Happy Friday, friends!! Kevin and I are going out of town this weekend to celebrate my upcoming birthday (I’m turning 30 next Friday – eek!) so I’m excited that it’s finally Friday! We’re still trying to decide where to go (life of a standby passenger – sometimes there are tons of options and sometimes not) so be sure to check back Monday (or follow along on Instagram) to see where we end up. Here are my five thoughts for today:
ONE | Last weekend I picked up some gorgeous hydrangeas from Trader Joe’s ($5.99!) and they are still in perfect condition! I love hydrangeas because they seem to last forever. These blooms are HUGE and I love seeing them every day when I come home. 🙂
TWO | The weather has been amazing in Chicago lately and I have been doing a lot of walking around outside at lunch. One of the nice things about working downtown in the loop is how close I am to everything. One day last week I checked out the newly redone river walk along the Chicago River. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and I don’t think I’ve ever seen the river looking that blue.
THREE | Did you see that Starbucks has put six new frappuccino flavors on their menu? They are all “fan favorites” from their secret menu. I want to try the Caramel Cocoa Cluster and Lemon Bar. Have you tried any of the new flavors yet?
FOUR | Each week during the summer, our downtown has Thursday Night Out where select restaurants participate and you can buy ticket booklets to try different places. There are tables set up so you can dine outside and live music to enjoy while eating. Kevin didn’t have class last night so we went and had a really nice impromptu date night.
FIVE | This is for all of you Gilmore Girls and Parenthood fans. I saw this picture on US Weekly and thought it was too cute! The battle of the daughters. I love both shows equally, but I have to say the Lorelei/Rory relationship wins this one. #sorryamber
Have a great weekend! 🙂