Happy Friday everyone!
I’ve been having day-later syndrome all week and sort of thought this day would never come. Hate when that happens! ; ) Ben and I are heading into a quiet weekend, which is a-ok with me as the next month or so is going to be crazy. My in-laws will be here next weekend for another baby shower, we move the weekend after that, the following weeks will be filled with unpacking, then…dunh, dunh, dunhhhh…BABY!
I am still sorting out what my posting schedule will look like after the little man get here, but I’m assuming I’ll take a couple weeks off then move into a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule, with an occasional weekend post. That could all change, of course, but it’s what I’m thinking will happen at the moment. We shall see!
Well enough of my babbling – wherever you are, and whatever you do, have a wonderful weekend and please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web in this week’s Friday Favorites!
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Favorite woah: Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake. I saw this cake on the Pioneer Woman’s show a few weeks ago and not only did it look stunning, I can’t even imagine how insane it must taste. Strawberries + chocolate cake + whipped cream + nutella? Yes please!
Favorite find: The Kitchen Safe. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ordered Ben to take this away from me (most recently Snickers bites – OMG have you had those yet?!) From candy to video game remote controls, put whatever it is you need to practice self control around in the safe, then set a timer and wait until it goes off before you can retrieve the item again. So brilliant. I want 100.
Favorite DIY: How to Make a Chalkboard Serving Tray. My sister-in-law sent me this DIY/design blog earlier this week and I have pinned at least 10 projects I want to make for the new house, including this easy DIY chalkboard serving tray. So cute!
Favorite devour: Roasted Blueberry Coconut Quinoa Parfaits with Coconut Granola. Just…yes. Roasted blueberries? Yes!
Favorite project: “Copper” Curtain Rods. Our new home has pull down shades on one level of the outdoor living space but I like the idea of sheer outdoor curtains for when we want lighter sun coverage. These “copper” rods look AMAZING. You’ll never guess what they’re actually made of!
Favorite lunch: Smoked Salmon Cucumber Wraps. The perfect light lunch. I could even see them cut into pinwheels for a yummy party app.
Favorite fitness: Super Sweaty Tabata Supersets. I’ve been struggling with even walking these past two weeks due to sciatic nerve pain and pain caused from over-straining my knee doing literally the simplest yoga move ever like, 2 months ago. That being said, seeing workouts like this one gets me so excited to get back into the swing of things after the baby is born and I wait the required amount of time before exercising again, naturally. I guess I’m just looking forward to sweating (from something other than being 8 months pregnant, that is.) :)
Favorite frozen: Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Popsicles. How perfect do these look? Gorgeous photography.
Favorite space. I really need to get my guest room act together in the new house. Right now it’s a completely random mish-mash of items. Thinking this setup and color scheme (pops of blues, pinks, and oranges set on white) is really lavish yet cozy-feeling. The leopard bench is too-fab, too.
Favorite bite: Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad. A Mediterranean-flavored pasta salad that is making my mouth water. This would be great to take along to a cook out.
Favorite furball. When I first saw this picture I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry (out of terror.) I decided to laugh…uncontrollably. HILARIOUS. I want this sweet pooch.
Favorite sweet: Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispie Treats. Rice Krispie Treats studded with Angel Food Cake then topped with whipped cream and strawberries. ‘Nuf said!
Kitchen Favorites Giveaway!
I’ve got a fun, kitchen-themed giveaway for you today! Several months ago I attended a webinar with a bunch of other food bloggers led by The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond and the good people at Land O Lakes. While it’s been awhile since the event, there was a really awesome giveaway for our readers in it that I’m finally getting around to sharing!
Included in this kitchen favorites prize package:
- Iron skillet (this skillet is LEGIT!)
- Serving bowl
- Half stick butter dish
- Measuring spoons
- Coupon for Land O Lakes Butter
- Coupon for Land O Lakes Express® Saute Starter
Enter to win the Land O Lakes prize pack described above using the voting widget below. Click the “+1″ button then click “Enter” by 11:59pm central time on Sunday, June 9th. Good luck!
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