I think I’m coming down with a fever.

Spring Fever! :D

That is, I cannot friggin’ wait until Spring officially arrives. It’s been warm and sunny all week, which has me feeling like winter is finally on its way out, plus all the snow that fell a couple weeks ago is nearly melted. That, and daylight savings time starts in THREE WEEKS, and Negril is less than two months away – whee!

Which reminds me…I gotta hit the gym this afternoon. ;)

In the meantime, enjoy your weekend (your long weekend to those who have President’s Day off!) and please enjoy my picks from around the web and beyond in this week’s Friday Favorites!

Favorite sip: Raspberry Beer Cocktail. I CANNOT WAIT TO TRY THIS!! We’re having family pizza night tonight, and I think I’m going to bring a batch.


Favorite party: MARDI GRAS! I wrote a freelance article this week about mardi gras foods, which got me missing my favorite city. HARD. I tried to convince Ben to take a last minute trip down to NOLA this weekend and into next week for Mardi Gras but, no dice.


Favorite funny: Dogs under water. If you click through just one link in this week’s Friday Favorites, make it this one. It will nearly make your heart explode with love and laughter.


Favorite bite: Veggie Gyros. I have not had falafel in a hot minute. This needs to change with Veggie Gyros!


Favorite kitchen accent: Moroccan Backsplash. Love. Love. Love. Love. Did I mention, love?


Favorite easy dinner: Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino (Garlic, Olive Oil & Chili Flakes with Spaghetti.) This reminds me of some of the yummy pasta dishes Ben and I had in Italy. Simple pleasures.


Favorite face lift: Walnut Scratch Remover. I’d heard of this tip before, but have never seen it in action. Going to try it out with some scratches that over the door hangers have made on a few doors around here. :(


Favorite mmmm: Pudding Icing. Check. This. Out.

Favorite sweet accent: The Cooking Necklace. Awwww!


Favorite time waster: Food on My Dog Blog. I seriously want a dog just so I can balance food on her head and post it here on IGE.

Favorite outfit. Minus the hat (I look ridiiiiiculous in hats,) this is the perfect summer outfit. Jorts are my fave. :)


Favorite indulgence: Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes. There are not enough words to describe how much I want these. Sweet & savory to the max!


Favorite cereal: Nature’s Path Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise. I picked up a box of this cereal at Costco last weekend and one of the two pouches is cough already gone cough. It tastes like Rice Krispie Treat Cereal, but is gluten free and the sugar content isn’t that crazy either. It’s soooooo good with unsweetened vanilla almond breeze.


Favorite energy saving tip. This tip comes from my sister-in-law. If you don’t have little ones or pets running around, keep the oven door open after cooking something in it. You already paid for the energy to heat up the oven, so you might as well use what’s left to help heat the house!


Favorite tip: Frozen Ginger. This is absolutely brilliant!


Favorite sweet treat: Strawberry Layer Cake with Whipped Strawberry Frosting. The frosting on this cake looks like airy, melt in your mouth perfection. What a perfect girly/summer/everyday cake!!


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Have a great weekend everyone! TGIF!