I am beat this week. Tired, stressed, overwhelmed… please send a pound of bacon and a bottle of wine. And a cleaning lady would be nice too.

I wanted to share some of my favorite things that I’ve found around the blogworld the last 7 days.

(I also just cringed for using the word “blogworld.”)




Bruschetta in a Jar from Julie – how cool is this? While I may never have the patience to can, I’m willing to accept your extra canned fruit (no veggies – except for the bruschetta!).



Anna made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars – perfect for my pumpkin obsession.



Heather made these Deep Dish Caramelized Apple Bars which make me do one thing: swoon. It also is made with a stick of butter. No wonder I love it.

[photo courtesy of Heather]



Not to spook you all out, but Kacy did some crazy thang with brussell sprouts. Maybe I should try them?



Angela made high protein mashed potatoes. Mr. How Sweet loves mashed potatoes and you know he loves protein. When he clicks on this link this morning I think his head may explode.



I really want to make this Corn Chowder that Jamie made. It’s the kind of soup that makes me want to curl up under a blanket and watch chick flicks. And eat the bacon on top, piece by piece.



Heather made this unreal coffee and donuts cake. Again, something I would most likely never have the patience for, but I would enjoy eating it. Or even just looking at it. It’s a work of art!



This was my absolute favorite. The Blue Eyed Bakers made this gorgeous autumn chocolate bark. How pretty!

[picture courtesy of Blue Eyed Bakers]



Random things I enjoyed this week:

Katie got an apple sweater. Oh em gee. If there is anything I need to waste money on, I think it’s this.



Tina talked about having weak moments and how it’s okay to not be perfect.



This made me chuckle, but FitSugar asked if you cram before going to the dentist. I never thought of it that way, but I know I sometimes do!



Heather talked about embracing struggle. And I’ve learned that I read a lot of blogs by people named Heather.



Next week How Sweet It Is turns 1 year old. I can’t believe it! There are lots of fun things planned, so be sure to visit often.



Tell me – what are you loving and what should I try? I am in desperate need of inspiration! Leave any link you’d like.