Happy Friday: Volume 32

Happy Friday: Volume 32

Happy Friday: Volume 32 // Harry and Meghan bombshells, Little Women is a must-see movie this winter, and a trip across the border for a cup of coffee.

Hello, everybody! If you are a royal lover like I am, this has been quite an exciting week. 


Harry and Megs – I feel you, you want to do your own thing, but you also seem to want to have your cake and eat it too. I also get that, I am very conflicted. 

I’m embarrased to tell you how much time I’ve spent reading every single thing I can get my hands on about this situation. 

I am far too invested in something that LITERALLY has no bearing on my life at all. Which says a lot about who I am as a human. 

Happy Friday: Volume 32

We took Ava to see Little Women last weekend. She went VERY reluctantly and I promised her that I would not say “I told you so” when she loved it like I knew she would, but…. 

If you haven’t seen it, run, do not walk to the theater. It was the first movie we’ve seen in 2020 (we see A LOT of movies, we are AMC Stubs A-List members and go ALL. THE. TIME.) and it’s going to be hard to top as my favorite movie of the year. 

Also, the entire movie was filmed in Massachusetts, but majority near where we live. Concord is the town over and we pass Orchard House all the time. We live in such a historically rich place. 

Happy Friday: Volume 32

Wes and I went to Vermont this week. My Global Entry expired when we lived in Germany and this time I went the Nexus route. I didn’t realize that I needed to have my interview at a Canadian border. (If you travel a lot, this is absolutely worth having.)

It ended up being a nice little overnight. We stayed at an adorable inn, had a great dinner, lots of snow, and crossed the border to get a double double and maple doughnut at Tim Horton’s

I also made two stops to my beloved King Arthur Flour and bought a sourdough starter. I am a sourdough newbie, so if you have any tips for me, or great recipes for discard, send them my way.

Have a great week!

Happy Friday: Volume 32


25 Habits that will make you a better person by 2021.

Such a great upgrade of a rental kitchen. Also the story of my life.

13 things to do when you are bored. I need to do a few of these more often than I do.

Tips for baking muffins – this is a great post for solving all of your muffin issues.

Tips for middle-aged women taking photos. Sean Penn-like aggression cracked me up.

These are adorable and now I want one of my kids to have matching twin beds.

Building healthy habits – a breakfast pantry to help you start your day on the right foot.

I’ve been looking for a bar cart, but I think I am going to go this route instead.

27 apps to delete in 2020. I got a new phone around Christmas and didn’t put any of my apps back on. I only added back the ones that I really used and kept off a lot that I didn’t like or were time sucks.

Inspirational books for when you need a boost.

I stocked up on a lot of these on my last trip to France because I love them, but happy that I can restock on Amazon.

Super happy to see plant-based on this list of 2020 food trends.

Working from home is great, but also hard. I wrote a post this week about how I take coffee breaks that feel like a cafe experience.

I am a lefty and have a lefty child. Fascinated by these differences.

A US travel hot spot super close to me, I love this town. AMAZING food.

Happy Friday: Volume 32


I really slacked on reading in 2019. I read 28 books. I realize that isn’t a totally slack number, but in 2018, I read 58 books. I’m trying to step up my reading game in 2020.

The Nickel Boys by Colsen Whitehead* – This was a strong start to 2020. Not a light read, but an excellent one. A fiction novel based on a real place in Florida, this a novel that talks about race and inequality. I could not put this book down.

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Happy Friday: Volume 32

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Cindi

    Hi Bree! Just wanted to let you know how happy I am to see your newsletter in my inbox every Friday! We have very similar tastes (I’m a photographer as well) and I love exploring all the links in What Caught Your Eye every week 🙂

    1. Bree Hester

      You are so sweet, thank you so much! Thanks for reading each week!

  2. Kristen

    Girl – these photos are so beautiful!
    Also you did have a great reading start with Nickel Boys. That made one of my top ten books from last year. It is such an important book!

    1. Bree Hester

      Thank you Kristen! I also just finished Dear Edward which was also amazing. I needed a few good ones, I was in a book rut.

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