Hi friends! I hope you had a lovely week. Mine was long. Not bad, but it felt like it dragged on forever. Probably because I was so looking forward to our weekend trip to the beach! Tomorrow we’re heading out to the Oregon coast, and spending two nights in a little cottage just steps from the beach. Our friends will be joining us the first night, which will be fun, and I’d like to drive a little south and see Cape Kiwanda. It looks beautiful. I’ll be sure to share pictures of our trip next week. (image via unsplash)

I’m taking Monday off in observance of Memorial Day. Take a moment this weekend to remember the brave men and women who have fought and given their lives and hearts to protect our freedoms. It’s so easy to forget how lucky we are, but we truly are blessed to be a part of this great country.

Have a lovely holiday weekend friends. Here are some great things from around the web…

+ More than anything, I appreciate an honest blogger. Loved Emily’s post about annoying ugly things she avoids in her house.

+ The best before/after I’ve seen all week. Amber’s work is just plain amazing.

+ Motivation read: finding personal discipline. (This is something I’m working on, I’ve never been very disciplined.)

+ I recently discovered this pretty DIY blog (I think I’m late to the party though).

+ Wonderful life advice from famous actresses.

+ This book looks amazing.

Bon weekend!