Friday, November 16, 2012

Week 3: Friday Favorites

Wow. Friday already. This last week flew! Not too many plans for the weekend this time as the hubbs and I work opposite days - I'm on Saturday, he works Sunday. I have a list of odds and ends things to work on, so it will be nice to have some time to get them done. 

Speaking of odds and ends, we've had a garden here for almost 2 years now and have always started each season with the started plants from the nursery. We've tried seeds a couple of times, actually pumpkin plants both times. The first time nothing grew, and the second time, a monsoon drowned our lone seedling. Well, a week or so ago when I planted our winter garden, I thought I'd try my luck with seeds for kale, broccoli, and cauliflower. I am really exicted and happy to report that I have four rows of little seedlings. Enough, in fact, that I'm going to have to thin them out. Fingers crossed the plants make it!

Well, without further ado, I'll get onto my favorite links for the week. Hope you have a great weekend planned!

Favorite Outing: Phoenix Hot Air Balloon Rides. Early this year, my husband and I made a 30 Things Before 30 list, which is basically a list of things we want to do or experience before we both turn 30. This hot air balloon ride is high on my list!

Balloon rides in Phoenix Arizona

Favorite Side: Crusty bread by Jo Cooks Amazing Recipes. I have been wanting to make a bread recipe like this forever, and I finally have an oven-proof pot. I'm thinking this needs to be the side next time I make soup! 

Favorite Cleaning Tip: How to Clean Dirty Blinds by Keep Home Simple. We have blinds on almost every window in our house, so I can definitely use this idea! Doesn't it seem like you can use vinegar to clean everything?

Favorite Quote by Modern Hepburn.
A favorite.

Favorite Breakfast: Pumpkin Maple Granola by Vintage Mixer. Seasonal granola with less sugar. My husband eats granola and yogurt almost every morning, so I like to have homemade on hand when I have time to make it.
Pumpkin Granola Recipe

Favorite Down-Home Decor. Heart in States by The Harpster Home. Love Arizona, but we are Nebraskans at heart. Love this. 

Favorite Holiday Appetizer. Mini Taco Cups by Tracey's Culinary Adventures. It's been a little while since Tracey posted these, but how perfect would these be as an appetizer for all those holiday parties. I'm thinking they may be my contribution to the potluck at work next week.
Mini Chicken Taco Cups


  1. Wow, that's awesome about your garden! I've never planted anything from seeds, but it probably wouldn't end well :) Thanks for including my taco cups in your favorites this week!

  2. Ooo good luck with your garden! I can't wait to hear how the little seedlings turn out!


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