Saturday, July 22, 2017

Friday Favorites from The Cookie Rookie, Curvy Carrot, Christiann Koepke, Centsational Girl and More

Good morning and a very happy, happy, happy Friday to you!. Can you tell that I am excited it's the weekend? I have had a crazy busy week, and frankly I am ready to relax. We have 6 guests coming next Wednesday-Monday and it is going to be a fun but busy few days. I am actually looking forward to being a tourist in my own town but I need to relax this weekend and get ready for non-stop fun next week, with lots of food, drinks, time at the ocean, kayaking, boarding, hiking and more. 

Image CK

It has been very hot here with more steamy weather to come. When it is like that I have to admit I am really lazy when it comes to cooking(oddly, I can always muster the energy to bake) and typically I fall back on scrambled eggs, grilled cheese or a salad. I will be adding this beautiful and delicious Grilled Moroccan Chicken Salad from Christiann Koepke to my repertoire. 

Image from Rasamalasia

Hot days call for a cool, refreshing drink. Instead of your traditional lemonade why not try this Watermelon Limeade from Rasamalaysia?

Image Pinterest via The Curvy Carrot

I cannot wait to make this gorgeous Coffeecake with Cream Cheese Filling from the Curvy Carrot, in fact I will be making it next week for my guests, so I will let you know how it is. 

Easy Restaurant Queso The Cookie Rookie

I want to make this Easy Restaurant Queso from the Cookie Rookie as well but I do not want to share. I seriously could eat this entire pan. In fact I have been known to go out for Mexican and eat nothing but chips and a big bowl of queso cheese. 

Image Vintage Refined

I love this beautiful bathroom redo with the addition of this classic wallpaper and statement mirror from Vintage Refined.

Are you a Nancy Meyer fan? If so head over to Cote de Texas where Joni gives the low down on the new Nancy Meyers movie Home Again. Make sure to get yourself a coffee or a drink because Joni does a thorough job detailing the original house(when Cindy Crawford lived there), the real-estate images and the movie set. 

Image Centsational Girl

Isn't this Cris Cross Wall Trellis from Centsational Girl cool? If you are handy with a saw and like DIY projects Kate gives instructions on how she built this beautiful addition to her patio. 

Image In Good Taste

Have you ever wondered what your favorite movie poster would look like if it was painted by a famous artist? If so, check out this post 6 Famous Movie Posters Re-Imagined as Painting by In Good Taste.  By the way, In Good Taste is the blog for my favorite auction site Invaluable.

Did you find anything interesting this week to share,  a fascinating book or movie, or a delicious recipe? If so please tell us about it the comments. 

I hope that you have a great weekend. Stay cool and safe. 



  1. AUNTIE MAME HERE!!!!!!!!!
    YOU have guests arriving and I have dinner guests tomorrow and AM NOT READY!NO idea what to prepare!Need to do the shopping, cleaning will all FALL into place I hope as I have never been this behind before!!!!!!XX

  2. It is lunch time here, so I wish I could reach through the screen and grab up your food!

  3. Enjoy your city!-Laurel


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