Sparkles and Sunshine: Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Friday, June 22, 2018

Happy Friday!

How was everyone's week? Did anyone do anything exciting? I'd love to hear in the comments below. My week was pretty good. I'm off today so a four day week always goes by faster! This weekend I'm headed back home to see my parents and my cousin that I don't get to see that often. The last time I saw him was last September and before that I think it had been like three years. It's so hard to see family all the time when they live in different states and even countries. But, it makes it that much better when you do see them!

Below are the articles from today's weekly round up post. I hope you all love them!


Food:

I love Greek food. The marinades and flavors are just so good! I stumbled upon this recipe for a Greek chicken marinade from Foodie Crush and I really want to try it. If you love Greek food too, check out the recipe below!

Read it here: https://www.foodiecrush.com/best-greek-chicken-marinade/

I love salty and sweet combo's. One of my faves growing up was chicken ramen noodles with Trolli sour brite gummi worms (on the side). I know that's a REALLY weird combo but it's legit so good. While I'm one of the very few people in the world who does not like chocolate, this recipe for Smoreo Popcorn sounds awesome for those who also love salty and sweet combo's! This would be perfect for a movie night.

Read it here: https://www.somethingswanky.com/smoreo-popcorn/

With my birthday around the corner (*hint hint* *cough cough* haha), this sweet recipe from I Am Baker instantly caught my eye. She shared a recipe for Birthday Cake Cookie Sandwiches! Helloooooo yummy!

Read it here: https://iambaker.net/birthday-cake-cookie-sandwiches/

Happy almost 4th of July! I love how festive things get on this holiday. There's so many decorations, BBQ's, and delicious desserts. The recipe below from Sugar and Charm honestly looks too good to eat. Check out the link below for a festive and delicious 4th of July cake!

Read it here: https://sugarandcharm.com/2018/06/momofuku-milk-bars-4th-of-july-cake.html

I love Acai bowls! There's so many different variations you can make, including popsicles! I've never thought that I could turn this into a popsicle before even though now it seems like such an obvious thought. These will definitely be great for those warm summer days ahead!

Read it here: https://www.acouplecooks.com/acai-bowl-popsicles/

Entertainment:

If you haven't seen Maroon 5's new music video for the song Girl's Like You ft. Cardi B, then you have to watch it by clicking the link below! It is such an empowering/adorable music video!

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJOTlE1K90k

Want to be the ultimate boss at work and life? Six women from Hearst publications (Cosmo for example) shared their advice on how to live your best life!

Watch it here: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a21754050/olay-fighting-for-future-of-women-and-their-skin/

So, I just found out when Season 3 of This Is Us launches and I am freaking out of excitement. I'm so obsessed with this show because it depicts real life so well. I cry pretty much every episode (I don't think I've ever not haha). Below is an article with some spoilers of what to expect in season three and trust me it's good!

Read it here: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/a19426599/this-is-us-season-3-news-date-cast-spoilers/

Instagram released a HUGE announcement this week. Now, when you go to the app there is a section called IG TV! Now you can watch longer videos within this section, upload your own, and create your own IG TV channel. For more info, check out the article below!

Read it here: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a21098819/instagram-launched-a-new-app-today-called-igtv/

Fashion:

I'm not always a big fan of cover-ups. I've always just brought soffee shorts and a tank top to the beach. But every now and then I find one that I like! Jenna from Styled Jen shared this stunning mint green cover-up on her Instagram that would look so pretty on top of any suit.

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkFzTUMBVo7/?taken-by=styledjen

Where are all of my girl boss' at?! I love a good power suit. I feel fierce and confident instantly! This purple linen suit that Camila Coelho shared on her Instagram made me feel like I could conquer any board room meeting!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkVjukzny9p/?taken-by=camilacoelho

I love tassel details on pretty much any style: dresses, shorts, cover-ups, you name it! Lauren from Life To Lauren shared the cutest tassel back tunic from her dinner the other night and I seriously want it!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkTxlqznIZA/?taken-by=lifetolauren

I love every shade of pink and red for the most part. The colors look so great on pretty much everyone! Kat Tanita shared this gorgeous dress on her Instagram this week and the color looks absolutely stunning on her. Not to mention she matches the beautiful flowers in the photo too!

See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkSwIjmnABw/?taken-by=kattanita

That's all for this week's round up post! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to share some new posts with you all next week.


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