Welcome to Volume 2 of Weekend Reads! So so happy the weekend is finally here! Woot woot! Who’s with me? I’ve rounded up lots of great reads to get you in that weekend mindset! 

1| Planning on hitting the beach or pool this weekend? In case you missed it, earlier this week I posted my favorite beach bag essentials.  You can read all about it here.

2| Need something to read?  I’m currently reading this book and learning all about balanced living which is what I’m always striving to do and really struggle with.

3| Need a low-calorie refreshing summer cocktail recipe?  Check this one out here.

4| Looking to refresh your outdoor space, but don’t want to break the bank?  Shop here and here for some amazing deals on outdoor furniture and accessories.

5| Looking for some great recipes for the summer? Well, look no further Whole Foods Market has all kinds of great ideas from lunch to dinner.

6| I’m getting super excited for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that starts on July 20th, but if you have a rewards card you get early access on July 12th.  Not sure how to sign up for rewards?  Just head over here and go to Anniversary Sale Early Access where they will explain everything you need to know about this amazing sale.  In the meantime, check out the new fall beauty collection by CHANEL here.

7| Need some summer day date ideas?  Check out this summer bucket list.

8| Here is a list of all the movies coming out this summer.

9| Planning on having a few gatherings this summer? You can find  some great ideas for summer parties here.

10| Last but not least I’m super excited to share with you a Summer Playlist I’ve compiled on Spotify.  This is the first of many to come, so be sure to follow my Spotify account Cottage-Bound to be the first in the know!



I’m off tomorrow and I’m totally wanting to get some things done around the house cause it’s been so crazy around here, but I’m also hoping for a little downtime to relax cause we’ve been all a go!  What are your plans for the weekend? Do you want more playlists like these?  Please let me know about both in the comments below!

Cheers-  Ashley Nicole

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