Happy Friday, friends!

What a week of unabashed celebration! First we had Pi(e) Day that saw my Instagram feed blow up into virtual tour of Marie Callenders. After, we quickly rolled into the luck o’ the Irishfest with St. Paddy’s Day and all the corned beef and cabbage plus green beer you could shake a stick at.

And now, it’s the weekend! In my opinion, that’s a reason in itself to celebrate.

Smudge’s class at school celebrated Pi Day by bringing pie to school. Being my daughter and a FINE Key Lime Pie maker and baker, there was no chance she would be persuaded to take a store-bought pie to school. So instead, she made her signature key lime (recipe coming soon!) and at the request of her friends, I baked Smudge’s signature Birthday Cake Pie.

Which one was the stand-out? She came home with two empty pie plates so I gotta bet on both.

I’m cramming it all in this weekend and next with client photo shoots, recipe writing and blog posting (fingers crossed I get it all done!) because I have a busy few weeks of travel coming up and I’m hoping to be playing instead of blogging. Spring break! Girls trip! Let’s all get away and get our Vitamin D on!

But enough about me, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves. How about that?!?!?

This is just the cutest. Just watch and see.

This pasta is a little bit healthy + a little bit naughty = a whole lotta love.

I could eat these for breakfast, lunch, and yes of course dinner!

Totally geeking out over these candy terrariums! Now THAT is creative.

These little cookie sandwiches are adorable! Creamy!

And just in case you have leftover corned beef, here’s your recipe.

Who knew? I totally see the birth of a Pinterest trend coming on…

Are these marshmallows not the COOLEST thing you’ve ever seen?! Take that Lucky Charms!

THIS is going to be Ina’s best-selling cookbook EVER! It looks “fantastic”, and Jeffrey is going to love it! *wink*


This is what happens in every. single. episode of Barefoot Contessa. And I love it every. single. time.

Binge watch alert! Julia Child The French Chef marathon is on! All 201 episodes!

This free detox plan is totally going to help me slim down for summer.


10 tips to detox your home of toxic chemicals. But my big question is, do I HAVE to get rid of my memory foam mattress topper? Nooooooo!

Do you know how many times I’ve heard, “You should open a restaurant or a food truck?” Here’s why I never would.  And part II.


Because I’m the mom who 9 times out of 10 will say, “Sure, you can have a doughnut”, I totally appreciate that my home away from home aka Smith’s Marketplace has a pick your own fruit in the aisles option that she ends up choosing 8 times out of those 10.

but if…

When you just can’t listen to another whining request from the peanut gallery, these 5 phrases that will instantly get your kids to quit begging help out too.

14 badass women you should be following on social media right now. No, I am not on that list, but you can still follow me if you want.


I’ve become freakishly obsessed with following Kate Hudson (katehudson) on Snapchat and have taken to making my husband look at her feed before we go to bed every. single. night. Here’s 50 more celebs to entertain you can waste your day away and live vicariously through their snaps. P.S. Jared Leto’s account is totally MEH!

but then…

“See, here’s the thing Instagram (and Facebook, and Twitter)—I already have an algorithm of my own. It’s called, “I only follow the accounts of the people or organizations that I want to engage and interact with.”  One man’s opinion on why our beloved Instagram is about to go down the tubes just like the others did. WHYYYYY, oh WHYYYY!?

If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, you need to see this (like we really needed another reason to love John Legend). 

Turn your phone into a coloring book. What a cool app!

Hey! This mod home is in my hood!

Who’s ready to snap some hot dog leg selfies??? HAHAHAHA! Let’s get ’em on with the top 25 beaches in the U.S. I’m ready!

Don’t Insta my newborn! The rules of etiquette for posting about friends babies.

This sweatshirt is totally me. Ha!

Vacation style under $100! So many cute pieces.

And, I’m going to be having a fair amount of travel coming up and have been searching for a new overnight bag and I’m liking this weekender the best so far. If you have suggestions, I’m all ears.

How to remove a gel manicure without killing your nails. Like I did.

Blog Biz Links

5 Things Pro Bloggers Do After They Hit Publish

5 Super Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing

Totally Pin-Worthy with Bunny Ears

This year our Easter brunch will be at the hands of a professionally trained chef and I won’t be found doing ANY dishes, but if you’re going to be the hostess with the mostess, here are some ideas to grace your brunch buffet.

Savory Canadian Bacon Pancakes from Running to the Kitchen on

Savory Canadian Bacon Pancakes

Canadian bacon, shallots, thyme and a simple salad topping make this the perfect bridge between breakfast and lunch = brunch.

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 Blueberry Cream Cheese Kolaches from My Baking Addiction on

Blueberry Cream Cheese Kolaches

Like a danish but with a heartier dough, these sweet treats will add a special somethin’ to the brunch table.

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Hash Brown Egg Nests with Avocado from The Cooking Jar on

Hash Brown Egg Nests with Avocado

Who needs hard boiled eggs when you have these lovelies!

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And that’s a wrap folks. Have a great weekend friends and I hope you get into the kitchen to cook something good!

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