How about that, my friends! It’s Friday, and definitely a weekend to celebrate.

The festivities this week have been in full force with all the guac, tacos and burritos you can shake a piñata stick at. And we aren’t slowing down yet.

Unless you’ve had your head burrowed in the sand, or maybe haven’t been seen one of the 9,234 televeision ads by the big name makers 🎵 every kiss begins with K 🎵 on permanent repeat for those last-minute-children-of-beloved-mothers, this Sunday is MOTHER’S DAY!

I will be OFF cooking duty and instead I’ll be celebrating with my bootiful mama at our traditional Mother’s Day brunch. Load my plate with all the crab, oysters and steamed shrimp, please. You can bet I’ll be Snapping that!

Orchid Dynasty SLC

If you’re a SLC local and forgot to order your flowers ahead of time from this awesome florist (Pam is so great!) and are in need of a last-minute floral stunner, may I suggest you head to my go-to flower gifter shop: Orchid Dynasty.

That’s where I got the beautiful beauty at the top of this post. Nothing stuns more than orchids and they last FOREVER! I speak from experience.


More News!

You know how Marie Kondo made everyone want to clean out their closets and with her best selling book???!?? Well my friend Courtney of the Project 333 Capsule Wardrobe Movement (featured in Real Simple mag and O Magazine) is taking her minimalist fashion project on the road.

Courtney is one of the most inspiring people I know. She’s a mentor. Her words change lives. And she’s one of the best listeners I know, making her advice all that more meaningful.


She’s already been to Boston, London, and California and is now coming to Salt Lake City next Wednesday, May 11 to share all of her wisdom and beliefs on how to get more simplicity, joy and love out of life, and help get to the truth of why we all feel like more is better. Or is it?

So come and join us and have all of your questions answered one on one. Let’s get organized! And together let’s get rid of all the “stuff” weighing us down. This is going to be great.

Get your tix here. And if you’re in the midwest, check out her future appearances here.

And then, let’s get into this week’s list of Friday Faves!

I keep saying it, but Jimmy Fallon, watch out! Just another day in the car with my #girlcrush, and minute 2:21 BLEW MY MIND. Finally and how weird what lyrics are and where they come from. I mean seriously. I LOVE THIS (check out how much I love it on Snapchat @foodiecrush).

What it’s like to be Prince’s private chef. Can you imagine??!!!

These are PERFECT for a gluten-free Mother’s Day brunch.

I love this idea for meatballs.

This curry dish. Flavor delivered.

Man, I love shrimp. Man, I want to make THESE shrimp.

Are you kidding me right now? These are ADORABLE!

Word to your mother. Chef’s put their own spin on their mother’s recipes. I love this!

23 easy tips to make your food taste better. I’m all about soaking the onions.

How to cut 50 cherry tomatoes all at once.

but first you’ll need…

15 chefs share their favorite knives.

8 pretty and practical gifts for moms who like to cook (+ a giveaway!)

According to Google, these are the hot food trends of 2016.

Cinco de Mayo may be finito, but I still plan on enjoying margaritas all weekend-long, and this roundup is my inspiration.

How successful women live healthily.

This Harry Potter-inspired wedding is spot on! Check out the bride’s shoes and garter.


The social media rules all wedding guests should follow.

What will Obama do when he’s no longer President?

I’m a believer. Mercury is in retrograde and here’s what it means for you. Mine is SPOT ON! (I’m an Aquarius.)

This movie looks hilarious — kind of like the The Hangover, but for moms.

The ultimate bucket list before you hit 30. Drop the mic!

The most popular names for the next generation. Bambi is back!!

Met Gala fashion. Which look was your favorite?

Has anyone ever tried this for a workout?


My trainer had me use this contraption this week. It’s so cool!


Here’s how you use it.

Totally digging this swimsuit, it’s like the best of a one piece and bikini.

Too cute, and I would wear this all summer long.

Let’s bbq! Loving this colorful and fun outdoor dinnerware.

Love this bold dress and the length is just right.

Need these awesome orange wedges. And they’re on sale. Bonus.

What the???? EYELID ART! That’s incredible!

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Mom’s Day = Drink Pink!

There’s nothing like adding a little pop of pink to add some effervescence to mom’s big day. Let’s celebrate with a few favorite sippers that got Pinned this week. Salüd!

Rhubarb and Strawberry Gin Fizz from Waiting on Martha on

Rhubarb and Strawberry Gin Fizz

Now this is one cocktail you mom would be proud to swizzle.

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Rainbow Sherbet Champagne Floats from Neighbor Food Blog on

Rainbow Sherbet Champagne Floats

It just doesn’t get simpler or better than this.

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Rose Sangria from How Sweet It Is on

Rose Sangria

The fruit just fools you into thinking it’s mom approved. Even though it totally is.

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I hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Mom’s Day!

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