Hello and happy Friday! I’ve got a relatively short Friday Finds list today, but I’m just going to chalk it up to a short week and that I’m boring. Before we get started, let me break down what I’ve going on this weekend.
- Drive-in movies tonight to see a double feature of Inside Out and Ant Man (Summer goal – check!)
- Baylor football game tomorrow
- And hopefully a Saturday and a Sunday long run!
I haven’t been to a college football game in what feels like forever (three years), and I know Jake is excited to go back to Waco so I’m sure it will be fun. Will I try to make my way over to Magnolia with the hopes of meeting my HGTV heroes, Chip and Jo? Um, of course. Let’s hope they’ll agree to furnish and design my apartment on a budget of $15 and an expired coupon to Great Clips. That probably won’t go over well, but until I get my own episode of Fixer Upper, let’s discuss some Friday Finds!
- New Hair
Okay this is the “before” shot from yesterday, so bear with me until I post a makeover reveal next week. I’m a dummy who forgot to take the “after” shot after my hair appointment, and then once again after getting ready for work this morning. Long story short, I may have just sat down in a salon chair, took a picture, and then walked out without getting anything done. Just kidding, but I’ll take a selfie (groans in disdain) next week, and show you then! All I’ll say is that a Julianne Hough photo was used for inspiration, so you can rule out purple mohawk if that’s what you were thinking.
- Beet Juice
You guys know I’ve been on a juice and smoothie kick for the past couple of weeks, and this morning I continued the theme with a beet juice! I know what you might be thinking, “Um, gross.” and you are exactly right. I won’t sugar coat it for you, this does not taste great, but it’s the only way I can combine a full serving of fruits and vegetables into one compartment and call it a day. I mean, unless you love beets, then you may think this juice is amazing. In which case, kudos to you for being able to stomach the most difficult (in my opinion) vegetable of them all. So for all of you beet fans, here’s the recipe:
- 1/2 a beet
- 1 cup carrot slices
- 1 slice ginger
- 4 strawberries (gotta cover up that beet flavor)
Blend that in with some water, and you’ve got yourself a nice vibrant magenta juice, and a solid serving of fruits and veggies! Now whether or not you can stomach it is another question.
- Mallory’s Book of the Week – The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
In an effort to complete my Summer Reading Wish List (and after this book I will have read them all!), I started on the next installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series, most notably famous for The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. The book was released earlier this month, and I am so excited for what Lagercrantz had to offer in this continuation of the series (Original author, Stieg Larsson passed away in 2004). The Goodreads synopsis of this book reads as:
Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a trusted source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female super hacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering.
Couldn’t be more vague if it tried, but I’d like to think that there’s just so much action and plot twists in this book, that it’s too difficult to sum it up in one paragraph. I’m enjoying it so far, and I want to give it a fair chance. That being said, are they ever going to make a film sequel for The Girl Who Played with Fire?? Daniel Craig is about to retire as James Bond, so I know he has the time!
That’s it for this week, my friends! I hope you all have an awesome weekend and I’ll see you all back here on Monday! Feel free to look for me at the Baylor game if you watch it on TV tomorrow. Look for a girl in yellow and green who seems to be pestering her nearby boyfriend as to what is going because everyone in front of her is tall and blocking the view.