Friday’s Favorites

Friday’s Favorites

Aaaaand just like that it’s Friday, but most importantly Memorial Day Weekend. We made it to the official start of summer. Here’s some of my Friday’s Favorites from this past week.

Training for a half marathon, because I randomly signed up for my second Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon last night. My college roommate/one of my best friends texted me asking if I think she could still run a half marathon, I said “yeah, do you think I could?” In which she responded “Yeah, let’s do the Rock ‘n Roll” I knew it was now or never, and if I didn’t sign up in that moment (of weakness) I wouldn’t have signed up at all. Needless to say I’m living on right now. SO, I’m researching some new running shoes especially shoes good for bad joints. I am truly a 23 (almost 24) year old with an 83 (almost 104) year old skeletal system. I’ve never bought anything but Nike, so I’m strictly looking at Nike… am I missing out by not looking at Brooks or other brands??

Nike Lunar Glide 8

Nike Air Zoom Span

Nike Air Zoom Odyssey 2

Celebrating my little brother’s this week/weekend. I mean I have to throw the little brothers some love in this week’s favorites. Brian, who is 3 years younger than me, turned 21 while he was abroad for the semester, and he is officially home. So this weekend is packed with some 21st birthday festivities. My other little brother Tommy, who is 6 years younger than me, graduated high school with flying colors (like look at all those ropes)…

Making side dishes and dessert for our family’s Memorial Day BBQ on Sunday. Here are some of my favorite summer side dishes!

Grilled Veggies always a good staple for a side dish, and they’re so easy. Like look at these balsamic garlic grilled mushroom skewers from Closet Cooking.

Here are some more grilled veggie recipes

Grilled Asparagus by The Recipe Critic

Marinated Grilled Veggies with Avocado Whipped Feta…. AVOCADO WHIPPED FETA by How Sweet Eats (she’s one of my faves)

Grilled Brussels Sprouts by Homemade Wonders

Side Salads which is such a broad terms, so here are some pasta and veggie salads that I love.

BLT Caesar Salad by Lemon Tree Dwelling… I never said theses “salads” were healthy, I said I love them.

Broccoli Salad by The Spring Mount 6 Pack

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad (again with the bacon) by Life in the Lofthouse

Cucumber Caprese Salad by Ann’s Entitled Life

Grilled Fruits because there is just something about grilled fruits that I cannot get enough of.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Watermelon by The Stay At Home Chef... with a side of margarita, of course.

Grilled Peaches and Cherries with Honey Syrup by Home Cooking Memories… I’ve never had grilled cherries but now I NEED them.

Cinnamon Sugar Grilled Peaches by High Heels and Grills.. throw some ice cream on there, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a dessert.


That’s all I have for today! TGIF, and happy holiday weekend!

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