Hello, hello, and happy Friday.
The candles have barely gone out from the innards of the old jack o’lantern, and already Christmas bells are ringing. I was shopping for recipe ingredients at Smith’s yesterday and the holiday reset was in full force. Christmas trees with lights. Paper whites and amaryllis. Wrapping paper and bows. Transformers, Barbies, and board games galore.
The holidays are here folks. Embrace it.
This weekend also heralds the unofficial start of winter: Don’t forget to set your clocks back from Daylight Savings Time. With a flick of the clock’s switch (or more likely automatic reset), we have a legit excuse to light the fire, cozy up to a good book, and hunker down with some comfort food. BTW, did you see my list of 30 recipes to make in November?
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Okay, enough about me, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves!
Have you heard of the FIRE movement? I hadn’t, but then I read this, and even though I’ve passed her age goal to retire, I am ready to jump on that train.
Yep, it’s true. The Brady Bunch is going to remodel the Brady house. Thank you HGTV.
This Saved by the Bell reboot may be the reason I start tuning into IGTV.
Here’s what your favorite celebs dressed up as for Halloween.
More reasons you should work toward simplifying your life.
10 things you’ll learn about organizing from Marie Kondo’s Instagram.
The new food emojis are here!
You totally need this free guide (yes FREE!) with all the tips and recipes to preparing Thanksgiving in just 3 hours. Wham! Bam! Thank you tryptophan.
It’s that time of the year when the oven goes into overdrive. Here’s how to clean your oven the natural way.
So. I read the review of the new cookbook from the creator of one of my fave chocolate chip cookie recipes just came out with a cake cookbook and all I can say is these are cakes on crack. I ordered a copy for myself, and one for my niece. Now, where’s the milk?
Instant Pot recipe alert:
- Shrimp and pasta and vodka. Get ‘er done.
- This magic pork. Shazam.
- How to use the pot-in-pot cooking method in your pressure cooker.
- This tomato soup is ready for dippin’ and 100% cooked in the Instant Pot blender. Whaaaat?
- BTW, did you see there’s a newly designed Instant Pot. 10-in-one! Sleek. At this rate I’m going to have to build more cupboards to support my collection.
This healthy shepherd’s pie gives all the comfort, none of the guilt.
I can already hear my husband serving up seconds of this creamy chicken pasta.
This breakfast casserole is definitely getting bookmarked for the holidays.
And this make-ahead stuffed breakfast is a total healthy winner.
This spaghetti squash lasagna will have ’em eating healthy without even trying.
I’ve never heard of this type of meatball, but I am totally ready to try them out.
How to work with friends and not make it weird (and a totally fun way to display a regular old blog post.)
Ideas for decking your mantle.
They say this drug-store mascara is just like Glossier. Anyone tried it?
Anthropologie’s line of gifts for pets and pet lovers is so dang cute. That curly dog sweater would look chic on my lil’ Pippa Rue.
Oh man, if you put this jacket on, chances are you’ll NEVER take it off. Totally comfy.
Another fun DIY for holiday gift giving: this DIY foaming soap. I’m also partial to her typography. Spot on.
Okay, that’s it for now. Here’s to a chill, but not too chilly, weekend.
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