Happy Friday, friends! I hope you have some fun things lined up for the weekend, with some relaxation time, too. This weekend is my dad's birthday weekend, so we'll be having a family dinner on Sunday. I'm in charge of making his birthday cake so I'll be spending a good portion of the day on Saturday baking up a storm in the kitchen, and then attempting to be a good cake decorator. Anyone out there have any tips for decorating a cake? I always dream up this picture of the most beautifully iced cake and well...it doesn't turn out that way haha. Stay tuned on Instagram stories (username: joyfullyjenna) to see how the cake decorating goes! Let's hope it's not a total fail ;P
Before we all head out for the weekend, I'm stopping by with my usual Friday favorites post! I'm rounding up the things that I've been loving this week, or things that have just made me smile. Let's jump right in!
1. The Cake by Hannah
The Cake by Hannah is by far one of my favorite bloggers. I love her posts because they're so real and honest, and I think most people can relate to them. One of my favorite posts of hers is one where she talks about struggling with the change of growing up, which really resonates with me in my life as I'm figuring out what my career will be. Anyone else relate? Well, Hannah just totally revamped her blog this week and she added The Cake Shop. These t-shirts are quite possibly (definitely) my new favorite thing. I mean...Cake, Wine, & Gilmore Time? Say no more. As someone who just started watching Gilmore Girls this past summer (I'm almost to season 4) and LOVES it - this t-shirt is perfect.
2. Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookie Recipe
Sorry, friends, but this cookie recipe is too good not to show up in my weekly favorites. If you missed the recipe, you can click here to get it! Like I said in my blog post, this sugar cookie recipe is hands down the best one I've ever made. They're not overly sweet and have just a hint of vanilla and almond flavor. Yum!
3. Trader Joe's Mandarin Oranges
Okay, super random, but these mandarin oranges from Trader Joe's are so, so good. You know how sometimes you pick up a bag of these and they're all tart and no sweet? Not these gems. They're so sweet and so good. One or two of these are the perfect midday pick-me-up snack! Grab some this weekend on your weekly grocery run :)
Alright, friends, that's all I have for this week! I'd love to hear what's been making you smile this week - let me know in the comments!