I wish I had some exciting weekend plans to share with you but folks, I have nothing. It’s cool though. There will be time for new adventures soon. For now it’s about hanging with my man and my pup at home and cooking up a storm. That’s enough to keep me happy!
I hope you get to do something this weekend that makes you happy too. Until then, sit back and enjoy some of my recent favorite finds!
Favorite Spot: Rainy Wednesdays in the Nook. Is it okay if I just curl up here with a good book and never leave? K, thanks.
Favorite Fizzy Drink: Blood Orange and Sage Sparkling Soda. These are so pretty that I don’t even want to drink them. Okay just kidding, yes I do. Like right now.
Favorite Burger: Jamaican Jerk Veggie Burgers. Y’all know I’m a sucker for a good veggie burger. The flavors in this one sound UN-BE-lievable. Jamaica me crazy, mon!
Favorite Face: via Tumblr. That moment when your dog leans into your hand and looks at you with those eyes. Ugh. Kiiiilllllsss me.
Favorite Distraction: Blogging Podcasts. Lately I’ve been obsessed with listening to podcasts on my daily commute or when I’m cooking and cleaning in the kitchen. Some of them have featured several well known bloggers and I love listening to their interviews.
Here are a few of my current favorites: Pure Green Magazine. The Lively Show. Elise Gets Crafty. Season with Sass.
Favorite Breakfast: Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal. Apples and peanut butter are one of my all-time favorite childhood snacks. Combining that in baked oatmeal sounds like pure comfort to me and I’m sure kiddos would love it too!
Favorite Splurge: Coyuchi Bedding. When we moved last summer I decided to invest in some quality organic bedding which also happens to be locally based. Best decision ever. It made my ten year old mattress feel brand new. Now I want all the Coyuchi things!
Favorite Outfit Inspiration: Olivia Palermo. After all of that not spending money talk last week, I caved and bought this jacket. I know. But I consider it to be a staple item that I’ll wear for years to come so it’s more like an investment, right?
Favorite Shower: Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley. Just thinking of an outdoor shower makes me feel like I’m right back at home on a hot Florida beach. I dream of having our own one day but in the meantime, I might have to make the drive to Napa to try this one. How awesome does it look?!
Favorite Mystery: Austin Swimming Hole. When I first glanced at this picture, I almost thought it was Hamilton Pool where we visited back in 2009. According to the blog I found it on, it’s actually a secret swimming hole that only the locals know about and it makes me want to go back and find it! And visit Austin again because I kind of loved it.
Favorite Bowls: Roasted Root Vegetable Buddha Bowls. Not only does these look absolutely delish but the ingredients are also thought to help reduce stress. It’s a win-win situation, my friends.
Favorite Dessert: Magic Cookie Cake. At first I thought this cake was very, very naughty but it’s surprisingly wholesome and easy to make. Sign.me.up.
What are your current favorites? Do you have any good podcasts you can share with me?
I love that nook area! I am adjusting to the schedule of a new job so the week went by in a blur. Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend!
I recently did the exact same thing: I’ve been looking for a green utility jacket for forever, and I finally caved and bought a very $$ one. I love it and it will be perfect for summer travels in Europe.
What? Europe? Where?! :)
A relaxed weekend is in store for me too since Noah is working all weekend – but I’m sure I’ll be cooking too! Maybe I’ll surprise him with that magic cookie cake :)
Love all these links and thanks for sharing the beautiful photos with us!
That shower seriously does look amazing! Although I can’t see it being overly functional up here in Canada :lol: Yesterday we got over a foot of snow dumped on us, so yeah… I guess I’ll just have to settle for that nook. And while I’m at it, a slice or two of that cookie cake. Holy.yum.
Wow, this list was awesome! Your jamaican veggie burgers actually made me drool, and that magic cookie cake is something else. I think you made the right decision on the jacket – classic pieces like that, especially casual ones, get worn to death! =)
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I want to curl up in that nook forever! Also obsessed with that puppy pic. My dog does that hand-lean all the time and it just kills me.
Oh I want to cuddle up in that nook with that bedding while eating that pb apple oatmeal! Have a great weekend- no plans are the best once and awhile!
That jacket is so cute! I’ve been dying to get one. I’m almost looking forward to my future commute (30 mins) so that I can listen to all the podcasts! David turned them on to me because he listens to a bunch on his (1 1/2 hour) commute. He listens to The Nerdest but not sure if you’d like that.
I saw those Jamaican Jerk burgers a couple days back and about died after seeing how good they look/sound. I’m excited to try them!
Thank you, thank you for this post! I love seeing all your favorites and am about to make them my favorites, too, bahaha! Did you know, I’ve always wanted an outdoor shower (or claw-foot tub)?? Total dream of mine, and that shower makes me feel relaxed just looking at it.
Favorite podcasts: I’m OBSESSED with Radiolab (http://www.radiolab.org/) and pretty much any of the NPR podcasts. Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me is an awesome one, and so is This American Life. Thanks for introducing me to your fave podcasts – they’re going to make my cooking a blast!
Thanks for loving my root veggie bowl. If only men were made out of bowls like those… le sigh. ;)
Have a great weekend!
Hi Sarah! You know, I’ve NEVER listened to a podcast in my life. I need to get on that. And Olivia Palermo is one my favorite stylish celebs (is she a celeb?) hahah whatever, but I like her. Hope you enjoy your relaxing weekend, friend! :)
I am new to your website and I commend you on your lovely and inviting photos, your descriptive text and the overall feel good vibe to your site. It is a pleasure to be invited into your world and be a part of what makes you tick. I don’t use these words lightly; I am in my early 60’s, have see and experienced a lot, both good and bad and everything in between in my own life, and it is truly a pleasure to check in to see what’s new with you and what’s happening in your life. I have a feeling you will continue to keep up your good work! :)
Aw, thank you so much for your nice comment, Jerilyn. I really appreciate it! :)
I love your Friday Faves! Everything is so awesome! I am excited to check out those podcasts. I always want to listen to some but can never find a good one.
I don’t listen to podcasts, your words make me think I should start :) I like everything here, I am not a fan of Olivia Palermo (too perfect!) but I reckon she has a great sense of style associated with a right dose of minimalism.
I love podcasts that interview bloggers too! They’re so inspiring and informative. I just discovered the Pure Green podcast like last week and I’ve already listened to quite a few of the episodes!
Ahhh that pup’s face!! I remember when Harley was a puppy, I used to catch her longingly staring at me like that all the time. Every now and then I look down at her laying under my desk while I’m working and I see her doing it… melts my heart! :)
Also, whenever I make oatmeal, I eat it with baked apple and cinnamon raisin peanut butter… and lots of cinnamon. Such a great combo!
Oh my gosh that sweet dog! Makes me want to get like three more doggies!! haha if only the husband would agree to that :)
We didn’t do much this weekend either but I’m okay with it – lots of relaxing and cooking!
Ohhh I’ve been wanting to listen to more blogging podcasts but I couldn’t find very many, so thank you for shairng! I do listen to 2catsandchloe & blessherheartya’lls podcast and it’s awesome! :)