Friday Faves :: recent favorites

Friday Faves

Hey there & happy Friday!
I have 5 incredibly recent favorites to share with you. I’ve used all 5 of these favorites this week. Let’s start with the food one, because…obviously.

:: ONE ::
Emily posted this recipe a few weeks ago and I gave it a shot last week. Jonathan and I are big fans of cookies, so I love to have dough on hand for whenever the time is right. AKA whenever we put the kids down for bed. In fact, we just made some tonight and as I was working on this post, Jonathan said, “You know? I think these are the best chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever made.”

I made them exactly as written except for one small change: mini chocolate chips. Makes a difference. So yummy. Check out Emily’s site for a free printable of this super-duper cute recipe! I made it small so that you could go to the source for the real deal. 🙂

:: TWO ::
Last week, I bought this bottle via amazon. I wanted something portable with a straw so that I could easily transport my smoothies. Hashtag first world problems. I was debating between this bottle and another one, but when I saw the videos showing how this one worked, I was sold. So, Contigo promo people? Well done. You got me. And I love my bottle. So, thanks for convincing me via your nifty vid.

:: THREE ::
One of my very favorite things about the above bottle is that it only cost me $1 & change. How, you ask? Well, because I had earned amazon gift cards through swagbucks. People. If you ever search on the internet for anything, do yourself a favor. Install swagbucks as your default search engine and watch your bucks slowly rise. This is not a get rich quick scheme. Trust me, it’s not even a get rich slow scheme. It’s just an easy way to make what I like to think of as FREE MONEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYY!!!

Ahem. Anyway, it’s always nice for me to realize I have some swagbucks and trade them in for amazon gift cards which I then usually use to feed my book loving self.

sb:: FOUR ::
My original plan was to fill my bottle with spinach smoothies, but I got sidetracked by this cold-brewed iced coffee via Smitten Kitchen. I’ve made it 4 times this week. And I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. I’m very sorry and somewhat saddened to admit this fact because I know some of you will call me a hater, but I don’t like insanely sweet iced coffee. The kind that tastes like syrup. Or the kind where I’m literally slurping up sugar. I’m talking to you, Dunkin’ Donuts. So. I make my own. And this recipe is a keeper. Totally customizable. So if I feel like slurping up sugar, I can just dump it in. WINNING.


:: FIVE ::
I’m in the middle of this book right now via my sister’s suggestion. It’s made me laugh, think, and ugly cry. It’s spurred some good conversations with my husband and Jesus. And it’s caused me to be encouraged as well as convicted. Did I mention I’m only halfway through?

I got my copy via my local library, but I just noticed it’s {currently} on sale for $2.99 for the kindle version. If you’re looking for a good read, check this book out.

Happy weekend, friends. Rest in Jesus & His Word.


If you’re a blogger, I’d love for you to link up your favorite things with Susanna and me! Just link back here + you’re golden!

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  1. Andrea says:

    I definitely want to try that chocolate chip cookie recipe. It looks like it’s going to be a rainy weekend–perfect for baking!

  2. Christa says:

    yes, indeed!! so very good. I have more dough and definitely am feeling the need to make more tonight. this is becoming a daily tradition in our home. DANGEROUS!!! 😉

  3. Kay says:

    Just saw the recipe for cold-brewed iced coffee. I love iced coffee any time of year. But the way I usually make it is not always successful and it’s kind of a pain in the neck to brew and chill. I’ve gotta run now and fix this recipe. I’m also going to make coffee ice cubes as I read elsewhere . . .


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