Hello hello and happy Friday!
How much do you love this newspaper snippet above that I discovered in my grandma’s vintage-from-wayback-forever cookbook. Proof that boys will be boys and if only pleasing hungry eaters were this easy. Not to mention the “rumpus room” and cocktail parties. Man, they had it GOING ON back in the day! It’s just one of this week’s faves.
Another fave is my Smudge on repeat for the past week, letting me know that there’s only one more Monday ’til SUMMMMMMER! And that leaves me with justtwo questions:
a) Can summer get here any faster?
b) Where in the h-e-doubletoothpicks has this year gone already?
I swear it was just weeks ago when I shared my January intentions with every intention (no pun intended) to record and report each month. And now here we are, nearly 6 months later and I’ve dropped the ball once again. What do you think? Are you interested in tracking our intentions together? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know!
On another note, I rec’d an amazing note on Instagram stories from an online friend who has become a long-distance friend IRL too. Going back again to earlier this year, I shared on my Instastories the prep for my colonscopy, you know, that delicious drink you have to drink that I shared wasn’t nearly as bad as everyone says it is. (seriously, it isn’t!)
Long story short, my Instastory prompted my friend to get a colonscopy herself. And guess what? She messaged me on Wednesday that they caught a polyp that was a slow growing cancer, that she had surgery on Monday, and they’re confident they caught it all.
Moral of the story: If you’re ever hesitant to share a sort of personal story, but you know if you do it just might help someone else who could be going through the same thing, don’t hesitate. Don’t not share. We all want to learn from one another. We trust our friends, and what we all say, and that’s why we are all here on this good green earth, to help one another.
So on this gorgeous almost-summer Friday, think about this one thing: Who will you help today?
As always, I love you guys, even though I have no idea who you are or what your shiny faces look like, but regardless, thanks for being here.
What Went Up This Week…
This week’s culinary creations included:
- This Tuscan tuna and white bean salad is loaded with awesome Mediterranean flavors and is so easy for a light and healthy lunch or dinner.
- Asparagus and goat cheese are a match made in flavor heaven, especially in this springy frittata, which also features mushrooms and green onions. Enjoy it for breakfast/brunch, or serve it alongside a nice green salad for lunch or dinner.
But now let’s dive into this week’s Friday Faves!
THE BEST MAGAZINE COVER EVER.
I’ve had no less than three people this week tell me I need to watch this. What have I been waiting for??!!
And Smudge is binge watching this and man, it is taking me back to when I’d spend all day Saturday and Sunday bingeing replays on MTV (remember when they did that?) of this classic teen angst. And I’m totally gonna do it again with Smudge. #mostfavoriteever
Who else is getting up spankin’ early to get your royal wedding on? Ready your mimosas because the Royal Wedding drinking game is here.
Read if you wanna find out how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake will break tradition.
And you can celebrate by making your own lemon elderflower cake.
But wait, there’s more!
Saturday’s royal wedding will also have all of these trendy things.
FC reader Kim recently emailed me that she loved this post about why procrastinators procrastinate. Whoooo meeee?????
What? Fruit Loops aren’t loops anymore??? It’s a travesty!
FYI, this is how much money you need to save by the time you’re 35, and survive.
All right, I like LaCroix, but not this much…
10 beach reads for summer 2018. #1 is on my list!
And since swimsuit season has arrived, here are 7 of the best exercises for your booty.
Loved listening to this interview with Nigella. She is the real deal.
Food blogger Molly Yeh has a new show coming to Food Network — Congrats Molly, I can’t wait to watch!
Parks and Rec fans, you’re going to appreciate this.
Supposedly this is the correct way to cut a sandwich, but not at my house. What say ‘ye?
Now this is how you con any man into a salad.
Who needs chocolate chips in your cookies when you can have chocolate chip scones!!
This stay-in stir fry looks way better than going out.
Speaking of refreshing beverages, here are 4 more fruity sips I wanna cool down with:
Everything. Bagel. Popcorn. Bring it.
This pasta looks totally easy for weeknight, but with some fun ingredients to pick up the pace.
The perfect hybrid dessert for when you feel torn between two classics.
The best way to organize your makeup drawer because if you’re a makeup junkie like me, things can get out of control fast.
Totally loving everything stripes like these shorts,
and rainbow me everything including this top,
and if my big girl was still a little girl, this would totally be this year’s swimsuit (if I had a million dollars)
and then I’d have her float around on this rainbow float.
You just may need to put this cute beach bag in your shopping cart.
All right folks, that’s all for now — I hope you have a beautiful and delicious weekend!
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