Friday Faves

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Hello and happy Friday with a heavy heart.

The mass shootings in Buffalo and Texas (just look at those baby faces) have left me absolutely disgusted and totally disheartened. When will our senators finally make a change and stop ignoring what 90% of Americans want and institute background checks for gun purchases, if nothing else? If you didn’t see it, you have to watch how Coach Steve Kerr said it best. I couldn’t sympathize more with his dismay, his fury, and his demand.

I’m fully immersed in side salad mode and added edamame to my super simple-to-make Vietnamese noodle salad I served with my 30-minute marinated flank steak and grilled corn on the cob this week. It was so good it may make a repeat performance this weekend.

I cannot wait to sit my butt down in a seat with a bucket of buttery popcorn to see this movie on the big screen. I hope the volleyball game scene is re-enacted. Oh baby, those boys still take my breath away.

Another Julia Child documentary airs next week and I already have it set on my DVR.

Here’s my ideas of what to cook for Memorial Day.

Udon is one of my favorite noodles and this stir fry proves why.

I usually eat this Asian dish with tofu but it looks awesome made with eggplant.

Split a croissant or tag a few crackers to eat with this crab salad.

Break out the smoker and make this brisket.

Make it curly and crunchy with this kale panzanella.

Switch up your potato salad game with this sweet potato salad recipe.

Lettuce wraps!

Slaying the potluck with this crunchy broccoli slaw.

This shrimp and risotto recipe has my name all over it.

These might be the most perfect peanut butter cookies I’ve ever seen.

These chicken veggie bowls will serve you above and beyond well.

Pass by the panic: How to breathe yourself from panic to calm.


12 things to try if you want to meditate but don’t know where to start.

8 easy outfit formulas to simplify your morning routine.

This water glass will keep your houseguests so hydrated they may never leave.

This is my secret to the best DIY floral arrangements.

Love these kitchen tea towels.

I so do not need this bag but that hasn’t kept me from kinda sorta really wanting it.

I just discovered my favorite face lotion comes in a big bottle for my whole body.

Let’s stay friends. 5 ways to stay connected in a long-distance friendship.

And finally, how to help those affected by the Texas school shooting.

That’s all for this week. Have a great Memorial Day weekend honoring those who fought for our rights to be here, and to those who continue the fight in honor of all who have lost their lives and didn’t have a choice. Get loud and make change.

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