Thursday, June 23, 2016

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  It has been an eventful week around our house.  We've had an air conditioning break, car issues, a coffee pot stop working, a leak under the kitchen sink, three sick people (one of which had to have a chest X-ray), our porch swing broke, and last, but not least; someone allegedly flushed something down the toilet yesterday.  On top of all of that, Kendall has been gone all week!  I am ready to put this week in the books!  With all that said, I do have five favorites from this week to share with you.  Let's get started...


Tuesday:  My post Good News, Bad News described a little about our hectic week, and why I choose joy in the midst of chaos.  I also shared a little about one of my favorite new finds: The FREE WalMart Beauty Box.  Check it out!


Thursday:  My post It's Just Stuff, Right? talks about how easy it is to get caught up in trying to acheive the "perfect" life by filling it with "stuff."  I am trying to live simple, live in the moment and not sweat the small stuff.  



Jess has an announcement...


No, he is NOT going to be a big brother again.  No way!  But, he IS excited that Big Brother is back on TV this summer.  He loves this show.  My mom bought Jess this shirt (because he IS a big brother), and when I told him what it said he said, "Yes, I LOVE that show!"  SO, when the Big Brother 18 premiered this week, Jess insisted he had to wear his shirt.  We're looking forward to this season.  I was a James fan, so I am excited to see him back.  Sadly, Jess was a Glenn fan.  :(



I bought my husband a Yeti for Christmas, and he loves it, but I heard that WalMart had a brand, Ozarka Trail, with a similar tumbler.  Kendall and I bought one and love it.  I have done some minor comparison between my "Feti" (fake yeti) and my husband's real Yeti, and I see very little difference.  Here's the best news: the "Feti" (Ozarka Trail) retails for $7.74!!  That's $30 less than the real Yeti.


Kendall and I shopped around Etsy and ordered these cute vinyl stickers from Stevi Lus.  I apologize for the poor quality picture, but the vinyl's are super cute and we are excited to use our new tumbers for a long time!  In fact, I already want the larger tumber...and have a decal picked out for that one, too!  The best thing about my "Feti" is that it has really helped me to drink more water.  And, it's just so cute!  Who doesn't love cute water?  


As I mentioned earlier, three of my family members got sick this week, but guess who didn't?  ME!  Here's my theory on that...
I have been taking these "greens" for the last few months.  I have had more energy and haven't gotten sick.  It's basically eight full servings of fruits and vegetables in one little drink!  Here's what the website says about the Greens:  

Not eating all of the fruits and veggies that you should? Feeling sluggish and off balance? Want more energy to get through your day? Help detoxify, alkalize and energize your body with every glass of Greens, now with an even better pH-balancing blend that includes an acidity-fighting combination of magnesium and potassium for even more alkalizing properties. The added probiotic support helps you better maintain that healthy balance by keeping your digestive system regular and toxins flowing out.

With multiple servings of fruits and vegetables and a blend of 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods, Greens provides naturally occurring, bioavailable vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and enzymes to give your already well-balanced diet a nutritional boost. It’s maximum support for your best health, all in a new delicious berry flavor.

Detoxify, alkalize, and promote pH balance within the body
Acidity-fighting magnesium and potassium blend
Cutting-edge probiotic support for digestive health
38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods
Multiple servings of fruits and vegetables in every scoop
Free radical-fighting antioxidants
Great-tasting berry flavor
Made with natural ingredients

If you're interested in this product, let me know.  I happen to sell it!  Email me at simplyaroughdraft@gmail.com I promise I am not a pushy salesperson.  In fact, you just heard all of my sales pitch. ;)



I was running low of favorites for the week, so I asked my husband, "Hey, what was one of your favorites from the past week?"  He was like, "What???"  Apparently that's not a topic that comes up much among non-bloggers.  Who knew?  So I rephrased, "What was the best thing you ate this week for lunch?"  He said the Chick-fil-a Market Salad with Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette.  If I'm being completely honest, I don't think Mark actually said zesty....or cider...or vinaigrette.  Anyway, it sounds good, right?


I found this Copycat recipe over at Following In My Shoes.  I haven't tried it yet, but look forward to making it soon.  It's the perfect summer dish!  It's My Pleasure to present this to you...that's a little Chick-fil-A humor for you.  Enjoy!

That's all I have for you today, but as always, thank you so much for stopping by this week and seeing what I have to say!  I hope you have a blessed weekend!

Emily 

I'm linking up with the regulars this week...







27 comments:

  1. Sooo fun!! Oh my goodness, how precious is Jess!! LOVE that shirt, Love that show! Your hubs cracks me up and man now that salad sounds delish!! Guess I'm going to chick-Fil-A today, lol!! Cute vinyl decals, cute you and I hope you have the best weekend!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Andrea! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  2. Jess is too cute! I hope next week is better for you guys. The three of us had a stomach bug last week and now cold this week, boooo. Your sales pitch has improved!!!

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    1. Ha!! Thank you, Jacie! I hope you guys feel better soon!

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  3. I just got an email that my WM beauty box is on its way...yea! And I loved your post about "stuff." Comparison is definitely the thief of joy, and social media is the worst way to feed that beast. I do a "fast" at least once a year and it's always so refreshing. Have a great weekend! Tanya @ The Other Side of the Road

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    1. Thank you, Tanya! A week without social media would definitely be refreshing. Great idea! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  4. Oh my gosh I seriously ask my family every single week for some favorites and I always laugh at what I get. The Feti....I'm intrigued! I did not know the Berry flavor was back...I loved that flavor but several years ago when I was actually using they only introduced for a few months. So much better than the original. Hope you have a super weekend!

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    1. Definitely grab a Feti (Ozarka Trail) the next time you're at Walmart. I've really been impressed. I love the berry flavor of ItWorks. I haven't tried the orange flavor, but have heard it's not as tasty. If you ever want to try it again, let me know.

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  5. Hope everyone is feeling better. Love your faves...have to pop to Walmart today for some posterboard..going to check out the "Feti".

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    1. Thank you! Definitely check the Feti out. I forgot to mention it also keeps hot beverages just as hot as a yeti. My coffee was HOT...almost too hot, an hour later!

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  6. I suddenly want that salad for breakfast...yum!
    The Big Brother shirt made me laugh! Too cute!

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    1. That picture makes me laugh, too! Kendall said, "What's up with his eyebrows?"

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  7. Oh my gosh I'm going to have to get a Feti! I've been craving a Yeti but I can't afford it! lol!

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    1. Now you can buy the whole family a Feti (Ozarka Trail) for the price of one yeti! Check out all the cute vinyls stickers on etsy, too. There's tons!!

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  8. That salad look great! I love Chicfila's salads. I am super glad this crazy week is winding down for you. Here's to a fabulous weekend ahead! Xo

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    1. Chick Fil A is the best for quick salads! Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

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  9. I'm so excited Big Brother is back on, too!

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    1. Me too!! It looks like a fun crew this season! I can't wait!

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  10. I had wondered if the Walmart cups were just as good as the Yeti ones. I will definitely go buy one for that price!! I love the cute vinyl decals too! Have a great weekend.

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    1. There are so many options for vinyl decals! Jess wants his own cup now with an orange monster truck on it. Looks like I'll be ordering again soon!

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  11. So excited for Big Brother to be back on. You threw me for a quick loop when I saw the shirt. I have a Feti and a Yeti (the Yeti was a gift) and I honestly can't tell the difference. Those decals are super cute. How does that green drink taste?

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    1. I love my new decal!! The green drink has a mild berry taste, but you can mix it with tea, Crystal lite, juice, whatever and it doesn't have much taste. I usually just mix it with water, though. It also gives me a little afternoon pick me up.

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  12. Emily... I admit it. I got pretty darn excited when I saw the big brother shirt, and it wasn't because I thought of the TV show!!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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    1. Ha!! No more babies in this house, but we do get excited about summertime TV around here! ;)

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  13. Lol your comments on that big brother shirt made me want to give you a big ol' fist bump. So funny. I hope you guys have a MUCH more relaxing week friend. No more surprises m'kay?!

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  14. I’ve heard great things about the Ozarka Trail cups! I bought an SIC (really pretty turquoise) one on Amazon before I got my Yeti and it was terrible. It didn’t hold ice at all. I agree, without my Yeti I would not drink as much water as I do. I love it! Cute decals!

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  15. I'm so sorry that you have had a bad week. I pray that this week has been better. We have had A/C problems this week too, so I understand that feeling all too well. Thanks for linking up to H54F!

    Della
    www.delladevoted.com

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