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 and organize this, though – I throw in bonuses and links to some fun recipes, diy projects, and garden ideas that I like 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.)
We've had a record tomato harvest for July! In a typical year I'm lucky to get 5-8 tomatoes in July and those are mainly small, early tomatoes (but any garden tomato is good at that point, right?). But the tomatoes are loving this hot summer and we've harvested LOTS (the bottom picture is just our latest haul) since the first one ripened on the 10th. Black Cherry heirloom, grapes tomatoes, Early Girl, and Tigerellas are all coming in regularly. There are paste tomatoes that will be available pick in about a week and the biggest surprise? The two big Cherokee Purple tomatoes pictured on top - I've never had this size tomato ripe the third week of July before! We sliced those babies and ate them crumbled with feta. Yum. (that's one of my favorite 'salads' in tomato season - so easy and good).
I got to use my baggie packing tip this week and was again reminded how awesome this is! It makes it a breeze to pack in a carry-on for a week AND bring all I want, usually with extra room. I use my other packing tips, too, and color coordinate, making sure tops go with different bottoms, etc., but I knew I was taking 1 bottom and a couple long-sleeved tops more than I needed for the amount of time, but there was plenty of room after putting most things in the baggies. Whew. Disaster averted. 😉
Let's go there: shaving legs. Least favorite self-care task for me, that's for sure. I tried so many different razors over the years - and ways to shave: outside the shower with shaving cream, inside with soap (or cream), in a tub - which more times than not resulted in nicks that bled profusely and left scabs. Which doesn't make you want to shave very much, does it?
Enter the Intuition razor which came in my mail free during my couponing days (I probably wouldn't have paid $10 for a razor back then, but I've since learned that some things are worth a bit more $). SO easy to use anywhere - no creams or soap to apply (it's all included around the razor head) and best of all? NO nicks hardly ever. Really! I've used this consistently now for years (well - here's our secret, only in the warmer months when people my see my legs, ha! Don't tell, 'k?) and happily pay the higher priced refills (which aren't that bad, really - it's pretty easy to find a coupon for them) since they last me a couple months each. And did I mention how easy it is? And no nicks?
Any of you use this razor, too?
Curious about why I was packing a carry-on? Here's a photo hint for you, and it's definitely not Oregon! I'll give you the answer in next week's Three Things, and you can always catch more on Instagram of my day-to-day happenings. I'm already sad I decided not to lug my big camera, though. Oh well, phone photos will have to do.
Three Fun Links:
Perfect timing for this article on tips for taking better photos with a phone!
A 101 guide to drought-tolerant plants.
This slab pie looks so good, though I'm thinking I'd like it better with the fresh blackberries we've got coming in now.
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