Friday Favorites: 10/18/13

Happy Friday!!! woo hoo, right? Winking smile We are headed to Des Moines tomorrow and the half marathon is on Sunday. Think good thoughts for us! Hopefully there are a lot of good spectators (minus a sprinkler – too chilly!!).  I’ll be back on Monday with a recap of the weekend and hopefully some good pictures. Until then, enjoy some of my favorites from the past week..  .

Perfect Halloween decoration. Laura and I made this last year with Luke’s feet and my feet. And I made two – so I have one hanging at work and one at home. 


And I still really loving my fall decoration. And it was so flipping easy!


Des Moines – I am super exited to be heading back to Des Moines this year for the half marathon. The first stop will definitely be at Palmer’s Deli – my favorite place to eat in Des Moines! Their sandwiches and salads are awesome.


And I am really happy to be running the half with this guy again. . .


The dollar store. . . seriously, this place is awesome. How do I always forget to check it out?!? I got these cute work zone cones for Luke and some Halloween candy (sixlets – anybody else love those from their childhood?). It’s a good place to wander around. . . I had an extra 20 minutes before meeting Scott for lunch last week and this was the perfect place to go!!


Panera Autumn Squash soup. oh my goodness. so good. It’s like fall in a bowl. Bonus points if you get it in the bread bowl.


And my random favorite thing for the week (remember those pickles from last week?). . . this food network mini muffin tin. How is everything better in a mini muffin tin? I think I have made mini muffins every weekend for the past 6 weeks. My absolute favorite? Banana nut muffins!! And those mini pumpkin muffins are a close second. Winking smile 


Happy weekend!! Any plans??


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21 Responses to Friday Favorites: 10/18/13

  1. I’m teaching Saturday, so I’ll have to behave tonight, but I’d like to do something fun Saturday afternoon or sunday. Also, Panera needs to share the recipe, I need more of it in my life.
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  2. Have fun with the race!!

    I love Panera.mmmmm!

  3. I have friends VISITING!!!!! Wahoo – that’s another plus for Chicago, people actually want to come visit 😉 So sushi and happy hour is on the menu for tonight and then I’m baking with some Nutella tomorrow while Kyle works. That is always a recipe for success. Good luck with your half! I’ll be sending good vibes your way <3
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  4. I LOVE Palmer’s!! Their salads are awesome. I am also a really big fan of Gateway Market Cafe!
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  5. Have fun!!! You are going to do so great! I can’t wait to hear all about it.
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  6. Good luck this weekend!!! Can’t wait to hear all about your race. You’ve done such a great job training. I’ll be thinking about you on Sunday. Well, for the morning anyways, then I’ll be gawking at all the Packer players 😉
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  7. Good luck on the half marathon!!! I have class and a wedding tomorrow and hanging out with family on Sunday!! Should be a fun weekend. And I’m saving all my studying for next week so yay!!! This weekend will almost be school free 🙂

  8. Good luck this weekend!!!! You will rock it I’m sure. I always loved going to the mall whenever I’m in des moines and I totally agree about the dollar tree! I remember going to that very one quite a bit when I lived in mankato!
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  9. I LOVE ghost craft baby feet!!!!

  10. I LOVE the ghost craft baby feet!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!
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  11. Good luck with the race. I love mini muffins too and yours look yummy 🙂
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  12. First off, GOOD LUCK in your race!!

    This weekend is a big one for us Bostonians. The Head of the Charles regatta is today and tomorrow, Harvard football game today, PLUS Red Sox game tonight…. Wahoo!!

    I’m going to need a nap after this weekend 🙂
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  13. That craft project is too cute! My wife is a nanny and she’s done similar projects. The kids made reindeer shirts for Christmas where I think the heads were their feet and their hands were the antlers or something like that. Very cute!
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  14. Panera. Ah. The memories.
    Have you had their mac n’ cheese?
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  15. Palmer’s is one of my absolute favorite places. So good! I love how fresh the salads always are. They do a great job with them – I usually get the spinach spinner. And can we talk about the cookies & bars?!?

    Hope your half went well, can’t wait to read about your trip to DSM!
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