Friday Favorites.

1 Nov

Here we go again.  It’s Friday.  And I’m oh-so-thankful for that.  What’s on tap for your weekend?  I’ll be off to volunteer with first graders again soon and then it’s off to St.Paul for a three year old birthday party.  I made her this –

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What is it?

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A crayon roll-up!  I hope she likes it.

Alright.  Enough stalling.  How about those favorites?

I think I need to invest in a doughnut pan.  There are lots of baked doughnut recipes out there these days.  This one – blackberry doughnuts with vanilla bean glaze – sounds particularly delicious.

Upholstery has been on my project list for a long while now.  I want to try my hand at it.  I’m going to start small – recovering my dining room table chairs.  Here are ten tips for upholsterers.

I often buy myself flowers when I get groceries, especially in the middle of winter.  In the duration of a bleak season, I find having living, colorful things in the house is a good emotional boost.  But, you know, grocery store flowers sometimes are lacking, especially the $5 bundle from Hy-Vee that I normally buy.  Here are some fun tips for arranging grocery store flowers that I might need to try …

It’s the simple things in life, right?  You know that saying.  One simple thing that I have come to love: cloth napkins.  Why not, right?  I try to be conscious of the environment and, let’s face it, they’re pretty.   I have a decent stash of them but the next time I find myself bored, I could make a few more.

Traveling anytime soon?  Here is a list of one particular blogger’s favourite travel apps.  [Apparently I’m all about the tips and lists today.]

I’d say that’s enough for now, eh?  Have a happy, joyful, warm weekend!

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