Happy Friday friends!
I’ve had an amazing past two weeks of compiling Friday Faves from the road and so this week I’m feeling reinvigorated, energized and a little bit behind after getting myself ahead so I could detach myself from work to spend some super great quality time.
It was totally worth it. And on the flip side, I’m so happy to be back in the office saddle.
One major event that happened as a result of the trip: I’m a Shake Shake virgin no more! Read here about the rise of this super fab burger chain.
My two trips were polar opposite of one another. Carmel = chill, lazy, totally relaxing. Washington DC = walk, go, see it all. Both = awesome.
I had so many people Snapchat, Tweet, Instagram and even e-mail me (with all these other apps I feel like e-mail is going the way of the telephone booth!) asking for dining, doing and staying suggestions for both Carmel, CA and especially Washington DC, and if I’m going to be doing recap posts of my trips.
You ask and I deliver. Look for the recaps soon. Until then, here are are few pics from the DC leg. Check out a few pics from my Carmel visit in last week’s Friday Faves.
But until I get then, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves! Hop on crouton.
This guy below is brilliant, and so spot on!
1 cinnamon roll = 40 minutes on the treadmill. Great Britain weighs changing food labels to reflect exercise equivalent. Will America follow their lead?
These wedding cakes are incredible! I’m digging #9.
and on that note…
This cake looks out of this world.
If you like hot dogs (I do!), you’ll LOVE this!
WAKE UP! These pancakes are genius.
I am LOVING this recipe!
I want to devour an entire bowl of these noodles!
Forget mincing. 12 foods you should be grating now.
Another glowing example of random acts of kindness for a one little girl. Okay, I’m crying now.
and speaking of…
This duo usually motivate bloggers to make money, but this time it was to give. Well done!
While in DC, I got to see Julia Child’s kitchen at the Smithsonian. A foodie’s dream! Yes to pegboards and 5 kitchen design tips we can learn from Julia’s kitchen.
and even more…
Um, sure, I’ll stay in Julia Child’s old French home — twist my arm!
Haven’t been able to stop listening to this song!
This is such a great ad. Funny, and with an important message and reminder.
Fun fact to share with the kids and point out that their dad isn’t the worst: This animal has the worst smelling farts of all the animal kingdom.
Office + decor = CREATIVITY. Here’s how.
63 food, fitness, health and happiness blogs to read now.
I love my new umbrella! It’s ikat!
This is what I’m doing this weekend and I cannot wait.
It’s getting warmer and that means you can use these great outdoor DIY ideas to entertain the kids.
These tips on how to maximize your workout while you travel would have come in handy these past 2 weeks.
The only 5 shoes you’ll need for spring.
The one dress everyone should be wearing right now.
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Bobbing for Kebabs (and Pinning Them, Too)
I’ve been all about the shish and the kebab and the skewers of late, with recipes for Pork Souvlaki a few weeks ago and Hawaiian Chicken Skewers this past Monday. I’m not alone in my piercing obsession. Check out these recipes I pinned this week.
Chicken Tawook Quinoa Bowls
It’s all about the ethnic flavors when it comes to kebabs, with this one bowling me over with delight.
Grilled Nectarine Balsamic Chicken
Super simple and super good.
30 Minute Sweet Thai Chili Salmon Skewers
Skewer it and serve it, it’s really that simple.
And that’s a wrap folks. Have a great weekend and I hope you find yourself in the kitchen (or at the grill) to cook something good!
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