Good morning! I hope you all are having a great Friday so far. Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend?
To help get us all through the day and ready for it, let’s have some fun and dive right into this week’s edition of Friday Favorites. Don’t forget to share some things you have been loving this week too by linking up and playing along in the comments section!
Friday Favorites #88: Week of 5/8
• spring blend coffee
There are so many things I miss about The Fresh Market! While living in Florida, I often frequented the grocery store to pick up produce, specialty items, bouquets of fresh flowers at the best prices, seasonal coffees, and more. On my last visit down, I finally sampled the Spring Blend coffee and wanted to bring some home with me.
I ended up forgetting to pack it, so I was pleasantly surprised to find it in my mail box a week or so later. Knowing how much I miss my seasonal coffees from the store, my parents sent it to me! Pumpkin Spice will always be my favorite, but I’ve really been enjoying the Spring Blend ever since it arrived on my doorstep.
If you’re lucky to live close enough to The Fresh Market, stop in and enjoy the coffees and experience for me, will ya?
• bandanas for headbands
Do you want to hear about my cheapest (er… most cost effective) accessory these days? Over the past year or so, I have been folding and wearing bandanas you can find at stores like Five Below, Wal-Mart, and local sporting good stores.
I fold them like headbands, and you’ll see me wearing one around the house more often than not. At as low as $1 a piece, you can’t beat the price for the comfort while keeping hair away from the face. They’re especially great for summer and outdoor activities!
• pumpkin pasta sauce
I have been passing this Cucina Antica tuscany pumpkin pasta sauce in Whole Foods close to every time I enter the store. I finally put it in my shopping cart on my last visit in, and someone asked me about it almost immediately afterwards.
They wanted to know how I liked the sauce, because they were intrigued to try it too! I giggled and shared it was my first time actually buying it. I wasn’t sure what to pair with it, so I made a simple pasta dish with gluten-free rice noodles and sweet apple chicken sausage the other night. It was fantastic! I’ll definitely be buying it again, possibly in bulk online.
• spring flowers
Spring has finally sprung in our neck of the woods!
I said this a couple of weeks ago, but now I really mean it. There have been all sorts of bright and colorful flowers popping up in our neighborhood, and it’s making our daily walks and runs so much more enjoyable!
I’m sure my friends with extreme allergies aren’t as excited about the extra pollen and such in the air, but the flowers sure are beautiful to look at. If I’m not mistaken, these are dogwood trees. I love seeing them bloom this time of year!
• turkey jerky
You guys. Turkey jerky. Please tell me you’ve tried this before.
Granted, the version I found on a whim at Walgreens yesterday probably wasn’t the best for me, but it sure was delicious! In need of a snack to hold me over until dinner a few hours later, I saw this bag of Jack Link’s turkey jerky by the checkout counter and ate more than half the bag on my drive back over to work. It was so good!
Speaking of things I could have eaten the entire container/bag of… have you ever seen this guac-kale-mole dip at Whole Foods?
Yes. A million times yes. I see a recipe re-creation coming on!
• Color Me Rad outfit & discount code
Those of you who follow me on Facebook or Twitter might have caught this already, but I will be running the Color Me Rad 5K tomorrow morning! This is my first (daytime) color run, so I’m really looking forward to running around and getting painted all sorts of colors.
You’re told to wear white for the colors to really show up on your clothes, so I picked out an old tank top and found these 80s inspired white and paint splattered Soffe shorts on clearance at Dunham’s yesterday. Aren’t they great?
Oh man, Soffe shorts bring me right back to middle school! I’m sure the cheerleaders and dancers feel me on that flashback.
Anyways, I’m excited to mess them up with all the bright colors tomorrow at the Detroit Riverfront!
If any local readers are interested in joining me, you can still sign up using the discount code Detroit20 to receive 20% off your ticket prices! Out-of-towners can still join the party at other locations, too. I’ll be sure to report back with pictures and stories soon!
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Have a great weekend!
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