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Friday Finds 5.22.14

May is passing by in a flash! So far it’s been full of birthday cake, barbecues, watermelon and general lounging out in the sun. Mike came up with the brilliant idea of putting astroturf on our balcony and I’ve been hanging out on our “lawn” every day. It’s awesome because if I feel like having a little picnic, the “grass” is right there. I used to think astroturf was super tacky, but the stuff that we found is lush and really looks like grass, albeit really uniform green grass. You can take a peek of it on my Instagram if you’re interested.

This weekend is the first in while without any social obligations and tonight I’m planning on staying in while Mike goes out with his friends. I’m actually looking forward to staying in. I’m going to do the whole single lady dinner and binge watch a bunch of movies – I’ve got Interstellar lined up. Have you guys watched anything else good lately? Chef’s Table on Netflix looks pretty good as well…

Webstuff:
1. New emoji! But still no taco.
2. I really like Anna Kendrick.
3. I would totally eat at this Hello Kitty Restaurant. (More pics here!)
4. There’s some habaloo on the internet about the new Jem and the Holograms trailer. Apparently, it’s going to get better, but I don’t really have any problems with it. I mean, yes, it doesn’t seem like it’s true to the 80s cartoon we all know and love, but it still looks fun to me.
5. I’m all about the hawker stands when I visit Singapore. Hopefully they’re around for a while.
6. This Instagram account (junk food made all fancy) makes me giggle.
7. Do you remember saying that you’ll never stop listening to cool, new music?
8. Do nice guys finish last?
9. I find this map so interesting!
10. Did you read Judy Blume when you were a kid? She’s writing a new book.

Link Love:
1. These baby baked Alaskas are the kind of dessert I dream about.
2. This cake may not be the prettiest, but it looks hella tasty.
3. I could feast on these crispy vegetable pakoras all day, every day.
4. Popcorn, rice crackers, soy sauce, butter, sugar!? Yes please, hurricane popcorn.
5. This cake looks intense in the best way possible.
6. Creamy cool pastry cream, flaky puff pastry and blueberry sauce perfection.
7. I love wontons, especially chilled wontons tossed in spicy peanut sauce.

I’ve got my eyes on you:
1. This watermelon cooler would be so fun to bring on a picnic.
2. It’s been really warming up and our place doesn’t have air conditioning, something that does not work when I’m baking or braising. Mike did some research and found this fan. So far I’ve been loving it – it really does move all the air in the room.

Hope your weekend is awesome!

love & potatoes,
xoxo Steph

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10 Comments

  1. May or may not have watched all the “Good Eats” on Netflix in a weekend. I also watch too many “Cupcake Wars,” ofc muting my computer as soon as the host talks. Love Anna Kendrick too- she didn’t seem as prominent a character in “Pitch Perfect 2,” but enjoyed it all the same.

  2. Mabel says:

    Judy blume is writing a BOOK?! I still blush when I think about her Young adult books that I read in 6th grade heehee

  3. cynthia says:

    (1) Is there still no cheese emoji?!? T___T (or did I miss it because I stilllll haven’t updated my iPhone and my IG is becoming increasingly populated with little alien heads…) (2) Yes yes yes to Chef’s Table!! The ep with Niki Nakayama made me all kinds of emotional and I really want to discuss if you watch it. (3) Also omg this new cool music thing…. choosing our wedding reception playlist has just been one long string of question marks. (4) Love your Friday Finds soo much always!!!!

  4. cynthia says:

    (and (5) the COVER PHOTO!! Your plating skills are in-SANE.)

  5. Alana says:

    Always love your links. And I agree with Cynthia about your plating skills–like WOAH!

  6. Amy Bui says:

    Sounds like a relaxing weekend. What?! Judy Blume is writing a new book? Oh em gee, I’m way too excited right now.

  7. Ashlae says:

    I reaaaaaaally like Anna Kendrick, too. And that fancy junk food Insta IS SO GOOD.

  8. Abby says:

    A Hello Kitty Restaurant?! And a new NEW Judy Blume book?! Woah! <3

  9. Rachel says:

    Chef’s Table was incredible, highly recommended! It really gets at the emotional aspect of food and cooking.

  10. love the links!! omg that IG account is hysterical. sometimes it shows up right beneath the latest “gastropost” and i can’t tell which is which. that watermelon bag is SO CUTE!

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