Hello! It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a Friday Five post. The summer got away from me a bit, just as the weeks seem to do too. Work has been busy, but good. Carter is back in school and fall sports have started up again too, while it adds a little more to the schedule, I think we all appreciate the routine (mostly!). Here’s a few happenings from this week.
1 | Junkin’ In the Junction – Last Sunday was the fall Antique Jamboree in Valley Junction. We had been out of town for the weekend, but I got back in time to catch the end of it. Here are a few of my favorite finds. I didn’t buy anything for myself, just a few Christmas presents that I won’t spoil by sharing.
2 | Clean Up Made Easy – Speaking of treasure hunting. I partnered with Goo Gone this week to share how I clean up my thrift store and garage sale finds. Check it out. This stuff is also a miracle for cleaning crayons off of walls and even gets goo out of carpets!
3 | Are You Ready for Some Football? Last weekend was the big in state rivalry football game between the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) and Iowa State University. Happy to report that the Hawkeyes prevailed and won the game. We were in Iowa City tailgating with friends for the game. I made my Cake Batter Blondies with black and gold sprinkles. Not quite as photo worthy with black sprinkles (from far away they look a little like ants!), but they tasted fantastic as always!
I also made my Best Ever Chex Mix (it really is done in 15 minutes!).
4 | Fall TV is Back – Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons, but I can’t deny that as a TV junkie that one major reason is that all my favorite shows return and new shows debut. I’m partnering with FX for the premier of their new show Better Things. It’s a hilarious dark comedy you should watch. Trust me on this one. (note: the humor is adult, so no watching with little ones around). They sent me an awesome prize package to share with one of you. Check out how you can enter to win!
5 | Who Says I’m Not Lucky! So I got a call from our bank this week and was pleasantly surprised to hear I won a promotion that I didn’t even know they were running. I got $100 deposited in my account and $100 donated to the charity of my choice. On top of that, I got to hold a giant check for a photo opp… too funny!
I’m taking the day off from work today, so I’m looking forward to a long weekend. It’s raining though, of course, so I guess the plan for golfing or a long bike ride is out. I’m sure I’ll manage to avoid the wall paper stripping project in the basement either way though. Any hand raisers to come do it for me?! Whatever you’re up to, have a great weekend!