Friday Favorites - End of February

February 28, 2020

Hello blog friends. 

It's been a few months since I've done a Friday Favorites post.  I'd like to share some with you today.

1.  Lunch Date
I started last weekend off by having a lunch date with my husband at our favorite cafe.  We both shared fried fish, french fries, and a seafood salad.  We both enjoyed our yummy lunch.

2.  Weekend in Rhode Island
Mr. JCL and I spent the weekend visiting Rhode Island and our college girl.  We stayed at our favorite, The Dean Hotel.  You can read other posts here and here about Rhode Island.

Some photos I took inside the hotel.

We went to a basketball game Providence vs. Marquette.  We were all happy that Providence won the game.

After the game, we walked around a bit and I enjoyed taking photos.

Coffee art

We had a fun dinner at Capri Seafood restaurant with college girl and her friend.  The fresh seafood was amazing.  I had assorted seafood in a garlic butter sauce and a caesar salad.  

We enjoyed our brunch the next day at Vino Veritas.  The food was so good that we hope to go back there to have dinner sometime.

I enjoyed the coffee and ricotta pancakes with blueberries and a blueberry sauce. 

3.  Cooking Healthy Food
I have been trying to cook healthy foods for dinner.  I made baked salmon for our dinner along with Instant Pot brown rice, and vegetables.

4.  Signs of Spring
I was so happy to see my tulips budding out of my front garden this week. 😀🌷 I am looking forward to spring coming soon.

5.  Working in Creativity Book
I did a few drawings in the 365 Days of Creativity book.  I need to set aside time to work on more drawings in the book. 

6.  Read My Book 
I was set back from being too busy from reading The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.  I hope to get back on track by reading a few chapters in this book each day.


In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women - a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947 are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

I hope you enjoyed reading my Friday Favorites.  Have a happy Friday and weekend.

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  1. Happy Friday lovely lady! How wonderful you got to have a lunch date with your man and all that food looks delicious, I just love foam art on top of a latte. I hope you have a super sweet weekend!

  2. I did enjoy reading about your Friday Favorites, Julie! I’m sure that getting away with your hubby to visit your daughter must be always fun. Happy weekend to you with your signs of Spring popping up! 🌷

  3. We were both visiting our girls last weekend! It sounds like you had a wonderful trip! All the food looks so yummy! I love coffee art. Providence is such a cool city!

  4. I LOVED the Alice Network!! Sounds like you had a great trip to RI; the food all looks so yummy.

  5. Sounds like wonderful places to visit. And of course the food looks fabulous.

  6. I got in to see your post. Yay! Sounds like a great trip.

  7. I still have the creativity book in my favs! And I would like to read that book too. You always give me so many great ideas when you post your favs! Hugs!

  8. Looks like you had a wonderful time in RI with your college girl! It's been a long time since I've been there - love the vintage hotel and all the yummy-looking food. Your artwork is so nice, Julie. A woman of many talents! :) xx hugs, Karen

  9. So many favorite things, Julie, looks like you are having fun. Good for you.

  10. Julie,
    Looks like you have been busy doing a lot of fun things!! Thanks for informing us about what sounds like quite an interesting read...Thanks to for taking the time to stop by!!

  11. Hi Julie, looks like you've been having fun! I love to see that you are drawing and painting, if you can do it regularly, you will be amazed at how much you improve!


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