Friday Favorites, 2013: Week 35…The Fading of Summer

Friday, August 30, 2013

As much as I love fall (the turning of the leaves, the cooler nights, pumpkin spice lattes, sweatshirts, apple picking!!!!), I feel a part of me feeling sad as summer slowly fades…

The passing of time tugs at my heartstrings the older I get…

I will miss the bright summer sunshine and fresh picked summer veggies.

Enjoy the last formal weekend of summer 🙂

Favorites from around the web this week…

Favorite party sipCafe Mocha Punch…a completely different punch idea…chocolate…yumm!

Cafe Mocha Punch

~~Recipe and photo…She Wears Many Hats

Favorite “less is more” postClutter Free Forever {Vintage Tips for an Organized Home} (~~Living Well, Spending Less). Why do we NEED so much STUFF?

Favorite snackBanana Split Granola Bars.  What’s not to love…bananas, chocolate, cherries (with a secret healthy ingredient…quinoa!)

Banana Split Granola Bars

~~Recipe and photo…Cookies and Cups

Favorite occupational postsJust a Nurse (~~According to Kateri)…SO much of this is SO true…a must read for every nurse and everyone who THINKS they know what a nurse does.  When No One Is on Call (~~Opinionator at The New York Times)…an interesting opinion article on nurse/patient ratios.

Favorite old school copy-cat recipeCopy-Cat Wendy’s Frosty.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

Copy-cat Wendy's Frosty

~~Recipe and photo…Chef in Training

Favorite “happy ending” postThe Great Escape (~~Daily Garnish)…reading this post made me realize how MUCH I love our Izzy-bear!  I would be devastated if she ever escaped 😦

Favorite “doughy” snackSoft Pretzels…another yeast based treat I’m anxious to make.

Soft Pretzels

~~Recipe and photo…Chef in Training

Favorite inspirational posts

Letting Unnecessary Tasks Get in the Way of Your Goal (~~The Simple Dollar)…How to STAY FOCUSED!!

8 Things Unhappy People Refuse to Admit (~~Marc and Angel Hack Life)…SO MUCH truth.

Doing More AND Less Thanks to Technology (~~The Lean Green Bean)…LOVED this post.  Nothing is inherently ALL good or ALL bad…the important thing is to find balance 🙂

Favorite home-madeAll Natural Shampoo and Conditioner.  I SO want to try this!

DIY Shampoo and Conditioner

~~Recipe and photo…Guard Your Heart

Favorite truth

Life with a dog

I hope everyone who has an extended weekend has a great one…as for me…it’s on for three days!  Darn working holidays!

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