Happy Friday, everyone! This has been a whirlwind week, what with it being BEN’S BIRTHDAY today (wooot!) and me making my live TV debut this morning (details to come!) This weekend we hope to continue to enjoy our record high temps for October by spending as much time as we can outdoors. Something tells me this weather isn’t going to last much longer! :D

Here are my favorite finds from around the web this week:

Favorite drink (perhaps of all time): Dizzy Apple Cider. Ok, so this drink has already made an appearance on FF before, but it is totally worth posting again. Fresh apple cider mixed with ginger ale and bourbon is the most amazing taste ever. I’ve made it twice in one week!


Favorite DIY craft: twig vase. I feel like I could actually do this, and who doesn’t have a million sticks laying around their yard right now?


Favorite tailgating accessory. This solves so many problems, right? Right?!


Favorite fantasy. I’ve GOT to get to Africa someday!


Favorite funny. This is SO Ben and me, hahahaha! Look how depressed the big dog looks!!! Doh dee doh.


Favorite unique decorating idea: butternut squash vases. This would be relatively inexpensive too.


Favorite dessert: Butterscotch Candy Bar Brownie Tart. Yes, yes, yes and, yes.


Favorite easy upgrade: tiled mirror edges. Clearance tiles + silicone adhesive + 1 hour = no more builder grade mirror edges!


Favorite sip. Need.  


Favorite fall photo. These are the colors I am seeing all over the city this week!


Favorite side dish: Roasted Garlic Pilaf. Looks easy to make and I bet the whole house would smell incredible as it bakes.


Favorite party dress. I just think this is so FUN! Plus I love the color. I’m sort of obsessed with navy.


Favorite way to remember a vacation: keepsake shadow box. I think this is so cool, and I have seen shadow boxes for really cheap at craft stores.


Favorite indulgent dinner: Gnocchi Mac & Cheese. I have been holding off on posting this for a few weeks. I could hold back no longer. OMG!!!


Favorite pup. Babe, have you seen my skinny jeans?


Favorite wrist accent: custom initial bangle bracelet. I am a sucker for initial jewelry!


Favorite Photo. Because don’t we all still feel like this deep down inside?


Favorite ingenious idea. Seriously – how clever and that looks awesome!

Cake Decorating

Favorite spot. This reminds me of Ben’s Aunt & Uncle’s house in Colorado. I could lounge by the fire here with a mug of cider allll day.


Favorite DIY decor: hand stitched vacation route. Wouldn’t a bunch of these look really cool all lined up on a wall?

MapStitch frame2

Favorite sweet treat: Instant Oatmeal Cookies. I have a severe soft spot in my heart for oatmeal cookies. Add some peanut butter in the mix and I’m SOLD!


Favorite outfit. I am a sucker for stripes. And scarves. And good jeans.

Outfit (2)

Favorite no it couldn’t be…: Cookie Dough Eggrolls. I laughed like a maniac for a good 5 minutes when I found these. Holy deliciousness!


TGIF friends!