The Friday Roundup


Happy Friday, people! We’re yet another week down and headed straight for Christmas.

No, I won’t apologize to all you Christmas h8rz. Because frankly, if I have to wear shorts for ONEMOREDAY in September, I’m going to start singing “Jingle Bells” and begin breaking out the wrapping paper.

I. Can’t. Take. The. Heat. No. Mo.

Plus, no offense to you September-lovers or birthday peeps, but frankly, I could do without the month. I’m ready for the holidays! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s… doesn’t get better than that. And after dealing with a grueling summer which I LOATHE, I’m beyond ready to skip past September and start dressing up for free candy.

Anywho, when I wasn’t working up a sweat breathing, I was baking. A lot, actually. I posted last week, you lucky ducks. *pleasedon’tgetsickofme*


I put my freeloading dog to work and HE wrote my post.

I whipped up some donuts based on my fave kind of milk.

I broke out the pumpkin, punkin.

I remastered the convenience store fave, the moon pie.

I made a skinnylicious dip for your face.

And last but not least, I talked about being possessed by pizza.

And I still managed to find time to be an international badass. Someone’s gotta do it.

Other people were busy baking and badarsin’ around this week. Here’s what caught my eye:

Peanut Butter Nutella Apple Nachos from Shugary Sweets
Apple Fritters from Buns in My Oven
Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake from Kitchen Meets Girl
Pumpkin Pie Frozen Yogurt from A Kitchen Addiction
Skinny Peanut Butter Truffles from Back For Seconds

1. While everyone’s breaking out their boots and scarves, I am still in shorts. It’s stupid. 90 degree days for the past couple weeks. Not cool, Mother N. Not. Cool.
2. I’m really pissed about #1 because on Monday I bought a Betsey dress for $30 on clearance at Nordstrom Rack. Basically, I had been stalking the dress weekly for a month and FINALLY they marked it down. The only problem? It’s soft, warm, fuzzy, long-sleeved and NOT okay to wear right now. I hate life.
3. A few days ago, Jessie and I went out for dinner. Our waiter introduced himself twice and it was the weirdest thing ever. “Hi, my name is Rick and I’ll be your waiter. Hi, my name is Rick and it’s happy hour right now.” We both looked at each other like, did he just say his name twice without batting an eye? Yes he did. It was odd. He was also the worst waiter ever, just sayin’.
4. I went to price-compare groceries at Winco this week and omg, why do I not shop at Winco?! I think I’m in love.
5. This weekend, I don’t have plans and that kinda sorta excites me. You know I’ll be baking though. Always with the baking 🙂

And I have a fun giveaway tomorrow! Be sure to check back!

Have an awesome weekend, friends!

xo, Hayley


  1. I hear you about the heat. I’ve always been a fall/winter person. I can even deal with spring. But I’d love to just skip summer all together!

    I can do without the holidays though. I’ll just take the cool weather, followed by cold weather & the snow!

  2. Love your Friday round up girl!!! Thanks for including my apple nachos 🙂

  3. I am so ready for fall and cooler weather!! I cannot wait to no longer sweat when baking because my poor little air conditioner can’t handle the 90 degree weather! 🙂
    Yay, for not have a scheduled weekend, those are some of my favorites! Hope you have a great one!

  4. The post from your dog was great! I’m right with you on the heat and wishing we could skip September. Maybe that’s because my birthday is in November! 😉

  5. Okay, I am totally imepressed that you posted EVERY DAY this week! I am totally NOT in the groove of our new schedule, and we’ve been out of town three weekends in a row, so I’m sort of having blog withdrawal! But at least I have all of your awesome goodies to drool over–wish you lived closer so you could bring some over to share. =) Have a great weekend, Hayley–and thanks for including my coffee cake!

  6. You are like a super hero or something. I am waaaaayyy behind in blogging and reading my fave blogs. Stinkin real life keeps getting in the way.
    Thanks for sharing my skinny truffles! You are the coolest!

  7. Um, please stop posting so many awesome baked goods. I just moved and my baking stuff isn’t really unpacked yet… but I’m definitely drooling! Haha (attractive, I know). Time to hit the bakery?

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