serena_lily_beddingHi, everyone! The last couple weeks have been full but so productive and good. There are a few things that I am loving lately and thought I’d share with you. Let me know of any favorites you have lately in the comments below!

First up are new sheets and shams from Serena & Lily. I was shopping for sheets for a while and fell in love with these. I love the blue and white design, and am so glad that they are also super comfy! The shams are clean and simple with just the right pop of color. Very happy with these. A little more money, but I waited to purchase during a sale; and knowing you spend about one-third of your day in bed, you can’t put a price on quality and comfort for a good night’s sleep.

flintstones_dvdNext up is the complete first season of The Flintstones. Hanna-Barbera cartoons were some of my favorite as a kid, so this was absolutely a buy spurred on by nostalgia. I’ve been watching episodes when I just want to turn my mind off and relax, and it’s been nice. Still fun to watch, too! Found at Target but also available at Wal-Mart.

sam_edelmanFinally, are these espadrilles by Sam Edelman. Purchased on sale a couple weeks ago at Nordstrom thinking they’d be great for fall. They are super comfy, and I love this neutral color. They pair well with just about anything! The color is oatmeal suede and have since sold out at Nordstrom but are still available here.

I’d love to hear about any favorites that you have! Happy Monday!

 

10-best-summer-moviesSummertime means plenty of time spent outdoors – swimming, beach tripping, boating, barbecuing… The best of summer. But after a full day of adventures and sun, it can be nice to break away from the heat, keep cool, and relax. For those times, there’s nothing quite like a summer movie night. What could be better than free entertainment and creating priceless memories with friends and family?

Some of my favorite memories include watching movies with my friends and cousins. In the summer months, when school’s out and the days are hot and long and there’s nothing that has to be done, it’s the perfect time for blankets and popcorn and a good movie.

Here are my picks for the 10 best summer movies:

  1. To Catch a Thief – One of my all-time favorites! Starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, this Hitchcock film features romance, mystery, and intrigue along the beautiful French Riviera.
  2. The Parent Trap – I never tire of this one. Wholesome entertainment that everyone can enjoy. Plus, it all begins at a summer camp where the best kinds of memories are created.
  3. The Sandlot – A classic! Friendship, adventures, and America’s favorite pastime. It’s quite simply summer at its best.
  4. Beach Blanket Bingo – This film is silly and fun, and with music from Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, it has all the makings of a classic beach party movie.
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl – One of the best adventure movies! No doubt, you’re familiar with this one…. I mean, it’s hard to forget a character like Captain Jack Sparrow. I love this Disney favorite.
  6. Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation – James Stewart is a businessman who takes his family on a seaside vacation, which turns out to be everything but relaxing.
  7. Hook – I love this retelling of Peter Pan. A grown-up Peter must remember who he is in order to save his kids who’ve been kidnapped by Captain Hook.
  8. Troop Beverly Hills – An all-around fun comedy. Shelley Long is a spoiled Beverly Hills housewife that takes leadership of her daughter’s Girl Scout troop and teaches the troops some very useful skills… like where to appraise diamonds!
  9. Gidget – A summer 50’s classic. Sandra Dee plays a teen that falls for two surfers who teach her to surf. I’ve enjoyed this movie since my teen years.
  10. Rear Window – Another Hitchcock film with a little more suspense. Jimmy Stewart stars as a photojournalist with a broken leg and little to do but observe his neighbors from his rear window during a sweltering New York summer. When he thinks he witnesses a murder, he tries to solve the crime himself alongside his love interest, Lisa Fremont, played by Grace Kelly. This movie is fantastic, and Hitchcock does well to tell stories within a story while never once leaving Stewart’s apartment.

Any other movies you’d add to the list? I would love to know!