Friday, July 28, 2017

Five on Friday - Summer 2017 edition!

The Return of Five on Friday... back because YOU my readers voted for it!  Alternating every other week with Friday Favorites and Five on Friday!
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Hiking in Oregon

We went to Oregon earlier this month and went to the Columbia River Gorge - my favorite place to go hiking! We didn't have much time to go on any long hikes but just enough to hike to the top of the bridge as picture below. This is Multnomah Falls.



This is part of Wahkeena falls. The trail goes so close you get wet standing here!

Rae Dunn

I found this cute serve ware and then I learned it was made by Rae Dunn!  I think it is so fun. I had not seen this Frenchy set before!

Emma Bridgewater 

I finally bought my first Emma Bridgewater mug!  I love this one with the chickens on it and inside it says Rise & Shine!  Also below I got a Rae Dunn "good kitty" canister that I move my Chloe cat's treats into!


New Watermelon Slicer

I got this awesome watermelon slicer recently and had to share it - I first shared it on Instagram.  It is a popsicle shape! First I slice the watermelon into flat rounds and then on the edges worked my way around slicing out watermelon shaped popsicles - the excess odd pieces went into the fridge for eating later.  
Eating the watermelon this way was so convenient - less mess and and more fun! I got it at Williams Sonoma but it is also on Amazon.

Garden Updates

Don't know what happened with the green beans. Last week they were doing so well.
Then this week... this. They are shriveling up and dying. I don't get it.

The zucchini is doing well this year.  

Our one and only watermelon! 

This year we grew tomatillos which we had never grown before. They grew really well! 
We have been enjoying some really good salsas with these babies.

 And, for the first time in years... we finally get to enjoy some grapes. Every other year there has been either fungus, or flies, or birds eating it before us. 

This year we finally got a taste! Yum yum!



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