But let’s chat about the weekend! Do you guys have any plans on the agenda? Our plans for the next few days are wide open though I’m sure we’ll fill our weekend with summertime fun. I’ll be sure to fill you guys in on the blog next week but until then, here’s a little roundup of the things that are making me smile this week. As always, feel free to chime in and share something you’re loving this week with me below!
Things I’m Loving Friday
Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
My Aunt Laurie had these cookies on hand for us to snack on when we visited her in Raleigh earlier this summer and an obsession quickly began. They’re buttery and perfectly thin and crispy and great for crumbling on top of creamy vanilla ice cream.
It All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke
I was looking for a quick, not-too-intense read earlier this week and It All Comes Back to You fit the bill. It reads a little richer and deeper than your average beach read but it’s still an easy read with an interesting plot line and an unexpected twist at the very end of the book. I found parts of it a little eye-roll-inducing but enjoyed it enough to recommend it.
It All Comes Back to You follows the lives of two women whose lives came together when Violet, a captivating former Homecoming Queen whom everybody loves, came to live at the assisted living facility where Ronni works. After Violet’s passing, she leaves a generous amount of money to Ronni in her will with one stipulation — Ronni must write a book about Violet’s life within one year. The project is daunting but engrossing and Ronni soon comes to learn more about Violet and some of her former patients than she ever imagined.
It’s Like a Carnival Cruise
This made me laugh out loud so naturally I had to share it with you guys. I especially enjoy my little cruises on days when the boys are screaming or when the toddler car seat battles are particularly intense.
Sweet Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing
You know the dressing that comes on top of those sad little green house salads at sushi restaurants? The dressing that’s so good that it somehow makes up for the pitiful iceberg lettuce underneath it? Well, the Sweet Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing from Whole Foods tastes just like that dressing and it’s fantastic! I’ve been using this salad on chopped Asian salads and loving it! Paired with some sliced almonds, crispy wonton strips and shredded chicken, it’s a big-time winner.
10 Most Used Kitchen Items (My kitchen favs I use on an almost-daily basis!)
Meal Plan: 5 Meatless Meals (Simple, tasty vegetarian meal ideas!)
Question of the Day
What is one thing making you smile this week?