Friday, July 1, 2022

It’s time to link up here for Friday Favorites!

It’s been a week! Tom has been home with Covid and the rest of us have been trying to avoid him and getting it. I’ve been sleeping on the couch. One of my sweet kids offered up their room but I turned it down. I will remember which one offered, though! I have not exercised because I didn’t want to take this to the gym or Jazzercise in case I was going to get it. So…it’s been a week. I’m so glad I had such a full weekend and a fun Monday before this hit!

Here are some of my favorites from the week so I am not too much of a Debbie Downer.

I got my Real Simple in the mail. I love looking at this magazine.

I picked up my two kimonos from the tailor. Good as new!

We had some cool mornings this week.

I still sat outside but I had to add my favorite Gap pajama pants. I love these pants! By the way, I am constantly reaching for my Target slides. I love these shoes so much. I really need to order a size down so that they fit better and I have them when they are discontinued. They are wonderful. I think they are my most comfortable summer sandals.

I am really enjoying this book!

Did you see my cocktail recipe yesterday?

I tried to make jam! It was super easy, but I think I messed up the ratio of fruit to pectin so I need to try it again because it was more runny like an ice cream or waffle topping. Maybe I will do raspberry? It’s really fun. My sister tried it, too!

I have now tried both of these kits and the watermelon is the clear winner for me. I didn’t think the strawberry had much flavor.

The watermelon vinagrette in this kit is to die for! And, isn’t the package so cute!

I have been mixing it up this week with my second favorite Premier flavor of caramel.

I tried to do regular instant coffee for my protein iced coffee and it was sub par. I went back to this from Trader Joe’s. It’s perfect!

I have taken over the dog walking duties and I snapped this early morning photo of Ernie through this pretty flowering bush.

I wear my short boots from Costco in the morning. These were $20 and I am so glad I bought them. The grass is so wet in the mornings so boots are the only way to go. These have faux fur inside them, too. I really like short boots. They are just so easy!

My ultimate favorite of the week was my Monday rooftop pool day.

I wore my new suit from Aerie for only $30 and I loved it!

We chose our chairs (they provided towels) and they promptly brought us a menu with drinks and food options.

I chose the cheeseburger and it was really good!

The weather could not have been better and we enjoyed almost 5 hours of relaxation in our lounge chairs, in the pool, in the hot tube, and on the shady side of the roof when we got too much sun. I should have taken more photos but I was in the moment.

What were your favorites this week? What are your long weekend/holiday weekend plans? One of my kids has to work all weekend and ours are up in the air for now.

Thanks for reading,


17 thoughts on “Friday Favorites

  1. I’m glad you at least got a fun Monday out of the week! But you probably did the best of the rest of the week if I know you right. 😀
    My favorite was to get some temporary help at the dentist… (I know…) I lost a piece of a molar and the sharp edge was really hurting my tongue… The dentist fixed it, but I have to return after the vacations to get it properly mended (do you mend a tooth!?)
    Enjoy your weekend!


    1. Thank you! I really can’t complain because I want to take care of my people.
      Oh – that sounds painful. And, your tongue is constantly going there. I think you would say “fix” with a tooth because “mend” sounds more like sewing with clothing.


  2. I hope Tom feels better and you can get back to being out and about. I need to look for that watermelon salad kit, sounds great! Your pool day looks like it was so much fun – what a great idea!


    1. Thank you! I really like the watermelon kit and all the varieties they have now. It’s a no brainer lunch for me for a couple of days a week. It was really fun. I think it’s a national thing called a Resort Pass.


  3. I love those pj pants and sandals! I have the sandals saved on the target app. Your pool look is perfect. Love the suit and hat! I hope you all have a great weekend


  4. Hi! I enjoy your blog, I was wondering if you could share your recipes, like for your Greek salad, coffee, etc. Your doing great on WW! Keep it up. It would be hard with all those yummy places you dine at…😊


    1. Thank you, Julie! I have shared them all, but my blog is very amateur so it’s hard to find things.
      If you scroll down all the way to the bottom there is a search bar and you can do “greek bowl”. I really don’t eat out much – I think it just looks like it! I only have maybe two outings a week and cook at home so much that I’m seriously in need of a break! That is usually cured by one meal out and then I am ready to make my own again. My iced coffee is simply instant mixed with a bit of water and then ice and a premier protein. It’s super easy. Let me know if you need anything else!


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