Happy Friday everyone!

Well my dreams came true, and the sun did indeed peek out for a short while last night! It seems the nice weather is here to stay too, through the weekend anyways. Should be a great time to get outdoors and maybe start planning the raised garden beds I want to build in my backyard this summer.

In the meantime, my Mom and I are off to Davenport, IA, about three hours east of here, this morning to attend a luncheon with Curtis Stone, followed by a meet & greet wine tasting. Oolala! I’m a sucker for a good accent! ;)

I’ll give you all the deets when I get back, but in the meantime, please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web in this week’s Friday Favorites!

Favorite treat: Copy Cat Starbucks Lemon Pound Cake. Occasionally, if I’m feeling frisky, I like to indulge in a slice of Lemon Pound Cake when I’m at Starbucks (unless it’s Fall, in which case I get an Iced Pumpkin Scone.) This recipe looks spot on, and I love the shortcut used in the recipe!

Favorite photo: Pancake Tower. Need. I. Say. More. Such happiness!

Favorite house: Dogtrot Home. This home built in South Carolina is a low-country stunner. Check out the long and wide front porch with a retractable window wall. Dream home material, fa sho.

Favorite party: Margarita in a Jar aka Jargarita! Make these jargaritas ahead of time, then stash in the freezer. Whenever the mood strikes, take one out, shake it up, and enjoy!

Favorite sweater: Color Block Bateau T. A unique and light early spring top. I just adore stripes!

Favorite project: DIY Garden Basket. Place all your freshly picked produce in the basket then rinse at the garden hose before bringing in the house. Brilliant! I really want to plant a garden this summer, so I’m thinking this will be a must-have item.


Favorite light bite: Heavenly Angel Food Cake. Light, fresh and dripping with fluffy icing. So spring.


Favorite earrings: Kendra Scott “Dee” Teardrop Earrings. An elegant pop of color that can be dressed up or down.

Favorite item: Swirly Wine Bottle Holder. A fun wine holder that will fit anywhere!


Favorite fake-out: Penne & Broccoli in Dorito Cream Sauce. My inner junk food junkie jumped for joy when I found this recipe, which replicates the taste of Doritos with cheesy-tasting nutritional yeast. I MEAN!


Favorite home accent: Wine Crate Shelves. This couple just nailed together wine crates, then put them up on the wall as shelves. Inexpensive, gorgeous and custom-looking.


Favorite travel tip. To avoid the dreaded exploding shampoo bottle, place a piece of saran wrap underneath the cap.


Favorite outfit. All the things!


Favorite drool-worthy dinner: BBQ Pork Sandwich. Did you gulp just now? I did. Drooooooool.

Favorite furballs. Trouble makin’ BFFs. I cannot get over these two. ;)


Favorite death by chocolate: Baked Chocolate Doughnuts. Baked Chocolate Doughnuts dunked in a silky buttermilk glaze. I want to reach right through the screen for these babies.

Favorite cozy spot. I love the long, built-in bench, and warm, inviting colors of this kitchen. Plus those chairs – don’t they make you want to sit back and draw your knees up?

Favorite DIY: Mason Jar Solar Lamps. This is such a fun project – I want these all over my back deck.


Favorite twist: Inside Out Spring Roll Salad. All the taste of a spring roll, without the effort of rolling it all up! Ben’s all, whaaaaaat is that, and hooooow soon can you make it?


Favorite funny. BAHAHA!


Favorite hell naw: Snickers Cake. Now they’ve really gone and done it!!!

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Have a great weekend everyone!