Lorae is on her way to the beach this weekend, but is back on the blog for today’s Company Memo. Her Coconut La Croix Pina Colada recipe already sent me on a wild goose chase to the grocery store. What supermarket carries coconut La Croix, I ask you?! As soon as I find it, my weekend bev station is open. And today is my birthday! So, a cocktail is already on my list of things to do. Enjoy the Company Memo. I’m off to the grocery store.
Want: Vegetable-Dyed Totes
Over the last few weeks, I’ve focused on jewelry on The Memo, but today I’m heading over to handbags. Meanwhile Back On The Farm is an emerging accessory line that is establishing roots. These handbags began their journey at local farmers markets and continue to grow from their hometown of Lynchburg, VA. The bags are handcrafted, hued with beautifully saturated vegetable dye, evoking the perfect pop of Liberty of London handbags with the just-right balance of classic sensibility and fashion flare. Think Barbour meets tote bags. If I had to pick three favorites right now, they are the camouflage wax canvas adventure-tote, orange wax canvas adventure tote, and rover yellow wax canvas make-up bag. As I head to the coast this weekend for our last family hurrah, I’d love to throw one of their blue trucker Lynchburg hats in my beach bag too.
Sip: Coconut La Croix Pina Colada
Some of us were back at the grind this week with kids heading off to school, and others still have a few weeks before we have to dip our toes in the water. I love following Cooking Light for their fresh take on food and drinks, but here is one beverage for adults only! My favorite time of night is after my children are in bed, and my hubby mixes a quick cocktail to unwind. This Coconut La Croix Pina Colada is the perfect easy cocktail solution for the end of summer.
Do/Enter: SNL Weekend Update Summer Edition
My love affair with comedy began a long, long time ago and it started with Gilda Radner on Saturday Night Live. SNL has had a great year and recently they have added a Weekend Update Summer Edition. I have always dreamed of being a able to see the show live, and soon I just may. You can now enter a ticket lottery to win free Saturday Night Live tickets for it’s 43rd season. All you have to do is prove you are a worthy fan and beat the odds. I hope to see you there!
Pentatonix is an ensemble that my children and I found in August 2015 when they released Can’t Sleep Love. If you don’t know them, you can download any of their songs on iTunes. Several months ago they published their version of Imagine; it was shared by a friend of my this week and, in light of the week we have endured, it made The Memo. You can’t watch it without chills. (Their version of Hallelujah is another stunner).
Insta Follow: Jenna Kutcher
This girl is busy! Jenna is a wedding photographer, podcaster, educator and I will add the title of life coach to her repertoire. She’s a favorite Insta follow who I look to for inspiration, laughter, honesty and peace. Jenna brings heartfelt daily reminders of loving yourself, loving your life, and keeping hope for what the future brings personally and professionally. She is a woman who fights for her tribe and believes we should all have ours. She has a a weekly podcast you can listen to anywhere you go and it isn’t just for entrepreneurs but for those of us trying to live a productive and intentional life. Let us know if you love her like we do!