Hello and happy Friday!
What a week it’s been. A new president, glass ceilings being shattered, social boundaries realigning, and yip, yip…yesterday was my birthday! I’d like to personally thank Katy Perry for her performance and the fireworks display just for my birthday celebration. Granted, her performance was a day early, but I’ll forgive her for the calendar adjustment. (BTW, weren’t they spectacular??!!)
Other than relishing in those itty bitty, teeny tiny moments in history, my birthday was relatively chill. However, I did spend a fair amount of wasted time spiraled down a YouTube rabbit hole watching video after video of how to do makeup on mature skin. Yep. “Mature.” That’s me. And I’m okay with that. Because it means I’m still breathing. And mature sounds so much better than old.
I’m very much ready for this next trip around the sun. Hell, I’d go to Saturn and Jupiter and Neptune too if it would just make things here on earth a little bit better. But! Life is looking up, and I am too. Let’s just get these vaccines injected so we can move onward and upward.
BTW, who else is keeping up with their healthier eating NY goals? One of my fave healthier breakfasts is a mock eggs benedict. It’s basically where the yolks create the hollandaise sauce, and I gotta say, it’s quite satisfying. Here’s everything you need to know about poaching eggs the easy way.
With that, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
So good –>The funniest memes of Bernie Sanders and his mittens at the inauguration.
How to remove Bernie’s background and put him anywhere! #makeyourownmeme
The gift Oprah gave poet laureate Amanda Gorman before Amanda gifted us her poetry was a symbol of none other than Maya Angelou. Talk about poetry!
Major Biden, the first rescue dog of the White House, and his virtual “indoguration.”
We will soon have a new TV series all about Julia Child and I am ready for it.
My husband’s favorite is chicken fried steak so I’m pretty sure he’d love this.
OMG, this cake is drop dead gorgeous!
This one-pan sausage pasta looks right on point.
Because I’m a former Twinkie packer (yep! I worked at a Hostess bakery in college), I have a soft spot for these.
This curry is a flurry of flavor.
More tofu recipes like this please!
My idea of the perfect plate of chicken.
Bacon does indeed make everything better, even this chicken.
The absolute best way to cook kale.
Instant Pot recipe alert: Tamales!
This cauliflower salad is crispy and crunchy and everything right.
I can’t get enough of noodle dishes like this.
Hot damn for dan dan noodles with chicken.
How cute! Whipped cream hearts that’ll melt their hearts.
I feel like this finally defines my home decor style. Time to redecorate!
You know how ugly printed tissue boxes are? These cases make things right.
Kind of digging these bedside lights. But would the chords drive me insane?
I’m such a sucker for Instagram ads…my latest purchase. Can’t wait for it to arrive.
Has anyone seen these faux potted trees? I want one, but don’t want it to look fakey fakey.
Perfectly cozy PJs so my shoulders won’t get cold at night.
Face masks for glasses wearers that won’t fog you up.
My husband wants us to put in a Murphy bed to save space in one of our rooms, but they’re so expensive. Unless you do a kit liek this which is such a good idea!
The details that get guests to book rental properties.
Let’s get away! And wear your masks while we do! Have a great weekend everyone!
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