Hello and happy Friday before the 3-day weekend.
Did you know that this year’s Labor Day weekend is setting travel records, with today being the busiest day to fly? Looks like everyone wants to get out of Dodge. That’s why it’s even more important to remember to take a deep breath, have patience, and prepare to wait. Kinda sounds like Christmas doesn’t it?
We beat the crowds and did our traveling last weekend, camping and tenting and campfire-ing and hobo-dinner-eating (my foil packet dinner making ins shown above and the recipe link is here) a whole 1 1/2 hour drive from our front door.
That’s the beauty of living in Utah baby! The great outdoors are just steps away.
This weekend we’ll be sticking around home, but we have plenty of plans to finish off this final day of summer. I hate to see it come to an end, but since I don’t have a choice in the matter, looks like I’ll be going with the flow.
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But enough about that. Let’s get on with the weekend and dig into this week’s Friday Faves. Enjoy!
She lived like a monk in a monastery for 30 days. Here’s what she learned. Tip #4 especially resonates with me.
6 self-care activities to make you feel better about summer ending.
Hey Joey, how you doin’? How to be honest when people ask how you’re feeling.
Nice playlist prez. Who knew Barak Obama could get a side job as a DJ?
How to start a cookbook club. I think I need to.
Who’s feeling football??? Cheers for the perfect tailgate spread.
How to feel boozy without the booze: Watermelon mockaritas!
Perfect to go with these low-carb sliders.
Sheetpan pancakes: this is why they’re all the rage.
This harvest summer salad is almost too pretty to eat.
A Greek tortellini salad perfect for meal prepping lunch.
Tuna noodle casserole! Yes! Bring it back!
Happy birthday to everyone. 10 baking tips for perfect cakes.
Cue the busy weeknight what’s for dinner question because here’s your answer: Crockpot chicken fajitas.
I tried out a new basic banana bread recipe last night and that got me on the banana bread train:
- Better for you banana muffins.
- Doubling it up with banana zucchini muffins
- My Smudge’s favorite chocolate chip banana bread
- Banana bread made with olive oil. Gotta try that.
How taking just one day a week off of social media changes you.
9 tips from frequent fliers for easy sleeping on a plane.
No way. Now you can literally stay in an airbnb dog house. Too cute!
If you’re a nail junkie, you need to see this Instagram account.
5 tips to organize your bag for easier mornings.
They call them joggers, I called them sweats. Either way, they’re back and I’m 💯okay with that.
How to look chic when you’re feeling totally uninspired.
Love this easy shirt dress. Stripes!
There’s no excuses now…A 20-minute HIIT workout you can do in your living room.
And finally, the Farmer’s Almanac released its winter predictions, and guys, you better bundle up.
Okay! That’s it for this week! Have a great long weekend and eat more good food!
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