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Happy Friday, everyone!
Well I survived another segment on KCCI.
Katie Ward (who’s back from maternity leave – love her!) and I made Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups with Mango Salsa, which I introduced in the segment as Thai Turkey Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Fail. That doesn’t even make sense. Other than that though, I think it went ok?!
After doing several of these segments I totally get why people on reality shows say they stop noticing the cameras after awhile. After the intro I seriously zone out while cooking and talking, then finally come to when I see a producer frantically waving her arms out of the corner of my eye to wrap it up, as I’m just babbling away. Oh blerg.
At any rate, tell me you have some amazing plans for the weekend?! My Mom and I were supposed to setup a raised garden bed in the backyard, but we’re supposed to be back down in the 50s again with rain. I mean. It better clear up before next weekend because the FARMER’S MARKET starts next Saturday – wheee!
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TGIF, all, and please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web and beyond in this week’s Friday Favorites.
Favorite photo: New Zealand Style Pavlova. The colors! The fresh fruit! All the things!
Favorite frock: Floral Tank. I love the pretty design and long length of this tank. Great for summer.
Favorite sip: Texas Margaritas. Lemon lime margaritas with a sweet orange twist. Ahhhh, the ultimate refreshing drink.
Favorite RRR: Re Purposed Etched Glass Spice Jars. Take empty Starbucks drink bottles, and etch spice names onto the outside. So cute.
Favorite easy dinner: Creamy Ravioli with Peas and Salami. Confession: I adore salami. My Mom bought it for my brothers and I all the time growing up, and I’d stack about 15 slices between soft, squishy white bread and chow down. Oh-so-yum!
Favorite funny: Grandparent’s Wedding Toast. You have to watch this video of grandparents who have been married for 72 years give wedding advice to their grandson, who’s about to tie the knot. HIGH-larious!
Favorite summer bite: Moist Blueberry Cake with Light Lemon Icing. Sweet, light, and summery.
Favorite place: Lighthouse Cove Cottage. I’m kind of obsessed with lake houses right now. How fun would it be to have an adorable, summer retreat like this?
Favorite edible art: Edible Rubik’s Cube. Um, stunning. I wish I had the patience to make something like this…
Favorite DIY: Homemade Corona Bottle Glasses. Corona bottles + yarn + fire = Corona Bottle Glasses. Do I dare give it a go?
Favorite inspiration. Every other day I threaten myself with chopping my hair short again. This picture keeps me going for the gold though!
Favorite no-bake bite: Mediterranean Garlic Wraps. Light, and garden-fresh.
Favorite look. Floral + gold + LEOPARD. I would never think to put all these together. Send help.
Favorite find: Pottery Barn Shelby Accessory Tower Dresser. I love old printer’s cabinet type furniture. This is amazing. But also like, $5,000,000.
Favorite flashback: Cassette iPhone Cover. Goll, I can’t even tell you how many cassette tapes I have in boxes at my parent’s house. I used to dub like a pro!
Favorite decadent dinner: Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken. Ohhhohoho, my gosh. I need this! Just once!
Favorite inspiration: Summer Arms Challenge. My arms inexplicably doubled in size the day I turned 27, nearly two years ago. Thinking about giving this challenge a whirl to show my metabolism who’s boss.
Favorite bite: Thai Chicken Bites. You know I love me some spicy Thai flavors. What a great looking meal.
Favorite Etsy find: Shut The Front Door Sign. So cute.
Favorite truth: Turning 30: 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Know. Fellow nearly 30 year olds: read this and nod the entire way through. Gosh, it’s all so true!
Favorite sweet: Cookie Butter Cookie Dough. Make edible raw cookie dough with Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter, or Biscoff Spread, then stud it with white chocolate chips. YES PLEASE! (Locals: FYI Trader Joe’s just got a new shipment of cookie butter in!)
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!