Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday's Fave Five - July 10, 2009

It's the most wonderful time of the week! Friday! And it's time for my favorite meme, Friday's Fave Five. This meme encourages us to look back on our week and choose 5 favorite things.

Here are mine, in no special order:

1. For Independence Day, I made this awesome recipe called "Strawberries and Cream Dessert." However, the fam has renamed it, "Luscious Strawberry Dessert." It. Is. That. Good.

I found this recipe at the Tasty Tuesday Blog Party that Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam hosts. This recipe is from Glimpses of Sonshine's website. If you'd like the recipe, click here.

2. This week, my hubby and I planted a big pot of petunias. My favorite is the dark purple petunias - their leaves look like velvet.

3. You might remember that last Friday, I was gone yard sale-ing hoping to find some treasures. Alas, that did not happen. There were only 4 yard sales in a city of 35,000! Can you believe it? Apparently, people do not want to have yard sales on holiday weekends!

Therefore, since we quickly toured the 4 sales and found nada, zip and zilch, we went to thrift stores and Hobby Lobby.

I found a steal at Hobby Lobby. This gorgeous platter and ginger jar for 80% off! I know I didn't need it, but these blue and white treasures look so good against my yellow kitchen walls.

4. Next, we went Goodwill hunting. Here is my find of the day: a beautiful cut glass platter that set me back $1. It goes well with the platter I already have propped up on the lower part of my china cabinet. (See above picture.)

5. Last, but not least, on Wednesday was my hubby's birthday. I'm thankful for another year that we have shared together - definitely a favorite thing!

If you'd like to see how everyone else's week went, head over to Susanne's Living to Tell the Story.


Sonshine said...

Great looking treasures that you found at Hobby Lobby and Goodwilling! :)

Thanks for stopping by and the linky love. :)

Have a great weekend! :)

Sonshine said...

Forgot to say...I am glad to hear that your family enjoyed the dessert.

Those of us that love strawberries here enjoy it too! :)

ellen b. said...

Good Morning Jerri! I really like those blue treasures you bought and they look nice up there :0)
Sorry that G.Sales were a bust! That strawberry dessert looks fabulous. Happy belated b-day to hubby. Have a great weekend.!!

Hazel said...

I too buy things I don't need:-) they're so beautiful I just have to have them. Glad you bought those platters! Happy birthday to your husband. And I have to say that dessert looks awesome and very inviting *yum*

Lisa notes... said...

You're making my mouth water with all those strawberries! Yum. Thanks for linking the recipe--I copied it down.

Anonymous said...

Very nice list of fives, Jerri. I think that platter is beautiful -- I'm sure you'll find a use for it even beyond its decorative value! The strawberry dessert looks scrumptious! Now if I could find me some flavorful strawberries....

Rebecca said...

Ooohh, I'd love to go yard sale-ing, rummage hunting with you! Going tomorrow with a friend!

Kari said...

Hi Jerri,
Oh I envy you finding such wonderful treasures!! Good for you and they do look gret in your kitchen.
And that cake looks yuuuumy. Thanks for sharing the link for the recipe. My girls and I might give it a go.
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Great FFF. I enjoyed it. Happy belated birthday to your hubby. Excellent my friend. Aloha and have a great weekend :)

Wendy said...

Oh my, that dessert looks so decadent and wonderful! I wish I had a piece right now. :)

And I love petunias, too. They're so cheery and easy to grow.

Have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

I wanted to go to yard sales last weekend too! Hopefully we will have a chance to catch some tomorrow, they are like treasure hunts to me.

Sounds like a good week.

Barbara H. said...

That strawberry dessert looks good! I love petunias. You found some neat things!! A belated happy birthday to your husband!

shopannies said...

strawberry dessert looks delicous care to share recipe

Sandy@JesusandDark Choc said...

I have made that strawberry dessert before and it is yummy!!! It also works with blueberries on top! :)

Love going to Goodwill, never know what you will find!!! :) I am heading out to yard sales right now, hopping for some cheap treasures!

Lady Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I LOVE glass dishes and your dessert looks delicious!

Willow said...

Oh, those blue and white dishes would look great in my house, too.

You really scored with that plate from Goodwill.

Have a great weekend!

Susanne said...

Wishing your hubby a belated bday!

Those blue and white dishes pop right off that yellow wall! Beautiful.

The strawberry dessert has me drooling here!