What I’m Loving Lately!

IMG_1909.JPGWell, first of all, have you heard??  Clemson BEAT ALABAMA!!!  Not just beat them, but CREAMED THEM, 44-16!! This is what I am loving!!!!Screen Shot 2019-01-09 at 8.10.59 PM.png

Clemson Leaves No Doubt in National Championship Thrashing Of Alabama

(sorry Alabama friends…)

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Now that we’ve got that out of the way….

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I can’t stop thinking about this book I just finished and immediately want to reread.  I am spreading the word, it is probably one of the best books I have ever read….  It’s a little mystery, a little romance, a little drama, a lot of nature……pick it up and just read it!!!fullsizeoutput_39ce

Along the book theme, I have some new cookbooks for you to try.  I have skinnytaste.com  author, Gina Homolka’s, first cookbooks and have cooked pretty much every exquisite, healthy recipe and have loved all of them. fullsizeoutput_39cf.jpeg

So, of course, I had to get her latest cookbook, One And Done.  It has chapters for the skillet dish, the pressure cooker, the sheet pan, air fryer, dutch oven, the grill and the slow cooker.  All recipes are healthy and most are gluten-free!  As a family, we have enjoyed every delicious dish!!

fullsizeoutput_39b9.jpegSpeaking of cookbooks, I just received Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook, The Clean Plate.  I have yet to try cooking from it, but have already thoroughly enjoyed reading and window-shopping every recipe.  She has lots of clean-eating tips included, too.

fullsizeoutput_39c4.jpegSpeaking of cooking, Rourke indulged me with the KitchenAid Spiralizer Attachment.  I have had a blast trying this big boy out.  It peels, cores and slices at different sizes and shapes. fullsizeoutput_39c7.jpeg

One more kitchen accessory that I am loving are these sink accessories.  It’s the little things I tell ya!fullsizeoutput_39d9

First off, is this sponge/dish soap caddy that suctions to your sink.  It’s a GAMECHANGER!! fullsizeoutput_39d4.jpegI know this looks like it is part of the International Space Station, but it’s even better.  It is a drying caddy for those precious hand-washed items.  It is a storable, foldable genius wonder.  It is all from SimpleHuman…Check their website out!  Great organizing options!!fullsizeoutput_39d5.jpegIt houses dishes…fullsizeoutput_39d6.jpegknives and kitchen tools….fullsizeoutput_39d7.jpegfullsizeoutput_39d8.jpegAnd wine glasses!  It also has a water spout to empty any collected water dripped from dishes.

A few other things….fullsizeoutput_39c0.jpegI purchased these Sony Wireless Noise-canceling Headphones for Rourke for Christmas.  They are half the price of Bose or Beats and have comparable sound and are way more comfortable.. I might be Jones-ing these puppies!!fullsizeoutput_39ca.jpegAnd, last but not least, I LOVE this sweet gesture from my sweet hubby for Christmas.  He’s always buying me kitchen gadgets and accessories, which I LOVE!  But, he recruited Hayley to help him find something less Julia Child’s and more Victoria Beckham for me to be surprised with under the tree.

Quick backstory, I have lost and/or broken all of my wallets as of late.  Hayley has witnessed my latest shopping purchases with people lined up behind us in line, especially during the holidays, getting impatient with me trying to locate my credit car/cash/debit card.  So, when I tell you I needed this little guy that holds license/cc/cash, I died and went to heaven.  Plus, it is attached to my keys… No losing this, right????

And to top it off, apparently, Rourke waited to the Twelfth hour to purchase it, and Hayley had to ACTUALLY TRACK THE UPS TRUCK DOWN TO GET IT BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!

Thank you, Hayley and Rourke!

What things are you loving lately??

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

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