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This week’s going to be a short one because oof we are still sweating from the scorcher this week has been.

Finding new music just got a whole lot easier thanks to Spotify’s Release Radar.

Summer might be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean weekend trips have to end. 27 bags to take on those trips.

How cute are these cheese boards?

A portable cocktail. Yes please.

Just ordered a pair of Sunskis — reasonably priced sunglasses FTW.

Instagram Envy: Cait Bourgault <– we also love working with Cait!

Would you dive into one of the 13 craziest milkshakes?

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Another week is in the books. How are we one week through AUGUST? Summer is flying by. This weekend we’re off to Rockcraft Lodge to celebrate Natalie and Kevin, we can’t wait to be apart of what is slated to be an amazing day! Who will be tuning into the Opening Ceremony tonight and glued to their TVs for the next 2 weeks?

What we’re loving this week:

Who can pass up tater tots? 15 recipes to bring back the memories of childhood.

Refinery29’s 8 Things You Need to Know This AM — such a quick read to keep you up to date on the happenings on the world.

Because who doesn’t love watching the super talented gymnasts? 10 things to know about the olympic team.

8 real life honeymoon destinations couples loved.

Bon Appétit released the 50 Best New Restaurants – have you been to any? Always love seeing Maine being represented!

We meet SO many people – remembering names can be hard, How to Never Forget a Name Again.

Last day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is this weekend – did you get anything?

Wanting this super cute, simple necklace and how fun is the name!

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Maine is getting some serious attention this week – check out these two guides: NYTimesGoop.

These are the perfect fall shoes.

We can’t hide our love for dogs, this will bring you a smile.

Trader Joe’s newest snacks, which to pick and which to pass.

Here’s 10 more monthly subscriptions you should sign up for.

Add a little excitement to washing dishes with this cute towel.

The perfect way to jazz up avocado toast. This is definitely going on the menu next week.

Because no one wants a summer stain to ruin the day, here’s a fix for all you can think of.

enjoy your weekend! xoxo

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The weekend is here! Whatever you have planned, we hope it’s fun and full of laughter and love.

Internet faves this week:

Instagram envy: Whitney Blake

12 Mistakes when ordering Starbucks – the lines are already long enough!

The best food truck in every state, did yours make the list?

[new to us] Author alert: Taylor Reid Jenkins – Meli may have read 2 her books while on vacation this past week.

We needed this. A crash course to Pokemon GO, because what the heck is it?!

Style Your Senses Guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, let’s go shopping!

Sea glass and votives are a winning combination.

Who can resist this sleeping baby and puppy duo.

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Happy Fourth of July weekend! Who else cannot believe it is already July?! Summer is flying. We’ll be kicking off the weekend with Julie & Matt’s wedding today at Wolfe’s Neck Farm and then spending the rest of the weekend enjoying our friends and families celebrating America’s birthday. We hope you have a happy, healthy, and safe 4th with your loved ones.

links we’re loving this week, 4th of July edition:

The Best 4th of July Fireworks, you’ll have to see to believe.

American Pie Flag, festive and delicious.

How fun is this kids fireworks craft?

Free printables to jazz up your party or house.

Tees perfect for the occasion.

Red, white, and blue sangria.

Who can resist Dogs Dressed for the Fourth of July?!

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Happy, happy weekend! We hope you had a great week and your weekend is even better. Here’s our fav finds from the week.

Another favorite Etsy shop, perfect gifts for moms, sisters, friends, or yourself!

Pineapple string lights are TOO cute to pass up.

We think drinking water is that much easier when you’ve got a cute bottle.

There’s something magical about capturing fireworks.

Everyone needs a good deep clean every once in a while.

A good reminder we need to hear every so often.

Why One Mile is Harder Than Thirteen <– yes.

In the market for new sandals? Look no further.

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Happy weekend to you! Any big plans? This gorgeous weather has us pining for some cold brews, the beach, and all of the soft serve. We hope you have a great weekend!

links we’re loving this week:

Summertime sangria. Rosé, tequila, need we say more?

In honor of Father’s Day, Best Dad Texts 2016.

Currently living in this maxi, snag it while it’s on sale!

Season 2 of Invisiblia is here.

Best beach music to take along with you this weekend [or summer].

The perfect jewelry dishes .

Try not to read Elin Hilderbrand’s latest novel in one sitting.

10 ways. 10 minutes. Small, but effective ways to take care of yourself.

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Happy weekend! Today kicks off our first [two] weddings of the season for us here at Purple Orchid! We are super excited to get the season started with two rockstar couples.

We love, love, love everything love and wedding related around these parts and sharing our wedding related inspiration, but thought it would be fun to step outside the wedding sphere and explore some of our other favorite finds!

this week’s favorite finds:

Step-by-step instructions for grilled pizza? Yes, please!

Could you give up TV for a month? But what about Game of Thrones? Nashville? HGTV?

Your favorite new podcast: Modern Love. You’re welcome.

The best milkshakes in every state. Shout out to Duckfat for taking the cake here in Maine.

Time to hit the beach and read the best new books this month.

Hitting snooze more than once? Trick yourself into becoming a morning person.

They say airports are the best for people watching, here’s 9 types of people you may find.

How perfect is this chocolate fudge cake?