Hello, hello – welcome to the weekend!

I am feeling particularly bright and sunshiny today because, well, this weekend is supposed to be particularly bright and sunshiny! We’re talking highs in the 60s and 70s, even climbing into the 80s by the beginning of next week.

Can I get a collective, WHEE?! Goll, so ready for this.

I told Ben that I want to do something especially fun this weekend to celebrate our first warm weekend of the year, so he’s been sweating it trying to come up with something good. I know he will. He always does. Some people have all the best ideas. ; )

Anyway, wherever you are, and whatever you do, I hope you have a great weekend, and please enjoy my favorite finds from the web and beyond in this week’s Friday Favorites!

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Favorite sip: Watermelon and Mango Agua Fresca. Ahhh, so refreshing, and nice to find a fun mocktail to enjoy in the hot spring and summer months!


Favorite outfit. This top is so out of character for me, but I’m just loving blue these days. Plus those shorts? Adorbs! (PS if anybody knows where I can get a decent-looking pair of maternity shorts, I will forever grateful.)


Favorite crunch: Chopped Thai Chicken Salad. I have been drooling over this salad all dang week. Crunch, freshness, and peanut sauce. What more do ya’ need?


Favorite reminder. This print is intended for a child’s room, but I kind of want to plaster it all over the world.


Favorite bite: Coconut Crunch Chicken Strips with Creamy Honey-Mango Dipping Sauce. Obsession alert! Can’t you practically feel the crunch, and taste that sauce through your computer screen?


Favorite fashion: Jade Boho Rings. I’ll take one in every color, mmkay? Thanks.


Favorite refresh: Tropical Chia Smoothie. Basically a super-fresh, virgin pina colada with healthy chia seeds in the mix. Great for deck sailing or a morning treat.


Favorite furball. Hey y’all. Awww… :)


Favorite dip: Easy Feta Dip. This would be such a hit at BBQs and get togethers. I know my Mom would love it.


Favorite find. I don’t know when/if I’ll ever need to skewer Mike & Ike’s with toothpicks to mimic mini popsicles, but OMG HOW CUTE!!!!


Favorite homemade: Homemade English Muffins. I always forget about English Muffins, then when I finally have one I want to slap myself for waiting so long in between sessions. They are so good served hot and crisp then slathered in a little salted butter and sweet jam. Mmm.


Favorite fitness: Jillian Michaels’s 45 Minute Treadmill Workout. I’m all but done with running until after the baby is born, but I could modify this to be all walking and it’d still be a great workout with those inclines.


Favorite mini: Blackened Chicken Sliders with Warm Mango Salsa. What a fantastic flavor combo, and I love the fact that these mini burgers are served on tiny little slider buns. So cute.


Favorite find: How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea. This video makes me happy. :)

Favorite sweet: Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my number 1 favorite cookies of all time. These babies are made even more wicked by browning the butter in the dough first. I could pop about 87, me thinks.


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Have a great weekend!