Friday Favs

Friday, July 11, 2014

I woke up knowing today is going to be a good day.

I sprung out of bed right when my alarm went off and took Harlow for a quick jog, came home and did some yoga in my living room, and then drank two cups of coffee all before 8:00 a.m.

I swear to God that's what I thought I did this morning. Turns out I didn't do any of that.

Does anyone else ever have those dreams where you go through your entire morning routine and it feels 100% real? But then you wake up and realize oh shit, I'm still sleeping. Yea, that happened to me today.

But rather than focusing on the negative, I'm going to focus on the positive and talk about five things I'm loving right now. Like for starters the weather in Chicago. I don't know where the usual midwest humidity has been, but it hasn't been around Chicago. And thus I've been spending my afternoons working at Starbucks. For whatever reason a Starbucks patio is my happy place.


And then there's dog bars. Chicago is full of them. Why drink at home with your dog when you can take him to a bar? Har's favorite spot is Raven's. Although tonight he's asked to go to Fish Bar. Last time he went there he drank way too much and really embarrassed himself, so we'll see if they let him in again.



I feel like such a cliche blogger for this next one but I can't help it. I am really digging my new camera strap. It makes me want to wear tights under my jean shorts and head to Wicker Park to photograph inspirational graffiti while I sip PBR. I mean look how cute it is, if a Native American blanket inspired camera strap doesn't make me stylish, well then I don't know what does.

iMo has a great selection of hand made straps, check them out here.

And then we've got my first official Bulu Box. Has anyone else tried this yet? It's a vitamin, supplement and general health subscription sample box mailed to you each month. And best yet, the company is located in Nebraska! After eating nothing but hot dogs, chips, and beer during the 4th of July this was exactly what I needed.  My favorites from this box was the protein bar and the anti- hangover pills...

Check out Bulu Box here and use the code "DAILYTAY" to get 50% off when you order.

Last but not least, I'm happy today is finally Friday. We could all use more Fridays in the summer I think. Make the most of it.




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27 comments:

  1. I read the first two paragraphs and hated you. Then I read the third and liked you again.

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    1. Haha me too! I was like "Is she for real?!" Thankfully, she wasn't lol.
      So many great things in this post: dog bars, Starbucks patios, adorable camera straps and more Fridays in the summer! I dig it.

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    2. Hilarious...was thinking the exact same thing! x

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  2. Just ordered the 3 month subscription of the box for my husband! Thanks for the code--can't beat that for $15! Hopefully he will be so shocked by my thoughtfulness that won't notice the $100 I just spent online shopping for myself ;)

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  3. I just LOVE this strap , it's too beautiful.

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  4. Dog bar?! That's a thing? Oh my gosh, puppies and booze. Someone out there is making my dreams come true!

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  5. That is pretty cool about the dog bars! We need them in NY stat! Bulu boxes are pretty amazing. :)

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  6. Happy Friday gorgeous! Your new camera strap is totally adorable.

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  7. What type of camera do you have? I need to buy one so I can buy a cute camera strap!

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  8. I love that last photo. The clouds look spectacular. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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  9. I was thinking "wow, impressive" as I started reading this post, and then I felt better about my day when I got to the third line : ) Dog bars are such a neat idea!

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  10. LOL damn dreams I hate when something really good happens and you feel like you're living your life right then you wake up 45 minutes late and look and feel like shit all day.

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  11. 50% off? ok I might need to check that out. thanks for the hook up. we have some dog bars but my dogs aren't great at bars. I don't know where they get it from. Certainly not me.

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  12. In the middle of the second paragraph I was like "She had to have dreamt this," because my brain pulls that shit all the time. The worst.

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  13. I wish we had dog bars in our area! Although my dog would probably whine the whole time if he wasn't allowed to go visit everyone.

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  14. Hawkeye loves the dog bars. We're near clark street ale house. She sits on a stool and gets a rocks glass with water and everything

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  15. We really need dog bars around here. As much as I enjoy drinking at the house with Izzy, it'd be great if we could go out and be social once in a while.

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  16. Dog bars? Wow someone needs to open one here! Haha I often dream like you and find that in my sleep I hit the snooze button and am running late lol

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  17. EVERYTHING is better on a Starbucks patio! Work doesn't feel like work as much when you're sitting somewhere fun I think.

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  18. I don't know what it is about Starbucks but I'm always much more productive when I work there.

    Also, that camera strap is awesome. Love the colors.

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  19. So cool that you guys have dog bars everywhere! And I agree Im just happy its Friday!

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  20. I am jealous of the Midwest weather right now. Our weather guy (Tampa) posted a picture on Facebook that the Midwest was getting a summer polar vortex with lows of 40 at night. Lucky.

    Also, Harlow is as majestic as ever.

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  21. Can you please do a review of the anti-hangover pills? Seriously. Maybe if they worked I could then hit up a dog bar. ;)

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  22. Loved this post...I always get to the end of your posts with a smirk on my face ;)
    Katie x
    www.missenchanting.co.uk

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