Friday, June 26, 2015

5 on Friday

1. Summer drinks anyone? We're back on the Whole 30 and so drink a lot of water but I like to jazz things up a little, especially on summer weekends. Nothing like having a lovely wine glass or champagne flute on the dinner table but they look a little blah with just water in them. I've been making lime and soda (club soda and a really good squeeze of fresh lime juice - works best if you have one of those wooden reamers that gets the juice and the bits at the same time - this drink is best served in a highball glass and resembles a mock G&T). I recently found this gem - R. W. Knudsen's Spritzer - lots of fruity flavors.

2. It's going to be a scorching weekend here in the Pacific Northwest so it's definitely an indoor day. Curtains are drawn to keep out the heat, lots of water chilling in the fridge, and a project to keep me occupied. This cool weather girl is not venturing outside.

3. You'll read about my dinner with friends from the Midwest in Life Last Week on Monday but I stumbled on a really neat event that happens in North Dakota. My friends are in the process (Year 8) of showing their two sons all fifty states and after this most recent trip, they only have two left - North Dakota and Hawaii. I got the regular e-mail newsletter from one of my favorite authors, Lauraine Snelling, and found out that she will be at Norsk HostFest in Minot, North Dakota this fall. I clicked over to the site and it looks like a fun five days if you are in that part of the country.

4. Really loving the Boots No. 7 skincare range that I can buy at Target. I use the Protect & Perfect line (even though I really should be in Lift & Luminate!) and the Serum makes my skin feel fabulous.
5. Romaine Lettuce Heads - fabulous! I discovered them at Costco - they are smaller and more compact and perfect for scooping chicken salad, tuna salad, salsa...very Whole 30 friendly.


  1. I'm interested in trying the Boots skin care goodies. At Target, you say? I've been using Olay moisturizer and it's been pretty 'meh',

    1. Yes, Target, they have all the different lines. I used to use Olay as well but it just wasn't getting the job done.

  2. That Cranberry Spritzer looks great, love anything cranberry! It's been a scorcher here for 2 weeks, really hot for June. Can't imagine how hot the rest of summer is going to be. Happy week!