Friday Favorites 02

Friday, January 14, 2022

Happy Friday! Thanks for the love on last week's Friday Favorites post. I'm excited to have a place to share some quick links with you each week. It was an extra exciting week at our house, so let's dive right in.

- I'd like to introduce you all to Dusty! We've been considering adopting a cat for a while now and the stars aligned this past week when I came across Dusty online. We adopted her through a local rescue, Hisses to Kisses. She's made herself right at home. Purrs 100% of the time she isn't asleep, and follows us around wherever we go. We don't know exactly how old she is, but she has had at least one litter of kittens. Mama cat needed a home and we're thrilled to be that home for her. No one could ever replace George bun, but she's already helping to heal parts of my heart that only the love of a furry friend can.

- In anticipation of Dusty's arrival I needed to do some serious cat-proofing around the house. So many plants, so many breakables! I picked up two of these adorable mini greenhouses from Ikea for some small house plants.

- I love seeing other people's creative spaces. This week Kait Neely shared her studio and it has so many amazing DIY details (found via Instagram). She made that table! I want to make one like that, so clever!

- I haven't had time for much sewing this week, but I did work on my scrappy green nine-patch quilt. I chatted about it in my September Monthly Report. Excited to get this one ready for quilting.

- Speaking of nine-patch quilts, this quilt by All Well caught my eye (found via Pinterest). They have a zine with instructions for how to make it.

- Tried two new recipes this week. First one was for crispy air-fried chickpeas by A Beautiful Mess. We've tried making crispy chickpeas in the oven a few times, but these were even easier and the crispiest we've made! (We're on a serious chickpea kick right now!)

- Next, I baked the Cannoli Pound Cake by Smitten Kitchen. Oh my goodness. This turned out SO good. It was easy to put together and is delicious. I did need to bake mine for about 70-75 minutes. I might try baking it at 375 degrees next time. I think my oven is a little on the cold side.

- One of my favorite internet animals is Rico the Brazilian Porcupine, who lives at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. They feature videos of Rico on the instagram account (@cincinnatizoo) pretty often! He's usually snacking, which is adorable.

- Zipped through this Women in Art Puzzle* this week. It's a beautiful puzzle and it was fun learning more about some of the amazing women in art. There is a corresponding book* by the same name too.

- I picked up a couple new-to-me dahlia varieties from Fivefork Farms. I went with Caitlin's Joy and Lavadandy. I cannot wait for garden season again! Just in case you're interested, here is my growing dahlias pin board.

Have a Great Weekend!

*Note: Any links marked with an asterisk in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click through and buy something, I make a small commission, at no extra cost to you.


  1. Congrats on the adoption of your kitty! Cats and quilts - the perfect match!

  2. I love everything about this post Jeni! It makes me like the internet 💯 more. 💕

  3. Congratulations on adopting Dusty! My two previous cats and current cat, Mr. Pickles, liked to hang around the sewing room with me. Sometimes I turn around or leave for a few minutes, and when I come back, Mr. Pickles is sitting on part of the quilt I have under the sewing machine. I think he is trying out the quilt, to make sure it's comfy for the recipient. I wash every quilt I make before giving it away, to make sure no cat hairs are on it.

  4. Dusty looks like such a sweet cat. We have a dilute tortoise shell cat named Rosie that is 20 going on 21.

  5. I love this list Jeni, thank you for putting it together and starting a new regular feature!


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