Friday Favorites


Hap-py Friday, everyone!

Ben and I celebrated the weekend’s arrival a little early by visiting Orange Leaf for dessert after dinner last night…on the coldest day in over 2 years. What can I say, I had a fro-yo craving that no windchill could crumble!


This was our first Orange Leaf experience, and it was delightful!

I had a big swirl of pineapple/coconut (love,) and a small swirl of red velvet (kind of tasted like vodka,) and snickerdoodle (WOAH – seriously tasted like the cookie!) Topped with tons of toppings, natch. My downfall. Pay by the oz places always get me because I always seem to like the heavy stuff. I can’t even look Ben in the eye when we weigh our salad containers at Whole Foods. The shame.

Anyways! Should be another low-key weekend ’round these parts! Think we’ll hit up Lowe’s for supplies to tackle a few projects around the house on Saturday (the joys of home ownership!) then we’ll head to my parents to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday. My Mom has a bunch of dishes she’s THIS EXCITED to make for the big game. The jury’s still out on my selections! What will you be making? 

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, have a great weekend and please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web in this week’s Friday Favorites!

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Favorite sweet: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip. Ben has recently banished me from saying this word, but, ERMAHGERD!


Favorite furball. Ma! MA! Let me in – it’s freezin’ out here!


Favorite bite: Ham & Cheese Pretzel Bites. For some reason I’ve always been intimidated by making pretzels, but, I feel as though if I can make cinnamon rolls, I could probably make these tasty bites. Perfect for the Super Bowl, and I love the step-by-step instructions in the post.


Favorite place: Cancun + sun + sand + surf + beer. I have been to Cancun a handful of times and it really is this beautiful, fun, and relaxing in real life. Nay, MORE!


Favorite healthy: Raw, Gluten-free, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars. Like homemade Larabars!


Favorite fashion: Steve Madden Marrvil Wedge. Don’t these just scream SPRING?


Favorite dinner: Spicy Sausage Pasta. This looks absolutely mouthwatering.


Favorite fitness: 20×3 WorkoutLove the looks of this intense, heart-pumping circuit.


Favorite sip: Pink Grapefruit Breakfast SmoothieI am so obsessed with all things citrus right now. Can’t wait to whip up this sweet-tart smoothie soon.


Favorite flashback: FRIENDS! Will there ever be another show like it?!


Favorite summer: Peach Moon. Blue Moon is one of my faaaavorite summer drinks. I cannot wait to bust out this killer combo of Blue Moon, Peach Schnapps, and orange juice on a patio in just a few, short months!


Favorite reuse: Canning Jar Egg Cookers. Given my hatred for unitaskers in the kitchen, I have never bought one of those round egg molds to make, well, round eggs. What a genius idea for getting the same effect from mason jar lids. Perfect for my Copy Cat Sausage, Egg & Cheese McMuffins!


Favorite treat: Red Velvet Monkey Bread. How much fun would this be to make on Valentine’s Day? So sweet!


Favorite DIY: Mudroom. I am obsessed – obsessed – with mudrooms. Our next home must have one, or at least a space for one. Here’s a great DIY idea for building your own out of two book cases and a cabinet!


Favorite game-day: Turkey, Pesto, Onion & Cheese Poppyseed Sliders. I would be ALL over these if cough someone cough made a batch this Sunday!


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Have an awesome weekend, all! :)

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