If you think about it, there are a lot of things you can do in 5 minutes.


You could pour yourself a great cup of coffee and sit in silence, immersing in the brew.

You could wander the baking aisle comparing every variety, shape and size of chocolate chips.

You could search out juuuuuust the right natural light and pluck your eyebrows and those other errant hairs that suddenly appear once you hit the ripe old age of 28.

You could pull your four legged best friend close and breathe in the smell of their stinky but oh so good smelling fur. And never let go.

You could stalk your Instagram feed to see how awesome everyone else’s breakfast looks as you drive your car through the car wash.

But no.

Instead, you are here, reading this week’s Friday Faves. And for that, I just want to give you a big old bear hug and sincerely say, Thank You.

Happy Friday everyone, and now, a few of this week’s Friday Faves.

One man’s Saturday morning for 3 months. Imagine what it would have looked like if it was filmed after Frozen hit the elementary scene.

Insta-love! This is for sure one of the most inspiring—and totally original—Instagram accounts I now follow. Get the back story here.


This might be the most imaginative, dreamland of a burger blog in the history of burger blogs. You’ve gotta see it.

It’s almost here! Orange Is the New Black season 2 trailer, and oh my, I’m intrigued. Naughty language in here, so kick the kids out of the room before previewing.

Did you see that Saveur magazine announced their favorite food blogs? Congrats to all the winners, and all of the fab nominees. My RSS feed just exploded with new adds. List here.

so of course…

Blog-crush! I started stalking this new to me blog and this one. Whoa, I need to step up my game.


My friend Grace went viral! Well, her baby boy and adopted pup did anyway, thanks to her crazy amazing skills behind the lens. Check out the short story here and more adorable pair pics here.

A co-worker gave me this coffee table book as a birthday gift years ago. It’s still the most handled book in our house, no matter what the age of the reader and makes a great hostess gift.

Rock your locks: 10 updo ideas for short hair, here.

This raincoat is perfectly simple, and on sale too!

Feeling muffin-toppy? Me too. I’m thinking about trying this DIY 3 day juice cleanse to clear things out. Do you cleanse? Tell us your tips in the comments section.

50 ways to kick bloggers-block’s ass. Here.

If I could be one celebrity, it would be her, and this interview explains exactly why. I heart B.


B and JZ would totally be the only people to be able to afford these amazing floating vessels. Crazy people even THINK of living this way.


You know when people say, “Food is art,” well, this really is. How incredible is this?

Should vs. Must. I like this read. You should/must read it too.
“When we choose ‘should’ the journey is smooth, the risk is small. ‘Must’ is different—there aren’t options and we don’t have a choice.”

10 ways selfies are going extreme. Here.

I LOVE this light up &&&&&& ampersand &&&&&&!

Spring cleaning! How about some Digi-cleaning while you’re at it? “My name is Pippa Lord and I’m a recovering digital hoarder.” Get the tips here.

I’ll be feasting on decadent cheese and noshing on finger food in the park for my Easter brunch. If you’re still in need of a few ideas, I have your Easter brunch right here with a few classic recipes I savored around the www this week.


Peeps Bunny Place Card Holders

Okay, you could just let those packaged Peeps dry out for a day or two. Or you could go serious DIY and get out the mod podge for some you can pull out every year.

Directions here.


Beet Infused Bloody Mary

Vodka infused with my favorite red jeweled root veg? You betcha, and with some serious accoutrements to boot.

Recipe here.


Asparagus Goat Cheese and Chive Quiche

Quiche is SO Easter. Something to make at home and savor. Even when this quiche’s creator has a serious case of wanderlust. And here I sit lusting after her quiche.

Recipe here.


Hot Cross Buns

These sugary, yeasted dough balls with a sticky glaze are instantly recognizable as an Easter brunch essential.

Recipe here.


Strawberry Shortcake

Just like Grandma used to make, sweetened biscuits and syrupy strawberries topped with lick the bowl, fluffy white stuff.

Recipe here.

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