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It’s the Friday Five! (Belated)

Hello my sweet potatoes! (If you’re out there?)

Okay, so I do realize it’s now Saturday instead of Friday, but I missed the boat yesterday. Oh well, better late than never!

I have been having sooome traffic to this little blog of mine. I just want to extend a formal ‘welcome’ to all of you out there lurking in the shadows. I know you’re out there somewhere. I seeee yooou!

In case my extended lapse in posting is of somewhat of a surpirse, let me recap by explaning I STILL do not have a computer. Very frustrating… Even more disastrous, yesterday I came home and found out this had happened.

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Yea. That would be a huge crack in the screen of my Kindle Fire. I had just used it that morning on the commute to work and it was fine. My only guess is that by leaving it in the SwElTeRiNg temperatures of the day, the heat became too much and caused it to crack. Unfortunately (according to Amazon) this type of damage is not covered under the warranty. However, they are going to be nice enough to let me send this one back and get a new one for $100, which half the price. Guess I can’t complain.

And just to prove the blazing hot temps for the last few days, my car read this when I got in it the other day.

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She’s so hot, hot, HOT!

Anyway, onto this week’s Friday Five!

1. This week I received my giveaway win from the fabulous Annette for NuNaturals products. I was so excited to open the box and realize not only did I receive the extracts promised in the giveaway, but I also received a large box of packets and a sprinkle container! I used the sprinkles in my oatmeal this morning with some unsweetened almond milk, sliced banana, and also some cinnamon. It was devine!

2. I am also excited about how well our garden is doing this year. We share a garden with my inlaws next door and despite the very dry weather, the crops seem to be doing great!

3. My inlaws also have a small blueberry orchard in which, of course, me and Mr. SP can have all the blueberries we want for free! And this year, the raspberries are also starting to come in…delicious.

4. I am loving the Cliff Kid’s Z bars. After reading about these from Heather’s blog, I simply had to try them. I am munching on one right now as I type, and let me just say, O.M.G. AMAZING! Not to mention they are less expensive than the typical bars and have less calories (130). LOVE!
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5. Last, and perhaps the most monumental occasion of all, was this moment.
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You’re saying, “What, so it’s a microwave? Big deal.” What if I told you this microwave has been sitting on our kitchen table since we moved in – almost 2 years ago. That’s right, it has been taking up space on the table for almost 2 years! We bought this above range model to go with our new stove when we first moved into Chateau Sweet Potato. Then, because we did not have enough knowledge to install the
microwave, Mr. SP sat it on the kitchen table “just until someone can come put it in.” Although we have still been using our old one, I (the foodie) was getting very tired of looking at this huge thing on the kitchen table and not being able to actually sit down to eat a meal. It had become a long-running joke (yes it sat there long enough to become a long-running joke). At times when Mr. SP and I would bicker over the numerous things I have neglected to take care of around the house (i.e. when it’s my turn to do the dishes, etc.) all I would have to do is point at the microwave. It was very effective. 🙂

That’s it for my week! How was yours? I would love for you to tell me about it!

Today’s Q’s:

Have you ever had a house project that has been put off entirely too long?

What is your favorite garden vegetable/fruit?

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Friday Facts

Hello Sweet Taters!

Let me just say, I am SO glad it’s Friday! Don’t get me wrong, it has been a pretty great week for me and it has passed by rather quickly. It seems as if there are many bloggers out there who have some type of theme for Fridays, and I really want to get in on that, too. I really liked Chelsey’s idea of Friday Fun Facts because a) I love making lists and b) I love random things.

So here it goes, 5 Random Friday Fun Facts:

1) Since Mr. SP and I have been married, we have only taken one really bragworthy trip when we spent 5 days in Savannah, George in 2009. We are really hoping to take another trip this year. I am thinking a cruise or at least a week at the beach, maybe at Hilton Head, SC. Ideas or suggestions for other budget friendly locations are greatly appreciated!

2) Yesterday we watched my little nephew play at his last T-Ball game for the season. The best part was watching ALL the little kids run for the ball at the same time, pushing and shoving one another out of the way. It looked more like midget football instead of baseball. The best part was when one little kid (probably 3 years old) marched right up to the fence in front of the bleacher crowd and very seriously stated, “I’m going to hit it over the fence!”

3) I’m thinking about getting the Iphone 4s. Right now I have the ancient very first Iphone and at times it seems so slow. I keep thinking I could take better Iphone pics with the new phone and also download a lot of the apps that require the new software upgrade (not sure what that is, my computer just tells me I need it before I can download certain apps). Also, I’m eligible for an upgrade! 🙂

4) This isn’t really a fun fact, but sometimes it is funny (at least for others, not so much for me). I really hate it when I take a big gulp of coffee, and for whatever reason, my gag reflex decides to activate and I end up choking and spit the coffee everywhere! I really hate it when this only seems to happen when I am in the commute van or the office (i.e. in front of my coworkers). I’m not sure what causes that to happen, but I think it seems to happen the most when the coffee is getting a little cold or is too strong, then my gag reflex just says Yuck!

5) And of course, I started this blog this week, so that is definitely my most fun thing of all!

And last, but not least, I definitely don’t want to leave you guys without some type of food to taunt show you. I made these Garlic Lime Shrimp Tacos yesterday, and they were AMAZING! Stay tuned for the recipe!

 

 

Questions to leave you pondering:

What has been your most embarrassing moment at work?

Where are you vacationing this summer?

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