Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Favorites: Week 2

This has been a busy week! I started off the week in San Diego, CA visiting Rebecca. She is awesome and I had a really great time. We went to the beach, which was awesome because my ideal vacation revolves around spending time at the beach. While we were there, we saw the biggest waves! Ok, they were probably only 6-8 feet tall, but I have never been in the ocean with waves that large. It was a really interesting/terrifying experience. Rebecca and I also watched all of Downton Abbey: Season 2 when I was visiting. It was awesome. :) And we went to the Titanic exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. It was a lot of fun--especially if you enjoy looking at old things that have been eroded way under the ocean for 100 years. Balboa Park is one of those iconic San Diego landmarks (think Air & Space Museum, the San Diego Zoo, etc). I love visiting the park even for a short while.

I have done quite a lot of packing/cleaning/purging of my room the past few days. That was one of the reasons for the trip home. However, it has been really weird going through all of my old things! I came across a lot of old trinkets that reminded me of middle school, TAMS, high school & the first 2 years of college that I seem to have forgotten in my old age. It was both nostalgic and therapeutic to clean it all.


Favorite Charity: Locks of Love
They estimate that 80% of their donations come from kids wanting to help other kids with cancer.
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Favorite Pin (one I am most likely to actually do...): Pineapple plant!
DIY of the day! Did you know that you can simply plant the top of a pineapple in a pot and grow another?
(via Planting A Pineapple — Tickled Red - StumbleUpon)
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Favorite Thing I'm looking forward to in Chicago: The Doughnut Vault 
This place is THE BEST! need to go here ASAP. I don't care if you don't live in Chicago. They have specials every week--the birthday cake one is my favorite!
Doughnut Vault Specials Calendar for 8.14.12- 8.18.12

Coming up we’ve got the roasted almond glazed doughnut for our Tuesday special. And on Wednesday is the bright blueberry old fashioned. Thursday we’re doing double chocolate yellow cake, oh yeah! And Friday is the Mocha glazed with coco nibs— perfect with a cup of $1 coffee. And then Saturday is birthday cake, because it’s our favorite doughnut gal’s birthday, so be sure to wish her a happy one if you’re in the vault on Saturday.
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Favorite Late Night Snack: Pistachio Almond Bluebell Ice Cream
photo credit: This candle is my favorite, and it is currently on sale on the website. I hope you all know that I am showing extreme financial restraint for not buying any!!
Frosted Cupcake 14.5 oz. 3-Wick Candle - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works
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Favorite TV Show: Downton Abbey
 I don't even know where to begin. This show enthralls me. I love the characters, plot and set. The scenery is amazing. I go in to a weird trance when I watch this show and don't want to do anything else. If you haven't already seen this show, you need to stop what you are doing and watch it. Season 1 is available on Netflix & I know that Season 2 in on Amazon Prime. Both of these things have 30-day trials...which is plenty of time for you to watch both!
Click to watch a preview
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Favorite BBQ Joint: Hammond's BBQ
If you live anywhere near Glen Rose, TX then you need to check out Hammond's!

photo credit: the amazing Janalyn from 8twenty8 Studios

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