Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everybody! Do you guys have anything fun planned for the weekend? I’m hoping to fit in a much needed date night with the husband but other than that the schedule is open which is fine by me. I’ve been enjoying the low-key weekends cuddled up in my sweatpants.

So today is the first day of a series on the blog where I share a collection of my favorite recent finds. I enjoy reading other blogs as much as I enjoy running my own so it gives me an excuse to take a break from working on my stuff and share other people’s stuff. That way we all get to look at stuff. :)

I hope you see something you like too! Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend.


Favorite Soup: Miso and Soba Noodle Soup with Roasted Sriracha Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms. Alanna creates some of the most beautiful, jaw-dropping recipes I’ve ever seen and this soup is no exception. Excuse me while I go wipe the drool from my face.

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Favorite Escape:  Sansone Beach, Tuscany. For when soup isn’t quite enough to warm you up. How about a day at a secluded beach followed by some wine tasting at a few Tuscan vineyards? YES, PLEASE.



Favorite Guide: January Produce Guide. Every month Kate shares a produce guide for what’s currently in season along with a corresponding collection of delicious vegetarian recipes. I find it to be so helpful and always look forward to seeing what’s next.



Favorite Planner: Plum Paper Designs Planner. I just ordered this planner and I can’t wait for it to come in! I used Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner last year and it was really nice but this year I wanted something that I could customize a little more.

Plum Paper’s are perfect- they offer a ton of different layouts and optional add ins, like a blog planning section. The type A in me is so excited!


Favorite Healthy Snack: Peanut Butter Goji Granola Bars. Goji berries are one superfood that I rarely buy but this recipe makes me want to change that ASAP.



Favorite Weeknight Dinner: Slow Cooker Butter Chickpeas. A little bit of prep for a warm meal full of delicious spices and healthy protein. Count me in!



Favorite Animals: 32 Pictures That Will Make You Say Awwwwww. OMG, these are so cute. Number six had me cracking up!



Favorite Drink: Copycat Gingerberry Kombucha. I’ve been meaning to try my hand at brewing my own kombucha ever since I got Julia’s book last summer, but laziness always gets the best of me and I end up buying a bottle of GT’s Gingerberry on a weekly basis. Well she just shared a recipe to make that exact same flavor at home so now I have no excuse. It’s time to start brewin’ some booch!



Favorite Relatable Post: A Few Thoughts on Turning 30. A lot of bloggers are really good at sugar coating everything but Amanda opens up and pours her heart out in this post. It might have been a vulnerable moment for her but it made me feel good to know that I’m not the only one struggling with these thoughts.



Favorite Dessert: Flourless Double Chocolate Brownies. I can’t remember the last time I made brownies but after seeing these bad boys, I know the next time will be very, very soon. That crackly crust kills me!