Friday Favorites – July Edition #1

Happy Friday everyone and greetings from Bearsville, NY.


After sleeping nine hours last night and taking it very easy on the food front, I woke up feeling MUCH better.  It wasn’t easy to eat a dinner of applesauce, saltines, and plain baked potato while the rest of the group sipped red wine and enjoyed charcoal grilled rib eye steak, potato salad and fresh tomatoes!


I’m not 100% but I definitely look more like myself and can enjoy the gorgeous surroundings.


Our plans for the weekend include hiking, boating and spending a lot of time on the wrap around porch grilling. What are your plans for the long weekend? Are you celebrating the Fourth of July locally or getting out of town? To my European friends, I hope you’re staying cool. I can’t believe it’s over 100 degrees in most of Europe!

Enjoy this week’s edition of Friday Favorites, including recipes, articles, posts and other items that caught my eye this week.

Kristin’s Instagram inspired us to add these copycat Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookies to our list of things to make this weekend!

 Copycat Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie | Broma Bakery

Okay, I know I’m late to the party but I finally started watching Orange is the New Black. I loved the first two episodes,  but am sad to hear that most people aren’t enjoying the third season. Oh well, I guess I can at least enjoy the first two seasons until I get to season 3.

Most of us spend far too much time on smart phones, iPads and computers which is resulting in pinched nerves, muscle imbalances and neck pains. This helpful Daily Burn post will help you remedy your aches and pains!

This invention will revolutionize how people can detect if they have an STD without getting tested!

Not quite ready for all the photographs and selfie sessions this Summer? This helpful post from Cupcakes and Cashmere gives a few easy tips for becoming more photogenic in just seconds!

If you’re looking for new shorts, you must head over to Loft! Their shorts game is totally on point this season with styles of every length, color and price. My favorite are the striped Riviera shorts, the scallop Riviera shorts, and these dark rinse denim shorts.

Image of Double Stripe Riviera Shorts with 4 Inch Inseam

We want to be back in NYC Sunday night in time to watch the Women’s World Cup championship game – USA vs Japan! After watching this hype video, there is no way you won’t catch the fever and want to watch the big game Sunday night!


In keeping with the USA soccer team, this story by Christie Rampone, captain of the soccer team, talks about the role of age in sports.

Rock’n’Roll just posted the course video for the Rock’n’Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon! I can’t wait to run through our new borough with so many of our friends!

Your turn, what are you guys loving this week?

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  1. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona July 3, 2015 / 2:38 pm

    It’s going to be an epic soccer game! Although I was cheering for Canada (they were eliminated in the quarter finals by England), it’s pretty awesome to to see a women’s sport get to much attention.

  2. Laura July 3, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    I love those Riviera shorts – thanks for the heads up on them! Ordering now 🙂

    • ashleyd July 7, 2015 / 12:01 pm

      You’ll love them Laura!!

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