Happy Friday friends!

Who agrees with me that all weeks should be 4-day work weeks? We spent our Memorial Day by hiking the mountains, hitting the grill and and then picking through a barrel of buttered popcorn at this movie which I wish had been as good as the first.

Today I’m in Portland, OR touring the sights, food cart pod (!) and searching out the perfect doughnut with a gaggle of other food bloggers in this supremely green and forested city for Indulge Conference PDX.

The conference officially begins Friday night with the bulk of the learning happening on Saturday, including a panel I’ll be on chatting it up about food photography with Ali and Amy. Follow along on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #indulgeconpdx

I’ve never been to Portland so what is not to be missed / eaten / experienced? Tell me, tell me, tell me do!

So without further ado, let’s get into this week’s Friday Faves. 


I was welcomed straight off the plane to one of the coolest art installations I’ve seen, all in the form of quilts, thanks to this talented group. What a cool name 🙂 A sure sign of things to come.

And food is art. Literally.

Forget the rise, this pizza takes the prize.

Did your pie make the list? The best pizza, state by state.

This salad has my name all over it. Bring on summer!

This serious eat combination belongs in its own zip code. Or at least its own truck at the county fair.

I want this drink all weekend long.

If I ever get asked to give a commencement speech (as if), I’m totally cribbing from this list of 14 life lessons from 2015’s best commencement speeches.

I can relate to this read, and am putting it into action for the summer. I mean, it’s summer!


This read: The challenge of making work fit life. I get it.

If you’re a fan of David Letterman (like me) you’ll enjoy this insider look at the day of his last episode.

What Instagram would look like if we were all true to life instead of working for likes. #WIRL

and just think…

Your Instagram photo could sell for $90,000! By someone else!

how to clean burnt pots

Oh, yes I did. PSA: Never get distracted by email when you’re steaming vegetables. I thought my favorite pot was ruined but my husband came to the rescue and thanks to this tip on how to clean a burnt pot, we’re back in action. He’s a savior.

Imagine the backyard BBQs in this pad! Howard Hughes…you had style.

And if he was still alive he would be the only one who could afford this $500 million LA home.

and while you’re in LA-LA land…

Where to eat and drink in Los Angeles this summer.

How to get a better body in 30 minutes. Although I’m kind of liking the idea of this science-proven 7 minute workout. Hey, they say it works, let’s see if it does!

Could you just take off, leave all your stuff and your home behind and live on the road for 6 months? She is. I’m jealous and dismayed all at the same time.

5 tips to finding the perfect swimsuit. “Create an illusion.” Oh, really? Illusion this.

10 tips for a clutter free desk. #10 is my favorite but I really need to focus on #2.

My email is my nemesis. This should help.

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180+ power words to use in power grabbing headlines.

What I Pinned This Week

Apparently I had a serious sweet tooth this week and needed all the sweets. Virtually at least.


White Chocolate Ginger Oatmeal Cookies

This looks like it would do perfectly well as double duty for breakfast.

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Rhubarb Orange Almond Cake

I’ve gotta get my hands on a latte, imagine the taste of this beauty.

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Strawberry Tiramisu

Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts. How prettily are these berries on top!

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Salted Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies

Pass the stretcher, I’m not going out of here standing up.

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Thanks for visiting this weeks Friday Faves. Have a great weekend and cook something good.

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