Hi all and Happy Friday Faves!
This is my last week of travel for the year and while I’ve been loving being out and about and seeing the sights for the past 2 months, I am ready to cocoon up in my house and be ready for the holidays.
Last week I was on a whirlwind trip to Cincinnati, OH, where we scoped out Vine Street and Over the Rhine, and lusted after the doughnuts at Cincinnati’s favorite Holtman’s Donuts above—thanks for the tip, my friends on Instagram.
They brought their blogging ambassadors to Cincinnati to give us the full immersion on ClickList, their new service where you can shop at home, at the office, mobile, or wherever you have an internet connection.
With ClickList you simply scroll through all of their products (yes! the produce is top-notch, too!) and place your order. Then you simply drive to the store to pick it up, already bagged and ready to go. They’ll even deliver it to your car. It’s perfect for anyone who is time-management-starved and craves handing off a task on the to-do list.
Just think…shopping in you furry robe with a hot cup of coffee? Sounds pretty fab to me. And while I love to stroll every single aisle of the grocery store (just ask my husband), it’s going to totally come in handy with the holidays creeping around the corner.
During our visit to Kroger, we visited the largest Kroger in the U.S., over 150,000 square feet! And not only that, but their self-serve food area is crazy!
Street tacos, a pizza oven and waaiiiiit for it. A craft beer and wine bar! IN THE GROCERY STORE! No. I am not kidding. You can even walk around and sip while you shop. I’ll soon be sharing the recipe I created for our Kroger Blogging Banquet here on the blog, so keep an eye out for that. If you want to see more from the trip, check out #bloggerbanquet on Instagram.
This weekend I’m at Deer Valley Resort for our 4th Annual Better Blog Retreat. It’s a weekend where we’ve invited bloggers and brands to meet together for an intimate weekend of goal setting, reflection and brainstorming to make all our businesses better. If you want to follow along, check out #bbretreat on Instagram or follow me on Snapchat. And of course, I’ll be sharing more here on the blog soon.
But enough about me, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves! Have a fab one friends.
Oh man, I am SO WITH THE HOLDERNESS FAMILY! Check it out below.
If you’re looking for some great new food blogs to follow, here’s a list of 100 to follow now.
Oh my! This soup is going on the menu for sure.
Pumpkin poke cake. Now THIS is fit for a crowd!
Here’s how to make pumpkin purée. It’s actually totally simple!
Pizza stuffed chicken roll ups. All the hands go up in the air.
In case you were wondering, these are the 3 trendiest comfort foods for fall (according to Pinterest).
This pumpkin roundup is making me see orange in a whole new light.
And speaking of even more pumpkin…
This slab pie is totally flirting with me and I don’t mind flirting right back.
I’ve always wanted to try making these. No better time than now.
Check out Mario Batali’s menu for the Obamas’ final state dinner. Mmmm, sweet potato agnolotti, orange crocs not included.
and not to be outdone…
Set your DVR. The Barefoot Contessa is cooking at the White House too! I’ll be tuning in for sure.
Because skipping out is no way to start your day. 19 healthy breakfasts when you don’t have time to eat.
This bar gives new meaning to the term “minibar.”
This child prodigy is clearly out of his league, because he’s opening a restaurant. This has gotta be a world record or something.
Did you know you can spend Halloween in Dracula’s castle? The ultimate haunted house!
The top 10 Halloween costumes of 2016. Snapchat filters for the win!
As soon as I got home from Cincinatti and Kroger, I was off to volunteer at the Day of the Dead fundraiser for Salt Lake City’s Sharing Place. The best part? My Day of the Dead face! I’ve ordered this face paint that my face artist used to do it again at home. It was so great because it didn’t crack.
Looking to upgrade? You can buy Meryl Streep’s NYC apartment for a mere $28.5 million. Chump change, I tell ya.
and because I always read before bedtime…
Love these 73 questions with Emma Stone — and how cute is her pup?!
These 10 nail polish DIYs are so fun! I gotta get busy with my Smudge.
Have you found your new nail color for fall? Totally feeling that first one.
Crushing on these cool kicks (thinking about adding them to my shopping cart, and they’re chanting “just do it”).
Mmmm, I can practically smell this candle now…
Need this sweater.
Recipes I Pinned This Week
Still fallin’ for fall, and here are some recipes I’ve pinned that have caught my eye this week. C’mon, you know you wanna pin them too.
Roasted Cauliflower and Apple Soup
Fall in a bowl.
Buffalo Brussels Sprouts with Crumbled Blue Cheese
Pretty sure I could eat these little babies like candy…
Chocolate Tahini Cake
Hello lover. (All other chocolate cakes have now been magically erased from my memory…)
Thanks for reading, my foodie friends, and I hope you have a deliciously fun weekend!
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