Friday, June 30, 2017

Five for Friday

Hello and welcome to my Five for Friday! I am linking up with Cup of Tea Bright on a BudgetDella Devotedand BYBMG!

1. My brother recently got back from a trip to Europe, and he brough back a bunch of fun gifts! 
Belgian chocolates.
Vintage poster | Postcards | Berry scented candle (it smells so good! | and cookies for the family. The Lu ones are my favorite! Those you can buy in the US. They have a handy product locator on their website if you want to buy them! The Pim's are kind of like a little cake, with a layer of jam, and then covered in chocolate. SO good!

2. Are you doing anything for the Fourth of July? I'm planing on barbecuing, but that is probably it. Last year we went downtown and watched fireworks, but the park downtown where they usually host fireworks has had flooding issues, so the fireworks got moved to the fairgrounds, which is out of the way for us and no one wants to drive up there. So no fireworks watching for us! 

3. I made a chicken pot pie for dinner last night and it turned out so good! I don't make chicken pot pie very often because it takes forever to make and never turns out quite how I want it. I came across this recipe, and decided to try it. I even used her crust recipe too and it was all very good! I did forget to add the peas to it (if you read the recipe you'll probably understand why!) and I did add some mushrooms, but otherwise very good! The crust was very flakey too. Definitely recommend if you have the time! 
4. Now that I'm getting so many makeup samples from Ipsy and occasionally the Target beauty box, my makeup stash was getting to be such a mess. I was holding out on organizing until I could get to Ikea, but I don't know when that will be happening. I just couldn't take the mess anymore! 

I stopped by Walmart and picked up one of these small drawer organizers and it has definitely helped at getting all of my stuff organized! All of the organizers I have seen have it so your eyeshadows and powders are standing up, but it seems like any loose powder is going to get all over the place, so I just wanted a way to lay all of that stuff flat. So the little drawers definitely help! Maybe not the prettiest option, but definitely useful!

5. I found some organic heavy cream for a really good price at Fred Meyer, and I decided to make some ice cream with one carton, and caramel sauce with the other! I made caramel sauce once quite a few years ago and everyone liked it (I'm not really a fan of caramel, but the rest of my family loves it.) so I figured I would try it again! (I used this recipe) It turned out pretty good! Although the recipe wasn't very helpful, I couldn't remember if you are supposed to stir the sugar and water part or not, and I did a little bit (you aren't supposed to.) But I did remember to warm the cream. 

So, if you try making caramel, do not stir the sugar and water, and heat the cream, then pour slowly into the sugar and water while whisking quickly!
Hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Look at those chocolates!!! YUM! And I have never tried to make caramel sauce but it looks DELICIOUS! You are just so good at this. Have a happy 4th!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  2. I just recently bought drawer organizers for my bathroom drawer as well. And it's made such a difference in my bathroom. I felt so disorganized before, and it took me twice as long to get ready because I could never find anything. Happy Weekend!

  3. Those chocolates look amazing!! And I love PIMs and Le Petit Ecolier! I haven't had them in so long!

  4. Ooh, I've never attempted making a pot pie from scratch! The store bought kind take long enough for me. 😂 I'm working all day on the 4th - freelance life is so glamorous!

  5. The chocolates were delicious! You should try making caramel sauce sometime! It's really pretty simple to make and tastes great!

  6. Haha! I still keep opening all the drawers to find what I need. Even though I know which drawer has what I need, for some reason my mind tells me I need to open all of them. I guess I will figure it out eventually! ;)

  7. They were all so good! Even though the little boy on the Petit Ecoliers is super creepy, they're still delicious. You should definitely pick up some if you get the chance!

  8. Homemade chicken pot pie is SO good, but SO time consuming! I don't make it very often because of that, but it's always worth it when I do! I hope you were able to have some fun on the Fourth after working!