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April 25, 2020


Welcome to the weekend, my friends! Or is it Monday? Friday? Sunday? It does all start to blur together when you’re working from home, doesn’t it? How is everyone doing? Are groceries more available now in your areas? Are things feeling a little less crazy? I’m feeling hopeful as there’s more talk of the best ways to safely reopen parts of our world that have been shut down for so long now.


And on a very sweet note, this was the best thing I saw this week. I’m not crying, you’re crying.


ON THE BLOG this week: Roasted Fingerling Potatoes are crisp and salty on the outside with fluffy baked potato inside, they’re made even better with the Chipotle Garlic Dipping Sauce.


Strawberry Blueberry Banana Smoothies are super tasty creamy fruit smoothies that are perfect for breakfast, snacks or anytime you want a fresh sweet treat. My kids would happily drink these every day.


Nothing beats the fantastic little pots of butter that are served with warm bread in your favorite restaurants. Do you know how easy it is to make restaurant-style Whipped Butter at home?


What I’m CRAVING: I’ve been dreaming of New Mexican food for days now. So, I’ve decided that Sopapillas need to happen soon. I’ve made sopapillas similar to this recipe in the past, but it’s been years since I’ve made them. There’s truly nothing better though.


My FAVORITE THING this week is this new blanket. (link HERE) It is the prettiest charcoal gray design, super soft, and lightweight. I’m going to pick up another one for the back porch.


What I’m WATCHING: The original Anne of Green Gables series (link HERE) I grew up watching these movies and they’re wonderfully nostalgic. Anyone else love Anne as much as I do?


What I’m READING: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight (link HERE) This is hands-down the best business autobiography I have ever read. It’s like no other business story I’ve read. Is it a little slow at times? Yes. It’s a memoir and part of that is just telling the story of someone’s life.


It’s part history, part economics, part sports fan - and even if you aren’t a sports fan (I’m really not at all!) you will enjoy the triumphs in this book. The story is engrossing. It’s real, it’s honest, it’s inspiring, it’s sad, and at other times it’s so funny you might laugh out loud reading it.


The story is told in a way that hooks you from the start and he doesn’t gloss over any of it. I recommend this book for everyone, not just business owners and students of economics. It was a great read.


“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.” ― Pearl S. Buck


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


Mary

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