It’s baaaaack! Â I haven’t browsed the internet or Pinterest very much lately and my, there’s some good stuff as usual. Â Please forgive me that this post is a little food heavy. Â I am pregnant after all!
Favorite savory side dish: Baked Sweet Potato Fries withÂ ParmesanÂ and Cilantro. Who doesn’t love sweet potato fries. Â I also love all the ways to prepare them whether they are dipped in various yummy sauces or made sweetened with cinnamon and sugar. Â I haven’t seen them prepared with parmesan and cilantro however, so these need to be tried ASAP.
Favorite breakfast dessert: Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting. Â Okay so these for breakfast might be a little stretch, but how good do these look? Â I could definitely substitute normal chocolate brownies for dessert for these little gems. Â I love love love banana bread (or any bread for that matter).
Favorite gift wrap: Tulle Pom Poms.Â I’m a sucker for pretty little packages. Â I almost like wrapping the packages better than what’s in them.
Favorite festive food: Christmas Covered Strawberries. Â I love chocolate covered strawberries and these are perfect for a holiday party!
Favorite DIY home decor idea: 30 Minute Pillow.Â My mom was the one who pointed out in out newly decorated house that everything we have on the walls has words on it. Â David and I are suckers for words on our artwork apparently. Â I didn’t even notice it until she mentioned it to me. Â So here I go again… the Love pillow is so cute (and apparently takes 30 minutes to create)!
Favorite breakfast item: Poppyseed bread. Â These types of breads must remind me of my childhood because I remember my grandparents having them on their counter all the time and I also remember loving it. Â This picture is actually making me salivate right now.
Favorite movie night treat:Â MarshmallowÂ Caramel Popcorn.Â This is a nice twist to the traditional buttered popcorn that we all love eating. Â Remember popcorn balls?? Â Well these take those to a new level with the caramel! Â These would make a nice little holiday gift for someone as well.
Favorite nails: Polka Dot Ombre Nail Color. I’m pretty sure I would have liked these in middle school too. Â I think my inner child is peeking out, but I do like these nails!
There you have it folks! Â It’s supposed to snow here today and then be back in the 50’s by next week, so I’m not sure what the weekend will hold. Â I hope you all have a great one. Â There are probably a lot of holiday parties to be attended:) Â See you all next week.
Edited to Add:
I am sitting here watching the news after being out and about Christmas shopping all day. Â I can’t believe another shooting has happened and to innocent kids. Â I don’t understand what the world is coming to.
There are no words to describe the complexity and sadness of this situation, so today let’s all take a moment to remember how precious life really is and give your kids an extra tight hug.