Hey hey and happy Friday!
It’s official. I’m in a sedentary time warp. Not really moving forward yet not falling back, just sort of standing still, waiting for the next shoe to drop from the sky and knock us all out. I mean, what other time would nearly the whole nation’s regular daily habits be eclipsed by the compulsion to bake bread from scratch, wear masks in public, skip the coffee shop to join this whipped coffee cult like I have, and obsess over the oddities of a Tiger King instead of the latest real royal family shakeups? Does it feels like everyone you know is doing the exact same thing at home?
How are you holding up?
For those of you who are having a hard time being alone, I feel for you. I feel awful for the social butterflies who are craving contact, and equally as awful for those who are living alone without a partner/family member/friend/pet in their home to go through this with them. That would be really, really hard.
That’s why this week I’m stunned to realize that Friday has already arrived! But how did it go so quickly for me? Every social media post I see is all about time dragging on at a snails pace. But for me, this week’s clock ticked by quickly, even with the mundane banality that it 100% was. I guess I’m used to being boring by myself. See, I’ve worked from home, solo, for years. And I really, really like it that way. I’m an extroverted introvert where when I’m around people, I’ll happily engage. Sometimes annoyingly so. But I’m far more content to be by myself cocooned at home, even for days on end. I don’t really crave social stimulation. I’m okay being a bit of a hermit (with my little family, that is…) Thanks Dad, I got it from you.
So to those of you having Zoom happy hours or doing Zumba in their driveways with the neighbors, nice work and have fun! But honestly, thank you for leaving me off the invite :).
I’m okay baking banana bread for surprise deliveries and keeping tallies on the words of wisdom from our own version of royalty, Dr. Fauci. I’ll see you out in the real world later, but know I’m thinking of you as we all get through this thing the only ways we know how. Stay strong, stay home, and stay safe friends!
But enough about me, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
Okay, this might be one of the coolest things I’ve seen all week: See the contest winners for designing a miniature clay dream home. People are amazing!
It’s time to pause for the ultimate happy distraction: A cute animal alert! Okay, that snail kills me! “Favorite Activity: Francis misses the comfort and madness of the mall, & shopping for objects to fill the void.” Clever!
Okay, if you have a few minutes to kill (because where are you going anyway??) here you go: Australians under QT properly dress up to take out the garbage and the photos are 100% entertaining.
My husband thinks he’s preeeeettttty funny so he’d probably be pretty good doing this. (Day 20 is a good one.)
Shop safe: 11 tips for avoiding germs at the grocery store.
Hopefully you’re already wearing yours with gusto, but in case not:
Miss going out to restaurants? Here’s how to make take out feel special.
The darling of chefs across the land has a new podcast and I will be listening.
Genius! Padma shows us how to reseal a bag of chips without a clip. I could watch this over and over again. #soothing
Up your dinner game! 15 favorite dinner recipes you can watch being made step by delicious step.
I’ve been waiting and waiting for my sourdough bread queen to post her master recipe! YEEEESSS!
Sometimes all I really want is a good old French-style ham and cheese.
If you’re skipping out on big batch baking, consider these Easter treats:
- Carrot cake blondies
- Carrot cake cupcakes
- My favorite coconut macaroons in all the land
This pasta with bacon and broccoli has me ready to twirl.
And my favorite pasta in bolognese. Mama mia.
This is the next best thing to cinnamon rolls.
This vegetarian tater tot hot dish has me all sorts of warm and fuzzy.
I am everything lemon right now, including:
Dippity do: Naturally dyed Easter eggs.
For some reason I don’t have a deviled egg recipe on my site! For shame! This one will definitely do.
One of my favorite flavors of pie in the sky. Yummers.
45 nostalgic movies and TV shows to watch now.
Having crazy dreams? This may be why.
6 supplements for anxiety and how to take them.
With donation sites closed, here’s what to do with all that stuff you’ve decluttered.
Instagram’s favorite tulip gardens are closed to the public but you can still take a virtual tour bloomin’ online.
Break out the overalls and pitchfork: 5 tips for creating a self-sufficient garden.
I would 100% live in this 17th century farmhouse. OMG.
Real life looks of what people are wearing at home.
These cozy slides would make my workday so much better.
Especially when word with these sweat pants.
Become a better photographer and remember these days with Nikon’s free online classes.
And finally, it’s okay if you’re not feeling productive during isolation. Relax and enjoy because we WILL be back to normal soon!
Okay, that’s it for this week. Stay safe, stay in place, and stay happy. XOXO
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Another great Friday Faves.
Hey Heidi, Hope you’re doing well, thanks for sharing my lemon cake! I am totally hooked on the whipped coffee :)
Thank you for sharing: this blog was fantastic….funny, entertaining, compassionate, etc.
Take care of yourself, be safe, be happy: Happy Friday