What a difference a week makes!
Last week I was on family va-ca, in West Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. We toured from Pensacola to Destin to Seaside soaking up all the sweaty humidity we could. Actually we didn’t have a choice. Florida + July = Humidity. It didn’t matter. We were staying on the white sandy beach in pristine turquoise waters and could bop up to our air conditioned abode any time a breather or a siesta was in need.
I took this vacation seriously. I unplugged. I checked out. Because I had three goals to meet for the week.
2. To take a nap. I did it! And here’s why.
3. To beat my husband in a game of Smashball on the beach. With beer in hand. I didn’t spill a drop. I’m an athlete through and through.
While we did lots of good eating up and down the coast, I made sure we hit Highway 30A and Seaside, FL for another visit to The Shrimp Shack because the sweetest shrimp ever, the Royal Reds, were in season. You can see more of this tasty spot in my post about What to See, Eat and Do In Seaside, FL.
We loved those dang shrimp so much we made them again before we left. But more on that soon, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves!
Break out the saw horses and newspaper, I’m going to invite my friends over to eat this.
This is a sipper I’d be totally into drinking up.
Healthy homemade tater tots. The kids will never know what hit ’em!
What to do with zucchini? Make stuffed zucchini cups!
This salad has all of my craving-healthy neurons on alert!
Have you ever seen a slice of pizza you can sleep in? How fun!
I need the guacamole bag AND the loafers from this collection.
I just followed this Pinterest board. Love the mix!
This was my favorite read of the week and one all bloggers (or anyone) should take a minute to read.
I’ve never heard of these 10 new-to-me food, travel and relaxation apps and am stoked to start downloading. #10 looks right up my alley.
To emoji or not emoji? 7 ways to craft the best Instagram captions.
The tweens are getting crafty and making this DIY lipstick. Check out my Snapchat @foodiecrush to see behind the scenes.
Kate Spade does it again! Get in my kitchen!
I love this DIY! I see these things all of the time at the thrift store.
41 amazing Free People-Inspired DIYs. I want to do #1, 24 & 34.
She still looks ah-mazing. Cindy Crawford’s tricks of the trade.
speaking of celebs…
Red Bull, mini-lighters, and nary a veggie in sight. What’s on Brittney Spears leaked grocery shopping list. And can someone add a spelling lesson onto that for her?
Donald Trump carved out of a circus peanut. How appropriate. Nut job.
“If the bulk of your living-room furniture is boxy, choose a round coffee table, ottoman, or side tables for balance.” 10 fool-proof decorating secrets.
I’ve only done one of these. Time to gas up the car or hop on a jet airliner.
7 habits of people who don’t ever stress. What? You talkin’ to me?
What’s your summer song? I’m downloading this super-feel-good playlist stat.
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What I Pinned This Week
Apparently my sweet tooth has kicked in. Here’s a sampling of what I was craving on Pinterest this week.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars
I made a Cinnamon Toast Crunch milkshake last year, so these bars are right up in my sweet tooth.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Blondies
Each bite would be like the universe exploding into fantasy dessertland.
Caramel Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes
Pre-portioned bites of cheesecake. That’ll keep me from overindulging. Right? Right?
Happy weekending, friends!
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