Friday Favorites 23

Friday, June 10, 2022

Happy Friday! It's time for another Friday Favorites post!

- I spent most of the last week in the garden, so this week's post is going to be plant and garden heavy. Starting with this beauty! My mock orange tree is in full bloom right now and smelling so wonderful.

- My Mom sent me this lego set*! I've put the base together, and I'm trying my best to savor each bit and not rush through it.

- I am thrilled that for the second year in a row, my Hoya Krimson Princess* has graced me with a bloom! The flowers are so otherworldly. In contrast to the mock orange however, they do not smell good (at least not to me!).

- I ordered this garden colander* for myself. I can't wait to use it when I harvest veg this season!

- My first dahlia bloom of the season is opening! It's also my very first fully double seedling, which is very exciting. The seed parent is Crichton Honey, one of my favorite varieties.

- I made snickerdoodle cookies for the first time this week using this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I used my very strongest cinnamon from Penzey's, which I think helped put them over the top!

- It is obvious yet how much I love Smitten Kitchen? I made her strawberry cake last weekend with farm fresh strawberries and it was so good. A keeper for sure.

- Loving this quilt in progress by Saija! The color arrangement is stunning.

- Speaking of strawberries, I'm not sure I'll be able to resist this new collection* from Kimberly Kight. So many strawberries!!

- Kitten has been enjoying our armchairs lately as a morning nap spot. She snuggles right up against my bear paw pillow. :)

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. I'm a big fan of Smitten Kitchen. I have her first two books and am eagerly awaiting her third one due out in November! So many great recipes! I love clicking through all your Friday favorites.

  2. This is a question, not a comment, and I hope it’s OK. What kind of sewing machine are you using?
    Your flowers and gardening are miracles to me, the original Black Thumb! Thanks so much.

  3. Love your mock orange! And I agree, I've never liked the smell of my Hoya plant's blooms! Cute kittie! Jan in MA


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