Hey hey and welcome back Friday.
I was making our favorite soup (I added matzo balls) for dinner when I absent-mindedly asked my husband what day it was. “Wednesday,” he replied.
What? “Already?” I asked. “It’s already Wednesday? Oh man, I need to get started on Friday Faves.”
He looked at me with a blank stare and stated what I already knew. “If it wasn’t for Friday Faves, you wouldn’t even know what day of the week it was.” My husband isn’t wrong. In fact, he’s pretty much right on the nose. Working from home, schooling from home, and with no big events to plan around, our days pretty much just flow right into one another.
The other day, someone asked me what our plans are for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving? Plans? Seriously? I hadn’t even thought about it! By this time of any other year we’d have plane tickets in hand, or blacked out the holiday dates for our daughter’s basketball tournaments, started the negotiations of who will host turkey dinner (typically, me), and at the very least, definitely crossed our fingers for snow.
This year, I can’t even wrap my head around thinking that far in advance. Between the world’s current health crisis and the upcoming elections, there’s just too many unknowns that cause me pause, waiting to see what’s going to pop out around the next corner and scare the crap out of me like Jason from Friday the 13th. (btw, real-life Camp Crystal is hosting Halloween tours. Ummm, no thank you!)
But it’s time to get out of this funk. The holidays are coming! So this week (and probably next week, and the next week, too) I’m going to tell myself it’s okay to relax and go with the flow, but also plan a few fun things to do, stuff to look forward to, all socially distanced, of course. It’s time to think and plan for more joyful days ahead, and naturally, keep my eyes open for any pitfalls (Jason!) to avoid, too.
But first things first. It’s time to dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
Amazing! Seniors in this English care facility recreate classic album covers and they are brilliant!
This face mask is the best I’ve seen yet.
I think I may be addicted to my news feed. How to break up with breaking news.
As mentioned in my intro, it’s time to make some plans –> 100 things to look forward to this fall and winter.
This interview with Ina shares even more of the reasons we love her.
The most common cooking mistakes we make according to pro chefs.
I made pot roast this past weekend and it almost looked this good.
This baked fettuccine looks like dinner to me.
This Chinese rice soup is so in line with what I love to eat.
Pumpkin recipe time!
- Break out the slow cooker, it’s time for pumpkin chili.
- Pumpkin spice snickerdoodles are nothing to snicker at.
- And, these pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls…OMG! Look at that rise!
More mushrooms, more pasta, more of this recipe.
30 minute meal elevated: Easy shrimp curry.
This simple salad would be awesome on any fall table.
Make these adorable PB spider cookies for Halloween. So cute!
This sausage and gnocchi recipe is gnocching on my kitchen door.
Another reason to up your stash of Everything seasoning blend: Pretzel knots.
OMG, apple fritters are my favorite donut, so this apple fritter bread is sure to put me under. I can taste that brown sugar combo now.
Salt and pepper tofu, simple and looking so good.
Instant Pot recipe alert: Zero minute cooking…what?
I love the style of this NYC apartment with Parisian style.
I saw this in Paris and it’s coming to the U.S. It was amazing. If you have an opportunity to, go see it.
A better bedtime routine that will actually put you to sleep.
Race. Class. Gender. Beauty. I can’t believe I’ve yet to read this book. Ordered and I can’t wait to start.
I could watch this Instagrammer do her makeup all day long. How does she do it?? (scroll back to see her literal works of art!)
40 games that put the party in Halloween party games.
Three glow in the dark nail polishes that actually work.
Start decking the halls with up to 40% off holiday trimmings.
If I had somewhere to go this holiday (still hoping), this jumpsuit is what I’d be wearing. Love the neck.
Speaking of neck, this sweater has all the cozy vibes.
A good listen: How to stop apologizing when you aren’t sorry.
That’s it for this week. Now, make a plan and make some fun.
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