5 on Friday

Happy Friday!!!

I decided to post in bullet point/list form today with a few favourites for Friday. We are taking the girls camping for the first time this weekend tomorrow night – and SO excited! We’re going with some friends to a very kid-friendly campground, so I think it will be fun. I haven’t slept in a tent myself since before they were born, so I’m looking forward to it! Reading Lisa’s post earlier this week helped me realize that I’m going to have to be a bit more relaxed when camping than I usually am – but I’m hoping the wine and the outdoors help with that! haha.
I’m also planning to spend some time tonight and tomorrow cleaning up around the house (fun, right?) after a VERY busy past few weeks!!
1) My 5 favourite books so far this year:
Beartown by Frederick Backman
A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman (this was an amazing audiobook)
This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (I still feel like crying every time I think of this book)
Glass Houses by Louise Penny (released at the end of August, absloutely one of the best in the series and #13)
I have a post coming next week with a few analytic details about my reading life so far in 2017 – I decided to do up the stats for the first 6 months and then look at the latter 6 months of 2017 in September. That being said, I highly recommend any of the books listed above. They all blew me away.
2) 5 things I’ve eaten lately and loved:
  • Broccoli stem salad: a delicious way to eat the neglected part of the broccoli
  • Inside-out egg rolls
  • Homemade greek yogurt (post also coming next week) with strawberries, hemp hearts, and walnuts <– I’ve had this for breakfast every day this week
  • Zoodles with pasta sauce, chicken, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese
  • Bacon-wrapped eggs: We love these for breakfast but I cook them a bit longer because I don’t like my eggs runny (I also add a bit of grated parmesan on top) GREAT to make ahead of time.
3) 5 posts of interest around the web:
4) 5 funny things:
5) 5 books I plan to finish this month:
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore (currently reading)
North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell (Erin’s challenge – audiobook)
The Sisters Chase  by Sarah Healy
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum (I loved Tell Me Three Things so I am hoping this one is just as good)
The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!! Linking up with Christina and Amanda today. 

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