Friday Favorites

It’s baaaaack!  I haven’t browsed the internet or Pinterest very much lately and my, there’s some good stuff as usual.  Please forgive me that this post is a little food heavy.  I am pregnant after all!

Favorite savory side dish: Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Parmesan and Cilantro. Who doesn’t love sweet potato fries.  I also love all the ways to prepare them whether they are dipped in various yummy sauces or made sweetened with cinnamon and sugar.   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.  Okay so these for breakfast might be a little stretch, but how good do these look?  I could definitely substitute normal chocolate brownies for dessert for these little gems.  I love love love banana bread (or any bread for that matter).

Favorite gift wrap: Tulle Pom Poms. I’m a sucker for pretty little packages.  I almost like wrapping the packages better than what’s in them.

Favorite festive food: Christmas Covered Strawberries.  I love chocolate covered strawberries and these are perfect for a holiday party!

Favorite DIY home decor idea: 30 Minute Pillow.  My mom was the one who pointed out in out newly decorated house that everything we have on the walls has words on it.  David and I are suckers for words on our artwork apparently.  I didn’t even notice it until she mentioned it to me.  So here I go again… the Love pillow is so cute (and apparently takes 30 minutes to create)!

Favorite breakfast item: Poppyseed bread.  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.  This picture is actually making me salivate right now.

Favorite movie night treat: Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn.  This is a nice twist to the traditional buttered popcorn that we all love eating.  Remember popcorn balls??  Well these take those to a new level with the caramel!  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.  I think my inner child is peeking out, but I do like these nails!

There you have it folks!  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.  I hope you all have a great one.  There are probably a lot of holiday parties to be attended:)  See you all next week.

Edited to Add:

I am sitting here watching the news after being out and about Christmas shopping all day.  I can’t believe another shooting has happened and to innocent kids.  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.

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