My apologies for not posting last week – I was taking care of a family emergency – nothing critical but regardless still needed my full attention.
But I’m back ….So let’s get started on this weeks Pauli’s Friday Fav’s .
*I’ve included a link and site address to each of these items and please note that I am not being paid to promote or advertise any of my Favs – these are just things that I have discovered online in my internet travels and want to share with you!
Since this weekend ends with St. Paddy’s Day, it is only fitting that I cover some green-ish things on this post – don’t you think? Lets start with one of my biggest favorite things – food!
Main Dish Favs
Sweet Potato Burger. How delicious does this look?! I am a big fan of Sweet Potatoes and I think this is a brilliant and healthy way to enjoy a burger AND your veggies! This recipe along with some other excellent vegetarian options can be found at this lovely blog called Lunch Box Bunch (http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/)
With the warmer weather starting to come around and thinking of fun time at the lake or beach….now is the perfect time to eat fresh and clean!
House & Home Favs
Can you say Summer?! Well folks, I think this would be a welcome addition to any patio in your home or cottage! Just set the ice down, fill one section with adult bevvies and the other with water bottles and pop and you are set! I think this is a brilliant idea to even use as decor and just fill up with water and float candles in the channels and voila – instant atmosphere.
Great blog with some really great ideas for DYIers – have a look at their farmhouse table…..so want one!! http://www.domesticated-engineer.com
Sometimes the simplest is the most elegant! Spring tulips are available anywhere and are super reasonably priced for this simple center piece idea. I think this would be a lovely Sunday brunch idea or for something a little more formal. You can check out the how to’s right here: http://firstcomeflowers.typepad.com/blog/2012/01/how-to-make-centerpieces-with-stemware.html They have lots of other really simple and beautiful ideas at this blog – so creative…
I just love this!
Event Idea Favs
This is a great compilation of the Top 10 Party Supplies from one of my favorite event blog sites! They have lots of great ideas and some wonderful photos to inspire even the most timid planner!
Go ahead and have a peak at their blog and I promise you – you will be hooked! http://celebrationsathomeblog.com/
This weekend I will be running 29km on my Long Slow Run with my pack (that includes my sister). I am a little nervous, I am a little anxious but will be very – VERY glad to have it done. I am running the Around The Bay Race in Hamilton, ON next weekend and that one is the oldest road race in North America and kind of a big deal….. so I need ALL of the motivation I can get. So this week I am loving this one:
And for a bit o the Irish…. Here are a few really wonderful and sweet items to consider trying – or at least drooling over…..
The first is a Chocolate Bailey’s Mud Cake. Oh my word. Will you just look at this?? Now if you are not inclined to indulge with the Bailey’s – I’m pretty confident that this cake will get you some serious ohhh’s and aahhh’s if you omit the alcohol and just make it kid friendly!
This seriously delicious looking cake recipe can be found at http://www.citrusandcandy.com where you will spend quite some time pouring over the other fabulous looking recipes on that blog!
And what’s St. Paddy’s Day without some Guinness right?! So in celebration of the Irish AND the Guinness…here is one for the lovers of the Heavy Malty Bevvie……
Recipe can be found at http://www.heatherchristo.com where you will want to try ALL of the recipes they are that good!
Another drool worth recipe you might want to try this weekend – not exactly a St. Paddy’s Day recipe or Irish in nature or even green….but so delicate and so pretty you might just have to go there! This blogger is a local gal – right here from Toronto and seriously folks – one of the best ones out there – in my very humble opinion! http://creampuffsinvenice.ca
She has some truly beautiful photos and the recipes to go with this fabulous food! Please do stop by and have a look – make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy!
Great Big World Fav
Today I am paying homage to a friends beloved pet who sadly passed on.
To my dear friend Peter…this one is for you my friend. I feel your pain and I share your tears. I know what it is like to lose a pet and it’s heartbreaking.
Here is to Big Bad Bear. Beloved Boxer of Peter.
Happy Weekend all – and Happy St. Paddy’s Day as well!