Friday Favorites

Happy 38th Anniversary to my parents!!!  I’m proud to call these two people my parents.  They’ve provided a wonderful example to me and I thank them for the loving household they raised me in.  Have fun in the Hills you lovebirds. :)  And happy Friday to all of you!!  I’m planning on pushing every second of this weekend to its maximum potential.  It is quite possibly my last weekend off until the end of tax season.  Yikes!  Let’s not talk about that right now though.  I hope you all have something fun in store this weekend!  For now, please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web and life in this week’s Friday Favorites.

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

Favorite Fudge: Caramel Hot Chocolate Fudge.  How amazing does this look?!  Omnomnomnomnom.

Favorite Scarf Helper: How to braid a scarf.  Awesome!  A new way to wear that long scarf you’ve got hidden in your closet.

Favorite Fiesta Food: Authentic Tex-Mex Carnitas.  I trust this blogger when she says this is her favorite food.  I’m drooling just thinking about this recipe.  Can’t wait to try it!

Favorite Restaurant: Lauer-Krauts in Brighton, CO.  We finally ate at this restaurant last weekend with Josh’s parents.  I loved it!!  If this place sounds familiar to you, perhaps you’ve seen them on Dinners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

The wonderful Original Krautburger and a steaming side of creamy potato soup.  Sorry the lighting isn't great, but I didn't have time to mess with it...I was hungry!!

The wonderful Original Krautburger and a steaming side of creamy potato soup. Sorry the lighting isn’t great, but I didn’t have time to mess with it…I was hungry!!

Favorite Breakfast: Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze.  Perfect breakfast for Valentine’s Day??  I think so.

Favorite App: Shopkick.  My sister introduced me to this app & I love it!  Earn kicks by walking into stores, flipping through look-books, and/or linking with your debit card and you’ll eventually get a gift card to a store of your choice.  Fantastic!  Like I needed more reasons to walk into Target…

Favorite Schnitzel: Chicken Schnitzel.  If you’ve never had Schnitzel, you MUST have some immediately.  Your taste-buds will thank me.

Favorite Workout HelperUse this exercise finder to help you target certain areas of your body.  Pictures and instructions are available to help you know what to do!  Time to get in shape girl.

Favorite Guilt-Free Dessert: 4 Ingredient Skinny Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse.  This recipe looks super easy!  Mix the 4 ingredients and chill for 2 hours…that’s it, folks!

Favorite Earrings: Wet Seal’s Faceted Stone Hoop Earring in Peach.  Do you like these beauties as much as I do?  They’re only $7.50!

Favorite Pasta: Baked Penne with Italian Sausage.  I made this dish for Josh’s parents last weekend and it was FABULOUS (if I do say so myself)!

Favorite Shoe Guide: Ever wonder what kind of pants or skirt to wear with your shoes?  Use this simple shoe grid to guide you.

Favorite Dip: Jalapeno Popper Dip.  This dip sounds too good to resist.  Super Bowl Sunday could give me a great reason (like I need one) to make it!

Favorite Necklace Organizer: Framed Vintage Necklace Wall Holder.  Super way to sort out your necklaces.  It doubles as some fashionable wall art too. :)

Favorite Treat: Sinfully Easy Chocolate Croissants.  Ready in 35 minutes, these simple treats will be sure to please!  I want one all 16 right now.

Favorite Target Saver: This link has 20 posts of Target Training.  What is Target Training you ask?  Well, it’s figuring out how to shop smartly at Target.  I shop there waayyyy too much, but hey, now I know how to look for the best deals so it’s ok.  Right?

Favorite Soup: Spicy Sausage, Potato, & Kale Soup.  For all of you stuck in the cold, don’t you think this soup would make it a little more bearable?  Btw, the photos on this blog are gorgeous!

Favorite Teary Moment: 105-year old Edythe Kirchmaier was on Ellen yesterday and she melted my heart.  What an inspiration she is.  Help Edythe’s birthday wish of 105,000 likes on Direct Relief International’s Facebook page come true.  Edythe has volunteered with Direct Relief for nearly 40 years.  What a lady.

Happy Friday and Happy Birthday to my dad tomorrow!!

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