It's been rather a crazy week. (See here) I haven't had much time for blogging, or any time really. Sometimes it's just like that.
I have hopes for the weekend. I have notebook pages full of ideas for blogs and I am itching to get them on the screen. We'll see.
Until then, I'll leave you with a few goodies to take you sailing into the weekend.
#1 I don't usually do product endorsement, but this one took me by surprise and I just had to share it with you. You know I am particular about my cleaning products. I mostly use vinegar to clean. But for laundry I use soap, of course.
Usually I use the Trader Joe's laundry detergent and I could not be happier. It is a good price, a little goes a looong way, I recognize all the ingredients and I think it cleans my clothes very well.
But I forgot to buy a new bottle on my weekly shopping trip and laundry was piling up. We were at Target and I couldn't bear taking the 3 to yet another store. So I decided to give this a whirl.I got the small bottle in case I didn't like it. It was $6.99 and says it does 25 loads. I think I'll get more out of it cause I never use as much detergent as they say to use. I really like how small it is. I like the ingredient list, they were out of unscented but this one isn't bad, and I think it does a fine job cleaning my clothes.
But the part I love best is that pump. Really. I love it. Normally I don't quibble that much about "time or labor saving" devices. I mean, what's the big deal with an extra step?
But this pump on the laundry soap is fantastic. Even if I don't keep using the detergent, I'll just decant my regular stuff into this bottle. It's easier, cleaner and faster. It's a win.
Why don't you try out a small bottle and tell me what you think?
#2 I love to read cookbooks. Don't you? I just got this one from the library and I am loving it. It is one I may just have to own and I don't say that often about a cookbook.
She makes me want to try making our own pasta noodles, and to whip up a rustic plum tart.
I am especially enjoying the soup chapter. A big bowl of minestrone sounds really good right now.
#3 The kids and I were part of a bake sale this morning. We made our famous banana bread. But this time we added chocolate chips. And, wow.
It took our banana bread to a whole new level. I will share the recipe with you next week. And also that Ewok hut you've been asking about too. I promise.
Hope your weekend is just what you want it to be. And I hope mine will be too!
Happy Friday, Friends.