Last night my parents and I attended one of the local Farmer’s Markets that just opened up for the season. Look who we ran into while we were there – Quacky, aka, Ben!
He was onsite with his work team trying to push for last minute Duck Sales for the YESS Duck Derby tomorrow , and was freaking adorable in his duck suit, quacking at all the little (and big!) kids, handing out hundreds of high-fives and hugs, and absolutely loving every minute of it. What a trooper!
After last night, Ben’s team is less than 100 ducks away from reaching their fundraising goal for the Youth Emergency Services Shelter (YESS), which provides emergency shelter, crisis care, and counseling for children and families in Iowa. If you want to help (and be in the running for $10,000!) click here to donate under his team’s name.
I tried tweeting at Ashton Kutcher (an Iowa native) for help, but alas, with 10.5 million followers, it seems he missed the memo.
Anyways! I hope you have some fun things planned for the weekend, and in the meantime, please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web in this week’s Friday Favorites!
Favorite outtake: I So Pale . I saw this on the Ellen Show yesterday and was DYING laughing. Watch the other girl just losing it at the end.
Favorite obsession: Kate Middleton + Kentucky Derby . This Friday Favorite serves double duty. 1.) I am obsessed with Kate Middleton and watched oh, pretty much every single special on tv last weekend about her and Will’s 1 year wedding anniversary. 2.) Wearing an awesome hat & attending the Kentucky Derby has officially been added to my bucket list.
Favorite supper: Lemon Basil Pesto Pasta . Thinking my obsession with lemons from last summer will surely continue this year with fresh and easy suppers like this one.
Favorite dream home must have: Cook book Storage . Right now I have nowhere to store yet highlight all my fun cook books. This is a perfect solution to keep them out of the way, but still handy and in sight.
Favorite nibble: Orange Vanilla Almonds . Ben and I are OBSESSED – like, a bag a week obsessed – with Trader Joe’s raw unsalted almonds. This is a yummy way to jazz them up for a sweet, (pretty)healthy treat!