Happy Friday! It's been a busy week over here. I've got some big stuff (I'm talking BIG) up in the air right now, so send me all your best vibes! I don't want to jinx it, so it's still top secret...for now..... But send me those vibes anyway!
Since publishing my recent post about how to build a client base when first starting your creative business, I've received a ton of great feedback and questions. Keep 'em coming! I'll have more informative posts comin' atchya soon!
Now, here are my Friday Faves:
Studies show sleep literally cleans your brain. As the queen of naps, I can really get behind this research. And here's the proof that poor sleep is even more detrimental to your health if you're a woman.
Don't know who Lauren Wasser is? You should.
The importance of building your own Bliss Station.
Check out these outrageously intricate paper-cut designs. My fingers hurt just looking at them!
This clip is worth watching in its entirety: Simon Sinek talks about the importance of WHY we do things.
You can now find and enjoy poetry throughout Michigan's national parks. Who's down for a road trip?
Can you find the hidden dog in each of these log cabin photos? It's too darn cute!
Cool site-specific street art by Polish artist Ernest Zacharevic.
Smoky the bear ain't got nothin on these creepy old forest mascots!
Oh my gosh cool cool COOL! Scientists can now see thoughts as the brain creates them! Neuroscience I LOVE YOUUUUU!
If I learned anything from my time in China, it's that they love rocks shaped like food. Just kidding, I learned way more than that. But that's a big one. :P
Did somebody say cocktail hour??? Summer's starting to feel like it's on its way out, but there's still time to try these summery cocktails. I mean, come on. If warm weather doesn't call for enjoying a tasty bev on the patio or rooftop, what DOES it call for?! Booze-free options are also on the list. I'm lookin' at you, Watermelon Hibiscus Agua Fresca!
- With Food + Love | Basil Fig Vodka Smash
- A Little Saffron | Beach Bum's Rum
- A Thought For Food | Tarragon Tequlia Swizzle
- Downshiftology | Limoncello Prosecco with Blueberries and Thyme
- Heart of a Baker | Green Tea Mint Cooler
- Hungry Girl por Vida | Whisky Peach Alexander
- The Green Life | Spiced Plum, Fig & Kombucha Cocktail
- Hummingbird High | Watermelon and Mint Agua Fresca
- Floating Kitchen | Peach Sun Tea and Bourbon Cocktail
- Beard and Bonnet | Melon Mojito
- EGD | Backyard Peach Sweet Tea
- Vegetarian Ventures | Garden Tonic Punch
- Nosh and Nourish | Mango Margaritas with Chile Lime Salted Rims
- Domesticate ME! | Watermelon-Basil Mezcal Margarita
- The Foodie Nurse | Husk Cherry Margarita
- my name is yeh | Choose Your Own Adventure Bloody Marys
- Sevengrams | Cucumber, Gin and Chartreuse Cocktail
- Wicked Spatula | Coconut Gin and Tonic
- Eat Boutique | Sbagliatos and Homemade Sweet Vermouth
- Nutritionist in the Kitch | Healthy Muddled Blackberry Pina Coladas
- Chocolate + Marrow | Pequito Verdecito
- The Solstice Table | Jalapeno Watermelon Cooler
- HonestlyYUM | Watermelon, Fresh Herbs, & Sotol Cocktail
- Seasonal Cravings | Strawberry Lime Gin Rickey
- Salted Plains | Frozen Honeydew Daiquiris
- The Broken Bread | Honeydew-Ginger Apricot Mojitos
- Fix Feast Flair | Ginger-Berry Splash Cocktail
- Turntable Kitchen | Summer Cooler Cocktails, Two Ways
- Foolproof Living | Blueberry, Dark Cherry and Calvados Cocktail
- Dessert for Two | Salty Melon Slush
- Heartbeet Kitchen | Salty Watermelon Shrub Elixir
- TENDING the TABLE | Raspberry and Fig Hibiscus Cooler
- Snixy Kitchen | Lavender Earl Gray Blackberry Ice Cream Floats
- The Bojon Gourmet | Vanilla Rooibos Peach Ice Cream Floats
- Gratitude and Greens | Hong Kong Style Crushed Watermelon Ice
- My Heart Beets | Spiced Pistachio Shake
- rooting the sun | Strawberry Fennel Soda
- The Modern Proper | Vanilla Bean Plum Shrub
- Feed Me Phoebe | Watermelon-Cucumber Kombucha Coolers
- Gourmande in the Kitchen | Stone Fruit Thyme Shrub Soda
- happy hearted kitchen | Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Fennel, Orange + Cardamom
- I am a Food Blog | Cherry Vanilla Sodas
- Tasty Yummies | Fig Vanilla Bean Almond Milk
- Let's talk evergreen | Iced Earl Grey Yuanyang With a Hint of Rose
- Kale & Caramel | Emerald Beaut Green Spritzer
- Earthy Feast | Watermelon Hibiscus Agua Fresca
- Now, Forager | Sparkling Plumcot and Purple Basil Shrubs
- The Pig & Quill | Brown Sugar Blueberry Pie Shakes
- Well and Full | Peach Bubble Tea
- Sweetish Co | The Best Frozen Hot Chocolate
- holly & flora | Spiced Pineapple Shrub Sparklers with Black Tea + Coconut
- Let's Talk Evergreen| Earl Grey Yuanyang With A Hint of Rose