Friday Favorites 9.9.16

09/09/2016 3 Comments


I know it was a short week but I can’t believe we’re back to Friday Favorites already. I’m still over here mourning summer, however it looks like we might get one last lake day on Sunday due to fabulous weather. I’m sure a lot of you have had a hectic week so let’s get right to it:

Zac Brown Band

Katy Perry Surprises Orlando Shooting Victim

Let’s get the crying out of the way, this gave me all the feels!! Seriously, it’s heart wrenching what this man had to go through. I’ve always been a huge fan of Katy and what she does for her fans but this is just amazing, especially how real her emotion is.

Zac Brown Band Concert

Zac Brown Band

The ZBB concert is one of the nights I look forward to every summer! I’m so thankful Zac has been touring the last few summers and always comes to SPAC, it’s an amazing way to celebrate the end of summer. It was a cool and crisp night last Saturday and it was probably the best ZBB concert I’ve seen. I’ve seen them in both Saratoga and Los Angeles multiple times but this setlist combined with the weather and the atmosphere was just the best! It was was also amazing to experience Zac’s wine bar beforehand and enjoy his new wines from his company Uncaged Wines. The cabernet was yummy! This band is so musically talented and I hope they decide to tour next summer too!!

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Beach Vibes Spotify Playlist


Ok I’m really sad I didn’t find this playlist until the end of summer! It just feels like I’m laying on the beach or floating in the pool when I’m listening to it. I’ll be listening to it when I need a dose of summer through out the next few months until I go on a tropical vacation to get my fix 🙂

Tomato Recipes


Huge fan of one pan dinners!

I was looking for a way to use my freshly picked tomatoes from my garden as a side for dinner this week. I came across this awesome balsamic tomato recipe that really elevated the taste. Last week I made Chicken Pesto Kebab’s for friends as a healthy app and they turned out amazing!


You can follow me on Pinterest here for more pin-worthy recipes I love!

Summer 2016 Memories/Paddleboarding


I got most likely my last paddle board day in on Friday. It was absolutely gorgeous out and I thoroughly enjoyed adding paddle boarding to my list of summer activities. It’s always so peaceful to get out on the lake this way with all the vibrant colors and sunshine 🙂 I’ll miss it 🙁

If you missed it, I linked up with NC Sue from Image=in-ing for Wordless Wednesday. I love the beautiful photos in this link-up!


Have a fabulous weekend friends!

Today I am linking up with Erika and Karli.

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Also linking up with April & Katie & Jennie!

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Cupcake N Dreams

New Yorker blogging about travel and lifestyle things that make me happy!


  1. Reply

    Olya @ The Siberian American


    Those tomato recipes look great! Hope you get one more day at the lake this weekend! 🙂

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    Claudia @


    Everyone is sad summer is coming to an end and I’m here in Texas jumping up and down haha. I feel like I’ve been holed up in my house because it’s been too unbearable to do anything!

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      Cupcake N Dreams


      I do feel for you guys in the south Claudia! Thanks for stopping by 🙂