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Hey you, happy Friday! How was your week?

We’re continuing to pack, pack, pack around here (7 days until the big move!) and finishing up final touch ups around the house. I know it’s standard to leave some nail holes in the walls, but I’m finding myself being semi-psychotic about filling them all up then painting over them. Thank goodness my Mom is a handy woman extraordinaire and supporting my urges with fresh spackle and free labor. Love ya’ Ma!

This weekend should be another busy one. My in-laws will be in town for a baby shower with my besties on Saturday, then Sunday we’ll celebrate Father’s Day with the whole extended family. (Can’t wait to give Ben his first Father’s Day gift, btw. I’ll snap a picture!)

Family plus friends – what more could a gal ask for?

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, have a wonderful 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 lick: Oreo Pudding Pops. The love child of my favorite ice cream, Cookies ‘n’ Cream. and my favorite childhood treat, Jello Pudding Pops. YUM!!

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Favorite DIY: DIY Chalkboard and Key Hooks. My Mom has a mail center that looks almost identical to this one which I am obsessed, obsessed, obsessed (that’s 3 obsesseds) with. Only problem is she’s had it for years and I can’t seem to find a look alike anywhere. This one promises to be simple to build – and for under $20 in materials. Think I might give it a try!

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Favorite sip: Blueberry Mojito. Lately I’ve been debating what my first post-preggo dizzy sip will be. I think I’ve narrowed it down to a blended Peach-Ginger Margarita or this dazzling Blueberry Mojito. Summer cocktails are the BEST!

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Favorite outfit. Perfect pops of yellow, sparkle. and blue. And I can hardly get over the scalloped edge on these shorts. Too cute!

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Favorite slurp: Prosciutto, Tomato and Olive Spaghetti. Light, summery, pasta perfection. Reminds me of some of the dishes Ben and I had in Italy.

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Favorite project: Pull Out Lid Drawer. What’d I tell you last week – I am all about the DIY projects these days. One of the biggest, nay - the biggest – annoyance in my kitchen is pot and pan lids that tumble out and create clutter. Both Ben and I hate them with a fiery passion. I love this idea for a pull out drawer vs installing vertical separators which take up so much space.

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Favorite devour: Triple Chocolate Donuts. Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate! Need I say more?

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Favorite travel: Man-Made Structures that will Fry Your Brain. Must. Get. To. Petra.

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Favorite dish: Migas. I have been wanting to make Migas, a Mexican dish made from fried corn tortillas, eggs, and veggies, for ages. I love how Ali breaks the dish down in this easy to follow, 15 minute recipe.

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Favorite find: Soapstone Globe. I don’t think I’ve ever told you this, but I kind of have a thing for globes. I don’t actually own any, but I really want to. I know. Unfortunately this baby is sold out, but I’m thinking you could easily replicate with a goodwill globe + chalkboard paint. It’s such a cool look!

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Favorite bite: Nectarine and Wisconsin Burrata Bite Crostini. I used burrata in a freelance recipe a few weeks ago which rendered me both seriously and insanely obsessed with the stuff. Paired with crispy bread, creamy nectarines, and sweet balsamic drizzle – these bites look unbelievable.

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Favorite funny: 18 Most Epic Dog Beards of All Time. This montage made me laugh uncontrollably in a way that usually only AFV can.

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Favorite dinner: Slow Cooker Brown Sugar & Garlic Chicken. Doesn’t this look mouthwatering?!

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Favorite layer: Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfait. Check it – layers of crumbled graham crackers, an INSANE looking peanut butter cheesecake mixture, melted chocolate, and whipped cream. How quickly can someone get over to my house to make this for me?!

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Have a great weekend!

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Comments

  1. I can.NOT.STAND(!!) pots/pans and lids! I mean, there has GOT to be a better way!

    And I’m sure the people moving into your house will be ever so appreciate of your need to fill every nail hole. ;)

  2. Tieghan 06.14.2013

    All of you food choosing this week are leaving me drooling! They look amazing!
    Have a great and relaxing weekend!

  3. That outfit is fantastic!! The yellow and blue combination is my favorite :).

  4. I love migas! Make a simplified version w/ tortilla chips (cheating yea yea ;) ) all the time for a quick easy dinner. Good luck w/ packing, I went through that whole moving this last summer and it’s definitely alot of work but feels great once it’s all said and done! :)

  5. Megan 06.14.2013

    I love your Friday favorites! If you have an IKEA near you, look there for a chalkboard organizer. Just picked one up that looks very similar to the one you like. :)

    • Iowa Girl Eats 06.14.2013

      ooo great tip! Ben and I are hopefully going to make a trip up to the one in Minneapolis after we get settled into the new house!

  6. Oh my goodness! Those dog beards are too funny!

  7. I love the chalkboard DIY! And I am also obsessed with burrata. They make locally here in NorCl and it is so fresh and delicious, kind of like a creamy mozzarella. Have a great weekend! :)

  8. Great list… as usual. I don’t even need to spend time on Pinterest I can just skim through your Friday Faves ;)Good luck with the move!

  9. Oooh, that blueberry mojito is calling my name!! I think my mint will finally be ready for cocktails this weekend so I might have to give this recipe a try. I’ll let you know if it is worth it for your 1st post-preggo drink :)

  10. Between the migas, crostinis and the parfait at the end…I have a lot of pinning to do!

  11. Great recommendations! I’ve got to try those Oreo pudding pops, and the dog beards had me laughing SO hard! Have a great weekend and good luck with the move, Kristin!

  12. Amanda Lee 06.14.2013

    All I can think about is the giant brackets- which removed made dollar coin sized holes in our walls. Yuck.

    You’re a rockstar for filling in the holes.. especially at the end of your pregnancy. Seriously, how nice of you!

    Good luck moving! :)

  13. Tracy 06.14.2013

    Woahh! You have a lot going on despite your big move! Never a dull moment for sure! Good luck with everything.

    The migas look so good. The Pioneer Woman made some on her blog this week, too. Major craving now!

  14. Love your friday favorites!

  15. i’m not pregnant, but i have not been able to participate in any happy hours this summer due to the crappy weather, so that mojito looks Ah-mazing to me!

  16. Rach 06.14.2013

    I always leave friday favorites with so many projects and recipes to try! Great roundup :)

    Rach.E.Cakes – A Life and Style Blog

  17. Ana 06.14.2013

    That spaghetti looks SO good!!

  18. Eve 06.14.2013

    Oh my this Friday list is fabulous. I “pinned” several items for later use. My boys and I will be making the Oreo pops very soon for a summer time treat.

  19. I would love some Prosciutto, Tomato and Olive Spaghetti followed by triple chocolate treats! These look so great, thanks for sharing. :)

  20. Kim Hayes 06.14.2013

    I have to tell you (again) that your blog is my favorite because you make me laugh most often, but more than that you enjoy and appreciate ever day life and the blessings that you’re given even in the form of a mail center and chalk painted globe. So, I guess it’s really your character (WHO you are) even more than what you do and how you do it that resonates with me. I love your enthusiasm and importance you place on meaningful relationships and wish you nothing but joy as you move into your new home and prepare to welcome your sweet little bundle of boy!
    =)Kim

  21. Joy 06.14.2013

    Dog beards. Hysterical laughter. ‘Nuf said. Happy move!! :-)

  22. Lauren Williams 06.15.2013

    Those Donuts!! OMG..how good would that be with a steaming cup of coffee :)

  23. Debtgirl 06.15.2013

    The lid holder = must have!!!!

  24. Jenn 06.15.2013

    I have a very similar chalkboard organize that I got at Ikea in… November of last year, I wanna say? It’s not distressed looking like the one in the photo, but I still love it!

  25. Love this roundup!!! Those blueberry mojitos look crazy good. And thanks for the migas link love! :)

    Wishing you a wonderful shower today!!

  26. Toni 06.15.2013

    Seeing the globe from Anthropologie automatically reminded me of this (probably much cheaper) version from ModCloth: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/office-desktop/notable-adventures-message-globe I like the look of chalk more, admittedly, but I do know that dry erase is sometimes more practical (markers easier to store, etc.). And for only $15 — super cute!

  27. Urban Wife 06.15.2013

    I always love these posts, by the way. Thanks for taking the time to put them together. Btw, there’s a tutorial on Bower Power blog for the globe with chalkboard paint! Good luck with moving! We moved when I was 38 weeks pregnant and remember it all too well. ;)

  28. Kim of Mo'Betta 06.16.2013

    Thanks for including my Slow Cooker Brown Sugar & Garlic Chicken in your Friday Favorites :-) Those Triple Chocolate Donuts are calling my name!

  29. Nessa 06.16.2013

    Love those shorts!

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