friday, july 23, 2021

I am not anxious for Fridays to come right now! Time slow down! I am linking up again with Andrea, etc. right here.

Here are a few things that were my favorites this week or just things I want to tell you!

I still love my Charlotte Tillbury cream eyeshadow but about a month ago I took a chance on a Burt’s Bees version for less than half the cost. I really like it! It isn’t quite as good, but I would definitely buy the Burt’s Bees again.

I apply with a perfectly sized brush that I think I got in my Ipsy subscription a long time ago.

I have been drinking less alcohol this summer but sometimes I crave a fun drink that isn’t water! I have enjoyed this combo. I use about a half of a Crystal Light lemonade and add this Kroger brand Pineapple Coconut sparkling water. I’m sure you can find this flavor at other stores besides Kroger.

I enjoyed this podcast this week. Have you checked out The Lazy Genius? I feel like if I get one new thought or idea out of something it is worth my time, you know?

I loved the spicy chicken I got at the bbq place on Sunday.

Here is Tom’s pulled pork and beans with pulled pork in it. Sometimes I carry out just part of a meal. Do you ever do that? I added our own corn and potatoes.

Mason and I have been talking about doing breakfast one day for a long time. We finally made it happen this week. My favorite breakfast place is called Wild Eggs, but Mason had never been. I usually go with girlfriends.

Mason ordered a breakfast version of the famous hot brown from our fair city.

I ordered the farmer’s market skillet.

I forgot to tell you all last winter but I have made a decision. I really think the Felina brand black leggings from Costco are my favorite for lounging or wearing with an outfit. I am not the only one that thinks this because I have heard this from others on the internet. They are also available on Amazon but in Costo the two pack is $10 I believe. They were out at Costco a couple of weeks ago so I grabbed a pack.

These have a wide waistband where my original ones (that I have had for probably 7 years) don’t. These might even be better. I tried to get a photo for you.

Anyone else tried this brand?

It had been a long, long time since I had made my chocolate chip cookies (which are really Nestle Tollhouse’s recipe). Tom, Jack, and Mason were quite happy!

I thought this was the best!

I made an excellent buffalo chicken dip this week! It is actually one WW point if you eat all of it which I did.

It would be so good with celery or in a wrap with lettuce and tomato. I only had cucumber and it was great with that, too.

I saw pumpkin stuff out already! As much as I love pumpkins, I am not ready to think about them yet. I try to do apple flavored things in September and leave the pumpkin for late September – early October.

Let’s get serious for a moment – this is not a favorite. As I did my little errands this week I noticed more and more people – customers and employees – wearing masks. Apparently the Delta variant of the virus is crazy contagious and our numbers are up. Are you seeing this, too? I am so worried that this will mean another compromised school year. I cannot teach in a mask and I don’t want my students trying to speak Spanish in a mask.

And, I wonder about our immune systems in regards to other viruses. Will everyone get so sick from being so protected and isolated for so long?

What were your favorites this week?

I hope you had many!

Amy

19 thoughts on “friday favorites

  1. I’ll save my comments on the Delta variant, ugh.
    I love going out to breakfast and there are so many new places (all chains) opening here that only do breakfast, brunch, and lunch. I don’t go often though.
    I hope you have a great weekend, Amy!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Haha – I can imagine your thoughts. I do, too, and rarely do it. My family is not big on breakfasts out which is weird. Mason is my foodie, though! You too!

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  2. What a delicious week! I agree that time needs to SLOW down; this summer is just flying by. I use Crystal light packets too in my water but never thought of adding it to flavored sparkling water.

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  3. Your breakfast with Mason looks delish! That’s a fun date for the tow of you 🙂 I want to try your dip. Jax is too cute. We need to see more cuteness in the world 😉 I was just thinking about pumpkin stuff…I lit my strawberry lemonade candle and thought about when it runs out, it’s time for pumpkin 🤣 I wait until at least mid Sept though! Also, my Kroger ONE pack mini moo, so I grabbed it. I have one in my coffee right now! Thanks for the suggestion. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you! Do you like Wild Eggs? We do need more cuteness!
      I like an apple candle first before pumpkin and I might go to BBW today? Glad you like the mini moos!

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  4. I spend way too much time thinking about masks. I have a lot of thoughts but it kind of boils down to: I think when people wear a mask, they just want other people to assume they take it seriously. If a business or municipality requires it again, It has nothing to do with effectiveness. It’s “oh we take this seriously and will put on the show to let you know that”. I could go on and on.
    I recommended that Lazy Genius episode this week!

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  5. Love all your Friday Favorites. You always have such an interesting mix. I also really hope they don’t start mask mandates again. And I agree about our immune systems. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Our school system has already announced that teachers and students will be wearing masks when they go back to school. Our county only has 1 positive case.

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  7. I am noticing more masks, too. We haven’t heard about schools yet, but we don’t go back until early September. I did see some pumpkins in Micheals the other day and I made a loud ”ugh” sound by accident. I mean it though. It’s way too early!! Breakfast dates are so fun and yours looks yummy! Have a great weekend!

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    1. I believe our school board vote is Tuesday night and word on the street is that they will vote for universal masking! Ugh! That is not even what the CDC is recommending – at least I don’t think it is. It’s way too early for pumpkins! I love breakfast out! It’s so fun!

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  8. Let’s start with the fun things: breakfast! It looked delicious and I love it that you went with Mason! The leggings: take me to America! The stamp licking dog: so cute! But… where are my p

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  9. … oops, where are my photos of Ernie!?
    And for the negative: yes, the delta is here too, but can we really take anymore!? Island is shutting down again, but Sweden continues to open up. And – don’t worry about our immune system! I can assure you it’s still working absolutely fine!

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