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?!

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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!

newzealandpavlova

Favorite frock: Floral Tank. I love the pretty design and long length of this tank. Great for summer.

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Favorite sip: Texas Margaritas. Lemon lime margaritas with a sweet orange twist. Ahhhh, the ultimate refreshing drink.

texasmargarita

Favorite RRR: Re Purposed Etched Glass Spice Jars. Take empty Starbucks drink bottles, and etch spice names onto the outside. So cute. :)

starbucksspicejars

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!

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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!

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Favorite summer bite: Moist Blueberry Cake with Light Lemon Icing. Sweet, light, and summery.

blueberry-cake

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?

lakecottage

Favorite edible art: Edible Rubik’s Cube. Um, stunning. I wish I had the patience to make something like this…

Fruity-Rubiks-Cube

Favorite DIY: Homemade Corona Bottle Glasses. Corona bottles + yarn + fire = Corona Bottle Glasses. Do I dare give it a go?

DIYbeerglass

Favorite inspiration. Every other day I threaten myself with chopping my hair short again. This picture keeps me going for the gold though!

braidedhairstyle

Favorite no-bake bite: Mediterranean Garlic Wraps. Light, and garden-fresh.

mediteranean-wraps

Favorite look. Floral + gold + LEOPARD. I would never think to put all these together. Send help.

leapordandflowers

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.

potterybarnaccessories

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!

cassetteiphonecover

Favorite decadent dinner: Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken. Ohhhohoho, my gosh. I need this! Just once!

honeygarliccrunchchicken

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.

summerarmschallenge

Favorite bite: Thai Chicken Bites. You know I love me some spicy Thai flavors. What a great looking meal.

thaichickenbites

Favorite Etsy find: Shut The Front Door Sign. So cute.

shutthefrontdoor

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!

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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!)

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Have a fabulous weekend everyone! :D