Friday, August 11, 2017

Five for Friday

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

1. I ended up doing SO much cooking and baking this week! I made gluten free and regular granola, gluten free cookie bars for my brother as well as regular chocolate chip cookies. And then we had a guest over for dinner Wednesday night and had chicken pot pie and chocolate cake. And I also helped my mom make a butternut squash and quinoa soup for my brother. Needless to say I need a break and it's going to be easy dinners for the next couple of nights! 

(I actually washed up a bunch of lettuce yesterday so we're having salads for dinner.)
2. Our guest Wednesday night was a friend of my brothers from school. My brother did a study abroad a couple of years ago, and since he did that he can participate in the buddy program at his university. So when international students come they partner you up with them to show them around campus and town and stuff. Last year my brother was a buddy to a student from India. They remained friends and he just got back, and, since it was his birthday we had him over for dinner.

He brought us back this really nice shawl from India. The fabric is really soft. It was definitely a nice and unexpected gift! 
3. Since Wednesday was national book lover's day, I thought I would share what I'm currently reading! This book came just in time (it was released Tuesday!) and I'm really enjoying it so far! Besides the fact it's from a great author, I love that it's set in the PNW! What are you currently reading?
4. Has anyone else been getting a ton of ads on Facebook lately? Like every third or fourth post is an ad. Pinterest and Instagram have gotten really bad as well! I am SO sick of seeing ads all the time! I generally will click to hide them, but I'm wondering if that is just a way to confirm to them that I'm actually seeing them? I'm halfway tempted to mark every ad as inappropriate just so maybe they'll go away! I've tried not clicking out of them and it doesn't seem to make any difference.

5. I ended up only getting one other post up this week as my Wednesday post just did not come together in time. But I shared some pictures of our hike up in Stanley.
Hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Your hike looks so relaxing and enjoyable! And I will gladly come over and help you eat all those goodies!! Have a good weekend!

  2. Ugh I am so not into cooking, so I am very impressed by all of your cooking and baking!! The cake looks SO good!

  3. Haha! Thanks! I've always loved cooking and baking. It was really good! A little dense, but really tasty!

  4. It was such a nice hike! And you are welcome any time :)