Friday Favorites 2.17.17

02/17/2017 21 Comments

Happy Friday!!

Next week is my 1 year blogging anniversary, which I’m so excited to celebrate. I can’t believe how fast this year has gone and I’m so thankful I decided to join this amazing blogging community. It has been so much fun and I love the inspiration I get from bloggers and readers each week!

So come back Monday to check out the giveaways and maybe even a few new design changes for Cupcake N Dreams.

As for my favorites this week:

Better Than Before

The past few years I’ve started the New Year off with a Gretchen Rubin book and this year it was: Better Than Before.

I enjoyed Gretchen’s research on how our personalities affect our good and bad habits. The different chapters helped me think about both sets of my own habits and how I can improve them. I’m a typical Upholder, which means I’m the same as Gretchen so that might also be why I enjoy her books so much.

If you are interested in Gretchen’s studies on Happiness, I always suggest starting out with The Happiness Project first then Happier at Home.

I’ll all about her tips and tricks!

Rebecca Minkoff Clutch/Cross Body Bag

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This Rebecca Minkoff bag is the perfect go to for when I’m traveling or for a night out. It acts as a wallet and is big enough to carry my phone plus a few other items. I also used it as my clutch for the NYE wedding I attended. I love that it can serve two purposes as a cross body bag and fancy clutch!

Pinkberry

Pinkberry is always a favorite! I have been spoiled through my travels to pick up this treat when it’s at the airport.

 

However, at home to satisfy my cravings for it, I make my “mock’ Pinkberry.

Plain greek yogurt with pomegranate seeds and carob chips. Same thing right?!

Vietnamese Coffee & Coffee Dripper

So my awesome Dad has traveling adventures of his own all the time due to work. Being the sweetheart that he is means sometimes he brings home wine or coffee presents for me since he knows how much I love my drinks of choice.

He traveled to Vietnam for the first time last week and brought me back a Vietnamese coffee dripper and coffee.

Has anyone used this type of coffee maker before?! I’m sure we have a similar one here in the states but I love how it makes a single cup of coffee.

UPDATE: I found a similar one on Amazon for a great price if you are looking to try it out 🙂

The coffee wasn’t that bad either, a little strong, but pretty tasty.

 

Nashville

I was thrilled to go on a trip to Nashville last weekend, but sad it was super quick. In case you missed my post about places to eat and things to do, you can check it out here!

Favorite shoes ever || Similar Rebecca Minkoff Purse

Heading to Nashville soon?! Check out my post from last summer: Ultimate Weekend Guide to Nashville & Dessert First: Nashville

Don’t forget I’ll be hosting a 1 year blogging giveaway next week, so come back and celebrate with me 🙂

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

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21 Comments

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    Christy

    02/17/2017

    Congrats on your one year blogiversary! I don’t think I have ever been to a Pinkberry, we have something similar here though and the kids and I love going there in the summer.

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      02/18/2017

      Thank you Christy!

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    Biana

    02/17/2017

    Huge congrats on getting to one year of blogging – that’s wonderful!! Pinkberry at the airport – that’s a treat worth having right there!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      02/18/2017

      Thanks Biana!

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    April of Smidge of This

    02/17/2017

    Happy (nearly) one year blogiversary! You are just so cute and I am so happy you linked up with us today. YES on the coffee dripper, can I Amazon Prime one to me?!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      02/18/2017

      Aw thank you so much April! I love linking up with you ladies 🙂 I didn’t even think to check Amazon to see if they carried the Coffee Dripper. They do!! I highly recommend Amazon priming it!

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    Amanda

    02/17/2017

    I’m traveling to Nashville on Sunday, so linking to your guide to Nashville post was so timely! I always look forward to bowling at the Pinewood Social, Hattie B’s famous hot chicken, and a trip to the Opry! Looking forward to a run around town, too. It’s supposed to be mid 70s next week, which is a far cry from the 20s Pittsburgh is seeing! Happy weekend!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      02/18/2017

      I’m so jealous of your Nashville trip weather! It wasn’t quite that perfect when I was there. I agree there are so many amazing places to get too during visits! Have so much fun Amanda 🙂

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    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    02/17/2017

    Happy one year anniversary! That coffee maker looks very interesting and I love Rebecca Minkoff bags. Have a great weekend

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      02/18/2017

      Thanks Deborah! I find myself collecting Rebecca Minkoff bags a little too often now lol

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    Meranda@Fairytalesandfitness

    02/17/2017

    Early congrats on blogging for one year. Isn’t blogging an amazing journey?

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      02/18/2017

      It really is Meranda! I have enjoyed the blogging experience so much so far! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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    jessi's design

    02/17/2017

    I want to go to Nashville so badly!!!!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      02/18/2017

      The spring time is a perfect time to go Jessi!

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    Allie

    02/17/2017

    That purse is gorgeous! I definitely want to read that book- sounds interesting. Have a great weekend!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      02/18/2017

      I would love to hear your thoughts if you do read Better Than Before! I love discussing Gretchen’s books almost as much as reading them lol. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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    Rachel

    02/17/2017

    What is this Pinkberry you speak of…?? I’ve never heard of it but YUM!!!

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    Sarah Bell

    02/17/2017

    Happy Friday!!! That is so exciting you are close to your 1 year blogging anniversary – yay!!! Love love love that clutch!! 🙂

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      02/18/2017

      Thanks Sarah!! I’m pretty excited about it too 🙂 Have a great weekend!!

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    Sara

    02/17/2017

    Man. The last few trips I’ve been on have not included airport yummies like pinkberry. I’m a little jealous. I’m flying into Detroit on Sunday with instructions to get dinner at the airport and I’m already NOT looking forward to it. 😛 They need a pinkberry.

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      02/18/2017

      Ah Sara there is a Pinkberry in DTW!! haha don’t fret, I know where all the Pinkberry’s are in the US airports lol. If you have time it’s near gate A74!!

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