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cheers to the weekend

Cheers to the Weekend

Happy Friday everyone!

Wow what a week it has been. Between graduations, mother’s day, and saying farewell to friends as they leave for distant lands some for longer than I would like. May is always a season of transition, of hard goodbyes, and figuring out the next steps. While it is my third May in this community, I can’t say that the practice has made farewells any easier. I’m welcoming my travel in the upcoming weeks as a slight reprieve and embracing all that comes with the summer months. I’m hoping to find a few adventures and moments of downtime during the weekend. Also, pool parties and nights on the patio will become the norm as we hit our first week of triple digits temperatures. You will find me hibernating inside or in the water from now until September.

Here are a few links I’ve been loving on the Internet lately:

Everlane just released these slip dresses and I’m absolutely in love. Minimal basics that will be sure to breathe and keep you cool throughout the summer heat.

When it comes to staying cool, I love dessert more than anything else. This is particularly true when it comes to ice cream. Looking for great clean eating recipes that don’t require an ice cream maker? Grab the Whole Scoop from the Whole Food Diary. We love their recipes and can’t wait to try out recipes in this book.

Inspired by the ways women have chosen to collaborate and put aside comparison, check out this ladies gathering and simple evening by The Fresh Exchange. It will be sure to delight and inspire you. I can’t wait to host a few events like this throughout the summer.

I’ve been researching and saving and researching a bit more for some big steps in life. While I’m not sure of the timing, I have some goals in mind and within the next few years it will mean more permanent roots in this town of mine. Until then I’ve been torn between the builder basic homes and finding the worst fixer upper on the block and gutting it all. Home tours have become a favorite of mine and this home tour from Design Sponge is no different. My favorite part? The bathroom and tile combinations.

Just in case you missed it, here’s this week’s posts:

Just 5: Homemade Salsa | Soak and Swim: 2017 Swim Picks
What We’re Reading: Spring Edition | How to Create Margin

What are you up to this weekend?

mothers day printable

Mother’s Day Printable

Happy weekend everyone!

With Mother’s Day weekend approaching we decided to put together this little print and card for the coolest woman you know, your mom. Around here we’re closing up a full week of projects, graduations, and birthdays. It’s been a celebratory week and we’re ready to rest a bit.

For all the moms out there, we hope this card will inspire and delight you. To my mom, you’re seriously the best. Expect this card to hit your doorstep early.

Find the Mother’s Day printable here: 5×7 | Letter

let it be the weekend grana

Let It Be the Weekend with Grana

When it comes to the weekend, I always get a bit more excited. It’s the days that have breathing room, the moments to embrace the fresh early summer days, and to the ability to enjoy all that comes with a more relaxed pace. Whether enjoying a good book, a cup of coffee with friends, or going for a hike, we discover the beauty of pressing pause. For me this weekend will be full as I finish out school next week. It’s been a marathon and is one worth celebrating as the end is in sight.

This week has been a full one. One with ebbs and flows. I’ve embraced the hot (and I do mean hot) temperatures that Redding summer brings. I’ve found the sunshine and the freckles have completely popped on my shoulder unlike ever before. There’s been inevitable transition that comes with the month of May and I’m sure I’ll continue to process that as time moves on, but until then we’re embracing the lasts that come with the season.


Here are a few things we’ve been loving on the Internet lately:

– Abstract Documentary on Netflix. We shared a quote from this docuseries on Monday and are rewatching it. It keeps us inspired and ideas fresh.

– We’ve been looking at properties for a while and am saving to purchase my own little fixer upper. Scandinavian modern design is our absolute favorite and we can’t stop pinning items to this board.

– With May brings Derby and this weekend, more than ever, I’m missing the energy of my hometown. To celebrate we’re thinking about making this stunning gluten-free Derby pie.

-We absolutely love nachos. They are our favorite. With some fresh blue corn chips and homemade salsa, we couldn’t love this snack any more. Lately we’ve been trying out variations. The sweet potato nachos from the Whole Food Diary are a game changer, as are the apple nachos from a local shop. (We’ll be making some of these this weekend.

– For those of you who won’t be at Derby parties this weekend, happy Cinco de Mayo to you. Here’s a few of our favorite mexican recipes to celebrate. We love the blood orange margarita, peach margarita, and shrimp ceviche dip.

-There’s something about Darling magazine. We think they’re brilliant. From their writing to the way they express their core values, we love their blog posts and this one articulated a subject I’ve processed through over the years. Rejection. We all face it, but how do you deal with it? Go read this article. It just might change your life.


-The perfect pair of silk PJs. There’s something about a great pair of pajamas and we love the way these fit from Grana. They have ease, while being simple, ethically sourced, and elegant. We hope you find a favorite pair here as well.

-Want an extra something special for springtime that’s ethically sourced fashion? Grana is offering 15% off this weekend. We recommend the linen tee and turkish denim. They’re classic pieces you’ll wear again and again. That and they’re stunningly beautiful. Get shopping here.

Just in case you missed it: Monday Words, Honey Lavender Latte, Honey Lavender Bourbon Ale, and Mother’s Day Gift Guide with Amara

Have an amazing weekend everyone!

This post was sponsored by our friends at Grana. All thoughts and opinions are our own.  Thank you for continuing to support the brands that support Glisten and Grace.

 

rain and remedies playlist

Vol 4: Rain & Remedies Playlist

There’s something about a rainy day in spring. The peaceful sound of the raindrops against the windows, and the fresh crispness of the air. We put on our coziest layers and make big pots of soup. Our April has been filled with rainy days and sometimes a great playlist can be the best remedy to getting things done when all you want to do is stay in bed. (It can be a big challenge when working from home.) We put together this playlist to embrace all that the last rainy days of spring have to offer.

Have an amazing weekend everyone!

naturally dyed easter eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

As a little girl I would obsess over my easter egg craft project. I would wander up and down the aisles of my local Meijer grocery store. Whether it was a simple Paas kit, or marbling, glitter, or wax resists, I would dream about all the creative exploits that would land on the simple substrate of a white eggshell. Any moment for creativity was a welcome sight and regardless of the years that have passed, there’s something about dyeing Easter eggs that brings back a welcome DIY staple. This year we ditched artificial color and ventured into the world of natural dyeing processes. Whether dyed with tea, turmeric, or red cabbage, it’s was a fun project to explore.

Keep reading for the full how-to after the jump!

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Supplies:

  • A dozen eggs
  • 2 T white vinegar
  • 1 t iodized salt
  • 4 C red cabbage
  • Coconut oil or butter for resist

Directions:

Place eggs in a large sauce pan. Cover with water. Set on stove to high. Boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. In a separate saucepan, place 4 C of shredded red cabbage. Cover with water and boil for 30 minutes. Strain cabbage and discard, leaving purple liquid. Add salt and vinegar to the cabbage dye. Rubbing butter or coconut oil on the egg, create a resist. Place in dye in small mason jars. Allow to sit overnight for a deep blue. For a paler color, keep in liquid for only 5 hours. Remove eggs from dye liquid. Run underneath cold water to remove the resist. Continue to dab with paper towel for a beautiful sponged effect. Place in a basket or small wooden bowl for the perfect casual centerpiece at your Easter gathering. Until Monday and happy Easter!

Missed any of this week’s posts? Find them below.

Work to Live | Easter Brunch | Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta (Sweet + Savory)
Crustless Spring Vegetable Frittata | Rosemary Roasted Potatoes