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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fab Friday Faves 3.17.17

It's Friday again! And of course, St. Patrick's Day.  Tonight we are going out with a couple people for a little post birthday/St. Patrick's Day celebration to my favorite place in La Plata.  We drove back to Maryland on Sunday and Monday of this week.  We did the drive in two days and it wasn't terrible, Smudge behaved and I stayed awake most of the trip. We got an ice storm Monday night, so that put a damper on the week and I spent most of the week unpacking and cleaning with a couple trips out to see Nicole and Lindsey and the kids.  Everyone have a safe St. Patrick's Day and a great weekend!

1. On our drive from Florida to Maryland, we stopped in Darien, Georgia, a really cute town south of Savannah.  We went to Skipper's Fish Camp which was a really cool place, with a beautiful view and doe of the best BBQ I have ever had.  The town also has one of the few pre- civil War buildings in the area that is still standing.  It was really cool but super creepy in the dark.

2. When we got back to Maryland I had a few more birthday presents waiting for me, which is always fun!  My sweet pink Converse from Nicole, a collection of BBQ spices, David's tea and cat tea diffuser from Lindsey, a beautiful colored bookmark from Jodie and handmade birthday cards from Lily, Ava and Colton.  Too cute!

3.  On Saturday, there was a Chili cook off at Two Lions Winery and Brewery just a couple miles from our house in Palm Harbor.  They had over 20 chilis, some of which were really awesome.  We would know, we tried most of them!  We voted, and none of the ones we loved the most won, but it was still a really good time.  They even had Chili and Jalepeno Cornbread Gelato!

4.  We bought this auto feeder for Smudge off of Amazon for when we went on my little overnight birthday trip and I don't know why we didn't get one a long time ago.  It is on a timer, has five trays and can be programmed to go off as often as you want.  It worked fantastic and was perfect for Smudge who needs her pill morning and night.  I put a pill on top of her food and when it would rotate trays twice a day she would go and check out what the sound was and get her pill and her meal.  I highly recommend it, and you can get it here.

5. I started watching Big Little lies on HBO about a month ago and I am hooked.  I wasn't aware it was a book until a few days ago, but it is next on my reading list.  Not only is the story super addictive it has some of the biggest actresses and actors in Hollywood.  There are a lot of different side stories going on, including, domestic abuse, divorce and bullying, but the main story is about a murder that is being investigated in the affluent California community at a school fundraiser. Watch it, it's awesome.

Today I'm linking up with:

Paula @ Sincerely, Paula

Jerri @ Simply Sweet Home

Amy @ Love Made My Home

April @ Smidge of This

Tif @ Bright On A Budget

Lauren @ Style Elixir



  1. Loved seeing your beach photos and learning about the pet feeder...such a great idea! We've watched the last three episodes of Big Little Lies and have to go back and see how it started. It is addictive. Happy weekend.

  2. Lovely five! Wishing you a great weekend!

  3. Love your pink converse- my sister got me a pair one year! That cat feeder is too cute- love it! I want to watch Big Little Lies but I don't have HBO!

    Lauren @

  4. That feeder looks awesome! I've always envied how cat owners don't have to get a babysitter like us dog people :) Have a great weekend!

  5. Sounds like a great time away! Don't envy you the drive. I have trouble staying awake in cars - long trip or small lol. The bookmark and cards you received are cute.

    Thanks for sharing your Five on Friday!

  6. I think I still have that book. I read it. Sooooo good!! I'll look for it and find a good address to send it to you :)

  7. We have the same feeder, and it works like a charm!

  8. Florida to Maryland...WOW! Nice to have birthday presents waiting for you. Thanks for the heads up about the feeder. Happy Friday!

  9. The chilli cook off sounds amazing, as a bit of a hot head I think I would definitely be tempted to try all of them!

  10. Looks like you've had a great week, the chili cook off would be heaven to me! Me and Tricky are also into PLL, we binge watched all of the seasons last year and are waiting very impatiently for the new episodes next month! I didn't know it was a book either, I'm going to check it out!