Good morning, it’s (almost) the weekend!
Any fun plans on deck? Any exciting events to attend? Date nights? Dates with your couch and Netflix? I would honestly be excited for any and all of the above.
As usual, today we are winding down the work week with a new edition of Friday Favorites. Every week, I share what I’ve been loving, and I invite you to chime in at the bottom via the comments and link-up sections, too.
Have a great Friday!
Friday Favorites #149: Week of 7/8
• lucky bamboo plant
I have been wanting to add a few low-maintenance plants to our apartment since we moved in. After searching around online, I found a variety of house plants at Lowe’s, so I decided to walk over to my neighborhood store and check them out last week.
There were several options, but I kept coming back to the lucky bamboo plants. They had different versions of them, and I eventually decided on this 4 oz. design with the bamboo sticks in a straight line because of the height. I guess I misjudged a tad because it just barely fits on the shelf I bought it for in our living room.
I’m sure I’ll have to move it eventually (hopefully it makes it long enough to grow!), but for now I’ve been enjoying it any time I’m hanging out in the living room. Lucky bamboo plants are said to bring luck and good energy into your home. God knows we need it on the job and family front. It really does make me smile!
To those of you who have housed lucky bamboo plants before, maybe you can help me out. How often do you water it? Articles online tell me about once a week, but instructions on the actual plant said frequent with indirect sunlight 1-3 hours a day. I’ve been lightly watering it every 2 days or so. Any tips?
• watermelon knife
I can’t get enough watermelon during the hot summer months. I’ll always buy one when I see them on sale at the market, and I like to keep slices ready to grab in the fridge whenever I can.
I can’t remember when or where we purchased this Good Cook watermelon knife, but you can find it on Amazon, and it’s the perfect size and blade for cutting … you guessed it … watermelon.
We probably didn’t need to buy a knife just for cutting watermelons, but it really does a fantastic job. And for that under $4 price, I don’t feel bad about it. It’s adorable, no?
• Chobani watermelon Greek yogurt
Speaking of watermelon, have y’all tried this Chobani blended flavor yet?
I was expecting it to be a brighter red, but the flavor is all in the taste. It’s so good. I remember trying it last summer, but I almost forgot how delicious and intense the flavor is. If you are a fan of watermelon you will definitely love it!
• Calexico – Park Slope
Little by little, Scott and I are making our way around town to try out local restaurants for lunch or dinner. We’ve been trying to watch our budget by taking notes of happy hours and specials that occur on certain days.
Yesterday, we both got the craving for Mexican food and decided to walk over to Calexico after receiving a strong recommendation from our friends.
Calexico started as a food truck (which still exist in the City!), and the owners are Californians who wanted to share their hometown California/Mexican recipes with New York City. (Get the name?) We live close the Calexico in Park Slope, and we loved the ambiance.
The menu items were priced higher than I expected, however, and there were a few things that disappointed me like a $7 charge for chips and salsa, and an up charge of $1 or more for a side of salsa or sauce with your meal. I guess I’ve been spoiled by having chips and salsa included in my meals when visit Mexican restaurants, but $7 seemed a little steep.
They were having a lunch special that included two tacos, a side, and chips and guacamole for $12. I would have ordered that, but I didn’t realize that the chips and guac were included … so I thought I was getting the better deal with the $10 burrito bowl.
They did have buy one get one drinks for their happy hour special from 4-7 p.m., so we just missed that. I’m sure we will be back because the food was delicious. I just wish they wouldn’t up charge so much! Am I the only one that gets ridiculously bothered by this?
• Archaeology No 5 candle
Another addition to our apartment that I have been loving lately is this Archaeology No 5 candle that Scott picked out at a recent trip to Target. It’s very masculine, but I like it.
The candle is made out of soy wax and is different than any one I’ve lit before. The black top intrigued us both, and it looks pretty neat when it’s lit. They have an entire line in-store at Target (most are about $14), but they’re pretty hard to find online. If you find another retailer or online distributer, feel free to link it in the comments below!
• favorite LIL posts
Since I didn’t get to blog much this week, I thought it would be fun to throw in a few of my favorite posts from the archives that newer readers might have missed. These are all summer-themed. Enjoy!
Tips on how to be prepared for a color run, and what to expect once you get there!
Cool off this summer with this healthy and easy fresh and frozen fruit pops recipe.
Twenty family friendly “Would You Rather…?” questions to take on your next road trip or bring up at your next game night!
• Friday funnies
Have a wonderful weekend!
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