Friday, April 07, 2017

Friday's Fave Five #425

Happy Friday!  That wonderful day where we take a moment to pause and intentionally look for blessings from our past week, whether our week was a good one or maybe not so much.  Fostering a grateful attitude and an intentional looking for the good things in life helps us to get through the tougher times and makes for a more happy me.  Please join me in this.

1.  Another nice candle.  I started burning a new one yesterday morning that I had bought on the same sale as last weeks fave.  This one was called Sea Grass(from Bath and Body) and smells very fresh and subtle.  It was also a great deal which makes me even happier.

2. First bbq of the year.  Sunday was a pretty nice day so we set aside the planned after church lunch of chicken pie and made a pit stop at the grocery store after church to buy hamburger supplies.  And it was so worth it.  Nothing like a grilled burger, especially the first grill of the year.  Yummy!

3.  Movie afternoon with Mom.  Mom had been sick the week before Sunday so I knew she would appreciate getting out of her house and just sitting around with us for company.  So after the burger lunch we put in the movie "The Light Between Oceans".  Very sad but very good, I had read the book a couple of years ago and loved it.  I watched the movie a couple weeks ago with hubby but had a hunch Mom would like it and I wasn't wrong.  It was nice pleasing her this way.


The little meme that I shared on Facebook and tagged my bible study ladies with.  I am so thankful to be part of a group of ladies that have bonded so well and really do build each other up and care for one another.

5.  Chocolate Berry Burst tea.  I found this at Winner's, which is like a T.J. Maxx kind of store one day.  Turned out to be a yummy buy.  Gives a little taste of dessert without the sugar or calories.  I've been enjoying it in the evenings when I've got a craving to routing through the cupboards for the sweet fix.  Hopefully, I'll be able to find it again.  That's not always the case with this type of store so I might have to go hunting online.

What were your favorite blessings from the last week?


Willow said...

Your candles always sound wonderful--unfortunately there are no fragrant candles at Willow's Cottage--too many allergies.
And you always find the best teas!
We know spring is truly here when the Canadians talk about bbq! Happy Spring to you!

Gattina said...

We haven't done a barbecue yet, for the two of us it's also too much preparation. It's still too cool anyway.

Faith said...

that candle sounds awesome! sadly the new one i bought called white te verbena which i LOVE gave my oldest daughter a headache. so we decided it would burn out in the deck this summer.....all of us in my home are allergic to different scents..makes candle burning tricky!!

that tea sounds gonna look for it,

how nice to have the grill out and your mom over for a mivie...i read the book and liked it the movie on netflix?

haply weekend!

Wendy said...

Not quite BBQ weather here yet although good weather and warmth is promised for the weekend. How thoughtful to have your Mum over and re watch the movie. Hope she's feeling better.

nikkipolani said...

I love teas that satisfy a craving -- hope you can find this new fave again. And I join you in the first grilled burger of the year, albeit grilled under a slightly drizzly sky.

#4 is terrific in a group of friends who are supportive and encouraging with honesty and love.

Barbara H. said...

We had out first BBQ of the year on Sunday, too! Good stuff. I haven't yet read that book - I don't know if I knew it was a movie. It sounded sad but everyone who has mentioned the book has said they like it. I like that meme!

(Hope this doesn't come through twice - the screen froze when I tried to comment earlier and then I couldn't get back in for a while.)

ellen b said...

Yippee for the first barbecue of the year! Glad you had a nice time with your mom. Nice quote and great reminder. Hope you have a lovely weekend.