This week’s Friday Faves is brought to you by…Poppies!

Orange. It’s my favorite color. Poppies. One of my favorite flowers. If only they were willing to be cut and brought indoors to last for more than an hour. I suppose that’s their wild streak, they refuse to be harnessed.

Last weekend was a favorite too, thanks to a Mother’s Day surprise weekend staycation planned by someone other than me.

This year, snow landed splat on the auspicious day and our golf plans gave way to a mid-day movie marathon. No matter to us, we’re adaptable that way and still trekked it up and down Park City’s Main Street despite the return of the blasted chill of winter/spring/mud season. Biscotti, croissants, hot lattes and chocolates from Main Street’s Java Cow didn’t hurt much either.




But let’s talk about dinner. These girls, they’re brilliant. And planners. And good secret keepers. They squired their dads to the grocery store (and didn’t forget the wine and flowers!) for the goods for the secret feast they had been plotting.

After the mamas received back rubs and foot massages (DIY spa days from our girls are the best) and watched back to back movies of Pitch Perfect and Legally Blonde, our little ladies got into the kitchen and prepared their mamas a dinner to remember.


Hold on. You’re going to be impressed.

The dinner they chose for us? Frosted Meatloaf. Curious? Let me know and the recipe just might show up on the blog. By those girls, of course.

And now, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves!



Our annual Mother/Daughter selfie. I spent all of my time on her hair, and thus, none on my own. A mother’s work is never done.


We brunched our way through Mother’s Day here (the best oysters and chocolate decadence cake EVER!) and strictly adhered to the top 10 rules for the best brunch.

This food photo might be one of the most amazing I’ve ever seen. I mean, that’s precision.

A Pin led me to this kitchen but I’m sticking around because I’m smitten with her blog.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a smarter framed entry to a kitchen.

Cupcakes are more popular than Kanye? Google deems 13 foods that are trendier than celebrities.

And this cupcake, in my opinion, has far more flavor than Kanye ever could.

Cheese seared in a pan with a melty crust? My favorite kind! (and those photos…gorg-E-ous.)

Cookies for breakfast! Smartest way to frame a kid into eating healthy (or so I’ve heard.)

Pulled pork breakfast nachos. Slather on that jalapeño cheddddah.

Oh mama, this skillet cobbler. All day long.

LOL Towels

These would make the cutest hostess gifts. Ah, screw that. I just want ’em! (My fave: Alcohol won’t solve the problem. But neither will milk.)

Everyone’s talking about it (am I the only one late to the game?) so it’s on my next to-watch-on-Netflix fix.

I don’t care party hair. I’m working on it.

Wow. Take 10 minutes and read this. And then thank the Lord for your health and friendships.

5 ways to make your workouts more effective and SHORTER!

11 flattering plus size swimsuits,


How to shop for suits at every size.


I’m in need of a good book. Here’s what they’re reading now.


Here’s another smart summer reading list, no red carpets required,


I’ll most likely order this.

The official sandal shopping guide. Who knew there was an “official” guide? 🙂

I don’t think any of my college professors would have been gracious enough to do this.

Try these 8 ways to get more likes and followers on Instagram.

Because she’s totally a boss lady. Let’s get this woman on the $20 bill!

The gentrification creep: What will happen when Harlem becomes all white?

Heading to Nashville? Here’s why you should skip the Opry and eat the town inside out instead.

Blog Biz Tips

Free printout! Daily, weekly, monthly blog business tasks checklist for bloggers.

How to promote your blog without letting the rest of your blogging slide.

6 super quick social media productivity tips + 23 tools to help.

Totally Pinned!

There was a ton of stuff that beckoned my pinning finger. Here are three that I’ll be putting into practice.

Flaky, Fluffy Southern Buttermilk Biscuits on

Flaky, Fluffy Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Thanks to a tip from Lifehacker (my daughter’s favorite site ever!) these biscuits bake up fluffy every time.

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Grilled Moroccan Chicken and Garlic Sauce on

Grilled Moroccan Chicken with Garlic Sauce

A scented yogurt sauce marinade makes this chicken stand out from the crowd.

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Frozen Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Pie on

Frozen Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Pie

It takes just four ingredients and wa-lah! You have pie!

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Have a great weekend everybody, get out and soak it up, and then get into the kitchen and cook something good.

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