Friday Finds #49: Hope and New Favorites

I’ve been a bad girl. I missed the past two weeks of Friday Finds! Other things have been distracting me but I’m back in the saddle this week with a round-up of new inspiration for you. Thank goodness this world is filled with so much inspiration and creativity to share!

A sandy trail surrounded by brush leading up to a cottage on the beach.

How wonderful was the announcement from the CDC that vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks? The loosening of restrictions might leave you hoping and dreaming of traveling again. I’ve already got my eye on a Greek Islands vacation but I’ll wait at least another year before I start planning – just to be on the safe side.

In the meantime I plan to visit New Buffalo on Lake Michigan with my granddaughter next month. And in August our entire family is headed to Lake Ripley in Cambridge, Wisconsin. I hope to go on a short fall vacation – maybe to either Georgetown or Paducah, Kentucky. Georgetown is horse country and Paducah is an artist community so either town should prove interesting.

On the homefront, hubby and I have been working on the vegetable and flower gardens. I think I have just one more planter to go and then my annuals are all done. And then I hope to move a couple of plants around before calling it quits and relaxing by the pond. How’s your gardening going this year?

Well, let’s get into this week’s Friday Finds, and I apologize for missing the past two weeks!

I was so happy to see that my friend Alice started blogging again! She recently shared her dining room makeover and I love the unique color choice. I’m sure some of you already follow Alice’s blog and were just as thrilled as me to find a post from her in your emailbox.

If any of you are planning to travel this summer, here’s a list of the cutest seaside towns in the south. I’ve only been to one of these locales – Tybee Island in Georgia. I can think of several more seaside communities that should be on the list. You’ve probably got a couple of favorites too that aren’t listed.

Normally I don’t talk much about clothes or accessories on my blog, but I found the cutest online purse and accessories store that I want to share. It’s called SakRoots and I ordered this adorable crossbody bag in the Wanderlust pattern. I just love it!

Many of you know that one of my favorite home decor sites is My Scandinavian Home. Niki recently shared a fairytale-like Swedish home that I know you’re going to love!

Finally, if you like iced coffee as much as me, you might want to make this horchata-style coffee creamer from Martha Stewart using three ingredients. I plan to make it this weekend. I’ve never made my own creamer, have you?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and can enjoy the outdoors for a bit. We’ve got sunny days ahead and I can’t wait to be outside all weekend. Enjoy – and thanks for visiting!

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  1. Lots of interesting stuff! I don’t think that I’ll be making the coffee creamer out of condensed milk because of the sugar content BUT I would certainly like to try adding cinnamon to my cream! As simple as that is, I honestly wouldn’t have thought of that myself. Thanks for always inspiring us 🙂

  2. Thanks for the tour of that Swedish house, I enjoy looking at them and the decor and thanks for The Sak web site, and yes I have had one for about 8yrs, and loved it, just ordered another one. Enjoy your new purse and the weekend.

  3. I too love that Scandinavian site, always wanting something seen there, such as the couch in todays story! Yes, I have made creamer before. I have a machine called an ‘ Almond Cow’ that makes almond milk. I prefer the taste of homemade. Their website has many recipes for non dairy creamers. I also make sweetened condensed milk with no sugar, as we do not eat sugar. All so yummy!