Favorite Things Friday

Have you stopped and smelled the roses today?

Or let the wind blow your hair?

Did you buy that delicious scone this morning because you deserved it? Yes, YOU! You have been doing an awesome job lately, I just wanted to let you know.

Did you get a chance to sleep in a little bit this morning. Or at least press the snooze button once?

I feel like all too often, with school and responsibilities (oh, and a little something called life), I forget to enjoy some of the awesome wonders around me. So instead of posting a recipe today, I’d like to post some pictures of my favorite things. Thanks for the idea Joy and Tracy!

What are some of your favorite things?

My friends

They are the lovely, fabulous people that bring so much joy to my life. And they put up with my obsessive baking and ridiculousness.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter

I love love love chocolate and peanut butter. The combination is classic: sweet, creamy chocolate and rich, salty peanut butter.

I would have to say that one of my all time favorite chocolate and peanut butter treats would have to be my chocolate and peanut butter brownie crunch bars or my birthday chocolate and peanut butter mousse pie.

Flowers

Flowers are so lovely.

They smell pretty.

They look pretty.

They bring happiness and beauty into my life. I took this picture on a hike recently and marveled at the bright colors of the delicate petals, the fragrant perfume, the light sway in the wind

Running

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve completed two half marathons and look forward to running a lot more. Running for me has become very cathartic. I love the feeling of the crossing the finish line, feeling as though I am an Olympian (notice I didn’t say running like an Olympian).

And if you’re curious, I wasn’t actually running here.

I’m actually so fast, they have a difficult time finding cameras to take my picture while I run ;) Just kidding.

Dewey

Dewey is my wonderfully delicious “puppy”. She’s actually a little over nine years old but that doesn’t stop her from all of her shenanigans.

And just because she is so cute, I’ll give you one more picture.

Have a beautiful Friday!