Friday Favorites


Happy Friday, everyone!

Whoo – what a week! The time change and SNOW – yes, I’m just now able to talk about the 3+ inches we got on Wednesday – really threw me for a loop, but it’s the freakin’ weekend baby and every little thing’s gonna be alright.

Ok that paragraph made me sound crazy. At any rate, I hope you enjoy my favorite finds from around the web this week. Stay warm wherever you are!

Favorite seasonal project: Rustic Snowflake. I want to make this larger and into a wreath for my front door.


Favorite ‘gottahaveitnow: Cookie Dough Bites. As in, I might be making these as soon as I push publish on this post!


Favorite kitchen helper: Dripless Strainer. Also doubles as a spoon rest!


Favorite updated classic: Homemade Chili Mac. The husband would go bananas for this. :)


Favorite space. Doesn’t this kind of remind you of the Twilight kitchen? (PS: ONE WEEK!!!)


Favorite diet buster: Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars. My thighs are so unhappy I found these!


Favorite diet helper. Monica suggested using these for portioning out cereal, which I could mindlessly eat a TON of, at the Dole Summit last week.


Favorite weeknight bite: Asian Turkey Burgers with Peanut Sauce. You know I’m a sucker for peanut sauces!


Favorite necklace: Fortune Cookie Necklace. Dainty, and would be really cute as unique bridal jewelry.


Favorite earrings: Initial studs. Aren’t these great?! You can get them in any letter!


Favorite poppable bite: Jalapeno Bacon Poppers. Perfect for football games.


Favorite furball. Look at his ninja eyes!!


Ok, second favorite furball. I know how ya feel, cat!


Favorite outfit. Ob.sessed.


Favorite holiday sip: The Spicy Gingerman. Pretty much stick a festive cinnamon stick in any cocktail at this time of the year, and I’ll drink it.


Favorite DIY project: No-Sew Roman Shades. I am dying to make these for my kitchen.


Favorite DIY accent piece: Frosted glass. This would look sooo cute with a line of short tea light holders.


Favorite money saving tip: How to refill your swiffer wet jet. Definitely going to have to try this out.


Favorite naughty-yet-nice treat: Zucchini Bread Whoopie Pies. RIGHT?!


Favorite am nom: Breakfast Pizza. Thinking this would be yummy and fun for Thanksgiving morning.


Favorite better for you bite: Baked Cinnamon Bun Donuts with Vanilla Cream Cheese Glaze. Droooool!


Favorite fitness routine. I’m going to need it because…


Favorite indulgence: Snickers Caramel Cheesecake Cookies. OMG!


Have a great weekend everyone! :D

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Week 11


What are some of your favorite finds from around the web this week?

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  1. So many deliciously deadly things that I’ve missed – glad you were here to point them out! ;)

  2. sandra mc combs 11.11.2011

    I “heart” Friday Favorites. I think these are some of the best ones yet!!
    Live in Belton, Missouri just south of KC. No snow yet, it could all stay in Iowa.

  3. Meghan 11.11.2011

    I love these Friday round up posts! Always so many good links. Am drooling!

  4. brandi 11.11.2011

    i want that kitchen!

    i made a breakfast pizza a few weeks ago – SO good! it’s one of our favorites:

  5. colleen 11.11.2011

    Love your Friday Favorites – especially the outfit!

  6. Jessica 11.11.2011

    Oh! I think the little rustic wreaths would be perfect for the front windows! Very cute…

  7. Oh, I’m starving after reading this. That breakfast pizza looks SO good!

  8. Kira 11.11.2011

    I made the jalapeno bites a few weeks ago…delicious!

  9. Ashley 11.11.2011

    That rustic snowflake is beautiful! How clever!

  10. Once again you have produced an awesome Friday Favorites post!! The breakfast pizza looks great…so do those diet buster brownie things! Nom :)

  11. kathy 11.11.2011

    umm yes to all of those things! Especially the sweater- got any info on it? And if you make that snowflake wreath you must share- so cute!

  12. Ari 11.11.2011

    OMG!! I’m OBSESSED with that outfit too! I pinned it a couple of days ago and have been looking all over for a sweater vest/shrug similar to that to no luck :( But I’m still on the hunt!

  13. Diana 11.11.2011

    Great Friday favorites. I love the blue sweater. I clicked on the link and couldn’t find it. Any ideas on where to get it?

    All the recipes are making me hungery! Please share if you make any of these! I wish you’d pin your Friday faves so I could repin them!

  14. O.M.G. TWILIGHT! I am so excited!! :D

    And those cereal dispensers and dripless strainer look awesome! They’d definitely help make life a little easier.

  15. Ummm I’m going to need those cookie dough balls and that spicy gingerman cocktail asap please, wowwwwww yum!!! I’d prefer to be wearing that super cute outfit too while enjoy them haha *sigh* Happy Friday! :)

  16. Abby 11.11.2011

    I love FRIDAY FAVORITES!!!!!!!! I’m SOOOOO making the Peanut Butter Bars…I literally drooled reading the recipe…no really, I had to wipe off my desk! :) Thanks for all the great ideas!

  17. i love that chunky knit sweater… that is one of my favorite looks for fall/winter. you have some amazing finds in here!

  18. Oo I love the rustic snowflake idea! And – oh my gosh – those zucchini bread whoopie pies…no words for how good those look!

  19. erica 11.11.2011

    omg, those kitty pics are hilarious! totally made my day :)

  20. Machelle 11.11.2011

    ok….on that fitness at home list…WTH is a burpee??? and i wonder how that cat got up there on top of that door?!?

      • Jeri 11.11.2011

        They have so many names. They gained popularity in the armed forces as a fitness test and they call them, “up downs” (as per my husband). I know them as “mountain climbers”. I had to look it up on Wikipedia.

        • Lisa 11.11.2011

          Mountain climbers are a totally different move…

  21. WendyG 11.11.2011

    HOLY BUCKETS I just printed off the Fitness at Home workout off Pinterest earlier this week and it is AWESOME!!!!!! My arms, back, and thighs are feeling it today still!!!!!!!! Love the burn.

    Great Friday Favorites! You really helped me get some recipes for the long Thanksgiving weekend! Those cookie dough balls look like they are to die for!

    You ROCK!

  22. Kari 11.11.2011

    Love your Friday Favorites! I blended a couple of recipes earlier this fall and made CHOCOLATE Zucchini Whoopie Pies! :-) I’m a sort of occasional/random/”when the whim hits me” blogger, but these felt worthy of sharing in case someone else needed the chocolate addition for a treat that makes you say “whoopie”!! Happy Friday!

  23. Thanks so much for linking my donuts and I am loving all your other faves!

    I love the fortune cookie necklace and that kitchen…beautiful!

  24. Linda W. 11.11.2011

    Do you have to be on Facebook or Twitter to join Pinterest? My problem with that is that it takes time away from cooking, baking, those all too infrequent workouts, keeping my cats from climbing on the top of doors (one did but he was on medication at the time) and reading Iowa Girl Eats!! Love the Friday Favorites!

  25. I do not know how you do it every week! Friday Favorite’s never disappoints.

  26. Jen 11.11.2011

    Love your Friday Favorites posts. I’ve resisted Pinterest because of your weekly recaps ;-) It’s like my own personal assistant filtering what’s out there, so thanks bunches!

  27. Amanda 11.11.2011

    I sersiously looove these Friday posts! I totally re-pinned those turkey burgers and the initial earrings. Thanks for the heads up, girl! Have a great weekend :)

  28. Jeri 11.11.2011

    TWILIGHT!!!!!! AAAHHHH!!!!

  29. Katelyn 11.11.2011

    I feel like the bacon jalapeno rolls would be great with the bacon bits from Trader Joes that you talked about in a recent post! They’ve been sitting in my fridge waiting for the right recipe…

  30. Love the outfit combo!

  31. nicole 11.12.2011

    I emailed that same necklace link to my BF a few days ago! it’s so pretty!

  32. Greetings from North Carolina! That’s my Roman shade you’re showcasing, and I just wanted to say that I really appreciate being included in your list of Friday Favorites. Thank you so much!

    Have a great weekend!

  33. how do we follow you on pinterest? :D

  34. Where can I find that strainer! I would make my life so much easier!!

  35. Dawn Marie 11.12.2011

    Hello from Moonstone Beach Cambria CA… love the frosted glass, will look for that in one of the many antique stores!

  36. Kristen W. 11.13.2011

    That looks so much like the twilight kitchen! I cannot wait!!

    Great Friday favorites! I love the initial earrings. I must buy those for my cousin for Christmas!

  37. Kaycie 11.13.2011

    The swiffer wet jet tip TOTALLY works!!!! Who is the genius who thought of that – I would love to personally thank them:)

  38. Christine 11.14.2011

    Thank you for sharing the Chili Mac recipe – I literally started salivating when I saw it, and when I made it for dinner Saturday night, me, my roommate and my boyfriend all went back for second (and third!) helpings! So delish and definitely worth making :)

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  40. Nicolle 11.15.2011

    Love your Friday posts! I’m not a fan of poppers myself but the hubby loves them. I made those poppers for him during a game and they were a big hit!

  41. Stacey 11.18.2011

    Where are all those clothes from? Saw the vest but those flats are so cute too. I need those :)

  42. Ashley 11.20.2011

    Totally made the cookie dough bites last night for a party and people were raving about them! Success!

  43. Heather 12.26.2011

    My boyfriend was within earshot when I fell in love with the Fortune Cookie necklace you showcased (as I collect fortunes). I just unwrapped my custom fortune cookie necklace on Christmas morning. Thank you so much for finding that!

    I hope your Christmas gave you that warm fuzzy feeling!
    Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

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