Hey, hey everybody.

Kind of a surreal, unbelievable day, what with everything that’s unfolded in Boston overnight. An entire city on lock down? How is this happening? I didn’t find out about the suspects until I got to the news studio very early this morning where, obviously, last night’s events took precedence over my segment on make-ahead breakfast ideas. We taped the segment so it will play on Monday morning, if you care to tune in.

After hanging out and listening to the story unfold, I headed home, making a quick pit-stop at Dunkin’ Donuts to pick up a Friday treat for Ben and myself. We finally got a DD last year but this was actually my first time visiting the location. I know. WHAT is my problem? A few chocolate munchkins and a decaf French Vanilla coffee is a good reminder to get back a little more often. ;)

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Hopefully this week’s Friday Favorites will provide a brief respite in the news, but Bostonians, please know that the whole country is thinking and praying for you. Stay safe, and sit tight!

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Favorite sweet: No-Bake Peanut Butter S’mores Bars. Clearly, very few words are needed to express my deep gratitude for this recipe, but I do just love the fact that these bars are no-bake (in addition to everything else!)

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Friday Favorites

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Favorite travel: 21 Roads to Drive Before You Die. Some harrowing, some breathtaking, all awesome. Really worth a look (and a drive!)

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Favorite sip: Turks and Caicos Rum Punch. Oh. mah. gah. Right? How sweet and refreshing does this look?

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Favorite DIY: Mosaic Tile Bathroom Mirror. I think this is such a neat look, plus I’m always seeing really nice tiles on sale at the hardware store. Which begs the question – why am I always at the hardware store?

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Favorite dip: Creamy Salsa Verde. Part salsa verde, part guacamole, completely awesome.

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Favorite furballs. BEST FWENDS FOREVER?!?! Right.

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Favorite swoop: Key Lime Pie Ice Cream. This ice cream looks so decadent – almost custardy. Love the crunchy, crumbly topping, too.

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Favorite photo. My parents got Ben and me some tulips to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary a few weeks ago and they just seriously brightened my entire week. I always forget about tulips, but they really are so beautiful. Great gifting flowers!

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Favorite mmm: Ginger Garlic Chili Shrimp. How mouthwatering do these look? Great over rice or a salad, or stuffed into tacos. Yum.

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Favorite fitness: Arms & Core Workout. Add some squats with the curls and lateral raises and you’ve got yourself one awesome workout.

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Favorite treat: Butterscotch White Chocolate Wonderful Krispie Treats. Everybody’s favorite sweet treat, on ‘roids! Plus there’s only 3 ingredients!

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Favorite find: Hacienda Melamine Plate. Forget eating off these babies, I think they’d look gorgeous displayed on a wall. Thoughts?

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Favorite bite: Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar, and Grapes. As the blogger behind this ‘wich says – it’s like a broiled cheese plate. Brilliant!

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Have a happy, and safe weekend everyone. :)