Friday Favorites

Happy, happy Friday to you!  Any big plans for you this fine weekend?  We have a fun weekend ahead, Josh’s grandparents, Howard & Lily, are coming to visit!  We are so excited for them to meet Quinn and see the new house.  It should be a lovely weekend!

We tackled Avocados with Quinn this week and will be moving on to squash (finally) this weekend!  So far, she has a love/hate relationship with avocados.  It takes a looooooong time for her to eat because she likes to babble and suck her thumb in between bites.  Every bite also includes a loud “mmmmmmmm” with it…pretty adorable, if you ask me. :)

Fotor01024123913Real food also means that I’m dabbling in the world of baby food making, it has been really easy and fun so far.  I plan on posting a tutorial on baby food making in the next couple of months, stay tuned!

Now, on to business…please enjoy my favorite things from around the web in this week’s Friday Favorites!  And have yourself a merry little weekend.

***click on the red text to be led to the sources of my favorites

Favorite Bars: Salted Caramel Mocha Cheesecake Squares. These would mocha me really happy.

Favorite DIY: DIY Rope Basket.  So pretty and so easy!

Favorite Stuffing: Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing.  Stuffing season has arrived!  Can’t wait to stuff myself with this delightful dish.

Favorite Mug: World’s Okayest Mom.  Hehehehehe.

Favorite Cookies: Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies.  Good golly, these sound delicious.

Favorite Curtains: DIY Roman Shades.  First, am I nuts for thinking I can make curtains?  Second, aren’t these pretty?  Third, I think the fabric store is going to be my new favorite place.

Favorite Chicken Dish: Chicken Pesto Meatballs and Orzo.  Flavorful meatballs served atop creamy orzo, you can’t go wrong with that!

Favorite Sewing Projects: 25 Things to Sew in Under 10 Minutes.  Do you think I have sewing on my mind?  Yep.  There are a bunch of projects I want to make on this list.

Favorite Halloween Treat: Mummy Meringue Cookies.  Yummy mummies!  Spooktacular!  <—making up words like that is one of the main reasons why I love Halloween.  Oh, and the candy. Don’t forget the candy.

Favorite Food Tips: How to Store Your Groceries.  Throwing out produce because I didn’t store it properly has got to stop!

Favorite Sandwich: Farm House Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Roasted Tomatoes and Bacon.  Cheese, cheese, cheese. Roasted Tomatoes. Bacon, bacon, bacon.  Pumpernickel Rye.  Need I say more?

Favorite Kid’s Space: Unplugged Play Spaces.  I can’t wait to make a play station for little Quinny some day!  I think this wall station with a cute desk would be perfect.

Favorite Soup: Crockpot Chicken, Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Soup.  Soup’s on!  I’m absolutely soup crazy these days.

Favorite Funny: Cooking shows are intense, people.

Happy day to you!