Friday Favorites: Flamingos, witches, and greasy little burgers

I am busy most of this weekend but tonight is all about Hocus Pocus 2. How can it be 29 years since the original was released? I’m serious, 1993 is like yesterday in my mind and it’s been almost three decades!

Tragedy has a way of shining a light on our most humane tendencies. This story about flamingos sheltering Hurricane Ian in a bathroom at Zoo Miami proves it.

There is no way I’d spend time making apple cider donuts, but I could get behind baking this Apple Cider Donut Cake for my next potluck. Which is next Friday BTW.

Out of Ink podcast has been making me laugh on my commute to and from work all week. Molly Lemon and Bea Baranowska are talented artists and so funny. Further proof that no one does self-deprecating humor like the British. The thing is, this is not scripted, they are just so self-conscious and funny.

If you’re a sucker for roadside attractions and vintage signage, The Retrologist Instagram is right up your alley.

I was catapulted back to the early nineties with this post about Little Tavern, a Maryland/Washington DC mainstay. There was a Little Tavern on Wisconsin Avenue next door to the restaurant where I used to sling pasta, pizza, and pizazz in Georgetown. The tell-tale sign of a massive hangover was walking through the front doors in the morning with a greasy bag of those mini burgers and a giant Coca-Cola.

Five Friday Favorites

Kale and Caramelized Onion Stuffing has me seriously reconsidering my usual Thanksgiving stuffing. Link to recipe on Smitten Kitchen

Read about the unconventional decision by the owners of Fancy Tiger Crafts are transitioning their business into a coop. Read about it on their website.

Love these quilt paintings!

The French Dispatch Two of my favorite things… movies by Wes Anderson and movies about publishing.

Not sure how I found Lulu Moon Owl Books on Instagram but her digital creations are dreamlike.

Friday Favorites: Love’s in Need of…


The origins of Valentine’s Day may be dark and mostly disputed, but this article sheds a little light on all the possible origin stories.


Here is a link to my Sweet Love Valentine Playlist on Spotify & Apple Music


Please download and enjoy my annual Free Print & Tuck Downloadable Valentine. Download them here.

Print, fold, and tuck these cheeky valentines into lunches, pockets, and laptop bags. Print on copy paper or card stock and slip into a 4 Bar size envelope (or not). Be sure to print in landscape mode and at the best quality your home printer can output. 


In case you’re curious where the fork the term “spooning” came from.


I’ve been buying old Harlequin Romance novels for a project and I came across this story of a couple who recreated the covers of romance novels as part of an exhibition for International Women’s Day in 2011. So fun!

Read more about the history of Harlequin Romance novels.

Oh, and Happy Lunar New Year!

I just love this Lunar New Year stamp series by The US Postal Service. 2021 is the Year of the Ox. You can find 2020 Year of the Rat stamps on Etsy if you’re keen to start collecting them.

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