Hello and happy Friday!
I’ve never been one to go half way, especially when I put on my Julie McCoy cruise director hat to share intel, tips, and info about things I love that I think will make your life better too. It’s why I started posting this list of Friday Faves 8 years ago.
It seems that each and every week when I sit down to write up this list of Friday Faves, I tell myself DON’T OVER DO IT! Keep it simple. People like simple. They don’t have that much time. They don’t want to be overwhelmed. And by “them”, I mean YOU.
But then I check out the links I’ve saved from the week, and find myself looking for more on the web to share. Why do I always have this feeling like it still isn’t enough? That we’re enough? Guess what? We are. I am.
So I’m going to try an experiment. I’m going to try and be more concise when necessary. Whaaat? Me? Can I even do that? I’m sure I’ll still drone on when I have something I really want to convey, but I am going to try and be more respectful of your time, and mine, and not over do it.
Will you let me know what you think of my new strategy? I always love hearing back from you so I don’t feel like I’m sitting here at the keyboard blindly talking just to a blinking cursor on a computer screen. Tell me, tell me, tell me more.
Also, that enchilada pic up top? It’s filled with black beans and leftover Mexican corn dip (recipe coming to the blog soon), but is based on this enchilada recipe here.
So how about we get to the point because I’m already droning on, and dig into this week’s Friday Faves. It’s FRIYAY! YAYYYY!
As the daughter of a dad who taught us to put our birthday money in the bank (and a mom who gave us wiggle room when we really wanted something), I feel like this should be adopted nationwide: Why this organization is giving every public school student $50 to start saving for college.
And talk about girls rule! Have you heard about this town where no boys have been born in the past decade? It’s like Wonder Woman in real life.
21 legitimately interesting food facts you should know. #3 is boggling my mind right now and I want it now.
This cheesy chicken dip is begging for football dip tripping fantasies.
These might just be the best powerballs on the web.
You may not be ready yet, but they’re here: Pumpkin recipes!
- Instant Pot recipe alert: pumpkin pie baked french toast.
- Pumpkin curry in a hurry.
- The best pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I’m so ready.
Side dish delish: brown rice orzo pilaf.
This avocado tzatziki gets the creamy treatment.
OMG. My favorite donut as a kid turned into a bread: Apple fritter bread.
I am currently reading this book about parenting teens and college age kids. I’ve had my eyes opened and absorbed some good advice for sure.
I picked up this 3 pack of reusable velcro bags and I’m loving them for travel, but they’d be great in the kitchen or elsewhere too.
This little microwave cleaner gadget would make a funny and cute hostess gift. I feel like her sometimes.
This runway show showed what models with different body types look like in the same outfits. Refreshing.
7 fashion items New York girls prioritize over everything.
I’m still obsessed with French girl fashion.
Save the sweatshirt for another day and make this totally affordable, basic blazer your every day top layer instead.
This fanny pack works that animal print into the fall wardrobe.
My husband the painter recd’s fixing that furniture or cabinet scratch fast with these.
I’ve always wanted to know: How to do a tarot card reading.
This would be fun with friends: a Brady Bunch brunch.
What they’re saying about the Brady Bunch house renovation.
Currently working to this playlist.
And finally, have you made your fall bucket list? I’m scheduling time to make mine this weekend.
Okay, you be the judge. Did I keep my promise to keep it simple? Too little? Too much? Email me or leave a comment and let me know.
Okay! That’s it for this week! Have a great long weekend and eat more good food!
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