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Thursday Things:
4th of July Sangria

by Josh Johnson

Can y’all believe that it’s already time for 4th of July? We’re seriously half way through with the year, and boy – what a whirlwind year it has been. From trips to Mexico, California, and Charleston to going full time with the blog this has been the best the year of my life, by far, and this weekend I’m going to raise a glass to that and the fact that the inaugural NYFWM is just a few weeks away. In typical Independence Day fashion I’ll be raising this 4th of July Sangria, from Gimme Some Oven, in celebration this weekend, and I think you should too. 

While we’re on the topic of drinks, this Watermelon Moscow Mule sounds like heaven in my mouth – seriously. 

I love drinking outdoor, especially this time of year, but sadly I don’t have the outdoor space that The Fresh Exchange’s friend’s Chet and Kyle have. Warning: If you have a fear of serious house envy, do not click here

I’m not so seriously/seriously contemplating a cross country road trip to California, and Wandeleur is/isn’t helping the cause. 

I’ve been feeling seriously uninspired in the kitchen lately, thanks to my weeks on the road partially, but mostly due to the fact that my kitchen just downright sucks. There’s no counter space, and the lightning is horrible. Until I’m able to change that I’ll have to live vicariously through other’s dream kitchens

Even though Pride Month is over, we’ve still got plenty to be proud of. Cause you know #GayIsOk, and what better way is there to celebrate that with a Pride themed dessert?

Like I said yesterday, I got the chance to meet Blair last week at #SBScon, and I’m happy to say that she’s just as much of a Girl Boss IRL as she is in online. If you’re looking to call the shots like she does, then you’re in luck because she shared some truths about entrepreneurship that you’ll want to check out.  

Now that my ankle is no longer a candle, I’m ready to get back into the swing of running. It’s possible to lose 10 pounds before #NYFWM, right? Well, maybe not – but Style.com shared 5 ways to run faster, and they’re all spot on. No time like the present to kick your ass into shape, right?

Saint Laurent’s latest mens show made me feel like my style isn’t that awful after all, and for that I’m 100% thankful. 

The boys at Probably This (formerly Probably Baking) whipped up a little something, something that involves whiskey roasted strawberries, and my mouth is watering just looking at these photos. 

Just in case this wasn’t enough reading for you, Style GF rounded up her favorites from June in her latest Style Girlfriend Picks post, and there are some pretty good ones so don’t miss out!

Last but not least, I’m hanging at French Lick Resort for the rest of the week before I head home to begin prepping for my NYC trip. Tag along on Instagram to see this beauty, that was once the 8th Wonder of the World.  

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  • you’ve been a traveling fool this summer! consider me jealous. have fun in french lick!

    • It’s definitely been a travel filled summer! I can’t complain. It’s definitely left me feeling a bit frazzled though haha, taking some time at French Lick to chill out.

  • Jasmine

    I LOVE sangrias! Yum! I need to make these on Saturday! Thanks for the recipe!

    be the plebeian