Thursday, June 25, 2015

Things I'm Loving This Week

I haven't done one of these in a while so I thought I'd show you things I'm loving this week.

Sur La Table Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Skillet

My non stick skillet from them didn't last as long as I'd hoped and honestly, I want to get away from using Teflon anyway.  I use cooking spray regardless so why not lessen the crap leeching from the pan?  I got the 12" pan on sale for $65 (reg $109) and used it for the first time the other night to do a pan seared fish and it was nice and roomy.  There was a dulling that happened afterward but an overnight dose of Bar Keepers Friend (affiliate link)  and it was shiny like new.  I'm looking forward to creating a lot more stuff in this!

Free classes from Craftsy

A magazine was sharing freebie deals and I saw Craftsy was offering some free classes so I headed over there.  I forgot how much I love the idea of that site.  If you have ever wanted to take classes on anything from crafting to cooking to home decor to jewelry making, this site is for you!  The link above takes you to the freebie classes they're offering.  The Mr has been wanting to take a knife skills class forever and I was psyched to see this was one of the free classes!  We just finished it last night and have learned so much from it that I immediately put into use.  I even bought two new, better knives because mine are almost 20 years old and well...crap.  I'm looking forward to the pizza one as well.  Check it out!

Andalou Naturals (affiliate link) 

After perusing this website and freaking out about all of the chemicals in sunscreen and skin care, I vowed to try to go as natural as possible.  About the same time, I ran across a blogger that recommended Andalou that had great skin so I figured I'd see if my sensitive skin would be down with it or not.  So far so good.  It's not something I could afford to do in one fell swoop so I would look for sales at local health food stores and if they didn't have any, Amazon had the next best price.  I really love their Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Color + Correct Sheer Nude SPF 30 (affiliate link) because not only does it give good SPF protection but it evens out my skin and the color stays on all day.  I'm still trying to find the right mix of stuff for what I want but next on my list is their night cream when my serum runs out.

Second go rounds

While our first time out may not have been recorded properly by the memory card that has now been destroyed, I wanted to right that wrong asap.  We went to another lake closer to the house as soon as the Mr got home from work.  It wasn't planned again so I gave him no choice in the matter.  Luckily we have proof!  There he is enjoying his time in the water.  The current was another bugger and I felt like I really fought it the whole time and the wind wasn't even bad.  Thankfully it was a little less sunny so I didn't look like a tomato even with sunscreen on like the day before.  He seemed to have a good time and even got some adoration from a dude who was drooling over his board upon dismount.  Something tells me we need to work for Tower with as much as we may get questions about them!  I think we're done for this week though.  My shoulders feel like they're going to fall off!  So only lower body stuff for the rest of the week.  It did give us an excuse to up dinner a bit and instead of just chili, I made the Mr's favorite from the islands...a chili rice bowl with a serving of brown rice in the bottom.  So ono and filling after 90 minutes on the water!

What are you loving this week?

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  1. Lot's of nice things and that pan was a great deal. Glad we got to go back out and actually get pics this time. Now I am beat!

    1. That pan was a great deal. Luckily they have cookware sales all the time so people can wait for one to come along. I even got free shipping so I got a big ol box for garage sale stuff! I'm beat too. I'm glad your soaking bath helped this morning, my hot shower helped loosen me up too. I don't feel like such a "noob" now! :)

  2. I cleaned everything out of my kitchen, my living room is an absolute disaster with all the canned goods, dishes, cookware, etc. piled there. Not loving that. But... the guy comes Monday to redo my kitchen floor and I have a date with a paintbrush this weekend. By the middle of next week my kitchen will feel brand new, so I am loving that.

    I'm glad you had another round on a lake with better picture results. That sure does look fun. I think I'm with you on preferring a kayak though.

    1. Just think of how awesome it'll look mid-week and it'll help get through the not so fun time. As we like to say "I'm jealous of next week me!"

      Yeah if my legs could take paddleboarding I'd probably do it but I'll just paddle in mah yak. :-)


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