Friday Favorites


Happy Friday, friends, welcome to the long weekend!

I’m hitting the road bright and early this morning. It’s Chicago or bust for this girl to celebrate a short but sweet girlfriend getaway. I’ll be spending today with an old friend who just had her second baby, and Saturday with two of my other besties (the Napa girls!) for a fun day in the city. Cannot. Wait. Girl time is seriously the best time. : )

I’m heading home early Sunday morning to spend the rest of the weekend with Ben and family. Lots of driving (5+ hours each way) but totally worth it. Especially since road trips won’t be so easy after baby! Do you have any fun plans in the works? 

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

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Favorite bite: Brown-Butter Salted-Caramel Mocha Cookies. Um, is this real life? UNbelievable!


Favorite fashion. Love the pops of pink and gold, and those wedges are too cute. Maybe next year? :)


Favorite bite: Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Whipped Ricotta on Sourdough. I am so down with this recipe. Those tomatoes look absolutely mouthwatering with the whipped, herbed ricotta.


Favorite find: Hey Y’all! This print makes me so happy. I want to put it in my entryway.


Favorite mmm: Lemon Blueberry Muffin Bread. One of my favorite muffins, in loaf form. Brilliant idea!


Favorite furball. Caption this – bahaha! I’m definitely hearing a very studious English accent.


Favorite frozen: Coconut Lime Semifreddo. Looks super fancy, but pretty easy to make. Loving the yummy tropical twist, too.


Favorite find: Tree Saver Towels. I use more paper towels than I care to admit, so this eco-friendly solution sounds perfect.


Favorite crunch: Dorito-Flavored Popcorn. Dairy and funky ingredient free? I am all over this nacho cheese-flavored popcorn!


Favorite sip: 3 Skinny Summer Blender Drinks. Three frosty drinks that are alcohol-free and low-cal to boot. Would be awesome to make one sometime this weekend.


Favorite travel: Best Road Trips in the US. ‘Tis the season for road trips! Pick a route, any route! Which ones are your favorites? 


Favorite slice: Hawaiian Strawberry Tart. The perfect mix of Hawaiian-esque ingredients in a sweet little tart. So creative.


Favorite find: Steven Allen Boy Pant. Damn you adorable Boy Pants for being so ridiculous cute, but so ridiculously expensive!


Favorite fresh: Whole Wheat Pearl CousCous with Cherries and Arugula. Great combo of chewy couscous with sweet cherries and peppery arugula – plus the addition of salty parmesan cheese. Basically, all the things!


Favorite Redo: DIY Chalkboard. I love how this blogger took inspiration from an issue of Southern Living Magazine and coated a Goodwill painting with chalkboard paint then scrolled a fun quote on it. Seriously cheap, but sweet decor.


Favorite woah: Snickers Cake. Woah. WOAH! I would give my left arm for a slice of this!


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Have a wonderful, long weekend!

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  1. Abby 05.24.2013

    Have a great road trip!! I am road tripping this weekend as well, and can not wait!! Denver to Santa Fe, here I (we) come!!

  2. Hello Kristin! I love your picks! And you are absolutely right, girl time is the best! Have a nice weekend! :)

    PS: I made an orange+blueberry bread a few weeks ago, you should check it outand maybe give it a try!

  3. Gwen 05.24.2013

    Whoa. I can’t get any further than those cookies. I need them now.

  4. Love that sleeveless pink shirt but sadly it’s sold out. *cries*. Have a great weekend!

  5. That “Hey Y’all” print MUST be in my entryway – love it! The outfit is too cute, too. I want it all (as usual on Friday when visiting your page)! Have a great weekend!

  6. I love everything on this list! Especially the “Hey Ya’ll” print. I’m a Texan living in Colorado. Unfortunately, I’ve let my husband tease the “ya’ll” out of my vocabulary along with “hair dills” and the use of “Coke” to describe all soft drinks. I need my identity back.

  7. I always seem to forget how important girl time is for my happiness and sanity. And then after I get together with girlfriends I feel so much better. Have a fabulous weekend in Chicago!

    And those cookies up top, dang, they look good.

  8. Amanda 05.24.2013

    How fun does a girlfriend getaway in Chicago sound?? Have so much fun this weekend!! Love all your links. I am dying over the cuteness of that Boston terrier!!! :) Thanks so much for including my cookies!

  9. Cristina 05.24.2013

    Oh my goodness.. the hey y’all print and the snickers cake are some of the best things I’ve seen all week.

  10. Krystal 05.24.2013

    HOLY TOLITO!!! I just about pinned every.single.thing on this!! You’re Friday Favorites always brighten my Friday at work!

  11. enjoy chicago! what a fun weekend! i pinned that recipe from jenna, her bread is always out of this world…

  12. jodea @ 05.24.2013

    I thought I was the only one with kitchen towel guilt!

  13. Losinglindy 05.24.2013

    WAIT I am in the western burbs of Chicago..where are you going to be? I would love to meet you!

  14. Oh man that toast needs to be in my belly.

  15. Liz 05.24.2013

    Thanks so much for picking my Hawaiian Strawberry Tart in your list of Friday Favorites! I’ve been following you since before I started blogging and you’ve been an inspiration ever since! Thanks so much Kristen! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  16. julia 05.24.2013

    love the summery outfit you posted – that top is perfection … sad its sold out :(

    have an awesome weekend!


  17. That popcorn sounds AWESOME!!! I am obsessed with my air-popper and I am always looking for new topping ideas :).

  18. Rachel 05.24.2013

    I have made the Snickers cake and it is to die for!!! A little time consuming, but definitely worth it!

  19. A couple weeks ago I was thinking I needed to create a recipe for Lemon Blueberry bread…now I don’t need to – sweet! ;)

  20. I can’t wait to try the Dorito popcorn! I make popcorn on the stove almost every night and love trying new flavor combos. And now I can have my doritos! I always love reading your Friday Favs with so many good finds.

  21. Tieghan 05.24.2013

    Have fun this weekend! I have never been to Chicago!!

    Amanda’s cookies are calling my name and so is Jenna’s bread and Michelle’s snicker cake! Holy yum!

  22. That snickers cake looks incredible as do the cookies!

    I really want to try that couscous recipe as it looks really nice.

  23. Sarah E 05.25.2013

    #5 on the road trip is i-81 and I’ve driven it 20+ times because it starts up where we are stationed in upstate NY and ends close to Knoxville, TN, where we are from. But it’s the worst drive ever LOL

  24. Cat Yates 05.25.2013

    I think I either just gained 10 pounds or got a cavity looking at that Snickers cake. YUM!

  25. Lauren Williams 05.25.2013

    Oh Have fun in Chi Town! It’s my favorite city for sure. I headed down from Omaha to Moore, OK to volunteer with some friends all weekend! Such an eye opener and definitely in need of a lot of help! Love the lemon blueberry bread and the DIY chalkboard! Have a great weekend.

  26. nessa 05.26.2013

    Dying over those cookies!

  27. Love those tree saver towels!! My mom and I are always looking for ways to use less papers towels (she is outta control w how many she uses lol but I didn’t say that!) and these are such a great idea. Might have to get some of these asap!

  28. Aisling 05.28.2013

    Those road trips look like so much FUN! Love your Friday favourites :-)

  29. Loved reading about your favs! I need to try that muffin bread…yum!

  30. Shelly 05.28.2013

    I made the lemon blueberry muffin bread over the weekend.
    WOW!It was great and truned out just like the picture.
    Love it.

  31. Wandering Glutton 05.29.2013

    Don’t underestimate the portability of a baby while it is still in the baby bucket stage. Road trips can lull little ones to sleep and make travel very doable. Once they are potty-trained it becomes more of an issue.

  32. I definitely need to get those tree saver towels!

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