Happy Saturday! Our weekly ‘Three Things” post is where you’ll find a peek into my week, some things that are making me happy, and a few of the things from AOC that you’ve been loving. And yes, that’s more than 3 things, ha! I’m simply using 3 as a way to organize these weekly updates, though I’m known to throw in even a few more things – but we’ll call those ‘bonuses,’ okay?
Let’s get started! (Note: the links I provide are often affiliate links, though not always.)
Three Things That Happened
Front yard clean up (well, most of it anyway…). The weather has been SO incredible that I think this is the earliest I’ve ever had the front garden clipped back and tidied up.
I want to take a minute to mention again that what you see above is how I found it, basically. I pulled a few perennial violas that I fight all the time, but because we got this area fully papered and mulched last season, the early weeds were minimal. Now, if we can just get it reapplied for this season early, we won’t have to fight the plant growth and we’ll halt any new spring weeds that want to sprout!
My brother’s retirement. We got to celebrate my brother’s almost 30-year career as a medical coder with a fun family dinner at our house. Uh…why no, that’s not our house – and it’s not even last week, because I forgot to take a picture, again. Sheesh. (I pulled this from a party we had last August.)
I’m happy for him that he now gets to find work that he’s more passionate about. And that we all got to get together, ’cause I always have fun with my family!
Grain Free Cracker FAIL. I found an interesting recipe where the author said the “search for a low carb cracker was over.” I love our ww sriracha crackers so I attempted to make a grain free version from this recipe. Oh my goodness, SO bad I can’t even tell you.
What cracked me up the most, though, was that Brian kept describing them as “fishy” – he went so far as to say the pan I made them on wasn’t clean (though we hadn’t had fish in awhile). I couldn’t figure it out (and I didn’t really taste it, but I also wasn’t eating as many as he was – did I mention they were awful?) – until I realized they are just flax seed meal and eggs (with a little seasoning). Flax seed = omega 3 fats…just like salmon!
Three Things I’m Loving
I know it’s on a lot, but I still really like The Voice. There’s the singing talent, yes, but I’ve always liked the positivity of this show and the interaction with the coaches, versus other singing shows. So I’m having fun watching this new season – though Brian gives me grief for it. 😉
I love Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Lavender Toilet Bowl Cleaner – it’s made cleaning the toilet just a little better. I’m not kidding about this at all – I actually look forward to using this (notice I didn’t say the cleaning part, ha!), it smells that good. I was so glad it actually worked better than the powder I had been using, because I definitely want to keep using it!
I get mine through Grove and if you’re not already signed up, you can get a 5-piece gift set for free with a $20 first order! I want you all to try and and tell me if you think I’m crazy!
How easy is it to update a simple mantel with a fresh bouquet! This time a mason jar and daffodils totally changes the vibe from the urn and quince of last week. I just love simple updates, don’t you?
Three Fun Links
What are you loving this week?
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