Friday Favorites

Is it really April? Someone pinch me! I cannot believe how quickly 2012 is flying by. I guess it’s true what they say… time flies when you’re having fun. Anyway, here are a few of my favorite things from this past week…

Favorite Laugh (If you haven’t already, you must check out this website. So funny!):


Heeled rainboots:
Jeans without back pockets:
Anything Ed Hardy:

Favorite Spring Trend (points):

Favorite Hair Trick (flat iron braids for quick waves):

Favorite Smile:

Favorite Treat (cheesecake-stuffed strawberries courtesy of member Brittany Ibsen):


What’s your favorite treat this week?

Share a link or upload a photo to your profile page!

Have a lovely weekend!

XO Lauren

P.S. This is my 50th Friday Favorites post! Can you believe it? Take a look back at my very first one by clicking here.


Photos: Pinterest, Pinterest and Pinterest
Categories: Friday Favorites, Grow
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  • Petra Zeller

    Favorite smile is soo sweet :) and the hait trick looks great. I need to try this.
    Wish you a great Easter Weekend Lauren.
    xoxo, Petra

    Do you need a easter decoration Idea? Check this out

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    I have a post on using a flat iron for braids! It works so well! :)

  • Sarah Heckle

    Hahahahhah, #whatshouldwecallme is so funny! And the puppy is so cute!


    my week in photos!

  • Melissa Panici

    Awesome favorites Lauren! That dog is so cute! I actually posted a recipe and photo of cheesecake stuffed strawberries not too long ago as well!!:) My favorite treat this week is strawberry cake. Yum!!

    Happy Friday!! xoxo

  • Lupsie

    OMG! I thought I was the only person who thought jeans without back pockets should be obliterated from the face of the Earth!!! And High-heeled rainboots, I give more than just a haughty eye-roll! Ed Hardy…an abomination to fashion! Ha, this post made my morning. Thank you, LC.

  • jessi mccormick

    oh geez that pup made my day- trying the braid thing this weekend for sure! Hope everyone has a fab weekend! Happy Easter!

  • Reeann Hansen

    Shared the tumbler link at work and the entire office is laughing. Certainly a Good Friday!

  • Rachael Yanta

    Love your Friday Favorites as always! Definitely going to try to hair idea! Please check out my Fab Friday Beauty Tip!!

  • Jennifer

    Haha, funny. jeans without back pockets are kind of trashy.

    Love those shoes.

  • Liz

    This made my morning! I love the waves idea with the braid and flatiron! I have also been dying to make those strawberry cheesecake bites when I saw them on pinterest!

  • Martin M

    The dog smile made my day :)

  • Liesl

    Anything Ed Hardy, I agree! LOL And also heeled rainboots… Great Friday Favorites, Lauren!

    Liesl xxx

  • Amy Breckenridge

    happy friday!! i love that website – can’t stop laughing at it! and those strawberries look so delicious!

    i met lauren at her book signing in boston last night and she was SO SWEET! :) it was so great to meet her in person! her hair is so flawless and she looked gorgeous!

    xoamy < ---great recipe for easter!

  • samantha crowe

    THE HAIR TRICK is so smart!!!! I didn’t know that!!! Also, those strawberry’s to die for! WOW!

  • Rachel Trampel

    Pointy toes are definitely a favorite! I just got a new pair a couple weeks ago and I love them! :) Happy Friday everyone!

  • Sara Gasparotto

    I love the gif for Jeans without back pockets immage xD ahahahah Michael Emerson (I LOVED HIM IN “”LOST””)

    And i love the hair trick! I’ll try! xD oh, and the favorite smile is soooooooo cute <3

  • Gina Mackey

    You know, I have NEVER seen rain boots with heels. I’ll have to google those.

    I think I’m going to try that hair trick. It may be one my hair will actually do! ahaha

    All these brought a smile to me this morning. :)

  • Stephanie DiMaggio

    That puppy is so adorable and I love the strawberry treat!!

  • GaLeMaC

    Great morning laugh! πŸ˜€ Thanks Lauren! β™₯

  • Kelby Peachey

    HILARIOUS!! I loved all of it!

  • Lindsey Burnam

    Thanks for posting that website! It definitely had me laughing the entire time I was looking at the posts!!

  • Christine Rosko

    Those first ones are absolutely hilarious and I agree with all of them. That puppy is so adorable too!! Thanks for sharing! When you have a sec please check out my Friday Faves:

  • Danielle Gray

    My fave is the hair trick and the puppy smiling so adorable! <3

  • Jennifer Shirley

    Aw, love that puppy picture!! I am so going to try that hair trick, thanks!

  • Kimmy Peace

    HAHA I’ve literally been looking at that website for the last 45 minutes… It is awesome!!

  • Jennifer VG

    Aha funny first video!

    Great selection :)

    XO Jenny

  • Manon Berrevoets

    The tip about ironing your braids for fast waves is really handfull.

    Definitly gonna use that!

  • Elizabeth LaBrasca

    love the reactions!!!! love the flat iron tip, I need to try that!

    xo Elizabeth

  • cherry_07

    love the ed hardy one haha and love the doggy :)

  • Gina

    I’ve done that quick waves trick. It comes out so cute and its so easy to do!

  • May Zayan

    Flat ironing braids for waves?!! Where have I been? Thanks Lauren for such a great tip! :)

  • Isabella g.

    HAHAHA ‘when i see a girl wearing’ is SO funny !!!

  • heidi kokborg

    Those strawberries look delicious! :)

  • Rroosh Nikac


  • Desiree Gonzales

    The ORIGINAL post for these strwawberries is from my blog The Decadent DIVA … posted a year ago for the Frist Year Anniversary of the Blog.

    They are DELISH and hopefully they will be recognized as the Decadent Diva Creation they really are!! πŸ˜‰

  • Kellie Norton

    THIS IS HILARIOUS!! Favorite Friday favorites for sure :-) thanks for the laugh!!

  • Emmy Wong

    LOL on the fave smile…and talk about yummo on those strawberries!

  • Mandy Sikder

    omg I want the recipe for the strawberries!
    and yuck I HATE ED HARDYY

  • Christina Graci

    Jin Patisserie in Venice Beach. Cutest little tea house on Abbot Kinney :)

  • Kristin Albrecht

    Lauren, my dog passed away on wednesday & that picture of the dog smiling brought a smile to my heart <3

  • Danielle Leach

    Friday faves! Top most would probably a sock bun (for the lack in hair for a ballarina bun), JEAN DAY AT THE OFFICE, plusssss payday!

  • Jennifer McCloskey

    This is my favorite blog so far, thanks! Very cute & humorous (:

  • Alexandra Dadisman

    I’m going to have to try the strawberry cheesecake bites. I’ve seen them on Pinterest!


    Adventures with Alexandra

  • Emilie

    hahaha love those little .gifs!

    xo Emilie

    PS please visit my blog @

  • Melissa Panici

    @Desiree Gonzales I got the recipe from the website, “”The Girl Who Ate Everything.”” I have NEVER read your blog.

  • Flavia Roque

    Points are by far my favorite trend!

    I’ve always love those, makes me fell so Chanel in the 20s… and I am thrilled that they are back :)

  • fashionsontop
  • Leanne

    aww!!! Precious smile!!!

    Love from South Africa

  • Casey Lynn

    I am obsessed with that blog too, it’s hilarious!

    My favorite this week was picking up my peplum dress-turned-skirt from the tailor and wearing it to a blogger meet-up (I uploaded a photo for reference)! It came out so great!



  • kate mair

    I made the cheese cake strawberries as dessert for my sisters birthday this weekend. They were perfect, sweet, and not too heavy. I will definitely have to make these again. Thanks Lauren.

  • Lauren Paltrow

    the puppy is too precious!! love your blog, so classy and funny…

  • Cassie Hanson

    those strawberries look to DIE for.


  • Britney Sinclair

    The ironing a braid did not work in my hair ) :

  • saffy bt

    i like it all your post.So yummy that strawberrys….thanks for sharing… πŸ˜€

  • Babes in Hairland

    I love all these things, but I don’t love that my picture was stolen off my blog without proper credit given and linking back to my site. The image with the flat iron on the braid to make waves is from my blog and is my daughter. It has been pinned thousands and thousands of times linking back here when it really should come back here: Whether or not this was done on purpose, I’d appreciate it if my image is either removed or proper credit given! Thank you so much.



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