Friday, May 18, 2018

Four On Friday

Cheers to the (almost) weekend my friends! Do you have anything fun planned? We're in graduation party prep mode so hopefully we'll make some progress on that this weekend.

Here's what I've been....
1)Amazed at...this photo Miss High School captured of a rainbow and lightning!
 2. Eating...a big bowl of goodness: cauliflower rice, baked marinated tofu, greens, shredded carrots, grape tomatoes, pineapple, marinated chickpea salad, red cabbage, kimchi and hummus.
 3. Not getting done...planting my annuals. We've had so much rain this week that I hadn't been able to plant them but I did finally get them done last night!
4. Proud of...voting with this guy!
What have you been up to?
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

{Get Thrifty} Thursday

It felt good to get back to the thrift store (this time, Goodwill) and to actually find some good pieces.
 Here's my most recent haul:
1) Jones of New York dress
2)White Mountain sandals (look like Birkenstocks!)
3) Banana Republic peplum tank
4) Old Navy striped tank
5) Pizza t-shirt
6) Heavy duty stainless steel bowl
7) White planter
8) Air pop popcorn maker
 I think I made out really well!
Yes, I got the t-shirt from this past week's Four On Friday. It's fun and I'll probably only wear it for bed but I love the stripes on the sleeves.
Here's the dress. It's a possibility for Miss High School's graduation.
I've already tried out the popcorn popper and the bowl.  Both are awesome! I've worn the sandals and the blue & white tank top too. The planter is holding a real fern out on the deck. It's perfect.
Have you been thrifting lately?
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

{Entertaining} Book Club for Sourdough

Recently I hosted book club and the book I had chosen was Sourdough by Robin Sloan.  From the author's website: "This book is about Lois Cleary, a talented young programmer from Michigan who follows a job to California, only to be drawn into the weird world of food that waits there. It's about work, eating, robots and microbes, independence and ambition."
 We take turns hosting book club and the host chooses the book, the food and the entire theme of the night.  I try and find something from the book to serve but I usually have other snacks to munch on too.
 For a little fun, I made up name tags for the girls.  In the book, Lois attends a few "Lois Club" meetings and these were some of the nicknames. She became Lois The Baker
 My letter board got in on the fun too.
 The book starts out with Lois ordering take out from a restaurant with no store front but excellent food. She always orders a spicy soup so I did my best to come up with one by making Kimchi Vegetable Soup.  Everyone liked it even though it was a bit spicy!
 Wine is the most  an important part of book club and I always start out with a few bottle but everyone brings a bottle as well.  Sometimes there's a signature cocktail that is from the book but this time I couldn't think of one.  (The employees at Lois' company drink something called a 'slurry' for sustenance but it didn't sound that good to me).
Of course I had to serve some sourdough bread. I thought about making my own but the book puts a lot of pressure on sourdough bread baking so I went the safe route and bought mine. I toasted it up on the panini maker with a little olive oil.  We had beautiful weather and sat out on the deck for most of book club. It was a great night! 
Are you in a book club? What are you reading these days?
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May's Daily Goodie Box

[Disclaimer: I was given a Daily Goodie Box to review but all opinions are mine.]

This month's Daily Goodie Box just arrived and as usual it's full of goodies (like the name says!)
Daily Goodie Box. It's more than just Free Samples!  Let's see what's in the box.
Real Chemistry - Deluxe Luminous 3 Minute Peel
https://www.myrealchemistry.com/product/real-chemistry-luminous-3-minute-peel-trial-size-5ml/
This protein peel removes excess dead skin cells. I'm all about that!

Bug Protector - Mosquito Repellent
https://bugprotector.com/products/bug-protector-bottle
Derived from nature with ingredients like geranium, lemon grass and cinnamon, this formula repels mosquitows, gnats and other biting insects naturally.

Enfusia - Bath Bomb
http://www.enfusia.com/store/bath-bombs/bath-bomb-sampler
The bath bomb I received is lavender and it smells heavenly.  I can't wait to try it out in the tub.



DayClear - Pain Reliever
I like the idea of pain reliever in a one dose fast-acting liquid.  It contains no alcohol, dyes or artificial colors.

Herbal Zap - Digestive Support Herbal Supplement
https://www.herbalzap.com/product/digestive-support-soothing/
Nourishing and soothing support for the digestive system.  Vegan, non-GMO, gluten free and kosher.


Liquid Ice - Energy Drinks
http://liquidiceenergy.com/#products
This tastes like a blue raspberry snow cone!

Good Natured - Baked Ranch Vegetable Crisps
http://www.herrsstore.com/gonaravecr31.html
Contains spinach, carrots and red bell peppers and contain a half serving of veggies in every serving.

Ultima Replenisher - Electrolyte Powder
http://www.ultimareplenisher.com/products/
Get your hydration on the go with these single serving packs, contains a perfect balance of six electrolytes plus support minerals.

Evo Hemp - Cashew Cacao Hemp Protein Bar
https://evohemp.com/collections/bars/products/cashew-cacao-hemp-bar
These provide an antioxidant rich chocolatey fruity twist that are great for breakfast, snack or dessert.

You can get your own Daily Goodie Box by signing up here.  No credit card is ever required!

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