The Friday Roundup

Yo peeps, it’s Friday!

For one, I am extremely thankful for Friday.

Even though it’s only my Thursday (sigh) I’m excited for the weekend. It’s been a busy week (working more than normal + cooking + blogging + appointments + everything else in LIFE), and a busy weekend of baking, blogging and more appointments will follow, but hey, thankfully I have a stockpile of sugar, sugar and MORE SUGAR to propel me through the weekend.

And if we’re being honest, I look forward to the crash. Why? Because then I can sleep in.

Fun Fact: I don’t sleep in. Ever. Unless I’m deathly ill, or have stayed up until like, 4 am that morning (which would be a near impossible feat in itself and I would suggest looking out the window to make sure pigs were not flying), I just don’t sleep in. I wake up at 630, 730 if I’m lucky … even if I stay up late, even if I need the sleep, even if I take a Tylenol PM to pleasepleaseplease knock me out so I can rest later.

Nope. No dice, circadian rhythm. Wake the hell up!

So yeah, bring on the sugar, alcohol and late nights. I’m ready to crash, sleep in lazily, and then wake up for a busy weekend.

If you also plan on hopping on the sugar high-crash-and-burn train, may I suggest some options that are fitting for the sugar position??

I talked of bribery and mentioned my favorite, most delicious way to bribe. Yeah, it involves Snickers inside cookies. Try to resist my persuasive powers.

If you work with the general public like I do, you know they can be quite… interesting, if not extremelydifficultandpainfullyinfuriating. Cookie Dough Stuffed Oreos are pretty much the solution to that.

I talked about the crazy, confusing world of blogging for non-bloggers. Then I made some equally crazy cupcakes.

On Wednesday, mac and cheese burgers and skinny dip happened. Mac and cheese burgers need to happen like, every day.

And then I introduced you and campaigned against vehicular molestation. Yes, it’s a thing. And I have the best revenge solution plus the best oatmeal scotchie bars EVAH.

That… sounds like plenty of sugar to me. And the perfect solution for a weekend sugar purge.

So pretty much, as I mentioned, I’ve been working my bootay off. The extra cashola is super nice, and I love my regular customers–they make working with everyone else easy.

Also, I don’t know if you knew this, but my super sweet friend Ashley from Kitchen Meets Girl is celebrating her first blogaversary with a cookbook giveaway! Even though it’s her blog’s birthday, she’s still giving you a chance to win stuff. I think you should totally pop over to enter, but definitely say hello on one of her many other delicious posts. It’s the least you can do for taking a party favor 🙂 Happy Birthday, Kitchen Meets Girl!

My dad’s been in Boston all week and has sent us texts of him drinking random beers from pubs around town. He’s pretty stoked to be eating and drinking and history-ing his way through the city, and I’m stoked for him! He texted me saying he saw the Declaration of Independence in person and “almost cried”. It was so cute… I can only imagine how fan-boy he must have been over a hundreds-of-years old document.

Now, for Breaking News in BlogLand…

Sally is cooking up some freaking crazy banana bread of the Nutella and peanut butter swirled variety…
Dorothy celebrated Father’s Day with her awesome husband, Mel, and made him a healthy ice cream. With cookies & cookie dough.
Jocelyn whipped up some cupcakes inspired by a superdelicious Starbucks drink (yes, I tried it finally and the cupcakes are next on my list!!)
Shelly made cinnamon muffins I want to eat every day forever and ever.
Sue made some fishing cupcakes that are pretty much perfect for me to make Jessie’s dad who fishes like, every day (not really, but he likes to fish). They’d be cute to make with kids, too!
And the lovely mysterious baking mastermind behind Back For Seconds created some adorably festive patriotic krispie treats. No bakes… loveeeeeee.

Eeeeeeeeek, I can’t wait for the weekend, y’all. I am so excited to share some fantastical recipes next week! And obvs excited to sleep in, too 🙂

Have a happy, fun Friday!

xo, Hayley


  1. LOVING today’s round up Hayley! ANd yes, I am SO glad it’s Friday because I cannot wait to sleep in! I’m going to the beach this weekend! I can’t even wait. Thank you for linking up my banana bread! We need to have a dance party and bake it up together!! 🙂

  2. I can never sleep in either. I mean I WANT to. Oh how I want to, but a few little somebodies always have other plans. Sighhhh.
    Your dad is so cut, ha! Sounds like he’s having the time of his life 🙂
    And thanks so much for including my mysterious self in BNB! You rock! And thanks for being such an inspiration in the kitchen. You are like some kind of sugar genius! Happy weekend!!

  3. I hear you–I’m usually up by 6:30 on the weekends. Since my husband likes to sleep in, I’m usually STARVING by the time he gets up. And by “get up,” I mean roused by my stomping around the house so he will get up and I can eat. =) I’m totally loving your round-up, by the way. And thank you for the shout-out!!

  4. haha! I am such a night owl that I have to sleep in the next day! 6:30 is just way too early for me:-) I love this Friday’s round up…so many good things this week! (wiping the drool away) What a fun surprise to see me in your breaking news…thanks girlie:-)

  5. Aw, thanks so much for the shout out! And I’m so excited you wake up early. Not because I want you to be too tired to drink late, but because I won’t feel bad when I forget it’s only 8am and text you. Because, when you’re up by 6am, 8am feels LATE.

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