Friday is so Pinteresting

So right now I am majorly enthralled with this book. I’ve been reading it during all my free moments at work. So far I really like it even though it’s a lot different than Sarah Dessen’s usual story plot lines.

I’m actually gearing up for bed right now and ready to read another chapter or two before I hit the sack. Most of my posts lately have been rather short-winded (except for Wednesday’s where I rambled on and on about traffic and children’s books… what a weird combo) and this one will be no different.

Actually, to be completely honest, I almost forgot that tomorrow was Friday and thus I needed to write up a post still. Thankfully I don’t have to look too far for inspiration seeing as how Jessie at Jessie Bear What Will You Wear was awesome enough to host another Together Tuesdays link-up this week. Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean is also hosting her second Pin It Party, and instead of sharing my own recipes/links, I figured I’d just give a shout out to the same five posts from Together Tuesdays!



First up is Caitlin at Chasing Chels’s Frozen Salted Caramel Pretzel Pie. As I stated in her comments, this is a recipe that only needs only one picture because it basically speaks for itself. Oh my gosh- yum!


Next on the list is a Chocolate Bundt Cake from Michelle at Peachy Palate. This girl certainly knows her way around wheat, dairy and egg-free dessert recipes!


Another blogger who always knows how to catch my eye is Jenn at Peas and Crayons. This week it was with her homemade Cherry Chocolate Lara Bars. She had some really cute pictures of them all rolled up into fruit and nut balls, but I think this picture of the dough just screams, “Take a bite of me!” Don’t you think?


The fourth recipe link that I have to share was made by Tina from Carrots N Cake. She has some great paleo recipes these days and this one is no different. Super simple, this Chorizo and Rotel dinner topped with eggs looks great!


Last but not least is a sweet, single-serving Strawberry Ice Cream recipe from Lisa at Lisa Lately. As she says in the recipe description, it’s “single serving, vegan, gluten free, and super duper easy.” Sounds good to me!


Also, I have a few more links to share of non-food-related topics that I have particularly entertaining/interesting this past week.

50 Things That Look Just Like My Childhood– I miss the simpler days of choker necklaces, Pokemon cards and VHS tapes…


30 People Who Should Have Thought Before They Posted– No words…


100 Best-Ever Teen Novels– I’ve read about half of the books on this list! Sparked even more to be added to my list as well…


27 Things That You’ll Only Know if You Were Raised by a Teacher– All too true. Some good. Some bad…


And that concludes my thoughts for the night! I had way more links than I thought. Sarah Dessen may have to wait until tomorrow morning 😦

Until we meet again blogworld!

Happy Friday.


What is your favorite food link from this week? 

Can you relate to any of the 50 childhood things?

Did you have a parent who was a teacher?

Have you read a lot of the books on that top 100 list?


30 thoughts on “Friday is so Pinteresting

  1. I can’t wait to start reading the book. I downloaded it earlier this week but I literally haven’t been home so I haven’t opened it yet! My plan is to read it all weekend until it’s done. And then cry until her next book comes out. I really want to make Caitlin’s pie. I’ll eat caramel anything.

    • Way behind on commenting… Have you had a chance to read it yet? I just finished it over the weekend. I’m still not entirely sure what I think. It’s so different than her previous books!

      • I’m almost done with it!!! I like it but it is way different, you’re right. I like the others better but this one was good!

  2. Meat sprinkles? I’m quite impressed… I don’t think I ever would have come up with that clever. And I can relate to pretty much all of those 50 childhood things… the 90’s were a good time to grow up 😀 Speaking of growing up, I always wondered what it would be like to have a parent who was a teacher. Neither of mine were, but it’s good to hear that it’s not all bad. Although I’m guessing it would be full of awkward moments…

    • It took me a minute of rereading that pin to understand. Lol. So odd, but true.

      The 90s were the best. Looking at what kids play with now (aka iPads and cellphones) I feel fortunate to have grown up right before the big boom of technology. I would be so bored.

      Yes, the awkward moments were the worst! But I wouldn’t change a thing. 🙂

  3. Aw- love the childhood things. I can definitely relate 🙂 And I didn’t grow up with a parent as a teacher but have seen some pretty interesting things while being married to one! Plagarism is the worst! Lastly, I have read several of the books on that list and am currently reading The Fault in Our Stars. Pretty good so far 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!

    • I bet that it opens your eyes a lot being married to a teacher 🙂 My mom, dad and aunt are all teachers, plus all of their friends are teachers, so I was a very well-behaved student after hearing the horror stories of how some kids acted!

      I’m still debating about The Fault in Our Stars. Some say it’s really good, others not so much.

  4. Firstly, yum to ALL those food items you’ve pinned. Seriously good selection and why do I have to see them when I’m eating a rather boring lunch in comparison at work haha.
    And secondly, the 100 books. I have read quite a few but have now earmarked loads I wanted to read. Also, I remember reading the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series at school…so cringey but so funny.
    Have a great weekend!

  5. I just went through all the links that you posted, absolutely hilarious! I love lara bars so I may have to try making them myself!

  6. And thank you for giving me more things to read while the boys sleep this morning/I’m trying not to cry during the Pens game tonight 😀 Oh and the shout out as well 😉 This is the first weekend in a while I don’t think I’m baking anything since we’re going away tomorrow (although I might make some snickerdoodles for my cousins since they’re their favs), and I don’t quite know what to do with myself 😛

    • Right now I’m fighting the urge to go buy Cinder and Scarlet from Amazon… I just need to wait until I get home to go to the library and check them out instead! 🙂

      Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies too like your cousins, especially the fluffy ones from the bakery… Homemade ones are good, but never quite the same!

  7. Thanks for the mention lovely!
    Those Cherry Chocolate Lara Bars are calling my name right about now! Yum!
    Haha, oh my gosh dying at all the childhood stuff! I forgot all about those chokers! I used to love them, oh the 90’s we sure had some interesting trends 😉
    I’m going to have to check out that book list, because I LOVE reading. Got to make sure I complete this one!

    • Sure thing Lisa 🙂

      I think I still have one of my choker necklaces in my jewelry box. I’ll never wear it again, but good memories!

      I’m not sure that I could commit myself to reading all of the books on this list but I will certainly read most of them!

  8. That 50 things from my childhood post had me in giggles, it’s so true!! I’ve been lusting over those bar/ball things from Jenn too, can’t wait until we find/unpack the food processor so I can make some 🙂

  9. Oh my gosh, I’ve only read 16 out of the 100 books on that list! Wow. I don’t even know how many hundreds of books I read when I was younger, but I’m amazed at how few from that list I did read.
    I remember wanting one of those plastic choker necklaces sooooo bad, and when I finally got one, I remember thinking it was boring and annoying. I eventually hated it. Haha.
    That teacher thing is SO TRUE. I laughed out loud at pretty much every one on that list because of how true they are. Too funny.

    • That’s how I normally feel when I look at reading lists… The others that I’ve seen probably have all of the books that you’ve read. Lol.

      The choker necklaces always made my throat itch but boy did I think they were the coolest things ever invented. I felt like Gwen Stefani 🙂

  10. I love the pug who photobombed the beautiful picture with chorizo and eggs.
    I’ve read about a quarter of those books, with The Last Unicorn being a childhood favorite. I also read 7 out of the top 10, which includes the whole series. Back in the days when I used to read books, that is. Sigh. I need to add this to my lists.

    • That’s Murphy from Carrots N’ Cake. He is just the cutest dog ever. If you haven’t been on her blog before you should check it out just for him. The posts on Murphy are hilarious.

      I just finished The Moon and More, but I haven’t been reading as much as I should be either. I’d never heard of The Last Unicorn series before. I should read up on it.

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