Friday Favorites #3

I am back with another week of Friday Favorites. I have been having fun writing Friday Favorites as it gives me a chance to write about things or share this that aren’t quite long enough for a whole blog post.
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Salad You Need to Try

healthy white bean salad

One of nice things about Summer is that fruits and veggies are fresh.  I found a salad recipe on Pinterest and it was so good I have to share it with you. It is a white bean salad with avocado, tomato, and onion.  That’s it. Super healthy and super tasty.  Adding this to our Summer line up.  Because the dressing doesn’t have any mayo or yogurt, it would work well for a BBQ.

When life gives you Lemons…

When life gives you lemons (or when your Uncle does)… You make lemonade. And lemon cake. And lemon flavored zucchini. And salad dressing with lemon. I made this lemon cake which was so incredibly good.  The recipe is from the Barefoot Contessa and surprisingly it uses Greek yogurt in the recipe to help cut the calories. All the other pound cakes call for 1-2 sticks of butter! Yikes!

my lemon cake picture as proof I made it!

French Country Group Boards

join a group board!

I have just discovered group boards on Pinterest.  I know I am late to the game with this.  It is so confusing to try to figure out how to join a group board!  So I started a new one, French Country Decor with easy instructions on how to join!  I know there are a few others out there.  That’s ok.  I also started a new google plus community that doesn’t require an invite. Can you believe no one had done that yet?

Favorite Shoe

the valentino studded pink flats

I don’t know why but I have been loving these caged studded flats by Valentino. I have been seeing them everywhere online and in the store. I just love them! It’s like a delicate ballerina flat went punk.  I also love them in all black. Only problem, I know these will look terrible on my feet!! All pointy shoes do! When you wear size 9.5, the point easily makes your foot look like a size 11 or 12! A dainty shoe turns into a clod hopper! I guess this will remain on my lust list.

Game of Thrones
You know it wouldn’t be a Friday Favorites without me writing about my current favorite show- GoT!  This week, entitled “The Gift” gave us a gift… Cersei in jail! It’s not like she didn’t have it coming!!  When she put the High Sparrow in command, did she really foolishly think she could imprison the Tyrell family without having the High Sparrow turn on her?  Religion will eventually rule the Iron Throne, for now.  As for the wall, Sam needs to like with Gilly. And Sansa I think is going to eventually try to kill Ramsay with the tool she stole while he was busy trying to show off his power.  What out, the little bird is going to get you!  As for my old hero Jorah, he got to give his Gift (Tyrion Lannister) to the Khaleesi much earlier than I expected, but I’m afraid it’s not going to be good enough.  She’s still pissed at him and probably won’t ever change her mind. Can’t wait for next week!

sorry Cersei #notsorry

Laduree Paris Review

I *finally* got my first post from my Paris post up and running!  These things take time.  I’m still salivating over the pictures that I took.  If you haven’t seen my review already, check it out, because I review things like this pretty Lily of the Valley macaron!

ALSO, I JOINED instagram!!!  You can follow me by clicking the link!  It is full of pretty pictures that I don’t post on the blog (at least most of them).

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  1. May 30, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    Love that you wrote "Spoiler Alert" before you shared info on Game of Thrones :0)
    I finally got caught up! LOVE this series!
    Have a great weekend,

    • May 31, 2015 / 2:18 am

      I am glad I put the spoiler alert down!! I'm total,t addicted to that show!! have you seen the outlander series? It's good too!

  2. June 24, 2015 / 4:32 pm

    Hey just found you, read two posts & hit two of my favorite things! Laduree macarons & GoT!! I enjoyed the Laduree shop when I was in Paris BOTH times. Didn't not have a meal but just standing in that line made my knees weak. Reading on….

    • June 24, 2015 / 10:59 pm

      The first few times I went to Paris I had no idea about Laduree…. Then I discovered it a few years ago and had been itching to go. I was so overwhelmed with all of their pastries, I wish I ride more!