Hey hey and happy anniversary Friday.
You know how we all say life whizzes by in a flash? Well, this weekend is proof positive it’s true because my husband and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. What the actual *$%#???? HOW DID TIME GO BY SO FAST? And how did we get here? We both freely admit getting to this milestone hasn’t always been drinking piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, the feel of the ocean, and the taste of champagne.
But we’ve worked at it, tried to put annoyances aside, and lived and laughed together as much as we possibly could to get here. I’m pretty proud of us for making it. Because here’s nobody I’d rather do all the work to reap all the benefits of being together than with my forever boyfriend and fellow gangster. Happy anniversary GDawg.
And, he still says I’m the best sandwich maker. Maybe that’s the secret? XOXO
And now, onto Friday Faves. Enjoy!
A French village’s radical vision of a good life with Alzheimer’s. This is a beautiful story.
Okay, who is going to be watching Prince Harry and Meghan’s doc? As someone who is royally into the royals, I will be. And these photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are pretty dang good––especially #6 & #7.
Be organized in 2023 with this daily planner.
10 creative holiday traditions to begin now.
12 drinks to soothe a sore throat.
I love Chef José Andrés and am so excited to watch this new series (and it’s already giving me major Spain wanderlust).
How butter temperature affects cookies.
A really cool trick for making Hasselback potatoes. Totally trying this!
My mouth is seriously watering over this Chinese chicken dinner.
I love my homemade tomato basil soup, but this Tuscan version also looks amazing.
What a beautiful winter salad.
This meatball dish gives noodles an Asian twist.
Really digging this German-inspired, low-carb skillet dinner sitch.
Coconut shrimp is one of my favorite party apps.
These puff pastry twists have all the makings for a good party.
This loaded mac & cheese looks killer.
Repeat after me: fluffy gingerbread rolls.
These festive cannolis are all ready for Santa.
4 festive cakes to make:
- This cake recipe was kept a secret for 20 years.
- Hot cocoa in cake form. YUM.
- The perfect poundcake (made in just one bowl too).
- A cake inspired by one of my favorite X-Mas cookies.
These sparkly, crackly cookies are beautiful (and would be the perfect afternoon pick-me-up)
These miniature food ornaments are so cute (and they’re making me hungry!).
This pretty recipe journal would make a great gift for a loved one (perfect for writing down those classic family recipes). There are so many different cool designs to choose from.
10 awesome cookbooks that would make great holiday gifts.
Okay, this might be the best heart-warming gift ever to make everyone go, “AHHHHHH!!!”
And for more holiday gift-giving inspo:
- 15 clever white elephant gifts (all under $25)
- 31 creative gift exchange ideas and games for a fun-filled holiday.
- And, 22 gift ideas under $25.
This game would make for some great convos during a happy hour with friends (it’s also the perfect size for a stocking).
This is what I want for Christmas because I am super exciting.
My husband said I MUST check out Ellen Pompeo’s Mid-Century Malibu oasis. What a gorgeous home.
Also, how freaking cool is this house? It’s like a floating cabin.
Good design and simplicity in this pretty little vase.
I love the collarless collar on this pretty winter coat (and it’s 40% off).
And that’s it for this week! Enjoy your weekend and cook something good.
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