Someone is so excited that it’s Friday they can hardly even STAND it!


Who, Lincoln? Nah, he’s just jazzed about the super cute onesie my girlfriend sent him last week. Iowa Pride! (Here’s where you can get one for your state >) I’m loving how his personality is shining through more and more each day. He is such a blast. Earlier this week he laughed for the first time and I thought my heart was going to shatter into a million pieces. Ok, so it happened in his sleep…but still!

Anywho, it’s me who’s excited for the weekend! It’s supposed to be hot but beautiful around here, so my Mom and I are going to try and get down to the Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning. It’s been a few weeks and I’m itching to get back to the hustle and bustle of the world’s best weekend-morning activity. (Besides brunch, of course. Hmm, might try and fit that in as well.) Can’t believe there’s only a couple of months left before the market closes for the season. Summer, don’t leave us yet!

At any rate, after a small hiatus, Friday Favorites is back! As I mentioned I haven’t had much time to surf the internet lately, but after perusing my Pinterest boards a few days ago I realized I had pinned a bunch of stuff before my little bundle of joy came. In the future I hope to work these posts in about once or twice a month. They’re fun for everyone involved. :)

That being said, wherever you are and whatever you do have a wonderful weekend, and in the meantime please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web and beyond in this week’s Friday Favorites!

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Favorite treat: S’mores Bars. Graham cracker crusted brownies topped with all the s’mores goodies you can handle. I’ll take the pan, thanks.


Favorite project: Instagram Memory Display. Use Photoshop (or other photo editing software) to make a collage of 2×2″ instagram photos, then print it poster-sized at Costco for cheap. Love this idea – especially since I’ve been posting more and more pics of Lincoln on my Instagram account. Before long I’ll have a whole bunch to chose from!


Favorite twist: Peach Pie Cinnamon Rolls. As I mentioned I simply can’t get enough peaches right now. Yesterday I had one that was so juicy I choked on it! (Sad, but delicious…) This peach-spiked twist on the classic cinnamon roll looks mouthwatering.


Favorite find: Vintage Tote Bag. COULDN’T YOU JUST?!


Favorite pick me up: The Ultimate Spinach Smoothie. Awesome Thai twist to the classic green smoothie. Cannot wait to make this one.


Favorite furball. Awww. Reminds me of Ben and Linc!


Favorite free: Gluten-Free Oatmeal Peach Bread. Gluten free eaters (and everyone, really) rejoice! This sweet peach bread looks healthy yet delicious.


Favorite road trip: TV Food Maps. Search by state for all the restaurants featured on The Food Network, the Travel Channel, etc. Fun!


Favorite recipe: Kong Bao Ji Ding. That’s Kung Pao Chicken, y’all. Ben and I are next level obsessed with KPC. Going to try this recipe out ASAP. Definitely doesn’t look overly complicated.


Favorite DIY: Drawer Pull Chalk Holders. I love the idea of spray painting drawer pulls then hanging them upside down on a chalkboard wall to hold the chalk. So clever!


Favorite salad: Roasted Corn Caesar Salads with Parmesan Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing. With brown butter croutons. YES.


Favorite reminder: Daily Cleaning Schedule. Mommy brain has rendered me unable to finish a project in any room in the house. It’s times like these when I need a schedule to look at and say, ok, here’s what I need to do today! Except for making the beds. Ain’t nobody got time for dat.


Favorite sip: Southern Shandy. Beer + Lemonade + Peach Brandy. So much win. I bet a nice peach slice perched on the side would be delightful, too.


Favorite fashion: Michael Kors “Lady Nini” Chain Link Bracelet Watch. How pretty is the tortoise intertwined with gold in the chain?


Favorite splurge: Karamel Sutra Cupcakes (Chocolate and Caramel Swirl Cupcakes.) Anything with a caramel center has me hook, line and sinker. Ben surprised me with a bag of caramel-filled Ghirardelli chocolates last week and let’s just say…they didn’t last long.


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