Happy Friday everyone! Hope you had a nice week!
I always thought I could live in the Pacific Northwest because of the weather. I really, really love the rain. It’s just so cozy, right? Well, when you have a 9 month old it’s not quite the same. It’s been raining for a week straight and Lincoln and I are going stir crazy in this house! Although, in my desperation to find fun things to do indoors, he’s got to experience the fun that is spinning upside down on the “dizzy chair” aka my office chair, and learning about every single aisle in Target. I think we’ve been to three Targets in four days because “Mommy forgot something.” #desperation
Anywho, hallelujah I’m heading somewhere warm this weekend (details to come,) and we’re supposed to be back to seasonally appropriate sunny skies and 70s next week. I can’t wait!
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! (I apologize in advance for the plethora of sweet treats this week. Wait, no I don’t. You’re welcome!)
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Favorite disguise: Superfood Sweet Potato Dessert Fries. My eyes bulged out of their sockets (graphic) when I spied these dessert fries made with super foods like pomegranates, dark chocolate and obviously sweet potatoes. DO NOT MISS checking out the other toppings – mind blowing!
Favorite fashion. This stylish Instagramer’s style is exactly what my style would be if I had style. Right.
Favorite makeover: Cauliflower and Chicken Sausage Casserole. This dish won The Kitchn’s Best Healthy Casserole award. Looks so yummy!
Favorite place: Mesa Falls, Idaho. Incredibly beautiful. Seems like a place that would remind you how small we are in this world.
Favorite indulge: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Scotcharoos. I didn’t think scotcharoos could get any better but clearly I was wrong – to the tune of two additional layers of deliciousness. :)
Favorite truth. Story of my life. GIVE IT TO ME.
Favorite sip: Peach Bourbon Iced Tea Cocktail. Three words – All. Summer. Long.
Favorite bite: Monster Cookie Dough Energy Bites. Cookie dough flavor AND energy? I’m in. Love that I have everything I need to make them already in my cupboards, too!
Favorite DIY: DIY Herb Garden. What an awesome design for an herb garden! It’s not only practical – you don’t have to stoop as much – but it’s a stylish piece for any garden. Will you be gardening this year?
Favorite redo: Cashew-Less Vegan Queso. Speaking of lighter nacho cheese sauce … You’ll never guess what ingredient Dana @ The Minimilast Baker used to make her vegan queso dip instead of high-fat cashews. Check it out!
Favorite fresh: Sweet Tooth Salad. I feel like every salad I’ve ever made should be named Sweet Tooth Salad. I just NEED a sweet element to every salad I eat – it totally makes it!
Favorite find: Jane.com. Have you been to Jane.com or am I the last person on earth to do so? My friends have been poking at me for months to check it out so I finally did and ordered four things in one week. Whoops. It’s a “daily deals” site, which usually annoy me to no end, but they have the most adorable stuff for home, fashion, kitchen, etc, and everything’s incredibly affordable.
I recently bought this adorable necklace in pink from Leo & Lilly, via Jane.com, and it just arrived yesterday. ADORABLE, and guess how much it was? Guess?! FIVE DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENTS. I love the you let me shout on Friday Favorites, btw. :)
Favorite upgrade: Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad. Goodbye boring chicken salad, hello Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad. Yum.
Favorite home. Cool combo of chalkboard and buffet, right?
Favorite yum: Cheesy Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Chorizo & Maple Cream. You had me at maple cream. Yowza these look good. Pair with a salad and you’re set!
Favorite woah and photo: Birthday Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies. You MUST click through to see the secret ingredient included in these unbelievable cookies. Hint: I’ve been wanting to try them for months. Side note: I about licked my computer screen at the sight of that cookie dough!