Happy first Friday Faves of 2016! Cheers, clinks and bubbles all around.
First of all, thank you all so much for making Friday Faves one of my most favorite parts of the week, and for coming back to each post and wanting more! We all need a little distraction in our day, and I hope this little part of the www gives you an escape, a place to be inspired and maybe even find a few laughs along the way.
The holidays were wonderfully relaxing and warmed my heart with lots of family and friend time. This year they did their job in rejuvenating me. The rest left me recharged and rejuvenated, and I am so ready to forge my way into 2016.
It’s a new year, a new me, and a long list of new recipes, ideas and links for you.
Next, a few things to take note of.
I love sharing at FoodieCrush on Instagram almost as much as I love admiring my favorite Instagrammers. The images above are the most liked images I posted in 2015. Just like me, you guys like a mix of savory and sweet with a little bit of healthy and a lot of cheese. Thanks for following along in 2015 and cheers to what’s to come in 2016. If you’re not following yet, find me under the username FoodieCrush.
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If you’re a Facebook fan, thank you for making 2015 an amazing sharing experience! If you haven’t joined me there yet, I’m FoodieCrush over there, too. It’s where every day I share my favorite FoodieCrush recipes, old and new, and lots of others from bloggers and the www.
I have lots of plans for 2016 and can’t wait to share them with you. But why give the goodies away all at once? You know I’m a tease, so first let’s dip into this week’s list of Friday Faves.
This video! I FEEL THEIR PAIN!
I’m bananas for this oatmeal recipe for a healthy day.
But THIS breakfast has me planning my weekend!
Why didn’t I think of this healthy but cure-your-decadent-craving chicken recipe before?
I never thought I could make these but it’s not as hard as it looks!
I’m on my way to becoming a master baker with the help of this.
The experts dish: How to eat healthy, cheaply.
I’m getting the itch to tweak my kitchen—it’s been 8 years! If I do, would I dare do this backsplash?
9 simple ways to keep your home clean every day.
I LOVE this photography project and am looking forward to being a part of it this year.
One of my goals for 2016 is to read more books instead of magazines, instead of my iPhone, and instead of trolling cookbooks. This list of books to read for enjoyment is exactly what I need.
But keep in mind…
Tips on paring down my to-do list. This year I AM MAKING IT HAPPEN!
Have you heard of bullet journaling? I gotta give it a go.
Do you have a favorite calendar yet? Here’s one for free.
I dare you to watch these and not get emotional.
Here’s the next list of what to watch for our/your binging enjoyment.
My man and I are binging through last season’s episodes of this. I’m liking it but missing the twists and turns and utter deviousness of seasons 1 and 2. Staying tuned ’til the end in hopes the duplicity rebounds.
I’m also totally hanging on because of her impeccable style. Oh, if only I could parlay 10% of her style I’d be 100% ahead of my game.
On that note:
I love my new robe.
I got one for me and one for Smudge for Christmas. I smell so good now.
I’ve been stripped! I should have consulted this guide before having my eyebrows waxed. GAH!
And! Once again, the halftime show will steal the Superbowl! Yes BEY!
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Pinning for Winning
Like the rest of the world, this week I was swooned by all things healthy and good. Here are a few notables that I pinned that you should too.
Whole Grain Pasta with Broccoli and Chicken Sausage
Healthier whole grains are the base of this dish but the sausage made from chicken is the savory secret.
Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl
Who says smoothies need to be in a drink? Bowl it!
Vegetarian Chana Masala Tacos
This meatless Indian version puts a whole new flavor spin on Taco Tuesday.
Have a great weekend friends. Get in the kitchen and make something good.
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