Friday Favorites {Week 25}

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday and last day of July!  It’s sad that the summer is officially half over, as the kids start back at school on September 1st.  We are planning to make the most of it though and have lots of fun stuff planned for August! Here are this past week’s favorites:


1.  Our basil plant – If you follow on Instagram, you may have seen this picture already of our basil plant.  I thought there was no hope of us having any basil since we planted the seeds ages ago and didn’t see any growth.  It’s finally grown enough that we were able to use some fresh basil in a recipe this week.  It sure beats buying a small little bunch for $4 at the grocery store!

2. Netflix – Somehow, this week I have been sucked into binge-watching Revenge.  I never watched the show when it was on but it’s been keeping me hooked.  Since the Weekend Chef and I watch so many shows together (Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, The Killing), I’ve had to find some shows that I can watch on my own.

3.  Favorite bookmarked recipe of the week – I found a new recipe link-up swap called “Tuesday’s Recipe Swap” hosted by Green Fashionista and Martinis & Bikinis.  I bookmarked this Summer Pasta from Green Fashionista and have already planned to make it for dinner next week.  I even get to use some of the basil from my plant!

4.  Mommy Dates – I was lucky enough this week to have a dinner date and a lunch date with friends.  Somehow, life has been pretty busy and I hadn’t seen these girls in months.  It was great getting to catch up.  The Weekend Chef and I also got to go out to eat with another couple from Supper Club last weekend and got to enjoy some good eating and drinking!


5.  Currently Reading – Not a favorite book, but I’m currently reading The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza.  I’ll be finishing this book today and will be giving it 3 out of 5 stars.

Hope you have a great weekend!  Linking up with Amanda at Meet @ The Barre, Andrea from Momfessionals and Tif from Bright on a Budget!



  1. I’m so jealous of your basil. For some reason, we didn’t grow it this year and it’s killing me. I used to watch Revenge when it first came out and dreamed of having Emily’s beach house. But I could never figure out why someone as wealthy as Victoria would get up so early to put on sheath dress and let people just walk into her house. If I were that rich, I’d lock my door and do pilates around 10. Yay for mommy dates and sometimes, you just got to read cheesy chic lit. We can’t read great literature all of the time. Have a great weekend!

  2. I can so relate to what you said about finding shows that you can watch on your own. My husband and I have several shows that we watch together, so I’m always on the lookout for a series I can watch (or binge watch ;)) on my own too. Revenge was one of those series for me! I binge watched the first season when it was newer and ended up following it through to it’s finale. Hooray for your basil! I need to plant some things like that! You’re right, it sure would beat paying for it at the store! Have a lovely upcoming weekend!! xo – Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

  3. I know, I can’t believe summer is half way over! I Loved Revenge! I need new shows to watch on Netlix…I’m a massive binge watcher!

  4. So I clearly need to add Revenge to my Netflix queue, because all your other shows you’ve watched are ones I’ve loved! Clearly you have great taste 😉 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

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