Five on Friday {It’s Fall Y’all!}

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Happy Friday and happy fall!  I am all about all things pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters and fall foliage!   This is such a fun time of year! School is going well for the kids. My daughter is loving high school! Last night we attended virtual back-to-school night for my son, who is in 7th grade. I have to say, I kind of enjoyed “attending” from my couch, wearing my pajamas! We are looking forward to a three day weekend. Happy Yom Kippur to those who celebrate. Here are five from this week:

1.  Supper Club Picnic – We finally got to see the other couples from our supper club!  The last time we had gotten together was in February, pre-pandemic.  Sunday we met up at the Kensico Dam and enjoyed a picnic lunch. It was a beautiful day with great company!

After our get together, our family walked along the dam and visited the 9/11 memorial, the Rising.

2. Shopping – Last Saturday we took our daughter shopping at Plato’s Closet.  She has become a big fan of thrifting and second hand shopping.  Me and my wallet are not complaining!  

Joanna Teplin, left, and Clea Shearer

Photograph: Christopher Patey/Netflix

3. Watching – This week I watched the first episode of both The Home Edit and Sing On on Netflix.  The Home Edit has gotten me wanting to organize ALL the things! I will be checking out some of their books for sure for some more ideas. Sing On is a karaoke singing competition show, hosted by Tituss Burgess, from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  It’s a fun show that I can watch while doing other things.

4. Eating – This week we went to The Hummus and Pita Company while we were shopping in Brookfield, CT. Their vegan Shwarma is tasty and we love all the sides!

For our supper club picnic I made roasted eggplant sandwiches with roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, tomato, fresh mozzarella and some balsamic vinegar.

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5.Reading –  I am currently reading The Last Flight by Julie Clark. This suspense book had me interested from the very beginning. I’m hoping to have it finished by the end of the weekend.

ICYMI this week on the blog:

Tuesday I posted shared 7 Fall Weekend Getaways.

Sharing with Friday Favorites!  Have a great weekend!



  1. Too funny; another blog I blog with had that same park/dam/ memorial on her blog photos this week too. The food looks yummy and I am so glad to hear your daughter is loving high school; my son is too! When we first signed him up he made me promise to withdraw him and homeschool if he didn’t get into their culinary arts program– last week he told me he wants to stay no matter what!

  2. So fun to be able to get together with your dinner club again! And a hummus and pita shop, that sounds like my jam!! I’ve heard about The Home Edit… I think I need to stay away or I’ll spend the next 10 years of my life trying to organize all the things…

  3. Your summer club sammie looks delicious. Full of all my favorite things, eggplant, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and let’s be real: bread. Lovely, lovely bread! Glad your daughter is enjoying high school and admit that I had to read that twice because I can’t believe she’s already in high school! I haven’t been doing much reading but I’m really, really going to try hard to pick one up this weekend and read it! Enjoy your long weekend!

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