Live Lately V.5

Happy Friday! Hope you’re all looking forward to a fun weekend ahead (and your well on your way to surviving the end of the workweek!)

I can’t complain too much because I’m spending the long weekend in sunny Florida and enjoying some much needed time with my family. Today’s my 29th birthday (whaaaaaat?) so I’m planning to celebrate with Grouper sandwiches, cake from The Bubble Room, and some quality hours at the beach with the family. I’ll be sharing on Instagram Stories throughout the whole trip,  so make sure to follow along if you’re looking for some sunshine 🙂

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet so I can get back to birthday shenanigans, but I’m hoping to share some thoughts on turning a year older (and reflecting back on what’s been a really crazy year!) in the coming week. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite posts and articles from around the web recently!

  • Cedar and Rush along with Girl Meets Party shared their Valentine’s Day/Galentine’s Day party planning tips! I had so much fun getting together with Jen, Suree, Nicole, Kira, and Emily  a few weeks back and was blown away by how incredible the spread was! I’ve hosted Galentine’s Day parties in the past, but nothing quite like that!
  • I’m trying to get back into the habit of writing letters, so I loved the tips from Girl Meets Party and the cute (very Valentine’s inspired!) cards you can download for free! You need them in your life, pronto.
  • As I’ve been trying to live a more plant based lifestyle, I’ve loved these tips and recommendations from Jess as she’s been changing how she approaches food and meal prepping. I don’t think I’ll ever be as hardcore as she is, but I’ve been loving the tips!
  • I am obviously a big fan of Madison, so I loved seeing that Katie went to visit my hometown a few weeks back! She took so many cute pictures and stayed at The Graduate hotel, which looked amazing. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway from Chicago, Katie has some excellent tips.

(Also, really nailed it with the phone hanging out of my back pocket…whoops!)

Anyways, that’s it from me today! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and find some much needed time to relax! xx