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Favorites 01.26.18

Friday Favorite time, featuring a round-up of my favorite links from the week, including recipes I tried and loved, what’s on my radar, and a few favorite things. This post is going up a day late, and a few posts couldn’t be posted this week as I was working on fixing a few things with the website itself (I’m still learning about all of this stuff!) but don’t worry, I’ve got several posts ready for next week and hopefully we can get back on track. On to this week’s faves!

This week we were on the road for work, so before we left I made an extra batch of vegetarian skillet lasagna (swapping out lasagna noodles for penne), and this chocolate banana applesauce cake–delicious! We had a few overripe bananas, and instead of making banana bread, my friend sent me this recipe to try instead. Definitely saving to make again!

This past Tuesday, most of the U.P. woke up with a fresh blanket of snow, and around Marquette we had eight new inches of winter wonderland! Copper, our German Shorthair Pointer, loved it.

Speaking of things Copper loves, this puzzle toy has been a huge hit!

And since he’s such a sweet pup, I’ve been looking for homemade dog biscuit recipes to try for him. This one looks fancy! And I think he’d like these too.

I’ve been looking for some fun DIY projects for Valentine’s Day, any suggestions?

These Valentine’s Day Bath Bombs seem like the perfect homemade gift. These DIY bird feeders would be lovely too.

All of this searching means lots of time on Pinterest, where I’ve been cleaning up my boards and connecting my blog to my site. New travel boards are up!

This bag looks perfect for a weekend getaway.

And if you’re staying in this weekend, like I am, may I recommend this grilled cheese? We got a pan similar to this for Christmas, and it’s changed our grilled cheese game. Perfection.

I’ve also pulled together this list of cozy essentials for a relaxing weekend (or evening) in, including lots of candles (for hygge purposes!) and soft layers. What are your favorites?

Enjoy the weekend!