Friday Favorites - Mother's Day Weekend

May 12, 2023


Hello friends.  I hope you all had a nice week.  The weather is finally warming up here with sunny skies and that makes me happy! 😎

Here are my favorites for this week.

Last weekend my husband and I went out to eat at one of our favorite local restaurants.  We shared garlic parmesan chicken wings, a cheese burger, and fries.  My husband had Shock Top beer and I had a Coors Light.  The pub was so crowded and we were all able to watch the Kentucky Derby.  We had such a fun evening. 

Recently, I was on my way to my gym when I saw this cute dog sitting in the window.  He didn't move and let me take his picture.  (to me he looks like a boy dog)  LOL.  So cute! 🐶

I bought these herbs from Costco a few weeks ago.  I was finally able to plant the herbs outside.

I planted basil, mint, rosemary, and oregano.  I can't wait to use these herbs.  I especially love using basil to make pesto sauce.

I recently saw a blog post from Lindsays Sweet World and how much she loved this mascara.  I was so convinced to buy this mascara and I like it too.  This mascara works great with only one coat of mascara but I usually apply two coats.  I love when I find makeup recommendations from other bloggers.   

We were all finally able to celebrate my daughter's birthday this year.  My daughter was away at college for the past four years.  We celebrated with sushi and red velvet cake.  We will be going out again tonight to celebrate her birthday.  This time out to dinner with my daughter and her friends and my husband and I in the city.

To celebrate Mother's Day my daughter and I will be going to the movies to see Momma Mia.  I can't wait to have a fun day with my daughter.

Wishing all Moms a very Happy Mother's Day!💗

Wishing you a happy Friday and weekend.

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  1. Wow Julie, you have been busy. How nice to dine out and enjoy the a Kentucky Derby. The dog in the window is darling. I know those herbs you planted will make some fabulous meals. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Red velvet cake is so delicious. Happy Mother’s Day. Enjoy your movie with your daughter.

  2. That cake looks delicious! I hope you and your daughter have a wonderful day together.

  3. Have a great Mother' s day with your daughter. Love that sweet doggie in the window! Hugs. Kris

  4. That sounds like a fun Mother's Day with your daughter! All of the food looks yummy and it looks like you've had some fun lately. The herbs at my Coscto didn't look great when we were there. I was bummed. I have finally started planting things in my containers and the garden. That dog is so cute! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. That is so hard when the kids are away on their birthday. The cake looks delicious!

  6. Happy Mother's Day, Julie! It sounds like a fun plan...and lots in common with our daughters. We too have been celebrating birthdays. One day we should all meet at the beach. I bet we'd all have lots to talk about!!

  7. I always love to read about your favorites! I need to try that mascara. I didn’t see the herbs at Costco, or I would’ve bought them. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Have fun celebrating her and Happy Mother’s Day blessings to you. 💐

  8. What wonderful favourites.
    It sounds like a lovely meal out with your husband even if the pub was crowded. How lovely that you got to celebrate your daughters birthday with her. The cake looks so good.
    Have a great weekend and Mother's Day.

  9. it's so fun to have a little kitchen garden with herbs just begging to be snipped and celebrated!

  10. Yay to your herbs..
    That food looks great.

  11. Sounds like a great Mother's Day...and your herbs look great. I loved having a big pot of herbs but the patio here gets very little sun! Enjoy them !

  12. Julie,
    Love the picture of that sweet dog!! How nice of him to let you take his picture!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you are having a great week!1

  13. What a fun thing to go to the movies with your daughter for Mother's Day! That cake looks so good, did you make it? Glad your weather is warming up! Have a great third week of May!

  14. I'm always interested in your makeup recommendations, Julie. Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day! Happy belated Birthday to your daughter!


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