Happy Fri-yay Fri-day my friends!
Viva la Mexico! Last week I shared the beginning of my trip to Tulum, Mexico. I was there thanks to one of my best friends from college and her coercive ways, encouraging me to step out of my boundaries and join her for a yoga retreat on Tulum’s sandy shores.
I am so thankful I did.
I learned I’m a lot more flexible in body and in soul than I knew. I also learned Krista and I make really good travel partners—and that yoga retreats do not exclude wine, guacamole and all the chips.
While I’m not going to become a hippie yoga chick any time soon, after following the form of Casey, our limber leader, and some of the other yoga devotees in the class, I have a whole new appreciation and dare I say “passion” for attempting to master my chaturanga.
The drop dead gorgeous tropical scenery and intention-with-soul-yoga-moves were the original focus of the trip, but as I’ve discovered in so many other areas of my life, in the end the true value came from the people I met.
I connected with some of the nicest, warmest, authentic people on this trip I now call friends—even if our paths never cross again—who enriched my life in ways they will never know. It may have been because we were all feeling in tune with ourselves, or maybe because we were so hot and sweaty that there was no shield to hide behind because it had melted away.
This trip once again reminded me that it isn’t the things in life that matter as much as the experience and relationships you create.
Whew. Someone got a dose of introspection from her daily slather of sunscreen. Maybe there IS something to those Mayan rituals that sunk into my skin.
But enough about me, let’s get into this week’s list of Friday Faves!
Totally craving this pot pie. Curry all the way!
This is how you rock the pasta.
THIS is how you throw down a meat & cheese plate.
These bars are the ultimate after school treat.
An apple a day…in this cake.
This soup is all kinds of deliciousness.
This hummus. The smoother the better.
She is an absolute inspiration to all of us. Proof that food saves!
Queue up the remote: The secret way to find all the food shows and movies on Netflix.
Martha fans, rejoice! The queen of domesticity is launching a chain of cafés!
The Internet has exploded with Ken Bone craziness, and if you tuned into Sunday’s debate, then you are probably just as charmed by that sweet, red sweater-wearing man as the rest of the country is…
What school lunch looked like in each decade of the past century. My how things have changed.
Stranger things continue in this hilarious SNL skit (yeah, Lin-Manuel Miranda)!
Adults need their candy fix too. Brand new sweets for your All Hallows Eve shenanigans.
This is what happens when a future queen boards your plane. Real life!
I’m not sure what “new math” they’re doing, but this makes me feel sad, and really, really old. #1 and #2 are slap in the face shockers. MONICA, what? 35 facts that are just too sad for 90’s girls.
How to raise a trailblazing daughter, by a trailblazer herself.
7 reasons your dog should sleep on your bed with you at night. Or, if you’re like me, under the covers and entwined in my legs. Ah, Pippa!
I wore ponchos in 3rd grade and I’m not stopping yet. This poncho is thumbs up.
This is the perfect fall trench for fall.
Need these earrings. Drops for the win.
Recipes I Pinned This Week
Fall is in the air and here are three comfort food recipes I’ve pinned this week, that I totally think you should pin as well. Let’s go to the dark side.
And you thought the Negroni couldn’t get more sexy or mysterious…
Apple Cheddar Rosemary Bacon Pizza
I don’t know about you, but I could do some serious damage to this pizza!
Salted Caramel Upside Down Cake
Who needs pineapple when salted caramel apple came to the cake party?
Thanks for reading, my foodie friends, and I hope you have a fantastic fall weekend!
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