FRIDAY FAVORITES.....FEBRUARY FUN EDITION

Yeehaw, just cause I like saying that and It's FRIDAY!!! And I'm over the "SUN" excited because we are finally going to see it this weekend and it's going to be 60!! Sun on my face and a book on my deck...YES Please!!! And don't forget a beverage. Sunning and Reading makes mama thirsty!! May your weekend be fantastic and full of fun!!

1. GIFT From This Blogging BABE
I was so happy to win roll call from a Post by the Babe-a-licious Laura from the Horton Family Blog.We are bloggy besties so this girl knows me. I have wanted a Blogging Mug forever and whoop whoop there it was on my doorstep! This gal is the bomb, she's got it all going on and I guarantee, everyone who knows her, adores her!!

We often wear similar outfits and don't even know it. We can both create a look from Pinterest in no time all while whipping up tasty creations and cheering on our families and favorite Football teams (Bama and the Irish respectively!) Love the gal!!!

And More Sweet Valentines Gifts
From my sweet mom, BFF and hubs and even got a Valentine in the mail from the marvelous and treasured friend of mine;
Miss Amanda from Cardio, Cab and a Keyboard.
This gal is hilarious & so real, get over to her blog now and you'll be in for a treat!! 

2. Carrot Place Settings
I know we just had Valentine's and I promise I have not yet done up the house with carrots, bunny ears and eggs, but I had to scoop up these springy carrot napkin holders before they were gone at Pier One! LOVE them! And my chargers from Christmas are doing double duty!! Yay!
Carrot Napkin Holders HERE

3. Work Attire
Boho Boutique top, The Loft Necklace, Anne Klein flats

Old Navy dress, Forever 21 (before the ban) wrap cardi, Francesca's necklace


Free People top, Grace and Lace Cami, The Loft necklace


Nordstrom dress, Aldo boots, TJ. Maxx vest

4. Off One Shoulder Graphic Tops
Just got this the week before Super Bowl. So in love with this Tee from Etsy. I wear it with my Free People Bralette.

This is another fav of mine
 Do You remember this recreate I did HERE

More Inspo
This makes me miss Whitney Huston


And in honor of My beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish and St. Patty's day coming up.....

5. Such Truth
Amen!! While I got lucky and have my dream guy, the truth is for sure in the eating part, lol.

My wish for you all is to have a  treat you love this weekend and NOT gain a pound!! 

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Fashion Friday
xoxo

CROCHET RE-CREATE & LINK-UP



This is a look I definitely knew I could re-create as I had every single item already in my closet. The perfect item to top it all off was this gorgeous Liz Claiborne scarf the boys got me for Christmas. I just love how easy it all came together. 

I usually wear this dress in the summer as you can see here.


However, how perfect to be able to wear it in cooler months by throwing on tights, booties and a leather jacket. It was just what I was looking for in a chic outfit and I also prefer the lighter camel shades to this compared to the model's browns. 


 I never used to like black with brown, especially black tights with brown boots but the combo has me sold now.

 This jacket just has not gotten enough love. I got it like 15 years ago but never wore it a whole lot. Now that I see it with this outfit, I really like it. Still in major love with these wedge booties from Lucky Brand.



So how did I do on this one? It's one of my favorites.
Can't wait for you to Link-Up with The Blended Blog ladies and myself for this week's Fashion Link-Up. 




HEART SHAPED TURKEY MEATLOAVES


HAPPY LOVE DAY angels!!! Nothing says Valentines Day like heart shaped foods. Am I right? Let me just say, the family LOVED this combo. Heart shaped mini meatloaves with pink mashed potatoes!! YES for the culinary win!! And guess what? This is a twofer spanning two blogs! If you head over to The Blended Blog, I Have another heart shaped concoction to round off this delightful LOVE feast!!

Yum


The topping of ketchup and brown sugar keeps this so moist.
My meatloaf really is a combination spanning 3 generations. I use some of my mom's ingredients, some of my grandmas, some of mine. And while I have measured it our for you in this recipe, really it is never the same, I just throw it all in.

What you'll need + an egg (I always forget the egg in pictures, lol)


HEART SHAPED TURKEY MEATLOAVES

INGREDIENTS
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 lb ground sirloin
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
5 saltine crackers
2 Tablespoons Italian breadcrumbs
1/4 cup regular breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon Worchestishire sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
any other seasonings as desired
2 Tablespoons ketchup

Topping
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 Tablespoons ketchup

DIRECTIONS
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spay muffin tin with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, place turkey and sirloin. Add to it all the other ingredients and mix with large spoon or your hands. Place a sixth of mixture in each heart. Mix the topping ingredients and spread on each heart meatloaf and bake uncovered for about 30 minutes or til center of a meatloaf is no longer pink. Lift out easy with a fork. For mashed potatoes, simply mash as normal, then add a couple drops red food coloring and mix til pink.





HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY VALENTINE'S!!! 
Now head on over to The Blended Blog to link-up your culinary goodness!!
And Don't forget who the chef is over there today...ME and I have your Valentine Dessert all ready for you!!!




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