Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Favorites from Mimosa Lane, The View From the Great Island, My Beautiful Paris, The Thrillist, Elements of Style and More

Good morning! A very happy Friday and weekend to you. It is supposed to be sunny and hot here so a day at the beach with friends is in my plans. 

The Ultimate Iced Coffee from Simply Delicious

 Coffee lovers this is for you, This Ultimate Iced Coffee from Simply Delicious, the perfect drink on a hot summer day. 

If you would like to sip something a bit stronger you might want to try the Bootleg Cocktail from Garnish with Lemon, this lemon, lime thirst quencher is a favorite for Minnesota summers. 

Image from The Thrillist

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE hamburgers and was so excited to see that 3 of the 
100 Best Burgers in America  are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I have eaten two of the 3 and plan to try 3rd place when I go home next. I also have many of the burgers bookmarked as they are in cities that we frequently travel to. Check out this list from The Trillist to see if your favorite burger joint made the cut. 

Image from The View From the Great Island

Strawberries are the quintessential summer fruit and I would bet that you have never had Strawberry Jalepeno Salsa. Serve this with chips at your next bbq for a fresh, spicy summer snack. 

If you need something sweet you make one of these scrumptious Chocolate Cakes with Fudge Filling and White Buttercream Frosting.

Image You Did What with Your Weiner

Barbecues are a family affair and that includes the pups. Often times dogs end up eating people food even if you do not want them too, here are 7 Easy BBQ Recipes You and Your Dog Can Eat.

Image from Mimosa Lame via Letterfolk

Are letter boards the new chalk board? I am not sure but they are fun, can be used anywhere and you do not have to have nice handwriting to use them!

Is Florence, Italy on your list of places to visit this summer? If so check out this post by My Beautiful Paris.

Erin from Elements of Style 

Erin from Elements of Style wrote a beautiful book review of The Bright House : A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs. Nina wrote this book during the two years that both she and her mother were dying of cancer. The book was publish just days after she passed. If you would like to read the last interview that Nina gave you can read it HERE.

If you have anything to share, a book, movie or a recipe please do. Have a great weekend. 



  1. teeehee.....those are hilarious photos (of the weiner dog and the poodle wishing the salad to be a donut!!!!!)

  2. Im saving the iced coffee photo for my inspiration files...I see a room design blog coming! Happy Weekend!-Laurel Bledsoe

  3. Hi Elizabeth! Love that doodle with the board. That iced coffee looks right up my alley! Have a great weekend.

  4. I love iced coffee! Have you ever tried the caramel iced coffee at McDonalds?

  5. THE BOOK.....................NOW THAT is TRAGIC!I cannot IMAGINE!
    I love hamburgers as well...............cakes all the GOOD STUFF!
    I keep thinking you are ENORMOUS But you are NOT as I saw a photo somewhere recently!!!!!!


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