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March 14, 2020

Welcome to the weekend, my friends! It’s been a heck of a week, hasn’t it? While we’ve all been washing our hands like crazy, this video is making me grin today. Who wouldn’t rather sing “I will survive” than “Happy Birthday x 2,” right?

ON THE BLOG this week: Easy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs are a dinner that I make fairly often. (You can even toss the chicken and the marinade in the freezer and then just thaw it when you’re ready to cook it.)

Boiled Baby Red Potatoes are one of the easiest side dishes that you can make and they’re so versatile you can serve them with pretty much anything. I like to make extra and keep the cooked potatoes in the fridge for easy breakfast potatoes. Just chop them up and toss them in a skillet to crisp up.

Have you ever had a London Fog? Hot tea meets a splash of frothed milk to create this popular drink.

What I’m CRAVING: The Noshery’s Bang Bang Shrimp looks so good! I’m happy I have shrimp in the freezer, because this needs to happen soon.

My FAVORITE THING this week is my Neutrogena hand cream (link HERE) because (see above) all that handwashing was destroying my hands.

What I’m READING: Followers by Megan Angelo (link HERE) Full disclosure, the beginning of this book was so painful to read, I almost set it down for good a couple of times. This is another book where the storyline bounces from one character to another and from one time period to another. I love a good dystopian read though, so that will tell you which time frame I preferred through most of the book.

Despite the fact that I heard so much about this new book ahead of time, I went into it somewhat leery. I’ve never been much of a fan of the books or shows that discuss social media. And a book literally focused on follower numbers and internet fame? It just didn’t sound like my thing at all.

Once I started reading though, I suspected I’d like the ending, and I did. So, all things considered, I’m glad I finished it. I’d give it a solid 3½ stars, if I were inclined to rate my reads that way. Maybe not the greatest book you’ll ever read, but a great reminder to look away from your screens and cherish the connections made face to face.

“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” - Mark Twain

Wishing you a beautiful week full of little things that make you smile!

Mary

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