Friday Favorites

February is here!  That exclamation point is not so much for excitement, but for fear.  The 1st of February marks, what I call, the official start of tax season.  Let the countdown to April 15th begin, only 74 days to go.  I’m doing nifty countdown jars again this year, here’s what they look like now….

74 beads will make their way day by day to the jar on the left.  The sweet kerplunk of each bead is like music to my ears.

74 beads will make their way day by day to the jar on the left. The sweet kerplunk of each bead is like music to my ears.

I will post updates of my countdown jars every Friday until the end of tax season.  That way you can all be my cheerleaders. 🙂

Please enjoy my favorites from around the web in this week’s Friday Favorites!

***click on the red text to be led to the sources of my favorites

Favorite Burgers: Mini Bacon Burger Bites.  I want to make these!  Partly because I love a good burger and partly because I want to feel like a giant.

Favorite Serving Bowl: Make a Super Bowl!!  You can serve your Super Bowl snacks in a bowl made of Chex Mix.  When you run out of snacks, go ahead and eat the bowl.

Favorite Breakfast: Apricot Almond Scones.  This combination of apricots and almonds sounds really good, don’t you think?

Favorite Nails: Glitter heart nails.  Yes!  I am sooo going to do this.

Favorite Cake: Oreo Cake.  Mmmmmmmm.  I want the whole thing, stat!

Favorite Anticipated Book: Amy Poehler is writing a book!!  It’s set to be released in 2014!!  Hip hip hooray!!!

Favorite Souper Bowl Recipe Get it?  Souper Bowl?  I’m so punny.  Check out this recipe for Nacho Topped Chili.  Soup and nachos combine forces.

Favorite Accesory: DIY Pearly and Colorful Bracelet.  Fantastic idea!  My arm is ready for a party.

Favorite Cookies: Blueberry Oatmeal Scone Cookies.  I guess you can tell I have a hankering for scones this week.  I couldn’t pass up these cookies that have the texture of scones.  And blueberries, forget about it!  Love that little poppy fruit.

Favorite Spa Day: At Home Spa Treatments.  I can bring the spa home?  Uhhh, ok.  Treat yo’ self.

Favorite (Healthy) Buffalo Chicken RecipeSkinny Buffalo Chicken Bites.  I am a huge fan of buffalo wings and am a super-fan that this recipe is healthier than the typical buffalo wing.

Favorite Mantel: A Love Mantel.  I’m in love with this love mantel.  So elegant.

Favorite Crackers: Jalapeño Cheddar Crackers.  Jalapeño, good.  Cheddar, good.  Combined in cracker form, even better.

Favorite Shoes: Sperry Top-Siders.  I guess the fashions on the East Coast rubbed off on me…

Photo courtesy of Sperry Top-Sider.  Pictured are Women's Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoes in Sahara Leather.

Photo courtesy of Sperry Top-Sider. Pictured are Women’s Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoes in Sahara Leather.

Favorite Pizza BitesFried Pizza Balls.  Dunkable and easy to make Pizza Balls.  Superb!

Favorite Command Center: Kitchen Command Center.  Squeal!!  I need to make this for my office!  Oh the organizing I will do.

Favorite Bars: Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Bars.  You have got to be kidding me with these things.  Perfection.  Share them with friends and loved ones.  Or eat them all yourself.  Whatevs.

Favorite Pep Talk: A Pep Talk from Kid President.  Perhaps you’ve seen this video floating around this past week.  If you haven’t, check it out.  This kid is awesome.  Not cool Robert Frost.


Who are you rooting for this Sunday?  The 49ers or the Ravens?  I think I’ll root for the 49ers, but I’m honestly more excited for the food, Beyonce’s halftime performance (and rumored Destiny’s Child reunion), and the commercials. 🙂

Happy Friday!

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