the same ๐Ÿ™‚ Reese Witherspoon is one of my favs too. I can’t wait to read more about Alaska!

    1. I can’t wait to see Alaska, I’ve heard SO much about it! I still haven’t been to RPM but heard it’s great, I gotta get in there next time I’m in town!

      I just sent you an email ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a good weekend Olya!

  7. Alaska! Have a wonderful trip- cannot wait to see your pics. I loved watching Giuliana and Bill’s show- is it still on? I don’t even know American TV anymore. #expatproblems Oh and LOVE the new look of the blog!

    1. Thanks Kelley! Hopefully I’ll come back with some great pics ๐Ÿ™‚

      I don’t think their show is on now but I hope it comes back soon, I miss it!

      Glad you like the new look, I figured it was time! Hope you’re enjoying time back home in the US!

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