Happy Friday and hello 3-day weekend and hello summer!
I cannot believe that Memorial Day is here. It seems like it was just barely New Years Eve.
And now look at us.
Fertilizing our tomatoes. Searching for the perfect swim suit that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Heading out of town. Heading to the pool. Smelling the smells of summer in the form of sunscreen. Or, smelling perfume that smells like sunscreen. I’m in either way.
This week I watched my baby get her braces off (she looks GORGEOUS!) and then traipse right on out of elementary school.
And it scares the bejeezus out of me.
Because I remember how grown up I was in 6th grade going into 7th grade. Or at least how grown up I thought I was. I don’t know. Do kids think that way these days? Or more so? I can’t even tell any more.
And so to all those graduates who are making one leap to another, congratulations. You’ve come a long way baby. However. I TOTALLY agree with this article that says millennials need to put away their juice boxes and grow up. I mean, I did.
So how about we get into this week’s list of Friday Faves?
This video is going viral on Facebook and after watching it I can tell exactly why!
I couldn’t wait one more minute to make my classic summer salad, seen at the top of this post. Seriously. This is my salad baseline.
I really want these for serving my favorite salads with.
This ice cream looks so creamy dreamy. Scoop up.
25 burgers you need to make this summer. Like. Now.
These hot dogs will have the kids screaming for more. How cute.
And taco hot dogs? Have mercy!
I made spiralized fries this week and they were lackluster. Apparently, this is the secret.
The craft chocolate capital of the world is…YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!! BOOM!
A vodka made from fog? Mind. Blown. And how pretty is that bottle too.
A very nice older gentleman told me this is his favorite vodka. He said it’s super smooth. I think I’m going to have to pick some up for the weekend.
COCKTAILS! This might be the most revolutionary way to make simple syrup, like, ever. And no boiling.
Also, how cool are these chevron and ombre almond rhubarb picnic bars?!
This is what happens when Obama and Bourdain share noodles. I swear. Bourdain has the coolest job in the world. I mean, around the world.
The not so secret secrets of making Instagram gold. FUNNY and way too true about the egg!
This DIY menu for dinner parties is super cute.
A killer grilling guide for your Memorial Day weekend.
50 recipes to bring to a BBQ. Okay, you don’t have to take ALL of them…
Lusting after this kitchen candle, and thinking it might help me endure all of that dish washing! Hey, a girl can hope, right?
I’ve fallen in love with this raw honey. And it’s gorgeous packaging. And it’s made by women beekeepers! Righteous lady!
So far my tomato plants are getting stronger, even after some wicked hail storms. Here’s what I’m doing to make them grow even stronger.
Did you know you aren’t supposed to use Q-tips to clean your ear canal? SERIOUSLY?
7 brilliant q-tip hacks you should try that don’t have anything to do with ears.
People are losing their mind over this horse’s epic mane, but seriously though, Black Beauty ain’t got nothin’ on Frederik.
and speaking of manes…
My hair dryer was frying my hair so my hair dresser (is that what you call them anymore?) said to get this hair dryer. GAME CHANGER! Since I had my last one for 15+ years, I figure it’s an investment worth making.
Good tips for your next road trip! Number 3’s a biggie.
5 US landmarks to hit on your family vacation. Bucket list.
Below 👇🏼 My husband’s favorite band of the moment, and my new fave song of the summer. I can see me jamming in the car with the sunroof open and him cringing by my side right now!
We’ve all been there: How to talk to someone you admire without looking like a gushing fool.
Ready. Set. Read. Your summer reading list!
but in case you aren’t a reader…
Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in June (OITNB here I come)!
Everyone is freaking out about this movie trailer. I can’t wait.
Love this Father’s Day card.
OMG! This wallpaper!!!!
Comfy summer sandals. Because comfort is the new black.
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Hey Man, Don’t Barb My Rhubarb
While everyone will be thinking about heating up the coals this weekend, don’t forget about dessert! As if. Rhubarb made a heavy impression on my Pinterest board htis week and made dessert center stage.
Strawberry Rhubarb Granola Crisp
One of my all-time favorite desserts. CRISP IT!
Strawberry-Rhubarb and Olive Oil Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Whip
I don’t know if there’s even one more flavor of deliciousness you could add to this cake!
Strawberry and Rhubarb Tartlets with Crumb Topping
Have a grand 3-day weekend friends, and here’s to cooking something good.
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