Happy Friday, everyone! : )
The days continue to fly by around here! Snapfish has been having these crazy penny print sales lately where you can get 99 pictures for, you guessed it, $.99. Um…I placed six orders in the last two weeks. Eek! I was so freaked out about being the Mom that doesn’t document her kids’ first year that I think I went a little overboard. Ok, I clearly went overboard! This weekend I’m heading to Michael’s to get a bunch of photo albums and start filling them up. Overboard or not, it was really cool flipping through all the photos, being reminded of how far we’ve come in just 10 short weeks.
This week we also got our professional pictures back from our wonderful photographer, Yana Glezina, which I need to get framed too. I just loved how they turned out. I barely remember him being so tiny!
Besides being immersed in pictures, we have no other plans this weekend. YES. Thinking a trip to the farmers’ market for a pupusa might be in order, since there’s only a few weeks left. Where the heck has the time gone?!
Well wherever you are and whatever you do have a wonderful weekend, and in the meantime please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web and beyond in this week’s Friday Favorites!
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Favorite indulge: Salted Caramel + Nutella Stuffed Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. If you can stare at this picture without drooling, there is something wrong with you. Oh. My. Gosh.
Favorite festive: Balloon Dipped Mason Jars. I adore this super simple idea for turning plain old mason jars into “candy corn”. Perfect festive decor for a Halloween party!
Favorite mmm: Pumpkin Beer Bread. Where she comes up with her mouthwatering ideas, I’ll never know, but I love how Ali has combined one of my favorite quick breads – beer bread – with the unofficial flavor of fall – pumpkin. Mmm!
Favorite sip: Pumpkin and Apple Cider Fizz. I’ll take 47, thanks. Shaken, not stirred.
Favorite fashion. Comfy, yet polished. And PS, don’t spend $110 on this vest from J Crew – Old Navy has a nearly identical one for less than half that. I got one in hot pink last week!
Favorite cozy: Browned Butter Alfredo Pasta. Raise your hand if this photo makes you want to dive into your favorite pair of sweatpants, wrap yourself in a blanket, and then eat this straight out of the skillet with the biggest fork you can find?! WOW.
Favorite feature: Picture Shelf. I FINALLY STYLED MY BOOKCASES – WHEEE!! Ahem! What I mean is, after nearly 4 months in our new house I went hog wild at Kirkland’s, Pier 1, and TJ Maxx last weekend, buying TONS of little accent pieces and picture frames to finally style the bookcase built-ins around our fireplace. My next project is to hang a picture shelf above the long couch in our living room with a big bare wall behind it. Love this look and collection of pictures + odds, and ends. I’ll show you when it’s complete!
Favorite finger lickin’: Baked Apple Butter Brown Sugar Wings. How insane do these wingies look? Plus they’re a great way to use up the apple butter you may have bought to make my Apple Orchard Panini from last week.
Favorite funny: Monster Doughnuts. I don’t know why but these “monster doughnuts” crack. me. up. Seriously hilarious to bring to an office Halloween potluck or something.
Favorite swirl: Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta. I’d love to swirl a big bite of this creamy pasta onto a fork and gobble it up. ‘Tis the (squash) season!
Favorite advice: Six Simple Tips to Say No (Without Being an A-Hole.) Gahhhh…we all need this, don’t we? It’s so hard to say no!
Favorite supper: Skillet Fries. I could not be more jacked up to try this one-skillet meal. Just look at those golden homemade fries.
Favorite arrangement. I have been wondering what to do with the awkward space on the side of my staircase. This is a super-cute arrangement with the side table, lamp, chair, and photo collage.
Favorite fall: Caramel Apple Mousse Cake. I can’t even…and it doesn’t even look that difficult to make. YUM!!
Enjoy your weekend!