Friday Favorites: August Already!

It never gets old being excited when the weekend rolls around but can you believe we're in August already? Shit...soon it'll be time to start preparing for the holidays! This year seems to be flying by as they seem to do when you're having fun. So I guess that's a good thing!

 I ventured over to an Alex and Ani store on Wednesday to check out their pieces and I'm in love!

Of course, I ended up purchasing a bracelet to start my collection.

After my little shopping trip, I took a stroll through Park Ave and then headed back to my car which was interrupted by a train that sat still for 15 minutes blocking my path to the parking lot. So while I'm standing there in 95 degree Florida heat twiddling my thumbs I spotted this pretty sign and snapped a few photos. I love the beauty of this small city where I work.

 And some favorites from the week...

Favorite Recipe:
Naked salmon burgers with siracha mayo sauce from Recipe found here. I have to try this out for dinner soon. Salmon + avocado + spicy mayo = heaven for me.

Favorite Quote:
Embrace your differences...

Favorite Beer (of the week):
I discovered this local beer at happy hour yesterday which was really good. I love trying out new beers from random breweries and being pleasantly surprised.

 Favorite snack:
 I am obsessed with this hummus from Trader Joe's. I don't snack on junk food at home but I've always liked some hummus or different cheeses and I've found a keeper!

Favorite Funnies:
After my crazy busy week at work dealing with an acquisition and random annoyances like people who are hired to help you but create more headaches this ecard says it all...SO glad it's the weekend and perfectly acceptable to crack a cold one (after 5pm today of course).

This ecard was made for my husband. I cringe sometimes during football season by how excited and loud he gets yelling in front the TV. Who knows what the neighbors think is going down in our house!

Breathe in and breathe out...

Joining Amanda today for Friday Favorites.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I've wanted to start my Alex & Ani collection for some time...maybe this xmas haha!! I'm going to find that hummus this weekend - love trader joes collection!! Have a great weekend!

  2. I love that bracelet so much! Can I also tell you I am going to get that hummus! It looks delicious! How can I have missed that? Have a great weekend! P.S. I just looked at Biana's comment and realized we both wrote about the same stuff. That was totally unintentional. Haha!

  3. That bracelet is gorgeous! And I hear ya on getting stuck when the trains go by, I've been stuck just as long before and it's super frustrating :-P

    Happy Friday!

  4. You have a whole alex and ani store??? Nashville needs to get it together!!!

  5. Love the bracelet you picked out. Hummus is so good and a great snack food. The first funny is so me lately! Is it 5pm yet?!

  6. I just bought my 1st Christmas present yesterday! You are so right about starting to plan for the holidays!

  7. Stopping by from the link up! Love your blog and following along :) I was JUST browsing A&A online! You're so lucky you have a store nearby! They are such a fun treat! Have a great weekend!


  8. Hell yes to the prison stripes statement.

    I love Alex & Ani! I have three. I might do Alex & Ani as Christmas gifts this year.

  9. oh man, you picked a good color/bracelet!!

  10. I used to hate hummus but now i love it and I try all kinds. I love the bracelet you picked out as well!