Friday Faves

Happy Friday friends!

It’s an especially great one because my vacation plans are looming near and I’m on my way to enjoy some family time and R&R. I’ll be unplugging as much as I can, but you can probably count on more than a few Snapchats (follow me @FoodieCrush) and Instagram posts along the way. Follow me, will you?

This week we came down from our firework high and got back to business. Do you feel the same way I do? That getting ready for vacation is twice as stressful as normal times because you have to get ahead to chill out? What’s up with that?

We did get away from playing with friends (her) and my computer and kitchen (me) and created some street art in Sugarhouse, a cute little hub of restaurants, shopping and family fun in SLC. The theme was local Utah sayings, and since Utahn’s don’t typically swear, TYPICALLY, we painted up one of the oldest phrases in Utah prose. Totally PC for the tween. If you’re a local, head to Sugarmont Plaza on Monday nights where “this is the place” for Utah Food Trucks and Friday evenings for the Sugarhouse farmers market.

oh my heck in Sugarhouse, Salt Lake City UT

Time for me to get packing, so let’s get into this week’s Friday Faves! Happy weekend everyone.

Play the video above and then tell me: Can you name each of the 16 romantic movies that make up the totally cool music video?

I mean seriously, can they be any more perfect? What a queen.

Only 3 more days of this. Good thing I’m going to Florida so it will continue.

Hallelujah! Facebook finally gives us the control to see what we want to see first in our stream! I hope FoodieCrush will be one of them!


How to take control of your Facebook feed: Within the News Feed Preferences settings, you can tap on profiles of friends and brands to prioritize their posts first. Anything they’ve shared since you last visited Facebook will then appear at the top, and a little star next to it will show that it’s there because you said so. For now, these controls will only be available within the iOS app.

One of my favorite Pinterest-ers to follow.

I’m feeling tropical already thanks to this punch.

Bacon in a twist. Yes!

How to create the perfect picnic. Now that’s a cute hat!

Quiz alert! Which of these cookbooks is really real? You’ll be surprised!

Christmas Creep

We went to Hobby Lobby this week and man, oh man. July 6 and Christmas creep is in full force. When is early too early?

If I had to work for a company, this is the one I’d want to work for. The 32-hour workweek. Yes, it’s happening and it’s working.

Are you kidding me? I NEED THIS LOUNGE CHAIR, and keep it right where it is!

I’m always craving organization, and so I ordered this. It’ll be delivered to me next week while I’m on vacation. Perfect timing?

and then…

I’ll organize it using these tips. Maybe?

This could change family road trips—and even just running errands— forever!

Dear People who live in fancy tiny little houses…Okay, that was funny.

Because you guys loooove the reading list links: 43 amazing beach reads you won’t be able to put down.


Tea Party

One day she’s dressing up for tea parties with her friends, and the next day you’re Googling 6 things you need to know about girls and cliques. I hate it that my girl is there.

29 summer parenting hacks that are borderline genius. This adult would totally be into #10.

How to stay on a food budget while traveling.

8 interior design hacks the pros totally approve of.

This dress! I need.

I’m still on an espadrille kick.

If you have pets, this is genius! They can even hear you.

10 tips for shooting Instagram worthy interiors. Because we all want to get a look at your abode.

Blog Biz Tips

How to work from home and keep your sanity

The best length for blog posts

How to create an editorial calendar for your blog

What I Pinned This Week

Heirloom Tomatoes with Garlic Scape and Basil Vinaigrette from a on

Heirloom Tomatoes with Garlic Scape and Basil Vinaigrette

Scapes in the dressing and on the top, we get garlic all the way around.

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Copycat Houlihan's Asian Chicken Salad from on

Copycat Houlihan’s Asian Chicken Salad

Perfect for summer eats with your best gal pals. Break out the pinot gris!

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Fudge Brownie No-Bake Cheesecake from on

Fudge Brownie No-Bake Cheesecake

No bake. Chocolate. DONE.

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Here’s to beach and sun! Happy weekend!

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