Friday Favorites

March 22, 2019

Hello friends.  Yay, it's Friday and the end of the week.

I'm so happy that it's the start of Spring.  🌹

Here are some of my favorite things I'm sharing with you this week.

1)  Three Things Writing Series April Reminder

Laura from the blog The Horton Family has a fun writing series that she hosts the second Monday of the month.  I have participated in this the last two times and it's such a fun way to write about the prompts she gives us each month.  Here is the writing prompt for April 8th.  I hope you all will join in too.  There is no link up but you can just post it on your blog Monday, April 8th.

2)  Matcha Green Tea Protein Drink

My husband has been making protein shakes for part of our breakfast.  Whenever he makes one he will give me a glass of this protein drink too.  It's a healthy drink because he adds fruit, protein powder, Matcha green tea powder, almond milk, and ice cubes.

3)  The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I am reading this book right now and loving it.  I was gifted this book for Christmas by my daughter.

Here is how Amazon describes the book:

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate. 

I'm in the middle of the book now and I can't put it down as I love reading it.  There are 771 pages in the book but don't let that scare you as it's a fast read.

I hope you'll put this one on your reading book list.

4)  Noosa Yogurt

My husband and I are loving this yogurt right now.  I never had this before and I decided to try it out when I saw it in the supermarket.  The yogurt container is small and it has fruit on the bottom and creamy yogurt on the top.  I sometimes add granola on top of the yogurt and that tastes really yummy!  We usually have one of these for our dessert after dinner or a snack in the evening.  

5)  Spring Shopping

I have started my spring shopping this week.  I bought these cute Tommy Hilfiger flip flops, Tommy Hilfiger sunglasses, a floral sunglass case, sandals, and new sneakers.

Have you bought anything new for spring yet and what did you buy?

6)  My fur baby Bosco

My rescue dog Bosco is such a cute and loving dog.  He hates it when I want to take his photo and he usually looks away, but this time I was lucky to capture this shot of him.  I can't believe that Bosco will be 12 years old in the fall.    

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day and weekend.  :)

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  1. Bosco is so handsome, I don't know why he doesn't like his photo taken! That book is so good but so long! I read it a few years ago. I try and have matcha every once in awhile. It is good for you. I've seen that yogurt and it looks yummy! Those flip flops are so cute. I'm ready for flip flop weather!

  2. I love your list and want to find that yogurt! And Tommy H. is one of my favorite designers...I wear a lot of stripes and love that nautical look. I haven't bought anything new except hiking clothes. I'm loving them though! Hugs!

  3. Happy Friday to you!!!! Love that Bosco -and, like me, camera shy. lol I just jotted that book down. I love a good page turner.
    I am hooked on the Light & Lively(?) original vanilla greek yogurt. I add dark sweet cherries and some walnuts. It is my 'finish up the night' snack.
    Have a wonderful weekend. xo Diana

  4. My how that pup has grown! ;) Twelve? Have we really been blogging that long? I've seen that yogurt in our store recently and I've been tempted to grab it. And Matcha is my daughter's new obsession. Sounds like she's in good company.
    Happy Friday!!

  5. Bosco is cute...and so are those flip flops!!

  6. Bosco is so damn precious! That sounds like a great book and Noosa yogurt is my favorite, I’m really loving the black cherry right now. I hope you have a super sweet weekend!

  7. Julie,
    Bosco sure looks like a sweetie!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for weighing in on my follow up post about blogging!! I hope you have a great weekend!!

  8. Hi Julie!
    Thank you for sharing your Friday Favorites and Bosco! He's too cute and camera shy. The book sounds very interesting and is now on my long list to read! Hope your day is a great one!

  9. Thank you for the review on the book, Julie! I must put it on my list.


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