Category: Friday Favorites

A sporadic series highlighting things I’m currently crushing on. Can be music, trends, places, businesses, etc. Anything is fair game.

Friday Favorites: Dotan


Thanks to the boy’s satellite radio, I can actually instantly know the band for a song that catches my attention while we’re driving somewhere. This happened with Home by Dotan the other week, and I promptly bought the album it came from on iTunes when we got home. And it’s been on repeat since then. Here’s a few of my favorites from the album 7 Layers: Dotan by Amanda Cobb on Grooveshark I checked out his previous album, too, but… Read the rest ⇒

Friday Favorites: True & Co


I assume most of my readers are ladies, and as such I’m going to share something with you today that I think we all could use. If you are, oh I don’t know, any kind of normal woman, bra shopping can be a pain in the tush. Particularly figuring out what bra size fits best, and not breaking the bank in the process. Well, there’s a new online service to help with all of that. It’s called True & Co,… Read the rest ⇒

Friday Favorites: Tribal Prints


Remember how I used to not like mustard yellow, or corduroy, or ballet flats? This is another thing that falls under the category ‘never thought I’d like and now I totally do’. Tribal-inspired prints are everywhere this fall, and I’m loving it. So I rounded up a few of my favorites from the online shopping world to share with you folks. Clearly I like the black-and-white or more subdued color schemes with this kind of print (there were plenty of… Read the rest ⇒

Friday Favorites: Front Porch Frozen Desserts

Front Porch Frozen Desserts

I’m not sure if you know this, readers, but I have a pretty serious sweet tooth. Like, ice cream is an acceptable meal and I have a candy dish in the living room and a chocolate stash at my desk and pretty much nothing is better than a good piece of pie or cake or brownie. I love Tiff’s Treats and Lick and many other dessert-centric places. I’m still mourning the loss of The Cookie Lounge, to be honest (a… Read the rest ⇒

Friday Favorites: Songs

I’ve recently stumbled into Grooveshark, and thought today I’d share some of my favorite songs. This will probably be an ever-changing and constantly updated list. But right now it has some long-time favorites, and some current obsessions. I actually get to see one of these bands this weekend (Airborne Toxic Event)! Have a listen and enjoy. Happy weekend! Favorite Songs by Amanda Cobb on Grooveshark Any music recommendations based off of this sample of my music taste? I’m all ears!… Read the rest ⇒

Friday Favorites: Films for Thought

My range of movie-viewing is pretty wide. I’m equally happy watching a Bruce Willis action flick or a period drama or a romantic comedy or a quirky indie dramady. But I think my favorite are the type that are otherwise a normal storyline, but add just a little bit of weird/unreality with a pivotal What If question. And I thought I’d share some recent viewings that fall under this category, each of which I really enjoyed for different reasons. They… Read the rest ⇒

Friday Favorites: Modern Movie Musicals

Moulin Rouge

Music has always been a pretty big part of my life. I was in band. And choir. And took piano lessons for years and years. Near the end of high school and on into college, I also got into theater. These two interests met and merged and a love of dramatic musicals was born. The boy may wish it otherwise, but I have no problem sitting down to watch a movie where people randomly break into song or dance. Or… Read the rest ⇒

Friday Favorites: Handmade Shops I Love


In case you still need to do some holiday shopping, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite online, handmade/small business shops. Of course, they’re good anytime, not just for the holidays. But I’ll use the season as an excuse to give shout-outs to these ladies and their wonderful products:   Mama’s Nest Designs run by the fabulous Tricia. Unarguably one of my favorite shops. I own 7 – SEVEN! – necklaces made by Tricia. If you’ve been… Read the rest ⇒

Friday Favorites: Aubergine


This originally appeared as a guest post over on Sandy a la Mode. Aubergine. Plum. Eggplant. Violet. Purple. Whatever you want to call it, this color has been a heavy hitter in fashion ever since ye old days when only royalty could afford it. Luckily you don’t have to be super rich in modern times to sport this shade, though I personally always feel quite queenly when wearing it. It’s my favorite color, hands down. Not only is it’s deep… Read the rest ⇒

Friday Favorites: Mustard


Well, the day has come. I never thought it would, but it has. I actually like a shade of yellow. Not just tolerate-like, but actively, enthusiastically-like. Mustard yellow is now a prominent color in my wardrobe. You can see me sporting it here, and I know I’ve worn it at least twice since then, too (with some of the items in the mix-up below, even). It’s a great color to mix-and-match with, and a very autumn-appropriate color. So I thought… Read the rest ⇒