Happy Saturday! Welcome to our weekly ‘Three Things” post where you’ll find a peek into my week and some things that are making me happy. Three things is just how I start, though – I throw in bonuses and links to some fun recipes, diy projects, and garden ideas that I find inspirational or helpful and think you will, too. So, yeah – you’ll want to read to the end! (Note: the links I provide are often affiliate links, though not always.)
Our daughter is attending college at the University of Oregon (our alma mater where Brian and I met…) and was able to get us tickets to the Washington State game for only $15 each! We haven’t wanted to spend the big bucks to go to a game recently, so it was fun to relive a bit of our college days – and get in the college-football spirit.
We had seen beautiful fall weather – 70s and sunny – for weeks and the forecast for the coming week was the same. EXCEPT for a 2-3 hour period of 85-90% chance of rain…can you guess? Yep, right during the game! Of course. And it rained…for the whole 3rd quarter. We got soaked, but right when I was ready to call it a day (I’m a fair-weather everything, ha!), it dried up and we were treated to a beautiful rainbow over the stadium.
It was a full rainbow and lasted for a long time – that was nice. The outcome of the game (with double over-time)? Not so much. But we remember when the ducks were always at the bottom and we will cheer our team on whatever the win-loss record. 🙂
Years ago my sister-in-law introduced us to Toby’s Chunky Feta Dressing and Dip, a local company that produces a refrigerated product that is SO good. I loved it so much, I created my own version so we could enjoy it whenever we wanted. Toby’s recently sent me some coupons for a free jar after discovering my post where I mentioned how much I loved their dip (isn’t that fun?) and it became part of an afternoon snack with our garden sweet red peppers. Major yum. Have you discovered this dressing?
We were given this Rada vegetable peeler a couple years ago for Christmas and because I had a OXO peeler I liked, I thought I wouldn’t use it much. Wrong. This thing is the best! (And it’s not just me, either – check out the 5 star reviews on Amazon.)
You almost have to use this next to another peeler to appreciate it, but it’s super smooth and peels really thin, so you don’t lose any vegetable goodness. The black handle is key to it being dishwasher safe – and this peeler looks brand new after years of nearly constant use and dishwashing. How can I not share stuff like this with you guys?
I recently updated the photos of one of our most pinned and shared projects, how to turn a dresser into a vanity. If you are thinking about this DIY project at all, I really encourage you to check it out or pin it for later – it remains one of our favorite things.
These photos also show how the vanity has held up since the original post (stuff I always wonder about when ready DIY things – do you, too?). I’ve done one paint touch-up, but other than that it still looks just as good 5 years later. Even the wood top – yes you can have wood counters in bathrooms!
Links To Check Out:
Another use for grape tomatoes.
This is a new spice to use for roasted chicken – sounds wonderful.
This block printing on fabric tutorial is fabulous! Wouldn’t it make great tea towels for Christmas gift baskets?
Here are some great DIY gardening projects (one of mine is included!).
Like these links? I’m always pinning these and lots more – follow me on Pinterest for more inspiration and ideas!
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