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Friday Links: 10.3.2014

Posted October 3, 2014 by Stephanie
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The days are sunny and crisp, the nights are chilly and I’ve been indulging in pumpkin everything every day. It’s truly October! I know I sound like a broken record, but I really can’t believe this week is over already. It really went by in a flash. I spent a bunch of time with friends, got a bunch of work done, and gave a dear friend a birthday present that was the perfect combination of thoughtful and trashy.

It was a bottle of the Glenrothes and a giant can of Chef Boyardee. Funny thing is, I think she liked the Chef Boyardee more than the single malt. I love giving people the kind of weird and quirky things they love but would never buy for themselves. Do you guys ever give gifts that seem insignificant but are actually just what people want? Anyway, here’s what I’ve been doing around the internet this week. It’s a little on the light side – real life has been getting in the way!


1. I love silly speed-reading tests.
2. I’m not sure if movies are ever better than books, but I am really looking forward to this one!
3. Do you ever go to Costco just for the samples?
4. I eat a lot of chips, so this is a very handy chart for those times when I need a good bag to chip ratio.

Link Love:

1. I love pumpkin, I love waffles, I love these so much.
2. Homemade pop-tarts. I don’t need any words.
3. If you can believe it, I’ve never had circus animal cookies. I need to change that.
4. These doughnuts look so, so amazing.
5. Can you say chicken and waffles cake?!
6. A homemade pizza guide!
7. I have a thing for bacon sandwiches.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
xoxo Steph


  1. I have a weird love of speed reading tests! But I always try and read them as fast as I can, so I’m not sure if I’m getting accurate results…for example apparently it would take me 73 days to read the entire game of thrones series. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    Cheers to bacon sandwiches!And pumpkin beer waffles!

  2. Simi says:

    Chicken and waffle cake – what the what. I am going to be thinking about that non stop till I give it a try and the homemade pizza guide is going to come in very handy.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Nick says:

    Thanks for the shout-out Stephanie! Happy Friday!

  4. OMG you’ve never had circus animal cookies?!!? We need to change that IMMEDIATELY!!!

    (though now I’m worried I’ve overhyped them and you’re going to be like what even is this but I seriously love them and I’m going to end this stream of consciousness right here)

    Thanks for the link love! XOXO

  5. cynthia says:

    THAT CHIP CHART IS THE BEST THING. Hahaha I love it!! I need to show B2 (a chip connoisseur).

  6. I love that you put so much thought into your gifts–I’m the same way. Also, looking forward to Gone Girl!! Hope it lives up to the book.

  7. Kasia S. says:

    I made the bacon sandwich from the link you posted, a life changer… now I’m craving another, zomg! :D

  8. Thank you so so much for the link love! Sending you all of the heart emojis ever :)

  9. Bec says:

    Some lovely links there.. I am off to drool at waffles and bacon sandwiches. Bec x

  10. Gail Ost says:

    How can I sign up for e-mails to I am a food blog?

  11. eliza says:

    I love everything about your blog, but your Friday links sections always have these stunning photos at the top. Could you perhaps link to the originals somewhere? I’m always curious as to whom they belong, and I’d love to see more of those photographers’ work, in addition to your great blog! Thank you!!

    1. steph says:

      hi eliza,

      thanks so much – they’re actually photos that i’ve taken myself while abroad :)

      1. eliza says:

        Steph, wow I didn’t realize those photos were yours! They’re gorgeous! I only asked about the source because I’ve seen that temple + cats photo floating around on tumblr (hopefully it’s linked back to you!). Good to know, thank you!

  12. Caitlin says:

    What city is that in the photo on top? Beautiful snap!

    1. steph says:

      it’s Tokyo :)

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