Friday, June 28, 2019

Happy Friday!  Friday posts are fun to write and read and I’m linking up with Andrea, etc. so go check it out!  

Are you excited/going to participate in Amazon Prime Days July 15 and 16?  I tend to get excited about stuff like this and forget to ask myself if I really need something!  I have done really well this summer about not ordering too many things and not shopping out of boredom.  I’m really trying to be content with what I have.  I have plenty and I can’t even find places to wear everything I have!  

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I went back to Funny Bunny for a change from my bright colors.  Did you see my nail polish faves post here?  Trying to decide what to do for vacation?  Should I take polish remover and a couple of colors, should I go au natural, or should I treat myself to a dip/gel?  

I had a friend on Facebook who is quitting caffeine so as I was directing her to http://www.moneysavingmom.com ‘s post on what teas she drinks, I remembered my favorite caffeine free tea and bought a new box.  If you like a chai latte, you will love this tea.  It is so good.  Tip:  Pour your hot water over two tea bags instead of just one for a bit stronger flavor.  I add a couple of drops of Trader Joe’s stevia. img_7576.jpg

This is Whitney’s salad from Polka Dotty Place.  I gave the recipe here.  

A new drink I learned from One little momma who is the owner of Nickel and Suede:  a wild strawberry Crystal Light packet and a coconut La Croix.  Try it!  It’s really good and refreshing.  

Ugh – the dreaded take your car in to the shop that has to be done sometimes.  I liked my pants, toe nail, and flip flop combo on this day.  

So, at the dealership I was waiting on the shuttle to take me home when the service tech came and told me that the shuttle was too busy so they would give me a loaner.  

This was the loaner!  Um, o.k.!  It was fun for a day but I like my own better.  I had to change my outfit because I wasn’t dressed to drive a Jeep Wrangler – ha!  

I spruced up the front of my house with this old watermelon door mat.  

And, I purchased this sunglasses flag.  Our house number is turquoise and we have a turquoise pot of geraniums so I think it looks nice together.  

This week I used my salt cave gift card from a student.  Look how cool it looks – full post coming soon!  

I made bbq tostadas one night this week.  I crisped up corn tortillas in a skillet and then added prepared bbq, red onion, and mozz and put under broiler then topped with pickles.  

I really enjoyed creating my lip post this week!  I will be adding some reader recommendations soon!  Thank you!  

What were your favorites this week?  Can’t wait to hear!  Thanks for reading!  

Come back Monday for a 4th of July link up.  I plan to show my decor, outfit ideas, and some easy food ideas!

Amy 

15 thoughts on “Friday Faves

  1. Those bbq tostadas look terrific! I always enjoy driving a loaner a car – it’s fun to try something new. Your sunglasses flag is so cute! I need to do something summer outside. I say definitely get your nails done for vacay – treat yourself!
    Have a great weekend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. They were pretty good! I have one of those flag holders and several seasonal flags so it’s easy to do. And I like my doormat collection! Yes, you’re probably right about the nails!
      I was able to comment with Disqus today on your blog! It popped right up! I don’t get it and I’m pretty good with technology!

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    1. Most people I talk to haven’t heard of Bengal spice! I especially enjoy it in the fall on the patio! Please try the strawberry coconut and let me know what you think! It’s kept me from the pricey Starbucks teas!

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  2. Wow, cool car! It suits you! Our rental car is a Nissan Sentra, not cool but it does its job.
    I agree, your nail-flip flop-pants combination was smack on! I’m trying to find that nail polish color – was it opi? The cheaper brands doesn’t seem to have that color. When it comes to your vacation nails I don’t know – will you have time to do your nails? It’s always fun to change colors when you’re on vacation! Like blue nails with blue bathing suit – I think it’s fun!
    My Friday favorites are cook out by the pool tonight (what are you supposed to bring to a gathering like that!?), shopping sneakers for whole family yesterday and bathroom project on its way!

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      1. Those salads look amazing! I didn’t have time to do them tonight, but I will! They are both exactly what I love!

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    1. Thank you! Do you go to the salt cave regularly? I needed music I think. I got bored and probably would’ve preferred 30 min! Your deck with a glass of wine sounds perfect!

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  3. I am going to have to try that drink combo; I am obsessed with Crystal light and all their flavors.. well OK mostly the iced teas but I do like other flavors too.

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  4. Wow those tostadas look incredible! I love any spin off of Mexican food! I just tried the dip powder for the first time yesterday and so far I really like them! I hear they last a longer time than shellac and are better for your nails. Thanks for the drink tip!!

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    1. Thank you! I do, too! That’s what I heard about dip but I’ve only done it once and I don’t think I went to the best salon for it. Hope you are having a good summer and crushing more debt! I’m doing the July challenge with Frugalwoods blog if you want to check her out. She has great and inspiring articles!

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