Friday Faves

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Hello and happy Friday.

Is it too late to say Happy New Year or do we get a full week to really cement the sentiment? According to this guy, the cut-off has already occurred. But I disagree. Let’s keep the HAPPY and HEALTHY going strong all year long!

Like every year, I have a list of ideas for 2023. But this year, they’re still in my head mulling about and percolating. Letting them sit and marinate usually narrows down my focus so I can truly define what’s most important, and even more, what’s actually achievable. So I’m waiting until this weekend for sketching out a few of the things I want to make happen this year, both big and little.

One thing I know is on the list is more baking. Yes, always with my quest to bake more. Specifically easy recipes that don’t take a lot of time like these muffins, quickbreads, cookies, and the like. Simple stuff to make it attainable. I’m on it!

But first, let’s get clicking away on this week’s Friday Faves. Enjoy friends!

11 easy ways to make 2023 the best year yet. I’m all in.

Then, learn how to make your habits stick with this free challenge.


I’ve been deep in purging and organizing mode since New Year’s. Here are 13 lesser-known places you can donate to after decluttering.

This amazing teacher brings her students’ drawings to life by making plush toys. I love this so much.

A short and beautiful essay.

Did you know there is a sports bar in Portland, OR dedicated to women’s sports? It’s called The Sports Bra and I just think this concept and name are the coolest. There’s a great article on it here.

Okay, so what do we think about the butter candle? Killer or overkill?

Frying your eggs in chili crisp is a game-changer.

These meatballs…I’ll eat every one of them.

Like just about everyone, I’m craving salad big time right now. Here are 4 you should be dying to make:

But I say sweets are still allowed (everything in moderation, right?), and this cake looks like a dream.

I’ve been craving cabbage like never before (I have no idea why) so this recipe is on my list.

These noodles look so slurpable.

Also, craving this soup.

This pizza sounds perfect.

You know I enjoy meat, but I would devour these vegan tacos so fast. YUM.

Speaking of tacos, I’ve gotta try this twist on one-pot spaghetti.

Whip up a batch of this easy, super creamy homemade hummus to have on hand for healthy snacks and lunches.

These healthy burgers look awesome and feature some of my favorite flavors.

And, for more healthy eating inspo, let these 31 healthy lunch ideas be your guide.

How to reduce food waste in your home. Also, just subscribed to this newsletter.

My favorite hand mixer now comes in this pretty color.

I recently stumbled upon the coolest sock company. Each pair of socks you buy (in a variety of cute patterns) goes towards a different cause. They have socks that fight for equality, support mental health, and provide meals, among several other important causes.

I love the neckline on this pretty dress (and it’s on sale, too!).

If you don’t have a planner for 2023 yet, this company has so many designs and themes to choose from (monthly, finance, etc.).

If starting therapy is something you’ve been thinking to try, this comprehensive explanation of all the whys/whats/whos plus list of online services will get you on your way. Very helpful.


This looks like an awesome tool for anyone in therapy.

Not all rest is created equal. Here are the 7 types of rest that every person needs. I feel better already.

That’s it for this week. Have a fab weekend and join me in baking something good :).

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