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Five Favorites Friday – 3/25/11

25 Mar

I’m very happy it’s Friday!  This weekend I’m going wedding dress shopping for the very first time.  Needless to say, I’m excited!  I’ve been scouring the internet for ideas.  I found a lot of promising ones but I can’t wait to get into the bridal salon and actually try on a dress.  I might have trouble sleeping tonight because I’m so excited, haha.

Anyway, since today is Friday, I have five great recipes to share with you.  However, before I get to the good stuff I want to share something really fun.  Yesterday Teri, at A Foodie Stays Fit, posted her five favorite iPhone apps.  She’s got a great list so you should check out the post!  My favorite from her list is ShakeItPhoto.  I had a lot of fun playing around with this app today so I’m going to show you some of the pics from my ShakeItPhoto photo shoot.

Yep, I was at work.

Aren’t these new shoes great?  Love. them.

Fun, right?  If you have an iPhone, go download it for yourself!

Moving on… here are my five favorites for Friday, March 25, 2011:

  1. Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites (from Crepes of Wrath)
    Soft pretzels are one of those foods that I love but never really crave… until I smell them!  You know what I’m talking about.  Picture this; you’re innocently walking through the mall (could be any old mall) when you happen to pass the food court.  All of a sudden, you are overwhelmed by the rich, buttery, cinnamon-sugary scent of Auntie Anne’s.  Mmmm.  Yeah, I want that scent wafting through my apartment 🙂
  2. Cinnamon Sugar Pull-apart Bread (from Annie’s Eats)
    Clearly I have cinnamon sugar on the brain this week.  But take one look at Annie’s bread and tell me that you don’t want to reach through the screen to peel-apart a piece for yourself!
  3. Double Chocolate Power Muffins (from All Day I Dream About Food)
    I love that these muffins have two types of chocolate, I love that they have protein powder for staying power, and I love that they’re naturally low in sugar.
  4. Homemade Granola (from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen)
    Granola is a such a great snack!  I prefer to make it at home because I can control how much sugar gets added and what type of nuts or dried fruit gets mixed in.  This recipe sounds like it has a ton of flavor and Christina’s pictures showcase just how crispy and crunchy it is.  I can’t wait to whip up a batch!
  5. Zipper Ruffle Ballet Flats Tutorial (from Craftaholics Anonymous)
    These shoes may not be edible but they may be something you want to feast your eyes on (har har har).  But seriously, I love the zipper detail.  It turns a plain flat into something incredibly cute and fashionable.  And the tutorial makes it look soooo easy.

Tell me one thing you’re excited for this weekend!

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Five Favorites Friday

11 Feb

I love recap posts.  I love that they expose me to new blogs, articles, information, etc.   I love that they give me more insight into the bloggers interest.  And I love that all the links are in one, compact post.  Brilliant.

When I got thinking about what I’d like to do with my blog, naturally I thought I should include some form of a recap post.  Ideally I wanted it to be a reocurring thing.  Preferably with some form of alliteration for the title.  Lucky for me, a neat little lightbulb popped up over my head and “Five Favorites Friday” was born.

Each Friday, I plan to provide a list of my five favorite blog posts and/or articles that I found over the course of the week.  I’ll include anything from recipes to workouts to new crafts to the most adorable new shoes I found, ohmygosh!  You get the idea. 

Hopefully you’ll like something you see.  And feel free to comment with a link of your own.  We can share all sorts of things.  I’ll be great fun.  Join me, won’t you?

My five favorites for Friday, February 11th:

  1. Homemade Peppermint Patties  (from How Sweet It Is)
    Wow.  These look good enough to eat off the screen.  (Wouldn’t be awesome if that was possible?)
  2. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cookies  (from Une Vie Seine)
    I found this recipe at girl meets life.  And I’m so glad I did.  I plan to make some this weekend!
  3. Double Coconut Chicken  (from not martha)
    I love coconut.  And I love chicken.  Can’t wait to try this.
  4. Origami box with lid  (from How About Orange)
    Isn’t that box just adorable?  I hope to make a purple one to store my earrings.
  5. Vegan Pizza Quinoa Casserole  (from Peas and Thank You)
    I made this last night for the boyfriend and I.  The sauce was to die for.  It really tasted like pizza.  Mama Pea sure knows what she’s doing.

What links are you loving this week?

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