Hello friends! I hope summer is treating you well so far. We had a full week traveling to Portland, seeing our daughter off (more on that below), and starting the packing process.
Oh.My.Goodness. So many things to think about when you’re not just moving to one place (we’re staying with family). What do we need with us? What can go in the back of the storage room and what needs to be accessible, depending on how long we’re in limbo, house-wise? I know a lot of you have done the same, so if you have any tips, lay them on me! I already got a good one last week about looking on Craigslist for boxes and that Home Depot boxes are cheaper than moving places (thanks, Michele!).
On to this week’s things I – and Brian this week! – are loving, and the links I think you’ll love! (Some of the links I provide are affiliate links.)
Our daughter leaving for Colombia. Our sweet girl (on the left) flew with a friend all the way to Colombia, South America, last week for a six-week trip working with at-risk children alongside a local group through World Venture.
They spent the last 5 months raising money and preparing (shots, passports, packing, etc.) and I am SO proud of both of them. They totally sought out an opportunity on their own in order to follow the desire that God put in their hearts to travel with purpose.
Now I just have to try and not miss her so much. #aintgonnahappen
The dangerously good crispy fried onions our daughter made before she left. Okay, we hardly ever deep-fry around here. I wish I could say it’s because it’s not good for you, but I mostly haven’t done it much because it’s so messy, ha! Well, when I decided to try and master fried chicken a few months ago, I only wanted to use peanut oil and had to buy a huge container of it. Our daughter decided to use it up by making crispy fried onions like Pioneer Woman.
All I’ve got to say is, be careful with these. I’m always the one searching out the smallest, crispiest French fries and oh, dear – these are ALL small and crispy, plus they are onions! Waaaay better than potatoes, I’m going on record as saying. Luckily the oil is gone along with the temptation to make these again soon. But I can definitely see these becoming a once-or-twice a year happening at our house!
The iPad keyboard that is making Brian happy. Brian said I needed to share this with you all, so obviously you know that this is a good thing. If you have an iPad Air or Pro and are looking for a great keyboard he’s recommending this Anker keyboard. He was all set to get the Logitec he had read about, but then saw the reviews that the newer version for the most recent iPads aren’t as good. Which led him to discover the excellent reviews of the Anker keyboard. Here’s what he’s most impressed with:
- super fast shipping
- holds the iPad securely (with a fun automatic back rest that comes up)
- slim profile when closed (looks like an Apple product)
- AND when he wrote to customer service about a sticky key, they immediately sent a new keyboard with the phrase “you’ve been through enough trouble already.”
Yep, customer for life.
The old series that still makes us laugh. Brian and I had both read and loved P.G. Wodehouse’s Wooster and Jeeves book series years ago, and watched most of the BBC-Masterpiece television episodes. But our daughter just discovered them and she made them new again for us. We all had a so much fun watching these together before she left (on You Tube of all places) – and laughing again at Bertie’s escapades and Jeeves’ plans. Nice to see they stand the test of time.
Links To Check Out:
How to choose the best muffin pans and liners.
Can you ever have too many zucchini recipes? I think not.
I’m loving this farmhouse makeover so far and am looking forward to more!
Cold brew your coffee for a smooth summer drink.
Vertical planters to add color to fences and walls.
Yes, yes, yes- teriyaki glazed salmon rice bowls.
GMO labeling bill passed in the Senate. Thoughts (especially on the weird QR code part…)?
Quick real food strawberry limeade.
Like these links? I’m always pinning these and lots more – follow me on Pinterest for more inspiration and ideas!
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