These Are a Few of My Favorite Things 6/28/14

Happy weekend gang! How has the first week of summer been treating you? We have been having some fabulous weather here in Western Washington, and when that happens we try to stay outside in it as much as possible. That usually transfers into grilling, or as the case may be here, smoking. 

This is our first year trying our hand at smoking and it has been a lot of fun. There have been a lot of hits, and of course a few misses, but all in all I think we are getting the hang of it. I am already planning on smoking the turkey this Thanksgiving instead of doing the traditional roasted bird. I may be addicted my friends!

We have also been spending some time at the beach this year. Usually my kids come over, we pack a cooler with some drinks and food, and make a day of it. The water is pretty ding dang cold so you won't catch me more than about ankle deep. But my the kids are brave. Ahhh youth!

My son and his girlfriend Heather

Heather and my "granddog" Lily

So I will leave the water play to them and stick to feeding everyone. It is a win/win for everybody!

Now on to this weeks fun finds...

My Favorite Website/App
Pomodoro Pro - The Pomodoro technique, named after a timer shaped like a pomodoro tomato, is a time-management system that helps you achieve maximum productivity by working in specific time intervals. Pomodoro Pro is recommended to help me time work sessions. Basically, according to Pomodoro enthusiasts, you should work for 45 minutes and then take a 15 minute break to get up, walk around, grab a glass of water, talk to a friend, or stretch. The important thing is to block out your work and computer screen for 15 minutes. When you go back, you will be refreshed and ready to get back to what you’re working on. Sometimes it's not possible, but I try to do this every day now and swear by it!

My Favorite Food
Chocolate Blackout Cake from Crafty's Cafe
Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Scallops from Cook's Country 
Roasted Garlic, Chicken & Herb White Pizza from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Carbonara from Closet Cooking

My Favorite Crafts/DIY
How to Make a Mesh Wreath from Kristen's Creations
Cute DIY Snowmen Family from Lovely Little Snippets
How to Make Deco Mesh Garland from Mardi Gras Outlet

My Favorite Fashion

My Favorite Gardening Ideas Bundt Pan Herb Container from Burpee Garden Projects
DIY Hanging Garden Baskets from DIY Craft Tutorials

My Favorite Giggle

OK my darling foodies, that is all for this week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and can get out to enjoy some sunshine!!

Foodie <3 to you all!


  1. Gosh, all your food links sound amazing...I'm going to need that Pomodoro App to get me away from the computer and to bed as now I want to surf and explore them all :)