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Happy Friday pretties! What are you all doing this long weekend? Hopefully savoring these last few days of summer and relaxing before returning back to the grind. Without further ado, here are five things we’re loving right now. Giddy up!:

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We were lucky enough to celebrate our friends’ wedding in Maine last weekend, and have been singing their first dance song all day, literally every day:

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As if we needed more proof that Steph’s basically a younger, hotter Martha Stewart, she made this insane orange rosemary chicken recipe a couple times recently and let me tell you, not only is it SO delicious, it makes your place smell heavenly. And it’s so perfect for Fall!

Orange Rosemary Chicken | Damn Delicious | Covet Living

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This dress with a pair of over the knee boots and a long comfy cardigan sweater for Fall. It’s been sold our for weeks and just became available for pre-order! Oh yeah… and it’s $48:

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Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 9.14.22 AM We already mentioned this book in our post with the 15 books to read right now but we need to mention it again because it’s just so good and funny. Guys and ladies alike will like this memoir (my hubby read it in two sittings) – and the TV/film rights have been snatched up, meaning we’ll probably see it on screen in the near future:

Kanye West Owes Me $300 by Jensen Karp | Covet Living

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The newest video for Kanye’s new song Fade. And it’s NSFW (sorry Mom)! Listen, we think Kanye’s a big a-hole like the rest of you. Plus his music these last few years has been totally overrated. BUT like it or not, his new song is the biz, and the video is real hot – as in Flashdance for 2016… but naughtier. We almost didn’t post this sucker but hey, it’s our blog, it’s a great song, and we think y’all can handle it.

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That’s it for now. Stephie’s chillin’ in San Diego this weekend while I’m gonna be poolside in Palm Springs. Have an amazing weekend!

xoxo,

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Wise Words Wednesday

Wise Words Wednesday | Covet Living

“Note to Self: None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.” -Nanea Hoffman

Recently, and I don’t know if it’s because it seems like all of my friends are having kids these days and have to be uber responsible and worry about the welfare of a small human being or two – but heading into my later 30s I’m noticing more and more a lot of control amongst my friends. Control of their diet; control of the money they spend; no more girls trips; a lack of treating themselves just a bit. I’m watching as we all turn into real adults with mortgages, children, senior positions at jobs many are ambivalent about but still as anxiety-ridden and stressed over. As life rattles by at warp speed it seems like a lot of us have such extreme discipline over our lives.

But one thing I’ve thought about a lot recently is, as much as one’s life gets progressively more serious, and you find yourself lying awake in bed with more thoughts racing through your mind then ever before, is life is a series of small moments to savor, even if for a few minutes. I love this quote because it’s a reminder that life is way, way, way too short not to make yourself a priority, not to make yourself happy in whatever small ways you can.

Get the dessert. Let your in-laws watch your baby so you can go on an overnight with your man. Go to yoga cause it always made you feel good. Have drinks with your girlfriends because it feeds your soul. Buy the top you see on Pinterest and don’t feel guilty. Tell your relatives how much you love all of them. Use up your nine lives and feel proud at the end of your life that you savored every moment you could.

And with that… time to start my day.

Happy Hump Day y’all!

xoxo,

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