Weekend Links

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Happy weekend!

Chris and I are back to real life after a few weeks in Italy. Le sigh. The above photo is the view from our teeny-tiny hotel room in Siena. Take me back!ย ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Here’s a round-up of what I’ve enjoyed from around the Web…

Tea and Ink Society: Suspenseful Summer Page-Turners
This list was just what I needed! I am such a fan of a good suspense or mystery novel in the summer, and I can’t wait to dig into these great recommendations.

See Anna Jane: Summer Uniform
Anna’s style is always inspiring, but I especially love this easy jeans-and-tank combo for summer.

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I get a lot of questions about these Leviโ€™s so I thoughts Iโ€™d answer them here 1.) Yes, I wear them a LOT (that question is from Eric) 2.) although they look great with flats and sneakers, these are my current favorite jeans to wear with heels. The boyish straight leg looks SO GOOD with a feminine pair of heels or sandals. 3.) theyโ€™re 100% cotton but I take my normal size (these are a 26) and the crop length is perfect for me (Iโ€™m 5โ€™9โ€). The cut is more of a straight leg so thereโ€™s room to move. These jeans are my current favorite for the season and theyโ€™re under $100 – love โ€˜em! http://liketk.it/2vR0v #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKunder100 #LTKunder50 #LTKstyletip #levis #backtobasics #ootd #jcrewalways ๐Ÿ“ธ @jesskeys_

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Ideas.TED:ย Whatโ€™s a delightful way to get more time out of the day? Savoring.
Such a great reminder. As someone who lives in the future and always planning for what comes “next,” I’m intentionally working on my ability to savor the moment and enjoy my current experience.

Actively savoring the present stretches your experience of time.
To savor is to feel pleasure, and also to appreciate that you are feeling pleasure. It takes normal gratification and adds a second layer to it: acknowledgment. That this appreciation expands time can be understood by thinking of the opposite. When you want time to pass quickly, you might wish yourself elsewhere. When you want to prolong something, you hold yourself right where you are.

40 Aprons: Whole30 Pork Carnitas
Summer means easy, healthful meals for these Smiths. This recipe is so easy (crockpot) and SO GOOD. I made it twice last week, and I’m drooling just thinking about it. I served it withย sautรฉed onions and sweet peppers and topped it with guac and salsa. YUM.

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