Friday Favorites


Happy Friday everyone!

Gosh, it’s been a crazy week trying to get back into the swing of things after vacation. You know how it goes! I’m excited to relax, re-assess and get my life back in order this weekend. It’s supposed to be chilly, which will help force me to stay indoors and get organized.

Yay? ;)

What are your weekend plans? Got any weddings to go to?

I feel like I’m seriously lacking in weddings to attend this spring and summer, and you know how much I adore them. Sigh. Come on, guys – pop that question! ;)

Random thoughts aside, have a wonderful weekend, and please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web in this week’s Friday Favorites!

Favorite devour: Red Velvet Brownies. Red, chocolate, chewy lusciousness. OMG.


Favorite print. Gosh, so true!


Favorite bite: Apricot & Goat Cheese Bites. Ummmm, pretty much all my favorite things in one poppable bite. So genius.


Favorite color pop. I adore the gold accents with the bright fuschia and tangerine colors of the dress. The turquoise purse totally takes it over the top.


Favorite picture. Pure happiness! I need this as a poster, or something. :)


Favorite funny. Engaged people – you HAVE TO DO THIS on your wedding day!!!!


Favorite supper: Martha Stewart’s Half Hour Chicken Gumbo. The weather has gone from high 80s everyday down to the 50s over the past couple of weeks, which makes coming home to a hot pot of hearty soup ready in half hour sound blissfully cozy. :)


Favorite tank: J Crew Stripes. For, you know, when the weather gets back into the 80s! ;)


Favorite DIY: Knock-Off Anthropologie Letters. Brilliant, and CHEAP!


Favorite mouthwater: La Jolla Crab Stack. The epitome of refreshing. Summer. Fresh.


Favorite home accent: Giraffe Bookends. Just the feel of this makes me want to go on safari. :)


Favorite show: GCB. If I had to give up all shows to watch just one show…it would for sure be GCB (stands for Good Christian B!itches.) It is SO hilarious and smart – it actually makes me look forward to Sunday nights!

Favorite healthy sweet: Lemon & Zucchini Muffins. Fluffy, moist zucchini muffins, with a sweet, lemon twist. These will definitely be made this summer!


Favorite sigh: Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy. I wish I was someone who could sweetly say, awww, remember when?! after seeing something that reminds them of an epic vacation. My response is usually a wailing WHYYYYYYYY??? WHY CAN’T I GO BACK?!” Ahem! Anyways, this snapshot made my heart absolutely ache for the Amalfi Coast adventure Ben and I took a couple years ago. The little beach in the back right is “our beach”!

Positano Italy

Favorite squeal. Hot sand! Hot sand! Hot sand!


Favorite tip: Dish Soap in Oil Bottles. Keep dish soap handy without having to look at unsightly bottles, by pouring it into pretty liquid dispensers!


Favorite sip: Strawberry Basil Sangria. I am so intrigued by this herby-sweet concoction. I can’t wait to try it!


Favorite find: Swimsuit Cover Up Wrap. Love this unique, wrappy swimsuit coverup. Check out the how-to!


Favorite summer treat: Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting. Can you tell I’m loving the strawberries lately?! They’ve been out in full force at the grocery stores lately. I’m trying to tell myself to wait just a little bit longer to buy some, but it’s hard!


Favorite relax: Wine Holding Chair. Yes, please. Two, please.


Favorite nosh: Spicy Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce. IN MAH FACE!


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Have an awesome weekend everyone! :D

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  1. Thanks so much for including my La Jolla Crabstack in your roundup! What great company to be in. And I’m so thrilled to have found your blog – it’s spectacular!

  2. Trisha 04.20.2012

    Bahahahah! The dudes excitement over the ring totally made me LOL & LOL some more. My husband looked at me like I was a goon. Love the Friday roundup, happy weekend!!

    P.S. We’re really lacking in weddings this spring/summer too. I’m okay with it after the EIGHT we had last year though.

  3. A) I need those french fries in my life NOW.
    B) Southern Living has theeee best red velvet brownie recipe. We’re talking cream cheese frosting and white chocolate curls on top. They are insane!!!!
    C) I posted a super yummy strawberry cake recipe on my blog this week. Very simple and highly addictive :)

  4. Amy M 04.20.2012

    I will absolutely make that strawberry cake this summer! maybe for my own special birthday cake… :)

  5. Ahahahaaaa! The engaged people photo!! Can’t look at it enough!
    And those fries… Yeahhh..

  6. Fernanda 04.20.2012

    That wine holding chair is a great idea! loooove your recipes, they are healthy and delicious. Have a nice weekend Kristin, greetings from Mexico!

  7. Stephanie 04.20.2012

    Love it! Love all the Friday favorites and love your blog!

  8. Jenifer 04.20.2012

    I made the strawberry cake for Easter. Our tradition is to have strawberry shortcake, but this was so close, we decided to try it.

    After going through the process to make it, I was skeptical if it was worth it…then I had my first bite! It was TOTALLY worth the time making it and the extra miles I ran to burn off the calories. A very, very yummy treat!!!

  9. Tamara 04.20.2012

    Thanks for your posts! I love them. GCB….greatest show in awhile, they changed the B. To Belles,but who cares when they are still well you know…lol

  10. Renee @bendiful 04.20.2012

    I LOVE GCB too! I’m happy to know I’m not the only young person watching. Leslie Bibb & Kristin Chenoweith are great in it. It’s like designing women for 2012! And even at 7 years old I loved designing women.

  11. Katie 04.20.2012

    If you want to come to Ohio, I am getting married May 19th! LOL And I LOVE that photo of the groom and all his groomsmen! I might just have to suggest this to my future hubby :)

  12. Emily 04.20.2012

    I always look forward to your Friday Favorites!

    Strawberries have been on my radar lately, too. I haven’t had the self-control to resist though :)

  13. Nancy 04.20.2012

    Chicken Gumbo and Lemon/Zucchini Muffins recipes sound really good. Not at the same time of course.

  14. Sydney 04.20.2012

    I love the wine-holding chair! I saw one of those at a winery I went to once and everyone was oohing and aahing over it!

  15. Those red velvet brownies look YUMMY! And I want one of those chairs. You find the best stuff on the internet!

  16. Stephanie 04.20.2012

    Yet another great week of Friday Favorites! I look forward to this post each week, so thanks for posting these awesome finds!

  17. Jenna 04.20.2012

    That strawberry cake is now one of my favorites, my husbands cousin made it for Easter. DELICIOUS!

  18. Omg those brownies look so good! I am also going to have my groom take that picture at our wedding this summer.

  19. Sarah O. 04.20.2012

    I’ve had a strawberry basil margarita and it was to die for so I bet the sangria will be great too. I’m excited that strawberries are back in season too.

  20. morgan 04.20.2012

    holymotherofgod, I need the fries and cheese sauce right. now.

  21. stacey 04.20.2012

    I always love reading your Friday Favorites! I made Strawberry Basil Mojitos last summer. They were awesome- such a refreshing combo. I’ll have to try the sangria this summer.

  22. Colleen 04.20.2012

    Love GCB! It is hilarious and the husband watches with me.

  23. Delia 04.20.2012

    From a previous Friday favorites of yours, thanks for featuring Amanda Catherine Designs. I bought a cute print for a friend’s engagement/wedding gift; the ‘LOVE’ stamp print in yellow & aqua. Yea for crafty people!

  24. Adrian 04.20.2012

    I LOVE GCB! It is my latest guilty pleasure! Even my husband thinks it’s hilarious. Though I think he has always had a thing for Kristin! :) Love your friday posts, love your blog, love you! :)

  25. Barbara 04.20.2012

    I hate it when I get to the end of the Friday Favorites list!!! I want more!! Love to see a Monday Favorites…Tuesday Favorites…Wednesday Favorites…and so on!!! Keep up the great work!!

    Can’t wait to make some lemon-zucchini muffins and strawberry cake!! :-D

    Love the doggie!!

    I’m going to my niece’s wedding next month. Any suggestions for a unique gift???? She has everything, so I don’t think I can get by with giving her a toaster.

    GCB is hilarious!!!!

  26. Melissa 04.20.2012

    I’m getting married June 16th. The last bit of planning is driving me craaazzzyyyy. I’d love for FI to do that with his ring, but he’s not a fan of having his photo taken. He has lightened up since he met me though. I might “mention” it to his best man, Ryan would get a kick out of that and might get FI to go along.

  27. My hubby and I honeymooned on the Almafi Coast… Ahhhh… I want to go back so bad! ;-)

  28. katrina 04.20.2012

    why do you have to wait to buy strawberries? the ones i bought the other day were actually really good

  29. These are great finds! I love that supper find… wow! Makes me wish that was on my menu tonight :)

    I’d love for you to come and share your finds at my Friday Favorite Finds party! Every Friday we get together to share our great finds from the week – mostly recipes, but other fun things too! Hope you can join us.

  30. Jenna @ Newlyweds 04.20.2012

    Wow these are some awesome finds! I love that groomsmen pictures, lol. Thanks for sharing my Red Velvet Brownies with your readers! Can’t wait to try those lemon zukes muffins, yum!

  31. Love that photo of the guy with his wedding ring. Too funny! I’ll have to remember that for my wedding day – although I’m not sure I could convince my boyfriend to do it :-)

    And I want that swimsuit coverup even though I don’t necessarily need it. Which means I’m going to go check it out and debate buying it right now :-)

  32. Peggy 04.20.2012

    Love your Friday Favorites!

  33. Amanda 04.20.2012

    Those fries look good!

  34. Emily 04.20.2012

    I know you don’t know me…but you could come to my wedding this summer ;)

  35. Oh Positano, I could totally go back and eat my body weight in tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella!!

  36. Chrissy L 04.21.2012

    Another great Friday post! So much fun to look at and try. I have to say, I agree wholeheartedly with you about GCB! I LOVE THAT SHOW!

  37. Sandy @ RE 04.21.2012

    Thanks for the linky love this weekend! Great ideas here! :)

  38. Sam 04.21.2012

    I’m the exact opposite; I have so many weddings this summer (including my own)! It’s a bit overwhelming but I am really looking forward to all of them.

    I love your Friday Favorites posts. I’ve re-pinned many of these same images on Pinterest. I have to say my favorite are those red velvet brownies. My mouth is watering just looking at the picture!

  39. Tiffany Colvert 04.21.2012

    La Jolla Crab Stack looks amazing!!

  40. Jill 04.21.2012

    I can’t wait to try the La Jolla Crab Stack and the Sangria! Thanks for the ideas.

  41. Amy 04.22.2012

    I love your Friday Favorites posts… keep them coming!

  42. Kerri 04.22.2012

    Oh my gosh! I went back to teaching this year after staying home for two years with my girls and realized today how much I have missed your blog! I have alot of catching up to do!

  43. ok…im totally obsessed with orange and pink rt now and neon..LOVE it! That wine chair is awesome! GCB is amazing but I just heard it’s not getting picked up for season 2 – too bad – it’s hilarious!

    xoxo from Trinidad

  44. Mandy 04.22.2012

    I just love GCB, although I heard it may be getting cancelled :(

  45. kate 04.22.2012

    aaww you always find the cutest puppy pics! also i have that swimsuit cover up in black and its really cute and has lasted me through 3 summers now. definitely recommend it.

    • kate 04.22.2012

      oh & i got it from scheels (for quite a bit cheaper ;)

  46. Debbie 04.22.2012

    OMG I have just spent the last half hour perusing your blog! Your Curtis Stone post was hysterical! I love your style…and have just subscribed! Shazam!

  47. Kimmie Ciccone 04.23.2012

    Love this Fridays favs!!

  48. Nicki 04.23.2012

    Lets make a deal, you keep posting wonderful recipes to try and I’ll keep posting photos of life in Positano…and sometimes even Praiano!

  49. Karen Chatters 04.23.2012

    I’m sure you hear this all the time but I just ADORE your Friday Favorites. Honestly, it’s something I look forward to reading on Monday’s, they always bring a smile to my face.

  50. Kim 04.23.2012

    HA!!! I just died at the picture of the dude showing off his ring. I’m bummed we JUST went to a wedding last weekend–wish I would have seen this a tiny bit earlier so I could have suggested the photo op idea! :) Thanks for sharing!!

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