Friday Favorites - April Edition

April 30, 2021


Hello blog friends.  

I have my Friday Favorites - April Edition:

I was so happy to have my second vaccine shot done at the beginning of April.  I had a sore arm with my first shot, and the second shot I was tired the next day and my arm hurt.  I'm glad to be fully vaccinated now and that the restrictions have eased up a bit here.  I look forward to getting back to a more normal life.

We're happy that this weekend our daughter will be coming home for a visit.  It's the first time she will be home since she left to go back to college in January.  We'll be celebrating her 21st birthday!  

I'm happy I read two books this month.  I bought both books on a shopping trip to BJ's and they were a good price.  This is the first time I'm reading books by this author.  Both of these books take place in Nantucket, Massachusetts, where the author lives.  It makes me want to take a trip to Nantucket as I've never been there and it's on my bucket list.  These books make great beach reads and a gift idea for Mother's Day.  Have you read these books?   

I love finding new people to follow on Instagram.  I discovered @brunchwithbabs.  She has a fun personality with lots of recipes, and cooking tips.

I was happy when I discovered as she has a lot of Keto and low carb recipes she shares.  The recipes are all healthy and easy to make.  Below is a photo of spaghetti squash and meat sauce she made for dinner.  

I was so impressed with this sandwich that Ping from @mynomfictionlife made.  The sandwich is made with noodles, egg, ham, and cheese on a cauliflower sandwich thin.  

I'm happy to have clean earrings.  I cleaned them in warm soapy water and let them soak for a while.  I rinsed the earrings with clean water and put them on a paper towel to dry.  My earrings look so bright and shiny now.

My husband and I enjoyed eating our Girl Scout cookies from my daughter.  The cookies were so good but I'm glad we finally finished eating them.  I'm trying to be good about eating sweets.
I was so happy when my husband made us for breakfast eggs, toast, and avocado slices.

We have a favorite Italian cafe in our neighborhood that makes the best sandwiches.  We shared for lunch a broccoli rabe and chicken sandwich that tasted so good.

We recently had a take-out dinner from a local place called Burger Fi that we enjoyed for the first time.  We had a hamburger, chicken sandwich, a hotdog with sauerkraut, and onion rings.  We had a fun time indulging in this comfort food.

Bosco and I have been enjoying our spring walks.  It's nice to see the grass growing and warmer temperatures.

You can see how Bosco and I enjoyed sitting out in the sun the other day.  It was so nice to sit in the yard and enjoy the 80-degree weather.  I look forward to more days like this so I can do my gardening and planting for May.

I hope you have a happy Friday and weekend!

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  1. All of the food you've eaten looks yummy! I'll go check the low carb website. And I may clean my earrings! I haven't done that in so's time! Hugs!

  2. Oh how delicious is that food! , I love Girl Scout cookies and I have not had them in several years! Happy 21st your beautiful baby girl and I hope you have a wonderful visit!

    1. Yes, we enjoyed all of that good food. Thanks Andrea, we're looking forward to spending time with our daughter this weekend!

  3. Happy birthday to your daughter Julie!!

  4. So many lovely favourites Julie, all that food makes me feel hungry it looks yummy.I haven't worn my earrings for over a year! It's great that you've taken the time to clean yours. A Happy Birthday to your daughter! 21 how lovely enjoy your time together this weekend. Xx

  5. I love Elin Hilderbrand...lots of great books you can read from her! I also love Brunch with Babs. Enjoy the visit with your daughter. My daughter comes home from college in 2 weeks!

  6. Happy Birthday to your daughter, we just celebrated a 21st birthday around here, too!!

  7. I have read most of Elin's books at this point and I just love them; each time I read them I want to go to Nantucket. We finally made it there two summers ago and I just loved it.

  8. That's awesome you are fully vaccinated! Here we are so behind with vaccines - the government says the ones we have aren't safe unless you're over 50 so they have ordered other ones for the rest of us but they are unlikely to turn up this year, ugh! At least we have no cases, so life is normal, but it would be nice to have the vaccine!

    Hope that you had a good weekend :) It's a relaxing long weekend for us!

  9. Julie,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I will be getting my first shot of the vaccine on Wednesday...They opened up a mass vaccination center at one of the casino's...Happy Birthday to your daughter!!I hope you had a great weekend!!

  10. Those food pictures look soo very good! I hope your daughter has a most special birthday and you have a wonderful Mother's Day!


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