Happy Friday everyone!
Well my dreams came true, and the sun did indeed peek out for a short while last night! It seems the nice weather is here to stay too, through the weekend anyways. Should be a great time to get outdoors and maybe start planning the raised garden beds I want to build in my backyard this summer.
In the meantime, my Mom and I are off to Davenport, IA, about three hours east of here, this morning to attend a luncheon with Curtis Stone, followed by a meet & greet wine tasting. Oolala! I’m a sucker for a good accent!
I’ll give you all the deets when I get back, but in the meantime, please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web in this week’s Friday Favorites!
Favorite treat: Copy Cat Starbucks Lemon Pound Cake. Occasionally, if I’m feeling frisky, I like to indulge in a slice of Lemon Pound Cake when I’m at Starbucks (unless it’s Fall, in which case I get an Iced Pumpkin Scone.) This recipe looks spot on, and I love the shortcut used in the recipe!
Favorite photo: Pancake Tower. Need. I. Say. More. Such happiness!
Favorite house: Dogtrot Home. This home built in South Carolina is a low-country stunner. Check out the long and wide front porch with a retractable window wall. Dream home material, fa sho.
Favorite party: Margarita in a Jar aka Jargarita! Make these jargaritas ahead of time, then stash in the freezer. Whenever the mood strikes, take one out, shake it up, and enjoy!
Favorite sweater: Color Block Bateau T. A unique and light early spring top. I just adore stripes!
Favorite project: DIY Garden Basket. Place all your freshly picked produce in the basket then rinse at the garden hose before bringing in the house. Brilliant! I really want to plant a garden this summer, so I’m thinking this will be a must-have item.
Favorite light bite: Heavenly Angel Food Cake. Light, fresh and dripping with fluffy icing. So spring.
Favorite earrings: Kendra Scott “Dee” Teardrop Earrings. An elegant pop of color that can be dressed up or down.
Favorite item: Swirly Wine Bottle Holder. A fun wine holder that will fit anywhere!
Favorite fake-out: Penne & Broccoli in Dorito Cream Sauce. My inner junk food junkie jumped for joy when I found this recipe, which replicates the taste of Doritos with cheesy-tasting nutritional yeast. I MEAN!
Favorite home accent: Wine Crate Shelves. This couple just nailed together wine crates, then put them up on the wall as shelves. Inexpensive, gorgeous and custom-looking.
Favorite video: Ultimate Dog Tease. This video gets funnier and funnier as it goes on. Poor little pup!
Favorite travel tip. To avoid the dreaded exploding shampoo bottle, place a piece of saran wrap underneath the cap.
Favorite outfit. All the things!
Favorite drool-worthy dinner: BBQ Pork Sandwich. Did you gulp just now? I did. Drooooooool.
Favorite furballs. Trouble makin’ BFFs. I cannot get over these two.
Favorite death by chocolate: Baked Chocolate Doughnuts. Baked Chocolate Doughnuts dunked in a silky buttermilk glaze. I want to reach right through the screen for these babies.
Favorite cozy spot. I love the long, built-in bench, and warm, inviting colors of this kitchen. Plus those chairs – don’t they make you want to sit back and draw your knees up?
Favorite DIY: Mason Jar Solar Lamps. This is such a fun project – I want these all over my back deck.
Favorite twist: Inside Out Spring Roll Salad. All the taste of a spring roll, without the effort of rolling it all up! Ben’s all, whaaaaaat is that, and hooooow soon can you make it?
Favorite funny. BAHAHA!
Favorite hell naw: Snickers Cake. Now they’ve really gone and done it!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!