Friday Loves - Fashion, Fun and Facing Forward

June 08, 2018, by Abbie - Grumbling Grace

Oh hey gals! It's Abbie here from Grumbling Grace.

It's Friday (but I'm a mom of toddlers, so it's really just Monday forever). Thankfully I have this fun link-up to get me through! 

Here are a few of my faves from cyberspace this last few days:

1. In the land of home decor...

I'm currently obsessed with the light, bright and airy style from Jillian Harris' stunning farmhouse style makeover of her current home. Drool here...
Jillian Harris Home Tour Series Kitchen and Dining Room
I mean... yes please!
Now to get the husband to agree to full home renovations...

2. Is it summer yet?

Maybe the school year's done where you are, but here in Canada, we've got one more month to go. Jen Hatmaker's Worst End of School Mom Ever blog cracks me up every spring. Here's a little snippet:

Children should not be allowed to learn to read until they are already good at it. And why do we have to do this at bedtime when I’m one click away from becoming that scary under-the-bed-mother in “Mama” (GO TO BED OR I AM ACTUALLY GOING TO DIE AND THEN HAUNT YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AS A TERRIFYING CLOWN). I know having an emerging reader is exciting.  Because of the reading! And the literacy! But at the end of the school year, when I’ve logged approximately 688 million hours with such gripping plots like The mother and the brother went to the store, which takes 12 minutes to decode, then I have to look at the ceiling and sing hymns in my brain to get through it.

Check out the full hilarious and relatable post here

3. Faaaa-shuuunnnn, daaaahhhling. 

I am currently loving the collection of casual style on

Their recent post on style trends for spring and summer is comprehensive and full of adaptable ideas ranging from ruffles, gingham and rompers to athleisure, patterns and prints. I love how they take a trend and then show you numerous ways to use your closet pieces to stay up to date. Here's an example of spring denim:
See full post here.
Love, love, love. Now to stop eating all the hamburgers and fit in my jeans.

4. Remembering Kate Spade.

Last but definitely not least, I know the loss of the beautiful and inspiring Kate Spade has been on many of our hearts this week. This tribute and timely reminder from Bunmi Laditan to mental health gave me something to dwell on. 

Here's an excerpt:

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By Bunmi Laditan

Read the full post here

In the spirit of beauty and kindness, let's remind ourselves and one another:

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Via Pinterest

What's on your mind this week?

Link up below and share all the goodness out there. We could all use a little beauty today.

Happy Friday!