Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday's Favorite Five

Time for another Friday Favorite Five which is hosted weekly by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

My five?

#1 - Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Coffee.

Now, I am not a coffee drinker. I'm a girlie coffee drinker at best. I like frappuccinos. Coffee flavored is ok but straight coffee is unappealing. And then along came Trader Joe's sampling station and I was done in. This (with a lot of cream and sugar) is oh so very tasty! (And cheaper than a Starbucks run!)


You have to hate getting teeth before you love it. After a few days of unpleasantness around these parts, Baby Girl (Bookworm3) finally started sprouting two top teeth. (She already has her bottom.) Never was I more grateful than to see a reason for the noise, noise, noise around these parts! Yay for TEETH breaking through and coming down! (And yay for coffee treats to tide the mommy over on bad days.)


Really. Does this one NEED further explanation!?

#4 -Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie.

Does this one really need an explanation either?!

A friend linked up the recipe which comes from Delightful Bitefuls. We made it. Loved it. SO yummy and much easier to make than it looks! (And have I mentioned it's worth it? Oh. my.)

#5 - THIS blog post from Monica at The Homespun Heart talking about Days When Beauty is Hard to Find. It was very encouraging to me to read at the end of a very long day (of teething.) I had been screamed at all day and felt stressed out to the max. I finally sat down at 11 p.m. to catch up on my Google Reader and read this post and felt encouraged, convicted and encouraged. (Yes, I said that twice.) Being a mommy is HARD. WORK. It's hard to see the beauty in it sometimes, despite the fact that it's there to be found anytime. I needed an attitude adjustment. This post came just in time.

What are your blessings from this past week? Care to share? I'd love to hear.

In the meantime, I hope you have a lovely weekend!


Stephanie Kay said...

That cheesecake looks delicious!!!! This week's blessings? The sun is shining today. We had a fun field trip to the police station on Monday (I'm not being sarcastic when I say that!). I had 2 routine dr. appts. this week that confirmed I am indeed as healthy as I feel. And Daddy had Monday off which is always fun for us. Overall, a good week.

Bluerose said...

Yay for teeth! :) None around here yet. :(

That cheesecake does look awful good!

Barbara H. said...

I've heard people mention different types of pumpkin-flavored hot drinks. I can't fathom it yet. I don't know if we have a Trader Joe's anywhere near here, but a sampling station would be very helpful!

Glad the teeth finally poked through!

Have fun on your date!

ellen b. said...

Yippee for teeth! I'm glad some peace has ensued. That cheesecake looks delish for sure! Have a great weekend...

Kathie said...

Yay for teeth!

And that cheesecake? It looks way too good!

Now I'm off to check the inspiring post! Happy, restful, weekend Carrie!

Jennifer said...

Just stopped by to say congratulations on winning this weeek's Betsy-Tacy giveaway, when I spotted your review of Basil of Baker Street (only a year after you wrote it). I had no idea this was ever a book! I ADORED the movie when I was a kid--still do, for that matter--and I can't wait to read these books now! Thanks for the tip!
The Beauty of Eclecticism

Willow said...

I love the smell of TJ's Pumpkin Spice Coffee, but since I like coffee, I prefer it 'straight'. I can imagine how good it is though with that cheesecake!

Hang in there with the teething :) Poor baby--it's truly painful for the little ones (and the mommies, too).

nikkipolani said...

Wow. That dessert looks amazing. Thanks for the link -- my dad loves apple pie and cheesecake :-) Hurray for teeth, good smelling coffee, and date night!

Susanne said...

My mouth is now watering, thank you very much. I have got to give that recipe a try sometime!

Teething. It's no wonder we don't remember babyhood. Glad they finally popped through and babe and Mom can have a break.

I love pumpkin spice coffee. Too bad we don't have a Trader Joe's though.

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