Five on Friday {Birthday Weekend}

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a great week.  With school having started last week we are slowly getting back into the routine of things around here.  Tomorrow is my birthday and we have a fun weekend planned.  The celebrating starts tonight with dinner at my parent’s house.  Hopefully we have nice weather because we have outside plans.  Here are five from this week:

1. Reading – The Breakdown by B.A. Paris.  I really enjoyed her first book Behind Closed Doors.  I always love a good thriller/suspense book and so far this is a good one.

2. Watching – I hate to say that this week I’ve just watched the Bachelor in Paradise finale and was catching up on some of the Real Housewives episodes this week. Pretty boring.  I still have to finish the last three episodes of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy from last season, since I know the new seasons premiere soon!

Closet Cooking Chicken and Avocado Enchiladas in Creamy Avocado Sauce

3. Eating – Last weekend we hosted our “sauce” themed supper club.  I made Closet Cooking’s Chicken and Avocado Enchiladas in Creamy Avocado Sauce.  They were really good!  I even made the homemade salsa verde.  My husband and I love avocados.  But why do they have to be so expensive?!!

Carnivale Over the top Smores milkshake

4. Family Fun – Last Sunday we attended a local food truck festival.  One of our favorite treats was this S’mores “over the top” milkshake.  Yes, it was as good as it looks!  No worries, I didn’t eat this all myself –  the four of us shared!

5. Back to the Gym – Somehow I made it through the entire summer without getting to the gym.  Not even once!  I’d like to say that we were traveling a lot, which is true, but it would still just be an excuse.  Now that we are back to routines, I’m trying to get back on a gym schedule.  This week I made it to two classes.  I’m celebrating the small victories!

ICYMI this week on the blog:
2017 calendar

Monday I shared our weekly meal plan.


Tuesday I shared my August 2017 reads and joined the monthly Show Us Your Books linkup.

Wednesday I posted about Visiting the Corning Museum of Glass with Kids.

Thursday I reviewed a Munchpak subscription box.

Linking up with Katie, Andrea and April.  Have a great weekend!



  1. That smores thingy looks freaking amazing! The Breakdown was sadly a DNF book for me, which is a rarity. But the main character drove me nuts for some reason. You know how someone, for no apparent reason, just rubs you the wrong the way? That’s what happened to me! And I was so sad because I expected to really enjoy the book, so it makes me happy to hear that you are.

    And finally – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend and the weather stays beautiful for all outdoor plans!

    • I know what you mean about the main character in the Breakdown. But the last half of the book was a page turner! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes! We had a great weekend!

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