Oh boy, Mother Nature’s at it again!


She’s lucky she makes such a beautiful mess, otherwise I’d be a little more miffed about waking up to 4+ inches of snow this morning. ;)


I think I’ll take the day to skip the slick roads and cold winds to stay indoors and gasp! actually get my taxes together. It has to be done!

In the meantime, I hope you have fab Friday, and please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web and beyond in this week’s Friday Favorites! :D

Favorite treat: Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes. Innncredible. Peanut butter chocolate chip cupcakes with a scoop of raw, eggless MONSTER cookie dough on top? Sign me up!


Favorite someday: Treehouse Hotel in Costa Rica. Ben and were originally going to go to Costa Rica instead of Negril this spring but, (very) long story short, we picked Negril because this Treehouse Hotel in CR wasn’t available on the dates we wanted. Well yesterday I got an email from the hotel letting us know our desired dates had just opened up. D’OHHHHHHH!!!!! Oh well, someday! ;)


Favorite snack: Basil Pesto Parm Popcorn. I busted out my popcorn maker last week to start making crunchy, healthy snacks at night. I love this idea for jazzing up the plain kernels.


Favorite all around item: $!utty Brownies (respelled for spam purposes). I MEAN!!

Slutty Brownies

Favorite accent: Pottery Barn Multipanel Mirror. I love how this mirror can look either vintage or new, depending on how you style the area.


Favorite fresh bite: Cranberry-Avocado Salad with Candied Spiced Almonds and Sweet White Balsamic Vinaigrette. The name just keeps getting better and better! ;)

Cranberry-Almond Salad

Favorite new (to me) show: The Big Bang Theory. I don’t know how or why Ben and I started watching TBBT a couple weeks ago, but it. is. HIGHlarious. One of the only shows I actually laugh out loud to. Who knew?!


Favorite feature: Built in Kitchen Storage Column. I am sooooo obsessed with the built in shelves in this brick column. So convenient – I NEED this in my next house!


Favorite naughty/nice side: Roasted Bacon & Broccoli. The best of both worlds!


Favorite idea: Light Switch Time Capsule. Leave a note hidden behind a light switch when you move for another owner to find sometime in the future. Super clever.


Favorite fit: 6 Core Truths. 6 ab workouts that supposedly work your deepest abdominal muscles. I’m intrigued…


Favorite find: Essie Matte Overcoat. Makes any manicure matte. Very unique!


Favorite twist: Pizza Potato Skins. These would be really fun to personalize for everyone in the family.


Favorite view. Ohhhh, I hope I have a chance to do this someday!!!


Favorite read: 30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself. A great, motivating read!


Favorite fake-out: Orange Chicken. As much as I love me some Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken (aka last night’s dinner), several funky pieces left me feeling kind of gaggy. This recipe looks exactly the same and sooooo delish.


Favorite funny: Aerating Wine Glass. Can you imagine setting these out at a nice dinner party?! I’d love to see the look on the guest’s faces. ;)


Favorite flashback: Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread. My Mom used to make me Cinnamon Sugar Toast all the time when I was growing up. This updated twist is making my mouth water!


Favorite pooch: Maddie on Things. If you liked the Food on my Dog Blog from last week, you will hoot at this pup!


Favorite sip: Black & Blue Mojito. I had a mojito a few weeks ago and that fresh, crisp mint flavor had me craving summertime. This kicked up version looks uber refreshing.

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Favorite accent: Mia Oversized Clutch. This is the perfect size, and I love the Springy color and design.


Favorite photo and treat: Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. Absolute perfection in a picture!


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Have an amazing weekend everyone! :D