My Friday Favorites 04.17.15


Here are my Friday Favorites – one day late!

On TV-  A plane crash in Seattle stirs up lots of past emotions as the newer members of Sloan Grey Memorial team learn the truth about what happened to many of their co-workers.  Alex makes a huge reveal to Arizona. Owen and Cristina, I mean, Amelia go back and forth. Meredith is in a state of panic after not hearing from Derek all day, while knowing he missed his meeting in D.C.  Throughout the episode, flashbacks fill us in on the last MerDer conversation. McDreamy is back – see below – and wants to go for baby #3?!  The last scene was classic gut-wrenching Greys showing Meredith through a window with the reflection of police car lights circling across her and her home.

#WhereIsDerek“But the truth is, you don’t know how you’ll react to your worst case scenario.
None of us do.  Not until it happens.”

On the Page-  Glamour
is a magazine I faithfully read in my twenties.  Now in my forties, I find cooking, home decor, and family magazines are more my speed.  But when I saw three of my favorite ladies on the May cover of Glamour: Sarah Jessica Parker, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Kerry Washington, I tossed the issue onto the supermarket conveyor belt.  I’m glad I did! In addition to the great article about these three power women teaming up to bring awareness to female veterans, I also enjoyed reading up on fashion trends, beauty tips, and taking a quiz to see what type of snacker I am. I never would have thought twenty years later the “Hey It’s Ok to...” page would still make me laugh, but it turns out it does!  My favorite on this month’s list: “Hey It’s Ok to…just RSVP no without an explanation  It’s only happy hour, not jury duty.”  I need to cut this one out and post it near my computer so the next time I start feeling guilty about responding no while trying to think of new and creative ways to say – “I would rather be home with my family,” I’ll be reminded Hey, it’s OK!

On the Computer- I found this new-to-me blog, The Summery Umbrella, on twitter and I loved looking through the whole site! That’s what I love about social media – just clicking a little star to say: this is one of my favorites… leads you to amazing people and all they are accomplishing.  Anything with the tag line – Refresh Your Life – is something I want to read.  Look at this amazing before and after bathroom pic from Small Updates with Big Results.  (An aqua and apple green bathroom!  Yes, please!!) But don’t stop there – click away – every post is great!


In the Kitchen-  This is on my Sunday Meal Prep menu this week! Quinoa Stuffed Peppers from Easy as Apple Pie.  A delicious combination of two things I usually make during meal prep: quinoa and roasted peppers – so why not put them together?  I can’t wit to try this! 

quinoa stuffed bell peppers

On my Pinterest Boards- I started a new Pinterest Board this week – Juice Glasses – to help me gathering pics of one of my favorite things to collect: tiny, colorful, glass cups!  This pic led me to a cute article Pretty Little Things to Collect and Display from Babble.  Image number 4 could have been from my mother’s house! Love the garden knobs, antique keys, printers blocks, and vintage milk bottles.  (Ok, maybe ANY of these images could have been in my mother’s house!!)

Pretty Little Things to Collect and Display

On my Twitter Feed- @HillaryClinton I’m running for president. Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion. –H

Hillary Clinton

What are some things you are loving this week?  What are you watching, reading, pinning and retweeting? Leave me a comment and let me know.  Have a great weekend and as always, thanks for reading.

5 thoughts on “My Friday Favorites 04.17.15

  1. Suzanne says:

    Oh Merder I just watched the episode so I waited to read your Friday favorites when I saw that you posted about Greys. As a faithful greys fan since the beginning I am as my 14 year old put it when we finished watching it,”freaking out”

    On a lighter note I love the glasses. We had some of them when I was growing up. In fact I have a scar on my finger from when I was 8 years old and broke a pink flowered one! I just made stuffed peppers for the first time this week with quoina. It was a Rachel ray recipe and it was pretty good. She called for pork and next time I want to use ground beef. I chuckled at your comments about glamour because I too was a faithful reader in my twenties. Glamour and Cosmo have now been replaced by HGTV, Family Fun, Parents, and Rachel Ray. I would love to subscribe to Glamour again but just can’t imagine another magazine to read! Have a good week. Can’t wait until Thursday night!!!

    • Maureen says:

      Thanks for reading Suzanne! I’m so glad to know another person faithful to Greys. This season is so good. I never read Glamour anymore, ever – but I was really glad I picked it up. It made me feel a little young, even if for a few minutes! I’m loving vintage juice glasses lately! You are becoming a faithful commenter – I’m seeing a comment prize in your future!!

  2. thesummeryumbrella says:

    Thank you so much for featuring me! I absolutely love your favorites this week. Those peppers look amazing 🙂

  3. Maureen says:

    I tried to peppers last night. delicious! I made an extra to bring to lunch today. Thanks for commenting on FB, I got the notification, but can’t see the comment because we aren’t “friends” otherwise I would have liked/commented back! If you would share this post with your followers I would be so grateful. Thank you for a terrific recipe!!

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