Saturday, August 8, 2015

Friday Favorites from Patricia Wells, Home Bunch, Privet & Holly and More

Good morning! Summer is nearing an end, as I see school supplies in the stores and school buses rumbling down the street. I myself am trying to squeeze every last second out of the warm weather, weekend excursions, walks at the ocean and eating as many fuzzy peaches as I can. Before you warn me about the peach fuzz being infected with pesticides, I wash them thoroughly and frankly a peach would not be a peach without the fussy skin.

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Its funny because summer has never been one of my favorite seasons but as I age, I find myself enjoying it much more. Perhaps it is because I do not have to go back to school at the end of it? 

I have been a little lax this summer about posting my Friday Favorites but I am back with a few today. 

I LOVE Patrica Wells and her cookbooks. I was delighted to discover her blog recently, check out this fabulous Cobb Salad that would be a perfect summer lunch. 

Image from Home Bunch Blog

For those of you who love beach house living, check out this fabulous house featured on Home Bunch for sale in the Hampton's by Sothebys

Suzanne at Privet & Holly is one of my favorite bloggers and this week wrote a fabulous post called, Little Us. Check it out, I think you will enjoy the reminder that we were all little at some point.

Another great reminder this week from Simple, style & Spirit to relax and READ. After all the summer days are winding down fast and soon it will be winter. 
And of course I could not end without something sweet. Peach Crumble Bars from Sweet Peas Kitchen look and sound to me like the perfect dessert for the weekend! After all I am trying to eat my weight in peaches over the next couple of weeks.

If you missed my Mixed Berry Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping you can find the recipe HERE.

Or if you should find yourself with a few leftover chocolate chip cookies, check out this fabulous Chocolate Chip Cookie Bread Pudding from Once Upon A Chocolate Life.

I hope that you have a fabulous weekend! Be safe and enjoy.


  1. I know that summers are getting more magical and precious for me as I AGE. I seem to be going in reverse here; instead of growing OLD, I am growing younger in heart every year. Maybe it's because I know summer doesn't last forever.....

  2. Like you and Anita, I am growing to appreciate more of summer's offerings,beauty and bounty.
    Thank you so very much for your kind comments on my site Elizabeth...
    The Arts by Karena

  3. Those treats look much too delicious!

  4. Elizabeth.. my hubby used to be a chef and hoards cookbooks. Patricia Wells is definitely the head of his hit parade. A dinner party that we recently attended the hostess served Patricia Wells potato salad which was to-die-for. Thanks for the last delicious image - I am now drooling all over my computer. Have a wonderful weekend, Elizabeth!

  5. yum! i'm completely hungry now from the delicious photos...btw, I never met a peach I didn't like :)

  6. It is good to be back and visitings favorite places. Patricia Wells is always a favorite. Thanks for sharing your wonderful finds. Bonnie


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