Hello hello and happy Friday.
Today we arrive home from Italy and Spain with our not-so-little Smudge in tow. Once we’ve slept off our flight, I know we are going to feel like a complete family with her home again. At least for a week. Then she may be ready to hit the road and be rid of her “doting” parental units :). Until then, I’ll be thrilled in relishing all the Smudge-time I can.
One thing I will not be getting over any time soon is the good food we enjoyed on our Italian/España adventure. While walking through the Mercado de la Boqueria, I spied another couple eating the clams pictured above and had to have them. We pulled up a spot and slurped to our hearts content. Now I want to make my steamed clams again as soon as we get home. So dang good.
But first, onto this week’s Friday Faves. Goodnight.
This warmed my heart.
How plants move over 24 hours. This is so cool to watch.
Interesting…The hardest colleges to get into for 2023, ranked.
Stretches and exercises you should do before, during, and after flying. You know I will be doing them after our flight!!!
Inside the world’s most beautiful public bathroom. Wowza.
An enticing roundup of recommendations for fall—entertainment, food, fashion, etc…
3 tips for organizing your pantry (and keeping it organized), plus, a checklist!
Getting excited for Halloween?
- Here are 18 Halloween movies to stream on Netflix right now.
- These skeleton gingerbread cookies are super cute and a great idea for practicing your gingerbread game before the holidays.
- Plus, the cutest Halloween cupcakes (to eat while you watch them).
- And, this fun bowl is perfect for passing out Halloween candy.
You can never go wrong with a spooky-themed candy charcuterie board for Halloween parties.
Here’s a 1-2-3 guide for building the perfect charcuterie board.
The best apples for pie. Annnnd now I want apple pie.
After so much Italian pasta and Spanish tapas, I’m ready for some healthy comfort-food, veg-forward chili.
Speaking of apples, this salad looks freaking awesome.
This cocktail is taking the internet by storm. Have you had one yet?
Short rib enchiladas sound DIVINE.
Omg these French fries look killer.
This vegetarian dinner looks super delish (and only takes 20 minutes).
Making these tacos, ASAP.
This salmon curry is exactly what I want for dinner tonight.
Now that I’m home I’m ready to cozy up and these are 5 soups I want to make:
- My Smudge’s favorite soup will def be first on her requested meals to make.
- Udon soup in 5 minutes? Yes, please.
- This soup is so gorgeous.
- A resounding sì to this white pasta e fagioli
- Totally into this vegetarian number — gosh, this looks so good.
I think this mac & cheese was made for me.
This pumpkin cake looks SO good.
A food stylist shares her tricks in this article.
This sweater has such a pretty neckline.
Love this casual, comfy sweatshirt.
25 strategist-approved gifts you can find at Target. (Because let’s be real, it’s not too early to start holiday shopping). I just ordered a couple packs of these for myself, as well as this nail polish remover.
5 of the best ways to make a bed.
And, the coziest, plushest throw blanket.
I just pre-ordered this book and am excited.
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