Friday Things

Joseph adores the swing!

1. Can you believe that Joseph turned 18 months old last week?! Time is absolutely flying! He had a great checkup and continues to climb up the percentile charts. He’s down to one solid nap a day, which can range from 45 minutes to almost 3 hours, but most of the time they’re at least 1.5 hours. He continues to entertain us on a daily basis… he’s so much fun and it seems like he’s always been here.

2. I’m now 30 weeks along (wow is THAT going quickly!)… I had an appointment yesterday and everything continues to look great. The baby has measured slightly ahead of schedule the last two weeks, so perhaps he’ll make an early appearance, as opposed to his brother, who wanted to stay in my belly for all of eternity.

3. Since we’ve been making a lot of popcorn on the stove lately, I’ve been flying through containers of popcorn kernels. If you buy them in bulk, where do you get them? Would love some recommendations!

4. My mom recently cleaned out her attic and brought me a ton of my things to go through… One of them was a poster I made when I was 7 years old (I assume a school project) called “Me, Myself and I” about all of my favorite things. Two of the pictures were a cookbook and a camera, which I thought was pretty darn cool. But there was also a picture of… an iron. I couldn’t stop laughing. I didn’t remember ironing when I was that young, and when I asked my mom about it she said I was always interested when she was doing it, so she got me a toy iron. Apparently my Type A personality began from a young age 😉

5. Who Was the Biggest Heartthrob the Year You Were Born? Mine (1980) was Harrison Ford. Eh, never did anything for me.

6. These are so sweet and funny! >> 19 Times Dogs Were the Gift the Internet Didn’t Deserve.

7. Photog friends! I am planning to sell a few lenses that I never, ever use and am wondering where the best place to do this might be? eBay? B&H Photo?

8. My mom is traveling to Montreal for work in the near future – any must-see things to do or places to eat I can pass along to her? I’m so jealous – Montreal is on my bucket list, but I’m too big to enjoy a trip like that right now, womp womp.

9. So the Olympics start next week! I love watching! What are your favorite events? Swimming/diving and gymnastics for me!

10. TGIF! These guys look all attitude-y for some reason!

Einstein and Duke rocking some crazy attitude

BEB Favorites: July 2016

Brown Eyed Baker Favorites: July 2016

Happy Thursday and welcome to a new feature here on BEB – a roundup of some of my most recent favorite things!

Sometimes I mention things that I love on Fridays, but I usually save those posts for life updates and fun links and stories that I think you would enjoy. I wanted to be able to share some of the things I use all of the time and have found and loved and wanted to recommend to you! This won’t be a super frequent series – maybe a few times a year? – but I’m definitely excited about sharing some of my favorite things with you!

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Say hello spicy cheese bread, a.k.a. the bread that disappeared within 24 hours! This recipe makes a huge loaf of a rich brioche-like bread loaded with provolone and Monterey...

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Samoa Icebox Cake

Yes, you read that right! SAMOA Icebox Cake! This amazing no-bake icebox cake features all of the classic flavors of Samoa cookies! Icebox cakes are one of my very favorite...

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Hello and Happy Saturday! What do you have going on this weekend? I’m undertaking a big kitchen project today – trying my hand at homemade French baguettes! I haven’t...

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Friday Things

1. My sister found this little pint-sized adirondack chair at Bed, Bath & Beyond and bought it for Joseph… he loves having his own chair for lounging on the deck...

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