Friday Faves – foodiecrush

Good day and joyful Friday with a gap within the center my mates!

Who else is elevating their fingers excessive with reward for breezing by this Four-day work week? Woo-to-the-hoo and whoop-di-doo!

However much more than only a time without work from the outdated grind, Memorial Day was a heartfelt reminder to thank the veterans current and previous, and people at the moment serving to guard our land and liberties right here within the good outdated U.S.A. and overseas. And there’s really nothing I sit up for extra on Memorial Day than waving to the veterans who stand in uniform and beautify the overpass on the entrance to my neighborhood with a row of American flags after which salute to every passerby. They always remember, and neither will I.

This week was the primary week of no-school daze for my Ali Smudge, and as a sprouting teenager she did what most teenagers do greatest: She stayed up too late and slept in to make up for it. I’m in full settlement that teenagers do want extra sleep and that college ought to begin at eight:30 am, so I let it slide for a couple of days.

However my woman wants cash to pay for her cracked iPhone display andsummer spending money, so I put her to work serving to me out within the workplace. She’s up for it, I want the assistance, and this text thinks children ought to work, too.

So, what was her first activity? Scanning my Smith’s grocery receipts into my accounting software program so my accountant can get busy with conserving me flush and arranged. That is the accounting software program I take advantage of. It makes it extremely simple to trace each expense by taking a fast picture with my telephone after which coming into the information proper there as I stand within the retailer, or pump my gasoline, or like I’m now, having my Lady Friday do it for me.

Oh jeez. Can we nonetheless say Lady Friday or is that not PC? How about Lady Friday Faves?? 🙂 As a result of she is that for positive. 

On that considered serving to out across the FoodieCrush lair, this was the final week that my expensive contributor Hayley Putnam will probably be contributing to the weblog. #cryingfaceemoji however #happyfaceemoji too.

You’ve all seen Hayley’s articles, recipe round-ups, and as an adventurous prepare dinner herself, this Pesto Peach and Balsamic Rooster Pizza recipe she created particularly for all of us. She’s been a tremendous a part of my mini-team that has actually been simply the 2 of us. Hayley began out right here at FoodieCrush manner again on January eight, 2013 when she emailed me to ask if she may intern for me and contribute to weblog posts. Sure, I do nonetheless have that e-mail which is a part of the rationale I want an e-mail inbox detox.

Quick ahead to 5 years later and she or he’s now married to an incredible man, has the cutest child woman she’s completely smitten with, has written hundreds of phrases and witty strains for your whole eyeballs to get pleasure from, and has researched extra meals blogs than most anybody I do know.

So whereas I’ll miss Hayley for thus many causes together with her writing, her work ethic, her staunch values, and her valiant makes an attempt at conserving me in line and on activity, I’m thrilled for her and in new journey because the Culinary Content material Creator for The Contemporary Market in Greensboro, N.C.. I can solely hope her time right here inspiring all of you FoodieCrush readers will proceed to encourage others at her new place.

Congrats Hayley! You’ll undoubtedly be missed! Be like me and comply with Hayley on Instagram right here and on her personal weblog, Seven Day Weekend, right here.

What’s Up on FoodieCrush This Week

Okay, however sufficient about life at FoodieCrush, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves:

Okay, so I used to be despatched a preview bundle of this all-natural superdrink and was completely impressed by it as a result of it has:

  • 10 grams of high-quality protein
  • No added sugar or synthetic something
  • So many nutritional vitamins and extra calcium per serving than 7 cups of broccoli
  • There’s just one ingredient and it’s domestically sourced
  • Sounds perfect, proper? As a result of it’s (and it’s at all times been certainly one of my faves
  • Jump over right here to see what this superdrink is 🙂 

Regardless that it appears like summer time, spring continues to be within the air and in my earbuds due to the tunes on this playlist.

Life lesson that appear particularly necessary in right this moment’s world: How one can discuss to everybody, even these you don’t agree with.

I’m actually liking this concept for a child’s accountability guidelines so there’s no questions what they need to (and shouldn’t) be doing throughout their school-free season.

I’m additionally on the hunt for enjoyable and straightforward DIYs for me and Smudge to do collectively. This record has some goodies, particularly these Instagram magnets. And if in case you have any favorites of your individual, will you please share hyperlinks within the feedback?  We want ’em!

Organizing hack alert: It is a fairly intelligent trick for making extra room within the fridge.

The most effective new ice cream flavors of summer time 2018. Brown butter bourbon truffle = THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Lemonade frosé all day.


What booze tastes greatest in a Wendy’s frosty, as a result of you’ll be able to.

I may eat this pasta dish all week lengthy. She nailed the Asian twist.

Having a cocktail party and making that is completely on my summer time bucket record.

This selfmade breakfast cereal is such a wise option to begin the day.

These potato truffles have a sneak assault layer of wholesome they’ll by no means know is there. Sneaky.

A lot rhubarb this week! –>

How one can journey the world and nonetheless maintain down a full-time job. Now THAT’s inspiring!


Airport layovers: I couldn’t agree extra.

What it means — and actually seems like — to reside an easier life. 

5 trip spots to summer time in and what to put on once you’re there.

10 books to learn this summer time if you wish to enhance your self.


I truly ordered this e book (not on the record above) as a result of it’s a persevering with downside for me. I’m not far in but, however I’m prepared for its knowledge. Mockingly, my buddy Courtney is freely giving a duplicate.

And this record of summer time reads as a result of you’ll be able to’t simply learn self-help stuff on a regular basis. Make it FUN!

My neighbor’s backyard with my favourite flower is in bloom (love this information on the right way to make ’em final!) Marvel in the event that they’ll discover me harvesting a couple of?

One in every of my favourite clothes manufacturers and this flash sale has all of it 70% off (and is the one manner I can afford it!) This high could be a enjoyable summer time addition.

Nordstrom half-yearly sale is over this weekend, have you ever executed your injury but? If not, right here’s some concepts for you:

  • This costume may simply go from work to play.
  • This bra seems completely snug — no underwire to cope with!
  • Excessive waist white skinny denims = no muffin high = joyful to put on you.
  • I like something with a graphic edge and this swimsuit matches the minimalist invoice.
  • And are these sandals a “sure” or a “no!”? They appear like they’d be the fitting stability of consolation with out wanting too completely “consolation shoe” for days spent touring new journey adventures.

Okay, so I believe that ought to do it for this week’s record of Friday Faves. I hope you discovered some inspiration to make your week just a little extra bearable and one thing to encourage you to get into the kitchen — or onto the grill — and prepare dinner one thing good. Keep protected mates.

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