Friday Favorites.

Happy Fourth of July, friends! And Happy Friday!

Iowa Girl Eats, who is one of my favorite bloggers used to do these posts called, “Friday Favorites,” and every Friday she would share all her current favorite things from around the web. I love love love these posts, but now that she has a(n adorable) baby to take care of she has less time to spend surfing the web.

I want to continue those posts with my own contributions So from here on out, every Friday I will be sharing all my favorite finds from that week. These posts could also have something to do with the fact that I have been obsessed with Pinterest these past couple of months. It’s such a convenient way to find the coolest stuff.

Each week I’ll be sharing everything from food to puppies! So stay tuned because we’ve got some awesome finds coming your way every week! 🙂

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Favorite thing ever: Twizzlers Firecracker Cupcakes. DYING over how genius these are! We are making these to take to a cookout later today 🙂


Favorite fresh: Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad. Creamy avocado, nutty quinoa, chicken, fresh cilantro, and lots of bright citrus flavors. Easy, flavorful, healthy, and protein-packed!


Favorite kitchen: Wood and white. Love!


Favorite homemade: Homemade Kettle Chips with Onion Dill Dip. These look so much better than anything you could buy at the grocery store!


Favorite refresh: Chia Fresca – Water infused with fruit, lemon, chia seeds, and a touch of honey. Perfect for helping you say full and fabulous through the day!


Favorite kid-friendly: Start with a magazine or newspaper clipping and let the child expand the picture. This would be a perfect activity to do with your kids this summer to get their creative juice flowing!


Favorite flavors: Skillet Steak with Gorgonzola Herbed Butter. A big juicy steak with a delicious crust cooked in a hot cast iron skillet and topped with tangy cheese herb butter. Music to my ears.


Favorite mess: Balloons filled with shaving cream. This would be SO much more fun than water balloons!


Favorite scoop: Spicy Guacamole. Summertime to me mean fresh guacamole all day, everyday and this looks dangerous!!


Favorite twist: Watermelon Fruit Pizza. There’s no real watermelon in this recipe but it sure does look like one! Such a cute spin on the typical fruit pizza.


Favorite cutie pie: I could just squeeze her irresistible chubbiness and take her home with me.


Favorite skinny: Skinny Banana Cream Pie Boats. Just 4 ingredients a perfect (guilt-free) summer treat!


Favorite frozen: S’Mores Popcicles. The ultimate way to enjoy summer’s classic treat without the heat!


Favorite drool: Melting Potatoes. crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. OMG.


Favorite furball: This picture makes me really want a new puppy…


Favorite festive: American Flag Fruit Pizza. Such a fun way to change up the typical fruit pizza!


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