Whatever is Lovely #5

Happy Friday! Last Friday in January and it’s Whatever is Lovely time again. This week it’s all about food and some cozy winter style. Winter season just wouldn’t be complete without some crock-pot concoction, a warm hearty soup or something sweet-smelling in the oven {and then in my belly}. And where would we be without cozy sweaters, scarves, flannel and of course, boots? Here’s some favorites I found recently as I was roaming around blog land.


1. Half Baked Harvest shared a great recipe with winter {butternut} squash. I definitely have a food crush on squash and butternut is my number one. Winter Squash Carbonaro with Broccoli Rabe and Sage. When I showed this picture to my husband, he was all in to try this yummy dish. This is up for a trial taste this weekend.

Winter Squash Carbonara with Broccoli Rabe and Sage | halfbakedharvest @hbharvest

2. Pumps and Push-ups featured a great post about a fun cozy look. Erica talked about facing your fears in the post where she featured this look. Don’t you love posts when bloggers are real and share pieces of themselves and their real lives? That is something dear to my heart. That post is here.


3. My friend Sarah, who blogs at Foxy’s Domestic Side has been having these great hair challenge link-ups. I’m always inspired by what she does with her hair. I wish she would come and work her magic on me but she’s in Cali and I’m in Texas. Regardless, this red cozy poncho is stunning on her and I absolutely love the look. Her hair post is here.


4. Without a doubt a look I have always loved is an over-sized sweater with a short skirt. I just love the pair of black and camel too! So when I saw Kelly’s post at Rosy Outlook featuring both of these I swooned over her look and knew I had to feature it today.  She nailed the look and you can read the post here.

5. One thing I have been doing quite a bit lately is using my Crock-Pot. A slow cooking warm meal is a must during the long winter days of January. My friend Sarah {Foxy’s Domestic Side} shared this recipe for Coconut Curry Beef Stew. I have actually made it twice. The first time with beef {good} and the second time I subbed chicken thighs and added butternut squash with the sweet potatoes {better}.

Those are my faves this week. Hope you are inspired!

Don’t forget friends that Create28 Winter Edition starts February 1st. Whitney, Casey and I will be sharing looks and featuring some of our favorite bloggers and their great style. Hope you’ll join us!


  • all that food looks wonderful! Going to check those out asap. Have a great weekend!
  • My mouth is watering!!
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    Great post this Friday. Those recipes sound amazing, especially the first one. I want to eat a few bites right now. All those ladies look great too. I love their ponchos. And I am so glad about Crate 28 and want to follow up on some of the prompts. Are you going to have guest bloggers for the Create 28 looks?
  • I'm looking forward to Create 28. I'm loving Sarah's hair challenge and wish I could pull off some of those looks with my hair! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
  • Sarah looks so beautiful in red!!! And I am super envious of the many ways she is wearing her hair. A+
  • Thank you so much for the feature!! I'm so glad you liked that post - its way more fun to share (& read) the little things that make people who they are. :) Erica www.pumpsandpushups.com