Friday, March 20, 2015

High Five International Happiness Friday

Once again it's Friday. It's also the first day of spring and the International Day of Happiness! Here are my favorites from this week, otherwise known as the High Five.

1. "Watermelon martinis, exposed brick, Keri Russell's hair..."
So I don't think it was this past week that we watched the series finale of Parks and Recreation, but that quote has been stuck in my head (and it probably wasn't even from the last episode...). Anyway, it was how Billy Eichner's character soothed himself, and just thinking about him makes me laugh.

Two more shows to watch: Secrets and Lies and Battle Creek (set in my state).

2. Layering

I bought these $5 shirts from H&M the other day. They look great under a jacket or with a cardigan. I have been wearing them all week (here and here). Building an outfit is a lot like creating a room design, don't you think? Color, texture, pattern--it's all there.

Which is great because this cute dress from Rue La La is sold out (not sure I would have enjoyed the open back anyway) and the Tory shoes, though on sale, are not my size. Whatever...

3. MCM Classics
Seven midcentury modern pieces that will never go out of style. My favorites are the chairs. For some midcentury art, see my list here and my gallery wall inspiration here.

4. Cookies
My girl scout connection delivered the Thin Mints.

Cooking Light
I made these Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies for a family get-together this past weekend (although mine were not such perfect circles). The recipe is super simple with only six ingredients. 

1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg white
1 cup reduced-fat chunky peanut butter 
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar   
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate minichips (I used normal sized chips since that's what I had)

1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. Place salt and egg white in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk until white is frothy. Add peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and chocolate chips, stirring to combine.
3. Divide dough into 20 equal portions (about 1 tablespoon each); arrange dough 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Huh? I didn't exactly do that. Gently press the top of each cookie with a fork; press the top of each cookie again to form a crisscross pattern, and flatten to a 2-inch diameter. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Albertina posted this delicious recipe (also Gluten Free) that I want to try!

But, I'm also thinking I need to be eating a lot more of the foods on this list.
5. For free, take. For buy, take your time.

So I rarely post about my great Craig's List or thrifting finds because I just don't have any. But I am able to get some great things for free, like this huge wicker trunk, which I am currently using as a banquette in our dining area.

And the Goldfinch which is for sale from my library's used book section for just $3.00! Using this method, though, means I might be waiting for this book for awhile.
What are you loving today??

1 comment:

  1. Those cookies look delicious! The goldfinch was pretty good....I wasn't too excited about the ending though. I feel like the last 1/4 of the book could have been better....but it was entertaining.


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