My Friday Favorites 07.17.15

FF BLUE AND GREEN DIAMONDS

On TV – I watch Suits on USA which started back up this summer. The commercials for Mr. Robot got me to try it out. This show examines today’s world and how every single detail about someone can be found on the internet, while the individuals who are capable of obtaining this information are conflicted with themselves and the companies they work for. One of the best shows on TV right now!

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On the Page – On my vacation last week, I took the time to catch up on some back issues of my favorite magazines including Martha Stewart Living’s May 2015 issue. I was excited to see a shop called Dancing Dog Antiques highlighted and when I looked at a map, it was only a half hour from my vacation location! All set to stop on the way home, I was disappointed to find out it is only open on weekends. Now I know for next time and will make it part of the plan from the start!

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For the Parenting Toolbox- I am constantly conflicted about how much time I should or should not let my daughter use technology. This was a great read and it reminds me I shouldn’t be looking up from my phone, to tell her to put her iPad away.  How to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First by Jane E. Brody from the Well Blog of New York Times.

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For Family Night– now that we have all turned off our screens, what should we do? Here is a great list of board games for every age group. Best Educational Board Games from Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading

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In the Cocktail Glass- In the July issue of Better Homes and Gardens, the Cooking Channel’s host of Simple Delicioso, Ingrid Hoffman, described her favorite beer. I immediately went out and bought the ingredients and enjoyed a few of these poolside! Directions – salt rim of a glass, pour a beer over a scoop of lemon sorbet (I used Corona, we also tried Summer Shandy,) and add a shot of tequila. This article wasn’t online yet and while searching for another link to include here I found: Cooks with Cocktails and their recipe for a Bull Dog Margarita or Beergarita. Then I proceeded to click through their website for another 20 minutes!

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On Instagram – Thanks Weight Watchers for reminding me that portion size is the key to success!

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On the To-Do List- This week in Philadelphia, The Oval reopens for the summer season. A great place for the kids to play outside after visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Arts Splash program and come 5pm (2pm on Saturdays,) the beer garden opens!

Opening Day at The Oval Fairmount Parks Conservancy July 16, 2015

Opening Day at The Oval
Fairmount Parks Conservancy
July 16, 2015

Real Simple Daily Thought

Real Simple Daily Thought

Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend. Leave me a comment and let me know what your Friday Favorites are. Thanks for reading.

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4 responses

  1. Thanks for the family game ideas! I am always looking for new games since we play a lot of games. One can only play candy land so many times! What are some of your favorite games to play with O?

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