Friday Favorites: 2/28/14

woo hoo for Friday!! Oh man, the week after vacation is so tough. . . I am looking forward to the weekend, because it’s the weekend. . . but we have to paint the whole basement this weekend. And you all know how I feel about painting. . .

But onto happier things – > here are a few favs of mine from this week. . .

La Terra Fina Dip


The nice people at La Terra Fina sent me 2 of their chunky classic dips: spinach artichoke & parmesan dip and artichoke & jalepeno dip. And OMG you guys, these things are amazing. There is a reason that there is only 2 pictures of them – they disappeared that quickly in our house! They are perfectly creamy. The addition of cream cheese to the dips was super yummy. You MUST pair with  pita chips. (Stacy’s are the best!) Watch out – they are too easy to eat – pretty sure Scott and I demolished these containers in one sitting. And Scott doesn’t even like artichokes! The spinach artichoke & parmesan cheese was our favorite. But the jalapeno one had a good kick to it. Just a hint of spice. I think these dips would be perfect for a party. Maybe I’ll have to get some for our housewarming? Or next Thursday. . . Winking smile

My new travel page! Check it out!!


Some recent blog posts (not necessarily from this week) that made me smile.

–> Becky’s post about My people. <—and I feel so lucky that I am one of those people.

–> Carly’s hilarious post about Secret Celebrity Crushes.

–> Lauren’s peanut butter showdown – homemade peanut butter in food processor vs blender –> and this post finally encouraged me to make my own peanut butter!

–> Colleen’s post about Daily First World Struggles For a White Girl. I think about this post all. the. time. and it makes me laugh and gives me some perspective on my *hard* life.

–> Stephanie from Now I Run doing a shout out for Jamberry nails and their highlight in Fitness magazine for March!








Having an extra day with this guy. I took a random day of vacation yesterday – because I knew that I would want to spend an extra day with Luke after being away all last week. And it was the best decision. We played, read books, snuggled, ate snacks, and just hung out. #perfection


What are you up to this weekend? Please say something more exciting than painting!

Spreading the link love by linking up with Heather, Claire, and Darci again this week.


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13 Responses to Friday Favorites: 2/28/14

  1. I need to edit my Friday Favorites post to add Luke’s hat in that last picture! ADORABLE! Atlas needs a hat like that!

    SO glad you got a day at home with him this week. I’m sure you didn’t get to ‘rest’ but I’m also sure it was the best day of your week. 🙂
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  2. That artichoke and jalapeno dip looks awesome, and definitely something the husband would love too. I’ll have to look out for those at the grocery store this weekend, though sadly my grocery doesn’t carry a lot of the “fun” stuff!
    Hope you squeeze in some fun along with the painting this weekend!
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  3. Jackie

    I love that post of Becky’s too it was so cute!

  4. Becky @ Olives n Wine

    Awww… Thanks for the link love <3 And can I just say, TGIF?! I am ready to get back to a normal, non-post vacay week, ha!

  5. Oh my goodness, Luke looks so cute in his hat! 🙂
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  6. Your little guy is so adorable!
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  7. Have fun painting….oh wait! haha. Sorry! But at least it will be done soon!

    I am SO glad it’s the weekend. SO very glad.

  8. I love that you shared other links you are loving! I am excited to check out the ones that I haven’t read! 🙂
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  9. OMG how do you get to sample so many amazing products!! That dip looks amazing!
    This weekend I am working on Saturday and then Sunday is relax day.
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  10. My sister is in the musical production of ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’! So my mom and I are going on a lunch date and then to see her in that tomorrow 🙂
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  11. Those dips sound delicious!
    I’m going to coach a local running group this Spring/Summer and we had our first long(ish) run on Saturday morning – that was fun!
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  12. Congrats on the FitFluential ambassador! You must be thrilled. Was the process rather difficult to be accepted?
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