Friday Five | No.14

Happy Friday! Can we all agree full weeks after a vacation are rather brutal? This week was a struggle for me – I have been so sleepy all week. I think still catching up from our vacation and the slight time difference threw me off. Looking forward to a three day weekend and hopefully lots of zzzz’s to help me feel refreshed and ready to conquer next week!

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To close out the week, my Friday five, five of my favorite finds from this week – including one item I started using this week and am madly in love with!

Louella Reese Friday Five No.14



Sweet Laurel Savory Cookbook, clean cookbook | Louella Reese

Sweet Laurel Savory Cookbook

Filled with gluten-free and plant-based savory recipes that are both simple and delicious. This cookbook is on my current wish list! Love the idea of simple, clean recipes. Especially in the summer when there is a wide array of fresh produce to cook with.


Monogram mugs, hostess gift idea | Louella Reese

Inspiring Monogram Mugs

These sweet monogram mugs are filled with inspiring words to live by. These uplifting mugs are the perfect new homeowner, hostess, girl friend, and neighbor gifts to give this summer season.


polaroid camera, summer travel | Louella Reese

Polaroid Camera

Joshua and I have a tradition of taking a polaroid camera with us on all our longer travels. We love the spontaneity and vintage feel of them! This newer version has auto-exposure – a huge upgrade that guarantees proper lighting for your images.


affordable woven visor, straw visor | Louella Reese

Woven Straw Visor

This retro-inspired straw visor is both chic and practical. Perfect for days when you want to protect your face from the sun’s rays, while also keeping your hair tied up in a high bun.


clean beauty polishing peel, Friday five | Louella Reese

Wild Huckleberry Polishing Peel

Clean beauty has become such a passion of mine. I love discovering new brands and products. This recent find was introduced to me by Aillea – a clean beauty store here in Charlotte. This gentle polishing peel can be used daily (am or pm) as a mask, polish, and peel to resurface skin, refine pores, even texture, and brighten.


Louella Reese Friday Five No. 14

P.S. if you’re looking for some inspiration for summer travels – check out the travel page. Or dive right into a few of my favorite travel guides – Beaufort, South CarolinaAmelia Island, FloridaWinston-Salem, North Carolina.


  1. Maureen wrote:

    I love plant based food and always in need of a good recipe. Love that this cookbook has easy ones! Enjoy the long weekend and definitely get some rest. Happy 4th!

    Posted 7.3.21
    • with you on that lady! thank you so much – hope you had a wonderful one!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.23.21

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