Happy Friday! This weekend has been a long time coming: my niece is coming to visit! We promised her when she turned 5 that she could come spend a weekend with Aunt Emmy and Uncle Chris all by herself and we finally coordinated our schedules so we could make it happen. We have a fun weekend planned and can’t wait to spend some one-on-one time with my favorite 5 year old.
Here are my favorites from the week:
Favorite Layers: Chocolate Layered Zebra Mousse Cake. How fun is this cake?
Favorite Dip: Curry Hummus. What a perfect snack. Or lunch. Or dinner.
Favorite Tropical: Hacienda Convertible Gown in Kauai Kisses. The perfect summer dress in a fun palm print.
Favorite One-Pan Dinner: Lemon Basil Chicken. Because sometimes life is crazy and you need easy dinner ideas.
Favorite Carbs: Breadsticks with Homemade Ranch and Pizza Sauce. I need a night of nothing except catching up on DVR and breadsticks.
Favorite Spring Cleaning: 5 Strategies for Organizing Your Pantry (And Keeping it That Way). I love nothing more than organized closets. And drawers. And rooms.
Favorite Date Night In: Seared Scallops with Porcini Mushroom Risotto. Drooling. This dinner is begging for a bottle of white wine.
Favorite Purchase: 2017-2018 Simplified Planner. After years of using the same planner, I’ve upgraded. I love that every day has it’s own page which means lots of room for LISTS.
Favorite From Scratch: Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread. I adore cinnamon raisin bread but I’ve never tried to make it at home…
Favorite Poolside Sipper: Strawberry Gin Lemonades. Summer is right around the corner!