Friday Favorites – What I’m Loving This Week!

Well hey there! And HAPPY FRIDAY!

My mom and I chit chat on the phone at least a few times a week, but on Fridays she almost always remembers to text me ‘Happy Friday! I love you.’ if I don’t talk to her. One of those small little gestures that I appreciate probably more than she knows.

This Friday is happy indeed. The hubby and I have ab-so-lut-ly nothing (say it again!) planned, and it feels amazing. We’ve had at least one big event on the past few weekends, Andy was gone a few weekends in January (including in Baltimore for the snow storm of the decade!), and this is the last weekend I’ll be home until the last weekend in March (helloooo San Diego, Madison and Seattle!).

Needless to say, this weekend is for rest. And maaaayybe painting the kitchen on Sunday (read: hopeful but slightly doubtful). We’ll see how far we get with that one!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a Friday Favorites, but today is the day my friends.

Here’s what I’m loving on this Friday:

Favorite Hair Color: Auburn with Strawberry Blonde Highlights


I’m thinking I could pull this off, what do you think?!

Favorite Smoothie: Vegan Goddess Green Smoothie


This is my ultimate favorite smoothie. So easy to make, healthy, and delicious!

  • handful baby spinach (approx. 1 cup)
  • 1 banana
  • heaping spoonful peanut/favorite nut butter (approx. 2 TBSP)
  • sprinkle chia seeds (approx. 1  tsp)
  • sprinkle flax seeds (approx. 1 tsp)
  • orange juice or dairy-free milk of choice (approx. 1/2 cup)

Blend up in a blender/ninja/whatever you’ve got and enjoy!

Favorite Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake


Made this baby for girls dinner + wine night and it was a hit! Used this recipe here but substituted half dark chocolate chips and half semi-sweet chocolate chips. So fudgy and melt-in-your-mouth good! I’m going to attempt to make it without the added sugar next time…

Favorite Wine Bottle Label: Dachshund (aka Weiner Dog) Riesling


The cuteness….I can’t even!!!

Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Caribou Almond Milk Dark Hot Chocolate and Deep River Rosemary & Olive Oil Kettle Chips


Something about that salty and sweet combo + rosemary that keeps me coming back. So unique +delicious!

Favorite Work Tote: This mystery guy right here.


I found this baby at Marshall’s, decided I couldn’t afford the $150 price point, and took a picture so I could remember it. The problem – I can’t seem to read the brand on the bag! I think it says Duir Ross but my internet searches come up with zip, zero, nada. Any idea?! Anyone? Bueller?


That’s all I’ve got for you today friends. Hope you have a great weekend!



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