My Friday Favorites 04.03.15

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On TV- First, I must mention the season (we all believe to be series) finale of Hart of Dixie.  Although it has not been officially cancelled, the writers made sure that the season four finale was really a series finale and left no storyline unfinished.  And they threw in a huge choreographed musical theatre finale number by the whole cast downtown at the gazebo.  Long live Bluebell!  But my favorite pick this week is my new guilty pleasure, The Royals on E!  As a self proclaimed Royal Expert, this show was calling for me to watch it, and once I realized it is created by One Tree Hill’s Mark Schwahn?  Set the DVR, please!  It has all the ingredients for your typical night time soap opera with obvious comparisons to the real Royal Family across the pond.  A royal tragedy, heir and spare drama, dating a “commoner,” the partying princess and the tabloids, and two embarrassing female cousins who wear unfortunate hats.  And, yes, Elizabeth Hurley plays her Majesty, The Queen. (Even Queen Elizabeth can dream, right?)


On the Page- I just recently subscribed to Weight Watchers magazine on my iPad. One thing I have really missed since starting this diet is french fries!  As you can see from the March / April cover, there is an entire article dedicated to fries in this issue. There are eight different recipes to help you satisfy your fry urge, with tricks to make them healthy and what dipping sauces to use.  Zucchini Fries with Lemon and Dill, Cheddar Fries, Garlic Rosemary and Lemon Oven Fries, Eggplant Parm Fries, just to name a few.  Because it is the current issue, there is no online link yet, but I did find this similar recipe here: Spicy Sweet Potato Oven Fries.

Weight Watchers March April 2015 On the Computer- One of my favorite sites, A Mighty Girl, the world’s largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls, has put together a fabulous collection of books. Beloved Books: A Mighty Girl Community Favorites includes one of our favorites in our house: Rosie Revere Engineer, by Andrea Beaty.

rosie_revere_engineer_A Mighty Girl In the Kitchen- I’m getting ready to start my meal prep for next week which means roasting a lot of vegetables.  I decided to look for some different ways to do this and found this recipe Clean Eating Roasted Summer Squash from The Gracious Pantry.  I have a bunch of summer squash and zucchini to roast and I will be trying this easy recipe out – the parmesan cheese will be so delicious!

clean-eating-roasted-summer-squash-the gracious-pantry

On my Pinterest Boards- I found this pin on a board called Bedroom Wall Decor. It brought me to this post: 14 Pinspired DIY Wall Art Tutorials from Gleam It Up. It would be nice wall art, but I liked it as an activity to do with Olivia with all of the different craft paper I have!

Wall Art from In My Shopping Cart- I found these awesome Keep Calm and Carry On Magnetic Page clips by Re-Marks that are perfect book marks for both books and magazines. I keep them with my stack of my current reads.

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On My Playlist – Lately I have been downloading albums that take me back to a certain point in my life.  I’m not sure if it is the nice spring weather starting to appear which allows me to roll down the windows as I drive, or my looming 20th(!) reunion from college, but I’ve been blasting Dave Matthews Band – Under the Table and Dreaming this week.  #fbf

Dave_Matthews_Band_Under_the_Table_and_DreamingAnd all the little ants are marching
Red and black antennas waving
They all do it the same
They all do it the same way

I hope you all had a fabulous week.  Spring Break is over for me – back to the grind on Monday.  Seven weeks until Memorial Day!  Have a great weekend and thanks for reading.

5 thoughts on “My Friday Favorites 04.03.15

  1. leighalice says:

    We got Rosie Revere Engineer as a gift and we just LOVE it! (Being a Rosie the Riveter obsessed person didn’t hurt). I hope you can recommend more awesome books like it!

  2. Maria says:

    I love The Royals!!! I’m so glad you reminded me about it. It’s so much fun. And I didn’t realize it was by the creator of OTH! I noticed it now, I’m watching it right now, and you are right, I can’t not watch one of his shows. There is a new show called izombie based on a graphic novel which is being done by the same guy who created Veronica Mars, another one of my guilty pleasures.
    I have those bookmarks! Mine are of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the David statue, the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben. I love them!
    I have never heard of the Mighty Girl site, so I need to look into that.
    And I didn’t know that WW has a magazine but those fries look awesome!

    • Maureen says:

      Maria! As I read your comment, I thought, has Maria won a comment contest yet, because she is my most faithful commenter!!! You will love the Mighty Girl site – as a strong woman and mother of 2 daughters. Mad Men tonight!!!!!

      • Maria says:

        I believe I won the 3rd prize!! It was a Christmas prize!! But I love reading your blog and commenting, too!!!

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