It’s Friday (thank goodness) and I am excited to kick off a new “Friday Favorites” series highlighting just a few of my favorite things about this week that have just made life a little easier, a little better, a little more happy. Food, clothing, fun activities — no restrictions at all — just three of my go-to items or places that I’ve either recently discovered or am finally recognizing as a daily necessity. So, in no particular order, here we go…

  1. Candles from The Candle Lab: These basically burn all day everyday in our house these days! When you work from home, as I do for the time being, these local, hand-poured candles are a MUST. They smell AMAZING – my go-to scent is ‘Bamboo’ but there are over 120 fragrances to choose from. With stores located in Worthington, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh, you can either browse around to find exactly what you’re looking for — or order online. Bonus: Right now, you can take advantage of their ‘buy three, get the fourth free’ promotion along with free shipping with orders over $50.
  2. The Food Blogger Pro Podcast: I’ve listed to a lot of podcasts focused on blogging, social media engagement, etc. and this one is, hands down, my favorite. It’s comprised of interviews with successful food bloggers and industry experts that have taught me so much about photography, plugins and social media. Whether you have a lot of experience or are just starting out, you’re sure to come across some great information that will help you learn and grow!
  3. Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps & Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread: Every October, I swear that I run to Trader Joe’s and HOPE that these two essential items have hit the shelves. Either served together or separate (pumpkin cream cheese spread on a bagel is perfect on a crisp fall morning), these are two treats that you need to try 🙂