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Happy Friday, friends! I hope you’re as ready for a great weekend as I am. 🙂 Let’s get started with a few of my Friday Favorites — a roundup of five things I’m loving lately!

Favorite photography experiment: Six photographers created portraits of the same man, but each had a very different result when they were told about the subject.

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And this quote spoke to me so much:
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See the whole video, produced by Canon Australia, here.

Favorite accessory: It’s still been a little warm to bust out my favorite blanket scarf, but when it does—watch out, world! You’ll probably see it in many of these variations from The Average Girl’s Guide:

How to Style a Plaid Blanket Scarf:
Favorite Ikea Hack: I have a giant living room wall with nothing on it (it’s way easier to style other people’s walls than my own!) and I’m thinking some built-ins might be the perfect solution, and winter is a great time for us to tackle home improvement projects. I love the polished trim work… the whole how-to is here!


Favorite simple dinner: I’ve been craving a bowl of hearty chili lately (although it’s been too warm out for it!) but I’m thinking that’s about to change this weekend. I’m excited to make this sweet potato & quinoa version from Jen Chooses Joy — it’s all my favorite things in one dish! And yes, I may even brave cutting an avocado to put on top… I love avocados, but I’m a klutz with a knife.

Favorite running inspiration: I snuggled up last Sunday morning with coffee and was glued to the NYC Marathon — I’m always so awed by the stories of each runner’s journey to the starting line.

"Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince." #Fitness #Inspiration #Quote:
Here’s to an awesome weekend, friends! Cheers!

Happy Friday, friends! I hope you’re ready for another summer weekend filled with friends, family and fun. Here’s a few Friday Favorites that I’m crushing on lately:

Favorite summer salad: This strawberry-cucumber salad is delish for those toasty summer nights. I love it over a bed of cooked quinoa (I make a big batch at the beginning of the week and keep in the fridge so it’s always ready to go!), and it’s a perfect light dinner. It’s delicious!


Favorite photo tip: Etsy shared a great explanation for depth of field with your DSLR, smartphone or point and shoot cameras. Have fun experimenting!


Favorite travel tips: Heading out on your summer vacay? We’ve been on the road a ton the last few weeks having some great adventures, and these tips for traveling with camera equipment can be a total life-saver.


Favorite post-run therapy: I’m making friends with my foam roller lately at the suggestion of my trainer — it’s been so good for my sore legs after a long run or speed workout. If you’ve never tried it, here’s 5 reasons to try foam rolling… and Pinterest has loads of exercises and techniques to loosen up your muscles. (not my abs… I wish! 😉 )


Favorite guilty pleasure: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends in a couple of days… and I’m loving the fact that we’re talking about fall previews and outfits! I’m all for the effortless look, like this.

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Hope you enjoy your weekend! Do you have big plans?

Happy Mother’s Day weekend, shuttermamas!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend with your families! Here’s a few Friday Favorites to help you celebrate… 🙂

Favorite Yum: Okay, seriously…what’s a celebration without cupcakes? I can’t wait to dig into one of these (but that’s also the “runger” from today’s long run talking). I love love love funfetti!! Recipe over at Minimalist Baker, and can be made gluten-free with a couple of easy substitutions.

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Favorite quote: This has me giggling and nodding my head all at the same time. Can you relate?

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Favorite way to honor another mother: A woman dies every two minutes from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Every Mother Counts is focused on changing that statistic, especially considering that 98% of those deaths are completely preventable. Honor EMC with one of these oh-so-wearable goodies from Oiselle (even for dads and kiddos!) to show your support.

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Favorite mama & child photos: As photographers it’s nearly impossible for us to get in front of the camera every once in a while. Check out these beautiful images of my NAPCP colleagues and their littles to celebrate motherhood! Friday Favorites

Favorite activity to do together: I feel like Mother’s Day is all about spending time with my family — after all, my boys are the reason I am a mother, so the real gift is their undivided time. Any of these activities from Parents magazine sounds like so much fun! (Scheduled hugs? Yes, please!)

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Happy Mother’s Day to you — moms, moms-to-be, fur-baby moms, and especially the moms in your heart. We are all moms on some level, and you should be celebrated and showered with love! Cheers!