Garden Types - Created Date : 19.8.2019

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

My dreams came true and the sun really jumped out last night shortly! Apparently the nice weather is also here to stay during the weekend. This should be a good time to be out and maybe start planning the raised garden beds I want to install in my garden this summer.

Meanwhile, my mother and I set out to attend a lunch with Curtis Stone this morning, about three hours east of Davenport, IA, this morning, then meet and taste wine. Oolal to! I've been a sucker for a good accent! ;)

I'll give you all the conversations when I get back, but in the meantime, please enjoy my favorite findings on the web this week's Friday Favorites!

Favorite treat: Copy Cat Starbucks Lemon Cake. Sometimes, if I piss myself, I like being spoiled in a slice of Lemon Pound Cake while I'm at Starbucks (Unless it falls, I'm riding an Iced Pumpkin Muffin.) This recipe looks good and I like the shortcut used in the recipe!

My favorite project: DIY Garden Basket. Place all your freshly picked products in the basket and rinse them in the garden hose before bringing them home. Bright! I really want to plant a garden this summer, so I think it will surely be something that should be.

Favorite fake: Penne & Broccoli in Dorito Cream Sauce. When I found this recipe for junk food addict, I jumped out of joy when I found this recipe that changed the flavor of Doritos with an unpleasant yeast. I MEAN!

My favorite home accent: Wine Crate Shelves. The couple nailed the wine crates together, then put them on the wall as a shelf. Cheap, gorgeous and looking special.

Haha, I love dog fraud!

Meet Curtis Stone. I'm jealous! My friend's mother loves her so much, she tried to get the refreshing carton cut from Hy-Vee, but they said no.

Jesus, Kristin! These were great pictures! You said Curtis Stone told me about it (Swoon !!!) Then I kept talking about the impersonator Starbucks Lemon Poundcake recipe (this cake is my nemesis! I love it !!!) and the built pastry salad looks great! I hope you have a great trip! I can't wait to hear what you think of Mr. Stone :)

This garden basket is great! Also this weekend I'm starting my raised bed (bought supplies last week!) And this summer I can't wait for fresh tomatoes, herbs, lettuce and maybe some strawberries! Whew those snickers will have some veggies after making the cake - it looks very tasty to try!

I've become obsessed with mason jars lately, so these solar lamps are dying! I've also added bookmarks for the spring salad inside me - I need healthier meals at home. My skinny jeans are getting a little tight!

Love the stripped dress from Topshop! I am an Iowa girl and I split my time in Toronto and Chicago - shops that are very common with my daughters in both cities. I love SC Porch - one of the kindness of our holiday on Kiawah Island - in fact my family in Iowa is there this week!

I'm watching that dog video forever. I've always been torn apart. “Bacon?” Lol lol. Now that angel food cake looks good. She looks so beautiful and feminine. You can serve it in a baby shower or bridal shower. :-) Happy Friday (now Saturday)

OH MY GOD. I did the lemon cake yesterday and hubby said it was the best cake I had ever had! He started working to share Easter and said he was leaving in a few minutes! It was very easy to do and was one of the most delicious things I've done in a long time :)

(The only thing I'll change is to add some lemon peel to the icing, otherwise it was perfect)


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