Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a nap.  Days are spent keeping Quinn busy and happy.  She is an active little lady, so we’re constantly switching between tummy time, reading, singing, dancing, eating, walking around, bouncing, burping, changing diapers, giggling, squishing cheeks, booping her nose, narrating everything, wiping drool off of everything, shaking toys in front of her face, just staring at her in amazement, and so on and so forth.  Fun but exhausting!

006edited Fotor062020428The most challenging thing we faced this week was finding out that Quinn has allergies.  Fortunately, she is happy and gaining weight like a champ.  I stopped eating dairy four weeks ago and have now been told to avoid soy and peanuts.  So yes, our little peanut might be allergic to peanuts.  After a short pity party, I started searching for recipes to feed my hungry self.  I tell you what, these restrictions make baking difficult but not impossible!  I’ve included a bunch of recipes in this week’s Friday Favorites that are friendly to my new diet.  If anyone has dairy, soy, and peanut-free recipes, I will gladly take them!  Do any of you out there have diet restrictions due to allergies?  Any tips?

Alright, let’s move on to the reason why you’re here…Friday Favorites!  Please enjoy my favorite things from around the web while I go grab that nap I mentioned earlier. 🙂

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

Favorite Pie: Banoffee Pie.  Hello tasty pie!

Favorite Outdoor Must: How to build an outdoor pizza oven.  I absolutely want one of these.  Ok, so first we might need a backyard (one minor detail).

Favorite Breakfast: Paleo Mini Quiches with Almond Flour Crust.  Quiche, fun to say and delicious to eat.

Favorite Stroller Helper: Neoprene Necessities Stroll Case.  This would be much easier than digging through my purse for my phone while trying to guide the stroller with one hand.  My one-handed stroller steering skills are lacking.

Favorite Ice Cream: Chunky Monkey Ice Cream Sandwiches (Vegan + Gluten Free + Raw Option).  I’ve been missing ice cream like crazy.  Thank heavens for this recipe!

Favorite Mug: DIY Glitter Travel Mug.  Travel in style.

Favorite Mug Beverage: Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade.  To go in the above mug, of course.

Favorite Target Find: The Honest Company is now sold at Target.  Hooray!  Like I needed another excuse to go to Target.  (Thanks to my sister, Jennifer, for letting me know this)

Favorite Chicken: Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Salsa.  Flavor galore!

Photo courtesy of The Tasty Bite

Favorite Upcycle Project: Picnic S&P Shakers.  Adorable shakers.  Even better, these jars come from Bonne Maman jam which I love!

Favorite Cookies: Almond Chocolate Cookies (Vegan + Gluten Free).  FEED ME COOKIES!!!

Favorite Coffee: TOMS coffee.  I love TOMS and I love coffee.  With every bag purchased, TOMS gives a week of clean water to a person in need.

Favorite Mini Bite: Mini Chocolate Fudge Cream Pies.  So this dessert doesn’t meet my new dietary needs, but I think with a few adjustments I could make it work.  It is way too tasty looking to pass up on!

Favorite Picture: She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes.  Shouldn’t we all?

Have a happy day!

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