Friday Favorites

We’re well into winter and I have to say, I’m actually not itching for it to be over one bit! While the weather in L.A. stays pretty mild, I’m still finding opportunities to cozy up and enjoy pretty snowy scenes and cold-weather inspiration from across the web. Not only that, but winter treats are hard to beat, and you can find me whipping up quite a few this season (including a blush-hued coconut variation I’m sharing today!). So keep scrolling to see all the things I found this week that are making my winter season sweeter than ever…

Favorite Scene (this cozy cottage via Jeanne RD has me reminiscing about my own little winter village…):

The cutest cookie-cutter winter cottage

Favorite DIY (this Needle Felted “Rest” Pillow via Fall For DIY is the cutest project I’ve seen in a while…):

Needle felted "Rest" pillow via Fall For DIY

Get the tutorial for this needle felted pillow on the blog

Favorite Cozy Essential (these Hop Along Socks are too cute):

Anthropologie Hop Along Socks

Favorite Sweet Treat (this Sno Ball Cake via A Cozy Kitchen…because who doesn’t love a pink coconut cake?):

SnoBall Cake Recipe via A Cozy Kitchen

Favorite Beauty Hacks:

Which one of these favorites are you loving the most?

Tell me in the comments below!

XO Lauren

Photos: @jeannemap on Instagram, Fall For DIY, A Cozy Kitchen
  • Shii

    Pine coconut cake sounds incredible

    Shii x

  • That cake looks amazing 🙂 such a good list of Friday favourites

    Rachael xx.

  • These Friday favorites are just what I needed today, especially that cozy cottage and pink coconut cake 🙂 Happy Friday!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Kimberly L

    Those socks are adorable! I love bunnies. Also, that snow ball cake looks delicious!

  • Nikki Laraja

    Love that DIY pillow, Happy Friday!

  • This cottage in the first picture looks so lovely!


  • Oh I love these pillows. And that house makes me miss Germany – looks a lot like something you would have found around the places I grew up in. Blessings!

  • Samantha Lee

    That cottage is the CUTEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN. It’s like a real life gingerbread house!!
    I have to say though, I’m totally ready for summer and definitely over this rain LA has been having, haha. I need the sun!!

  • Taylor Kim

    I loved the beauty hacks video! I love using coconut oil but never thought about using it on my lashes and brows, so I’ll have to add that to my routine. And she is so adorable!

    xo, Taylor

  • Leah Kauffman

    Love the socks!

  • Love the video!! It was so helpful!!

  • Živilė Dap

    Such cute photos!


    Jill Dap Blog

  • I prefer sunny winter days to the overcast ones more than I ever used to. I saw scenes of people on a beach and realized it’s been years since the last time I went to the beach, and I kinda miss it.

  • I love the DIY pillow! I am currently obsessing over the script fonts right now!

    Thanks for sharing the idea,
    Tawni |

  • Those socks are adorable! It’s supposed to get a little chillier down here in Florida tomorrow, so I’m excited to cozy up with a book and fuzzy socks 🙂

    • Janelle Lien

      “cozy up with a book and fuzzy socks.” The way you describe that makes me feel so warm inside… Definitely sounds like my idea of weekend fun! 😀

      Janelle Lien


  • Janelle Lien

    I love the pillow! So simple yet so cute!

    Janelle Lien


  • Irene Sung

    The pie looks absolutely decadent. I need that right now.

    xox irene ~~

    • Emily Oh

      Happy belated birthday Irene!

      • Irene Sung

        Aww thank you emilyy

    • Jackie Huang

      Happy belated bday Irene 🙂

  • Hahah aww I need that embroidered pillow so much! Thank you so much for sharing all of these fun and quirky finds! Have a great weekend!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Oh such a great DIY! Need to try this x