Friday, May 20, 2022

It’s Friday and it’s time to link up here for Friday Favorites! Today is our last day for seniors, but underclassmen still have until next Thursday. It seemed like it would never get here, but now things are happening quickly.

Monday afternoon I made plans to have two friends over for happy hour since I didn’t think I had to work the following day – Election Day. It turned out I did, but I kept my plans. I met the two ladies when our kids were in elementary school; we met because all of our kids walked and we met up at a certain door for “walkers”. They both have older kids than mine and younger kids. This year I have had the pleasure of teaching their younger kids who are seniors. So crazy!

I didn’t expect this at all; they gifted me some wine and a…

charcuterie board.

It was so sweet.

I voted in our primary at the end of my work day. It was cute that my kids walked to vote together when they finished work and our polling place was their middle school. Fun fact: it is also the middle school where actress Jennifer Lawrence attended.

Erica, Elizabeth and I had lunch out on a gorgeous patio that day, too. We shared some fries and…

I had some delicious thai chicken wraps.

That night, Tom and I had dinner on another patio with his boss and his boss’ wife. We went to the Cuban place called Havana Rumba.

I had a sangria, but then chose a salad with chicken and so did Tom. Everything there is delicious!

This is really yummy! I have been mixing this brown sugar cinnamon syrup with my…

fat free half and half for my coffee. I froth the two items up a bit before adding them to my coffee.

This popped up in my Facebook memories. We got Ernie in March and this was our first summer with him, I think. He soon became too big for this chair.

I told you all I didn’t know where to buy my towels for the new bathroom and some readers suggested Costco. Of course! I can’t believe I didn’t think of that! These towels are Charisma brand and super soft. I bought two bath sheets for $13 each, four bath towels for $7 each, and then two four packs of washclothes and handtowels. I decided to do a combo of grey and a grey-ish white. We have them rolled in this basket – photo was before I made them look nicer. We also ordered and received a hall runner rug for the hallway that matches the one in the bathroom. Safavieh Madison is the name and it came from Amazon for a really good price. The quality is really good! We now have five rugs by this brand.

We didn’t really have enough space for a towel bar, so we decided to do hooks. I think I like them better!

I posted about my summer reading list this week here and I made a trip to the library this week.

I saw this on the shelf and picked it up:

This was one that I requested:

Bring on the summer reading!

What were your favorites this week?


13 thoughts on “Friday Favorites

  1. I’m currently listening to That Summer on my commutes; I still can’t decide if I like it or not and I’m about 3/4 of the way through it already!


    1. I don’t love her more recent books but the description sounded good. I think I loved her first books a long time ago but haven’t been able to stick with any since then!


  2. We didn’t do towel racks in our bathrooms when we remodeled, we did hooks and I like them so much better! Our boys bathroom is the only one that still has the towel bar and it looks so outdated. Boutique Rugs is another good place to get rugs – free shipping and returns and they have a HUGE selection.
    Yay for summer!


    1. I think I really like them! I also think I used Boutique Rugs for my bedroom and love those, too. That might have been on your recommendation! We are doing the same hardwood throughout the rest of the upper floor and I will need a living room and a dining room rug so I will be sure to look there again. I cannot wait to rip up the living room carpet. It’s horrible! Happy Friday! So glad you had fun in Nashville!


  3. Such sweet gifts! Lots of patio time this week and the food looks great. The Ernie photo is precious. I have a few summer books on hold at the library right now. I hope to pick them up after school 🙂 happy Friday!


  4. I love a good sangria and that looks delicious! Lately my cocktail of choice is an Aperol spritz, so light and refreshing. We had our bathroom remodeled a few years ago and also used hooks for our bath towels, I think it looks great. Your towels look perfect for your new bathroom! Have a great weekend Amy!


    1. Thank you! The Aperol Spritz is a bit bitter for me. I have tried making it less so, but I haven’t been successful! I love the hooks! Thank you so much!


  5. Mmmm Thai chicken wraps sounds good! I am obsessed with Thai food. My husband bought towels from Costco too and it’s seriously so soft. For the price, the quality is amazing! I am awaiting a book on hold at the library to arrive too. I borrowed Vinegar Girl and I can’t wait!

    Maureen |


  6. You did the mix of white and grey! 😀 It looks great!
    And your garden is so green and lush, wonderful!
    I’ve started Wish you were here, and it’s really good, thank you for the recommendation. At first I didn’t like the letters from the boyfriend, but then I realized that I’ve almost forgot about the horrors that went on in the hospitals…


    1. Thank you for the idea! The white are more like a grayish white so they will hide wear and tear a bit. The book is a bit triggering and I had forgotten so much! It also did a good job of showing the NYC perspective.
      My last Monday!


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