Hello and happy Friday.
It seems like we live in an “everybody who plays gets an award” world—even foods. Yesterday was National Banana Bread Day. I mean, this list of food holidays is a fun gimmick and all, but sometimes the obscure can become a bit much—Lima Bean Respect Day anyone? As luck would have it, I had a passel of over-ripe bananas just waiting to be mashed and baked into my fave banana bread recipe and so a happy banana bread day it was.
For the past few months, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Instagram with my scrolling finger seemingly cemented in the hate category. The algorithm makes zero sense to me. I want to see stuff when it goes live, not two days later when IG decides to share it with me. And this competition for TikTok’s market share is totally annoying. So I stopped posting for a few months and I only recently went back to perusing those I follow. And this week was the first time I’ve made more than one random post to my feed in a long time. That’s why I 100% echo the sentiments of this –> Forget “Casual Instagram.” I Miss the Unhinged Instagram of 2012. Who else feels it too? Hey Meta, let IG be what we used to love.
I am always wowed when an artist converts everyday objects in public spaces into something others can enjoy. Finding beauty in the cracks and turning them into public art is what this artist does so expertly. So frigging cool. It’s just another example how anyone can provide a jolt of joy by doing even the smallest things.
Who isn’t looking for something new to watch on the tele? We sat down to this new-to-me rom-com from 2011 and were happily entertained. What more can one ask for? How about this list of the best romantic comedies of all-time. Cozy up!
In our society (and the U.S. in particular) there’s so much pressure and emphasis placed on excelling early in life. Life isn’t a race, it’s a party is such a good reminder that YES! It’s okay to embrace our own unique paths, not beat ourselves up if we haven’t ticked certain boxes by an unrealistic timeline we or our society has set for us, and just enjoy the ride. Also, I love seeing the list of accomplished humans who found their success later in life.
What’s your best kitchen hack? I’m working on a post to share some of mine, but in the meantime, the comments on this post are so good. Let’s see if you have any to share in our comments section too.
The 2022 James Beard Award Semifinalists were just announced. Totally bookmarking every single one.
This veggie sandwich has my taste buds poppin’!
This is not your typical stir-fry. (And I cannot waiiiiit to make it.)
Side dish deliciousness alert: Make this 5 ingredient dish.
Two words for you: pizza bread.
If you’re feeling it’s still soup season, this sausage and potato soup should def be on the make-it-now list.
All the alfredo with:
- This twist on lasagna roll-ups that creamily smother chicken and cheese.
- A chicken alfredo pot pie that’ll totally wrap your weekend in a hug
These muffins will totally sweeten up your weekend.
Get busy in the kitchen with these bacony, cheesy biscuits.
The prettiest little bud vase for spring (and a good price too).
Loving this jacket. Perfect for spring layering.
This shirt is really cute — cool you can wear it two different ways.
This swimsuit is so cute – love the cut.
The top 22 places to travel to this spring, summer, and fall. What’s on your travel bucket list?
We all have regrets about how something at some time in our life went down. Are you overdue for a do-over? Try the exercise and you might be surprised at the results.
Okay, enjoy the weekend friends!
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