Thursday, June 30, 2022

Friday Five

Happy Friday everyone! Not only is it Friday but it’s a Friday before a holiday… Could it be any better day of the week? Nope, not possible!!!

As you’re reading this I am headed to my parents house for the Fourth of July weekend! It will be a weekend full of family and fun in the lake and I cannot wait to start it. I promise I will be posting a lot.

Let’s get started for my Friday five…

1.  This is gonna look like it’s an advertisement for Aldi’s but it’s not. Or, maybe it is as I’ve been finding so many things lately that I love there. I found this awesome tin in the toy aisle.  My family has always played the license plate game on trips ever since we were little kids. We would just keep track on a piece of paper when we were kids. Now that we are adults, we all have a download app that we use on our phones. But this magnetic game looks amazing. It has these cute little spongy license plates that are magnets and you stick them onto the state when you see that license plate. The state license plates are not flimsy at all… This is really a quality car game. It was only $5.99 at Aldi‘s. there were other car games too but this is the only one I purchased… I recommend you run and get yourself one!




 

2. This next item also comes from Aldi‘s. I can’t recommend that you run and get it because it was on an end aisle with a bunch of other lemon things and it was limited time only. I actually went back to purchase more because I love them so much and my Aldi‘s is all sold out. I think these were like $8.99? When you love something you have to buy multiples because it just may not be there the next time you go back. If you like lemon these are a dream come true! 


3. And I promise this is not an ad for Aldi‘s so the last item that I love this week is the last item from Aldi‘s. They always have the cutest and most fun cat and dog toys. I got my cats two toys this week each were $7.99. My cats adore them.

This first one is white and has a battery. You push that little white button and it spins around and shoots a laser around your house. It runs for about three minutes and then it shuts itself off. My cats are obsessed with this thing!


This second toy that’s a blue has no battery. You fill it with treats and wobbles on the floor like those old weebles used to do. When the cats bat at the toy or balls on it with their paws,  it drops treats out. Best $8 ever spent- lol!!!


4. My fourth obsession is this amazing honey. I just picked this up on the way home from Nicaragua. We bought it in the airport in Iberia, Costa Rica. It is absolutely to die for!!!! I wish I had bought more!!! I have been eating a small drizzle a day on a small plain cracker… it is sooo yummy! I will be seeing if they will mail order this product!!!!


5. Lastly I will leave you with my favorite summer pie recipe!! I believe I got this recipe from a blogger many years ago; if it was you please reach out to me so I can give you your deserved credit. It is delicious!!! And easy!!! You mix together 1 tub of whipped topping (I used low-fat generic brand), 6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate (I could only find pink lemonade so I used that), and one can of sweetened condensed milk. Mix that all together well, pour into a graham cracker crust, and freeze! That’s it! I promise it is delicious!!! I sometimes add extra lemon zest or lemon concentrate because I love “puckery” lemon flavor.



That’s what it looks like prior to freezing. Top with lemon zest or thin lemon slices if you have them! It is my absolute favorite pie for a hot summer day!!!!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th of July holiday!!! 

Hugs to you all!!!!




13 comments:

  1. I used to go to Aldi's all the time, but now I work full time and the Aldi's isn't near by. I can see I better go back. That car game is very cool!
    Your lemonade pie sounds wonderful.

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    1. I go to the Aisle of Shame in Aldi's all too often now that I am not in school for summer! HAHA! I really do find some really awesome things for great prices though! Have a safe and happy 4th Mari!

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  2. We are getting a new Aldis that will be only two miles from me so I will shop there more oftn. Our only other one is about 9 miles away up in the north end of town. I've only gone there 2 or 3 times. Just too far out of the way. Have a very fun weekend with your family! Sounds perfect!!

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    1. When the Aldi's opens make sure to go down what they call "the aisle of shame". It actually has a Facebook group for it and it is all the bargains that are only there for a short time! You can find really great things there! They have everything! LOL! Have a safe and happy 4th Terri! HUGS

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  3. We don't have an Aldi's near us here. That tag game looks like fun. My family always played a horse game when traveling. Counted horses on your side of the road. People on other side of car could only count horses on their side. But if there was cemetery on their side you could "bury the horses" and they had to start over. A horse farm counted as 10 points. It was a lot of fun, especially going through Kentucky horse farm country. Happy memories. Your pie looks really good and sounds so simple. I may have to try it. I bet you have very happy kitties. This was fun.

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    1. Wow - thanks for the awesome idea Pamela! I am definitely going to play the horse game with my nieces and nephews on the next car trip. We drive from my parents house to Amish country a lot of weekends in the summer so we should be able to find a plethora of horses in that 30 minute drive! Have a safe and happy 4th Pamela!

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  4. We have Aldi's, and they have the best produce! Thank you for the recommendations. And that pie! It looks and sounds delicious! Perfect for the heat we have had. Happy Fourth of July!

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  5. We don't have an Aldi within walking distance so not somewhere we shop very often but I do know they have great bargains - especially the time limited goods. Have a great weekend with your family.

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    1. That's a bummer Wendy! I love my Aldi's-way to much! HA! Have a great day! Hugs

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  6. I wish we had an Aldis here in Hawaii. My daughter loves their pizza that she gets in Illinois.

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    1. Oh yes Kay! Aldi's would be great in Hawaii!!!! I loved when I found Costco in Kauai! Have a great day!!

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