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. 

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

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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.

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

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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!!

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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.

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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 

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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?
    Have a GREAT race, friend!
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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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