The Thursday Thirteen – 07/27/2017

Here in Virginia, this week has been absolutely lovely in the weather department; cooler than the previous few weeks with a lovely light breeze. The milder weather has seriously put me in a Halloween planning mood. That may seem crazy to most of you. but for us here folks at The Historic Herndon Halloween House, it’s a pretty special time of year that requires a lot of planning, thought, and crafting. Last year, the theme was Whispering Tombstone Cove, which I think turned out to be absolutely fantastic, however, this year, the theme is going to be even better. Unfortunately, it requires me making a lot more tombstones for the graveyard, which involves me and a lot of paint. Things are bound to go hilariously wrong so stay tuned. Until then, here are a few things that I’ve been fixated on recently.


Crispy Beer Battered Avocado Tacos - How Sweet It Is

These Crispy Beer Battered Avocado Tacos from How Sweet It Is are killing me in the best way possible. I mean, come on, we’re talking about tempura battered avocados here.


How many times have you found yourself wondering, “Self, I really wish I had a unique gadget to wipe the frosting off of my whisk?” You too? I thought I was the only one. Well, now it’s not a problem anymore with this Whisk Wiper. What will they think of next?


Puff Pastry Cronuts with Buttermilk Glaze - Food, Folks and Fun

I’m not usually the type of gal who goes crazy over a donut, however, if you were to put one of these Puff Pastry Cronuts with Buttermilk Glaze from Food, Folks and Fun in front of me, that could all change rather quickly.


Palm Trees Bow Tie Cat Collar - Made by Cleo - Etsy

Should I order Brenna a new kitty collar? I think she’d look pretty gosh darn cute in this Palm Trees one from Made by Cleo. Don’t forget that Brenna and Cleo have gotten their furry little heads together and come up with a 15% offer if you use the code BRENNA15 during checkout.


Chobani Flips S'more S'mores

Lately, I’ve been seriously addicted to Chobani Flips S’more S’mores. If you haven’t tried this yogurt yet, you simply must; it’s just so freaking unbelievably good.


Chobani Simply 100 Blueberry Dinner Muffins - Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Speaking of Chobani, why not make these Chobani Simply 100 Blueberry Dinner Muffins this weekend, after all, it’s a great time of year to bake with fresh blueberries.


I feel like I need a new Bundt pan and I’m kind of obsessed with this Crown one from Nordic Ware. What do y’all think?


Orange Peppermint Lemonade - Sugar Bananas

Check out this recipe for Sugar Bananas Orange Peppermint Lemonade. Don’t you just want a big ol’ glass of it in your pretty little hand right now?


Happy Socks is having their Summer Sale which means that this is the last week that you can save up to 50% off and get free shipping. Winter will be here before you know it and you’re gonna need socks.


What’s your favorite summer movie? One of my all-time faves has always been Shag. If you haven’t seen it, you should really check it out. I’ve been watching this movie over and over again for years and I never grow tired of it. Fair warning though, this movie will make you totally dance around your house like a complete fool.


Milk Street Magazine

Have y’all heard of Milk Street Magazine? If not, you should really check it out. It truly is a unique food magazine. I loved it so much that I ordered a subscription for my mom. You can get your own subscription right here.


Tropical Kiwi Crumble - The Unlikely Baker

While on our recent beach trip, the subject came up of which dessert we preferred, a cobbler, crisp, or crumble. I’ve never been a huge cobbler fan, which is probably why I love the idea of this Tropical Kiwi Crumble from The Unlikely Baker.


White Balsamic Blueberry, Corn, and Feta Salad - Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

I have a block party to attend this weekend and I can’t decide what I should bring. I usually bring deviled eggs but this year I’m considering making this White Balsamic Blueberry, Corn, and Feta Salad. Which would you prefer?

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