Friday Favorites - February

February 5, 2021

 Hello blog friends.  We got dumped with about 17 inches of snow this week.  It's one of the biggest snowstorms we've had in five years.  I can't wait for the snow to melt.  How's the weather in your neck of the woods?   

I have my Friday Favorites:  February Edition

1.  Watching
We enjoyed watching this Netflix mini-series The Queens Gambit.  We liked it so much that it has inspired my husband and daughter to play chess games with each other.

We recently watched Let Them All Talk on HBO max.  I enjoyed this all-star cast of Meryl Streep, Candice Bergan, and Diane Weist.  

I'm glad we finally got to see on Disney + Black Panther.  We loved watching this action-packed superhero movie.

We enjoyed watching Wonder Woman 1984.  If you watched the tv series Wonder Woman starring Lynda Carter, then you will like this superhero movie.  I'm excited as we plan to watch more of the Marvel movies.  

We recently enjoyed watching Captain America: The First Avenger movie.  It covers good vs. evil.  We look forward to watching more of these movies.

The next movie we watched in order is Captain Marvel.  My husband and I are having fun watching these movies on the weekend.

We just watched Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr. last weekend.  We both enjoyed this movie.  

Have you seen any of these shows or movies?

2.  Reading
I just finished reading The Address by Fiona Davis.  This book takes place during the 1800s at The Dakota apartments, in New York City.  This book covers two eras, has the elements of a romance, and a tragedy that takes place at the Dakota apartments.  I enjoyed reading The Dollhouse and The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis.
Have you read any of these books?

3.  Creating
I just started working on making another crochet Appa for my daughter's friend.  This project involves crocheting many parts and then sewing them all together onto the Appa.  This project should take me a while to make.  

4.  Eating
We recently had salads again from Just Salad.  I enjoyed the Sweet Valley salad which consists of romaine lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, sweet potatoes, roasted pumpkin seeds, goat cheese, all in a lemon basil dressing.

Have a happy Friday and weekend.

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  1. That salad sounds just delightful! We didn’t get quite as much snow but I’ll take what I can get but it’s the darn wind chill now, below zero that I don’t like. Have a great weekend!

    1. That salad was so good Andrea. I can't wait for the snow to melt and I'm not looking forward the deep freeze. Enjoy your Friday and weekend.

  2. Somehow I am not keen of watching the Queen's Gambit - I keep scrolling it away. I know it has received tremendous praise, but it'll wait for a bit longer with me. Your Appa looks great!

  3. The salads you get always look so good! We loved Queens Gambit too. My daughter started playing chess again too! She loves the wardrobe as well. You've watched some good movies. Those are some of my favorite Marvel/DC movies. I didn't love the new WW, but we enjoyed the first one. Iron Man is my favorite with Blank Panther being a close second! We just finished The Flight Attendant on HBO Max and we're watching WandaVision on Disney+. I have that Meryl Streep movie in my queue! We got a lot of snow too and I'm already over it! Have a great weekend. That appa looks like another great project!

  4. I like Fiona Davis and have read some of her books too and liked them. We watch our old movies and haven't seen anything new in a long time! Enjoy your weekend. Hard to eat salads when it's cold! lol Hugs! It's in the 70s here today though so I don't have any excuse!

  5. We loved The Queen's Gambit, too! And I haven't heard about the Meryl Streep movie, so maybe we'll watch it tonight. Thanks for the recommendation!

  6. I watched the Queen's Gambit and love it too. The books you are reading sound great too. Love the appa that you made for your daughter's friend. Super cute. Have a great weekend. xoxo

  7. We are loving the Queens Gambit too I can see how people will be taking up chess after this! Stay warm that's a lot of snow!
    Have a great week
    Wren x

    1. Thanks for the blog visit Wren! Yes, we enjoyed watching the Queens Gambit and it's nice that people will be taking up chess. Hope you have a nice week.

  8. Hi Julie....I read The Address and loved it! Have a great week !

    1. Hi Ann, I love reading books by Fiona Davis. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the week.

  9. Julie,
    Loved seeing what you have been up to!! I have been re-organizing my craft room after a deep purge....Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  10. I watched the Queen’s Gambit and really liked it. I’ll have to check out the book recommendations of yours, Julie. Thank you! I hope you have a great week.

  11. Such a fun selection of movies and I liked the Queen's Gambit as well. The salad sounds delicious.

  12. My middle son has been playing lots of chess online with his cousin. He has always been fascinated by chess and taught himself (and all of us) to play at a very young age.


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