Tuesday, July 14, 2009

5 Faves Fridays, 2 weeks late Birthday Edition!

So I made it to the ripe old age of 31. No longer just a 30 year old but a 30-something year old. Gah! But today has been good so far. Lots of lovely birthday wishes and Zoe made me coffee and breakfast this morning.

I have been a bad, busy girl and have neglected my 5 Faves and how I have missed them. So let's just roll with it shall we!

#1. Joanie and her clean bill of health-One of the greatest things about 5 Faves is the amazing friendships that have been forged. And anyone who has joined us in the 5 Faves journey is sure to know the beautiful Joanie by now. What an amazing woman indeed. She is open about her journey with breast cancer and is such an advocate for breast cancer awareness. She had a check up appointment with her Dr. last week and was given the best gift...a clean bill of health! I think we all had a collective sigh of relief. Check out Joanie, the #1 5 Faves AND breast cancer awareness advocate. An inspiring, loving lady whom you need to know!

#2. Gilmore Girls- OK you all know that I HEART GILMORE! And there was a WHOLE SEASON that I didn't even know existed until ABCFamily started playing it a few weeks ago. Well, I have now watched them all. I just got to sit down a few days ago and watch the final show finale and yes I cried like a baby! Zoe kept saying "Gee Mom, get OVER it" but damn it, I love this show and am so sad that Rory didn't marry Logan, was sad to see her move away and leave behind Lorelai but was so thrilled that Lorelai and Luke kissed and made up. Once again I will say this: if you haven't watched this show yet WATCH IT NOW! ABCFamily just started the whole series over again this week. One of my fave all times shows EVER!

#3. ddeforest etsy shop- Dianna puts together some super cute, shabby, vintage kits and she had this to die for b/w houndstooth ribbon that I just had to have! She has a sale going on right now! Check out these cute packs at only $4 a piece!:

#4. Sohomode etsy shop- now while I haven't bought anything from here yet, ughhh I am sorely tempted to. Pencil skirts, aprons, her dresses ohhh her dresses. Crisp, clean, elegant and simple!

#5. Simplyrecipes.com-I don't even remember how I stumbled across this site, but I am a sucker for recipes and pictures of food and well this site is FULL of both! They have spicy, citrus black beans up today and yummo they look so tasty!

#6. Avocados- I used to HATE, LOATHE avocados and now I can't get enough of them. They taste good on almost everything. My favorite way to eat them this past week is:

Flour tortilla, spread cream cheese on top, add chopped onions, 4 slices of avocado, 3 slices of bacon, 1 slice of muenster cheese, 1 romaine lettuce leaf and eat as is OR I have been adding BBQ chicken fingers or smoked turkey slices as well. Oh and if you have ranch, dude throw some of that on there too! And you MUST have some pepperoncinis to go with. I have eaten this no less than 5 times in the past 2 weeks. Also have been making a ton of homemade guacomole too. Here are some more avocado recipes!

#7. Webster's Pages Winter's Wings line- Almost makes me wish it was winter but umm not quite. Totally enjoying the warm weather right now and working on my tan. BUT this line is sooo gorgeous! Take a peek at this:

#8. Amazon gift cards- Zoe and John got me one for my bday and now the only hard part is paring down what I want to get. Cause this girl always wants it ALL LOL! But it was a very sweet present from my 2 favorite peoples! Love you guys!

Ok so I think that is all I can think of for now! Enjoy your day and I am going to go finish having a great Birthday!


Kirsty said...

Love the faves...what a catch up:)

Kaytee said...

Those are great Faves! I am so happy that Joanie's appointment went well. I was praying for her! I love the Gilmore Girls too!! I was upset when it ended. Glad you had a great birthday!!

pink4u said...

I am so blessed:) Thank-you Dena for being there for me and inspiring me.

Happy Birthday to my dear friend!!


A, J, and G said...

Happy Birthday a day late! Welcome to the 30 somethings :-)

LoRi said...

You inspire me, Dena. Always.