Five Things Friday (#36)

Happy happy Friday! Last week was party week and this week was recovery and productivity, but it was still good. I swam a lot, in both the ocean and the pool, which has me feeling pretty good in both body and soul. The only thing is that I haven’t been writing at all and it’s bumming me out. I think I just need to work on better time management and getting used to my new schedule, but I really miss writing and want to make progress on my book. On a positive note though, I’m going out of town this weekend to relax in my favorite place in the world and maybe it will be an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing. I guess we’ll see!

ANYWAY, on with the show: here are five things I’m into this week!

1. Stak Ceramics on Etsy




How cute and handy are these pieces? I love the utensil holder/tablet stand. I haven’t been cooking a ton lately but when I do I almost always use my iPad to look at recipes. This is a definite need for my future home!

2. Luke Temple’s A Hand Through the Cellar


I was caught off guard by how much I loved this album. It’s old-fashioned and ballad-y in a way that artists tend to shy away from in favor of more cryptic and metaphorical lyrics, and it really works. Maryanne Was Quiet, in particular, took my breath away.  It’s  unflinching and sensitive without being overly romantic, and I think that describes the whole album.

3. This dress from Amazon

2018-07-13 09_16_38-HUHOT Floral Dresses, Women Endless Summer Casual Print Midi Dresses(Floral-13,

Buying clothes on Amazon is always a bit of a crap shoot (READ THE REVIEWS, PEOPLE) but I got really lucky with this dress! It’s so comfy and it fits perfectly and I kind of want it in every color. It’s ordered the pink, and it’s more of a bright bubblegum than I expected, but you know what? Maybe I needed that in my life. You don’t know.

4. Mhai Art



I stumbled upon her painting of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider on Twitter and then totally fell down the rabbit hole of her art on Tumblr. How adorable is the little honey girl? And that drawing (Painting? Rendering? I don’t understand art) of Merlin??? BE STILL MY HEART.

5. This Tweet

I hope everybody gives and receives some good burrito love this weekend. See you next time!

Published by clairelaminen

I am a Ventura, California native with a compulsion to create. I'm a storyteller, through writing, photography, and occasionally music. Weekends are for camping with my husband, reading, and hunting for vintage treasures, which I sell in my Etsy shop, Peace & Goodwill. My favorite things include lavender lattes, swimming in the ocean, true crime podcasts, The X-Files, and Peaky Blinders. I hope to become a full-time writer, bestselling novelist, and a continually improving reflection of God's grace. Proverbs 16:24

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