Five on Friday {The Last Weekend in July}

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Happy Friday!  I cannot believe how quickly the days are going by.  It’s crazy to think that this is the last weekend in July.  The kids survived their second week of camp and are headed back up to Rhode Island with my parents for a week.  My husband and I have no set plans yet, but we are hoping to make the most of the kid-free time we have together.  Here are five from this week:


1.Reading –  I am finishing up Killman Creek by Rachel Caine.  This is the second book in the Stillhouse Lake series.  I really enjoyed the first book, Stillhouse Lake and this second book is just as suspenseful.

2. Cooking – This past weekend we had our monthly supper club.  This month’s theme was vegetarian.  I made a Mushroom, Tofu and Cheese Tart from the Moosewood Restaurant New Classics cookbook.  This is a well-known vegetarian restaurant up in Ithaca, NY where I went to college.  This was a pretty tasty dish.  It would have been even better if I remembered to add the salt when cooking it (face smack here!).  My husband made a tasty Peach Crisp too.

Fit Womens Weekly Podcast        SEXYFIT PODCAST

3. Listening – I’ve been trying to get back into a fitness routine of sorts.  I’ve started back up with Yoga with Adriene and am hoping to set up a gym schedule this upcoming week.  I know I already did a post on health and fitness podcasts, but I recently added two new ones to my rotation – Fit Womens Weekly Podcast and Sexyfit Podcast.

4. Family Fun –  This past Sunday our family visited Boundless Adventures.  It’s an outdoor adventure/ropes course up in the trees.  I did a post on this week (see below) and it was a lot of fun!

5. MakingUrban Kangaroo kindly sent me a Soy Candle Making Kit.  At his request, my son and I spent some time this past weekend making the candles.  They were easy to make and the Coconut and English Rose scents smell good.  The containers are nice and the candles make great gifts (either the kit or the finished candle!).  Plus, I loved getting to spend quality time with my son.

ICYMI this week on the blog:

Monday I wrote about our visit to the Lancaster Science Factory.

Wednesday I introduced the Dutchess County Craft Beverage Trail.

Thursday I wrote about Boundless Adventures.

Sharing with Friday Favorites!  Have a great weekend! 



  1. That outdoor adventure course looks like fun! My girls would love that! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!

  2. The Rachel Caine series is on my TBR but this summer has not been good book reading for me. Oh well. I’ll get back on the wagon eventually. I’m going to check out that Mushroom, Tofu and Cheese Tart because that sounds delicious and right up my alley. I’m a meat-eater but I love vegetarian recipes! Have a great kid-free weekend/week!

  3. Ooh I’ve always wanted to do a ropes course! That looks like so much fun!

    The candle making kit is such a cool idea. I’m going to look into it, I think it would be super fun to do with my daughters. They LOVE doing things like that together.

    I’m a new subscriber and would love if you would follow me back if you get a chance! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

    xo, Sarah

    • The ropes course was a lot of fun! It was fun to make the candles with my son and they smell so nice. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a great weekend!

  4. I so need to get back on the health and wellness train. I just need to figure out how and when to work it in. Some friends have recommended a $10 / month subscription to beach body where you have access to all different kinds of work outs. I really just need to run/walk and get my booty in shape! I’ll have to check out the fitness podcasts. Maybe they’ll motivate / keep me motivated. Hope your weekend was wonderful!

  5. It’s so fun to see what other people are into. I do a post like this at the en of each month too because I just love it! Looks like you’ve got some exciting stuff going on and I can’t wait to check out that book!

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