Follow-up Friday!

by - Friday, June 22, 2012

Hello lovelies! The end to another week is today and the weather here in Minnesota is beautiful, I couldn't ask for much more. What a week it's been my friends, it went by incredibly fast and I'm not complaining about it in the least! Wednesday was the first official day of summer, yay! Another big YAY in our neck of the woods is a big accomplishment of our little boy. He has finally mastered the art of the 'potty.' This has been a long time coming, seriously. He is 3 and we've been waiting for a good 6 months on this feat. Congrats to my little man, we're so proud of him!

On another note, I'd love to share some links that I've enjoyed this week and a deal you'll not want to miss out on!

  • First up is the Ugglebo clogs huge Midsummer Sale - Up to 50% off folks through today. I just ordered my first pair (hopefully they're trekking quickly to my doorstep) and I couldn't be more excited! Stop on over to get a deal and to see what the Midsummer festival is all about.
  • I came across this beauty profile website from Julie at Olivine's Charm school and really thought that it explains a lot. Every woman falls into one of four types of beauty and should dress accordingly. Check it out here for more information. You can get free videos delivered to your inbox however to get all the goods you do have to pay.

  • Tea drinking on a dock overlooking lilypads on a pond/lake. Just lovely! I could do this for hours.
  • This week I discovered this lovely magazine called Whole Living (body+soul in balance). I know it's been awhile since I've been to Barnes & Noble however, how could I have been so in the dark about this magazine? I loved it! Have you read it or subscribed to it??
  • After meeting a friend for coffee and discussing the Master Cleanse, I had to google it and see what it was all about. You drink this tea like drink for 10 days and that's all you ingest for 10 days. It cleans out your system and is the clean slate you need for a change of pace. My friend had been doing it for 5 days when we met and her skin was glowing and she looked great! Have you ever done a cleanse like this?? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

  • Swimming in the rain in such a beautiful place! I couldn't help sharing this! What a lovely photo!
via the Never Homemaker
  • I came across this recipe for vegan ice cream from the Never Homemaker and oh my gosh -- do I need to try this or what? Looks so delicious!
  • Lastly, this little blog is so close to reaching 100 lovely followers! I'm so thrilled that so many people have connected with us! Look forward to a giveaway once we hit the lucky number.

Wishing everyone a lovely, lovely weekend!


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  1. LOVE that rain swimming picture. It's always good to hear about little successes and gems from around the internet :) Happy Friday!

  2. I loved the pic too! Thanks for stopping by Brooke -- enjoy your weekend!!

  3. Congrats on your little one learning the rules of the potty! You must be so relieved! Thanks for all the links! Although I'm not a vegan, that ice cream looks super yummy!

    1. Thanks Maddie! I'm super relieved, yes!! I was hoping to make the ice cream this weekend but didn't get around to it. Hope your weekend has been fab!!

  4. I did the master cleanse a few years ago, but I only did it for five days. I've been a vegetarian for 16 years, so it didn't take nearly as long to clean my body out, so to speak. It was a neat experiment, but I wouldn't do it again. It's hard not to eat anything when you're so busy. And while it's true that I wasn't necessarily "hungry," (cause the lemon cayenne syrup drink curbs your hunger), I did get SO SICK of that drink that being hungry sounded better than sucking another one down.

    There are so many great cleanses out there--I'd do another one, but this time I'd pick one that involved a lot more nutrients. There are some really interesting juice cleanses that are actually pretty healthy. And Gwenyth Paltrow has a cleanse . . . can't remember what it's called, but it's super clean eating and worth looking into if you're interested in doing a cleanse!

    1. Thanks for the info. Claire!! I'll have to look into others, I don't know if I could do it for the full 10 days either!

  5. Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the hop and added myself to your followers! Also I’d love to have you check out a fabulous OSCAR DE LA RENTA giveaway I’m having right now!!
    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!
    Xo, Emily

  6. hi rachel ! i just found you through miss scathingly brilliants post and i am thrilled ! can't wait to keep up with your blog. congratulations on 100 followers that is a huge accomplishment that i hope one day to accomplish too !

    1. Hi Sammy! So glad you found us and welcome! :)


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