Friday's Favorites & Weekly Recap

Happy Friday!

So happy to be finally adjusted to the time change and, better yet, the weekend is here! I have some fun plans for tomorrow and I'm always looking forward to catching up on some sleep. This week consisted of:

~ adjusting to the "spring forward" BS time change
~ lunch date with a girl friend at our favorite Thai restaurant
~ planning out the schedule for my upcoming trip and, not to mention vacation, back to Trinidad
~ sticking to our meal plan and healthy dinners at home
~ the ongoing struggle to keep my head above water with the life/work/blogging/sleep balance
~ happy hour yesterday with Kerri for $5 martinis and small plates. So fun catching up!

I'm sure some of you are gearing up to celebrate St Patrick's day this weekend. I will be out of town next week and don't feel the need to drink my weight in guinness and harp. Don't get me wrong, I love a good St Patty's celebration (see here and here) but this year, there's just too much going on.

Joining the lovely Amanda for her Friday Favorites linkup. 

Fun Nails for St Patty's Day
Love this green color with the gold sparkly accent nail.

Favorite Fashion Find:
This Kate Spade Gold Plated Cuff. Not to mention they have a 40% of sale on everything going on now with code EXTRA40.

Favorite Beauty Product:
Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash

St Patty's Recipes:
Loving this Irish Coffee recipe from ladies at The Sequin Notebook.

If you're looking for some party food ideas, I made this Spinach Crescent Bites recipe last year which was a party pleaser and perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

Favorite Funny:

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Mmmm those martinis look delish!! Love all of your favorites for this week too--that green color is super pretty! Hope you have a great weekend and get all caught up on sleep!!

  2. OMG you just killed me with that cat funny - hilarious!! I hope you have the best time relaxing and enjoying some fun time with Kerri this weekend! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. Love that St. Patty's mani! That cat funny is so hilarious too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

  4. Those spinach bites look great! And nothing beats $5 martinis and girl time.

  5. Those nails are gorgeous! Very fun! I should do that on my daughter's nails! She would love it. Have a great weekend, girl! xo

  6. Ok, I have to start with that last one because I seriously died laughing. I'm still laughing as I write this ahahaha! Yay for happy hour at Carmel! Love $5 martinis and goat cheese! I need to go out and get that green for St. Patty's Day! Love it! Happy Friday girl!

  7. It sounds like you had a busy, but really fun week! Great happy hour specials are the best. That cuff is so cute and now I'm craving spinach bites- yum! I hope you have a good weekend.

  8. I love all the St. Paddy's inspiration. I am constantly trying to find the balance, it's not working! Haha! That last cat meme is hilarious!!

  9. That gold cuff is adorable, might need to pick up some new baubles from KS. Those spinach cresent bites look/sound awesome, I may need to make them this weekend! Hahah to the cat trying to catch snow!

  10. Looove that nail inspiration - I'm obsessed with doing a glitzy accent nail and those are perfect for St. Patty's day! Sounds like you had a pretty good week - I'm right there with you on trying to find that balance.. don't you wish there was a magic formula we could all follow?! Thanks for the shout out on our Irish Coffee - glad you liked it! Have a great weekend, girlie! xoxo

  11. lol that last pic. dying. love all the green stuff! and last night was so fun! quick little HH is always a good idea if you ask me :) have a wonderful weekend! i'll miss you next week!!

  12. I pinned the spinach bites. Have a great weekend!

  13. Hahaha the snowball cat!!! That gold cuff is so cute and I loooove that nail color!!! I was wondering if the tea tree face was was good. I used to sometimes use tea tree oil on my face. What do you pair it with?

    Have a great weekend!

  14. OHH yum those spinach bites! Love those nails, so pretty! I saw that irish coffee on The Sequin Notebook, looks so good!

  15. For the first time EVER I struggled with the time change this year! I feel like I am getting so old! I think I need a manicure with that cute polish and that fancy drink to get me back on track!

  16. Ummm those spinach bites look delicious! And I love the gold cuff. Cant wait to see you the week eek!

  17. I love the nails! I have that green color. The cat meme made me lol

  18. Those nails are gorgeous, and so is that Kate Spade cuff! I feel you on the whole life balance thing. It's hard to keep everything going sometimes. Hopefully your vacay will help you to wind down and be ready to tackle everything when you get back:)