Friday Loves + H54F No. 47

This week's H54F is going to be my top discoveries for the week. I love reading posts like this and I enjoy writing them even more. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

So! Without further ado, here are my favorite discoveries of the week!

The Austen Project
I remember a while ago Kate from KT Cup of Tea mentioned in her favorites video that she read a book called Emma which was, in fact, a modern retelling of the classic Jane Austen novel, "Emma". Fast forward to last Sunday. I had just finished a really good book (Juliet by Anne Fortier) and was searching for a new book. Whilst at Target I stumbled upon Eligible by Curtis Sittenfield which then took me further down the rabbit hole to find The Austen Project. Six big time authors are teaming up to do modern retellings of Austen's Classic stories. Emma is one of them, Eligible is another and there are two more currently published and another two coming. I. Can't. Even.

This wasn't really a discovery, but I found the perfect xeriscape for the front of my house. Brian and I are starting on it this weekend. Isn't it gorgeous?

Succulents in the front

Again, not a discovery but I finally bit the bullet and purchased my first outfit....and then took advantage of their Memorial Day Sale. The only thing that I don't like is that it's $50/month to be able to purchase anything. You can elect to skip a month and not get charged, and the $50 is applied towards your purchase, but regardless, it's still a membership deal. Also, did you know there are Fabletics stores? Me either.

A few years ago I was an avid knitter and went so far as to start my own yarn dyeing company. Well, March of 2015, my Grandpa passed away and when he did, it was like I had a weird spiritual awakening. I know, I know, it sounds all weird and woo-woo. And it kind of is, but I came back from Minnesota and no longer wanted to dye yarn, touch yarn, knit yarn. Nothing. Instead I became more focused on my blog, and now it's become what it is today. Recently though, I've started picking up the needles again, this is what I'm working on:

Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles
You guys, I can't even. I just subscribed to Weight Watchers Magazine and in the very first issue I got, they knocked my socks off. I made these Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles (which are 2 SmartPoints for those of you wondering) and they're delicious. Here's the recipe:

Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles
1-1/2 c frozen blueberries, thawed (do not use fresh)
1/2 c low-fat (1%) cottage cheese
1/2 c low-fat (1%) milk
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree, stopping machine at least once to scrape ingredients off sides of container back into mixture.
2. Divide mixture amoung six 1/3-cup molds, freeze until solid. 


Meet @ the Barre


Some of the links in this posts are affiliate links, click here for more info

No comments

High five!