Swimming Pools (& Friday Links)

Long weekends, summer planning, the end of school… how is it all coming so fast?! Good stuff, of course. Summer is my favorite!

I felt happily deep in it last weekend, when I got to fly down to Palm Springs with some girlfriends for a weekend at the Ace. The pool is such a fun scene. They had these frozen watermelon margaritas with a chile rim that I can’t wait to recreate. Spicy, salty, sweet, and cold!

Any fun plans for the long weekend? Some links (and sales) just in case… 

Speaking of pools, this one looks dreamy!

The easiest way to organize your stuff. (Ha!)

Need a relatively affordable graduation gift (to go with the cash in the envelope)?

On my must try list of desserts now.

What are you streaming lately? I’ve gotten hooked on Casual. I love the lead actress, who is believably a grown up with a teenage daughter while still being gorgeous.

A veggie bridal bouquet (would also be a nice alternative to flowers for any time!)

I’m working on an updated sunscreen roundup, and it’s been suggested that I have to order Japanese Nivea before making any decisions.

A Eulogy for America

Forest Kindergarten in Germany

And how Finland’s schools became the best.

Such beautiful photos of Copenhagen! (Take me back.)

Shoves and strange handshakes on the world stage. Ugh.

Tina’s wise words on parenting.

How do you store your kids’ artwork and art supplies?

Related: Please advise me on the best ways you’ve found for storing/organizing legos. I need to get a system in place.

Some favorite Memorial Day sales
AllModern—Extra 20% off with code SPLASH
Anthropologie—extra 40% off items already on sale (join AnthroPerks first). Also, 20% off full price home and decor.
Banana Republic—40% off with code BRSUMMER.
Bitte—20% off with code MEMORIALDAY20
Design Within Reach—15% off outdoor furniture
Gap—40% off with code SUMMER
MoMA Store—75% off modern & contemporary art books and 25-50% off design objects and gifts through 5/29
Noble Carriage—20% off sitewide with code MEMORIAL20. Valid 5/26 – 5/29
Nordstrom—40% off women’s, men’s, and kids’ merchandise, beginning on May 24 and running through June 4 (half-yearly sale)
Of A Kind—25% off select home goods through 5/30
Old Navy—50% off tees, tanks, shorts and swim
Serena & Lily—20% off everything through 5/30 with code AMAZING
Steven Alan Optical—30% off off the entire website from May 25 to May 29 with the code “MEMWKND2017”
Target—Up to 30% off on home, furniture, & patio. 20% off clothing, shoes & accessories with promo code MEMDAY. Valid 5/28-5/29
Urban Outfitters — Up to 50% off in the Long Weekend sale, plus 30% off bras, 20% off tees, & more through 5/29
West Elm—15% off $100+ / 20% off $500+ / 25% off $1000+ / 30% off $3000+ with code MORELOVE

*Ikea, Home Depot, and Lowe’s are also having sales!

P.S. More Palm Springs posts: A weekend in Palm Springs with Hudson at 18 months; a getaway to the Parker Palm Springs; and my first date there!

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