Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Favorites: Gearing Up for Summer

When I started thinking about my favorites from this past week, I realized most of them are about how I am getting ready for summer! Musicals in the park, bright pedicures, shaved ice, circling the parking lot for a shaded spot (Who else does this?!), evenings at the ball field, and fireworks over the lake...summer is almost here... AND I CANNOT WAIT!

Now let's get to this week's favorites:

Eins: Reef Flip Flops
Reef Gypsylove Flip Flops - Aqua | Free UK Delivery on All Orders
Many moons ago my sorority had us buy Reef flip flops for one of the rush recruitment outfits. At the time, I was a little irritated at the price for flip flops but those things lasted me through my entire time in college. I even think my mom borrowed the flip flops on several occasions. They were so comfortable and very well made with leather. This year I decided to give Reefs another try. I found this pair called GypsyLove on Amazon and my heart skipped at a beat. I am such a sucker for these colors! 

Zwei: Asparagus, Potato, and Spinach Galette
 asparagus potato and spinach galette
Last night I made a version of this recipe from my Monday Meal Planning. It was an instant hit. Husband was really impressed by how "fancy" it was when in reality it was quite simple to make. Score! In addition to the potatoes and asparagus, I added garlic, mushrooms, and truffle cheese. Like with  most amazing meals, I couldn't be bothered to take a photo because there were more important things to do...ahem* eat it!

Drei: Prague, Czech Republic 
The week started with the end of our Prague trip. We were so fortunate to take a quick, SUPER QUICK, trip over the weekend. Luckily, Prague is a 3.5 hour drive from Munich so we loaded up the car early Saturday morning and headed back Sunday afternoon. It was our first time in the Czech Republic and I immediately loved Prague. I hope next week to write a bit more about our experience!

Vier: Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery
Image result for summer at beach street bakery
If you are looking for a good spring/summer read then #4 is for you! Last year, I read the original Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan and loved the glimpse into a tiny ocean side town along the English coast. The main character is an independent (British) girl, making it on her own leaving her busy city life behind. She moves into a run down apartment above a long gone bakery shop in a small fishing town. Her path crosses with that of an American guy with a deep Southern accent... but I won't say anymore. When I saw the sequel Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery I couldn't resist. I am curious to see what happens next!

Funf: Munich Zoo
Earlier this week, I met a friend at the Munich Zoo. Since I have lived in Munich I have heard wonderful things about the zoo. It really is a wooded park next to the city's main river. We had a great time walking through all the different paths admiring the each habitat. Not much concrete here! If you are traveling to Munich with children, or just adults, I would highly recommend a nice day walking among the grounds. The entire zoo had a relaxing vibe and just felt very serene. 

Are you getting ready for summer?

When last were you at the zoo? I hadn't been in years!

Has anyone visited Prague and loved it as much as I did?

Have a Blessed Weekend,

Joining in on all the fun today with Andrea to bring you these Friday Favorites.


  1. Thank you for the book recommendation! I'm going to request the first one from the library to see how I like it. I'm always on the lookout for a new book. Have a great weekend!

    1. Let me know if your library has it! Have a good weekend!

  2. I just tried to comment but not sure if it went through! Sorry if this is a double :-) that Galette looks amazing! I think I'm going to have to give it a try. And also thanks for the book rec! I'm always looking for something new to read.

    1. I couldn't believe how easy it was to make. It looks more complicated than it actually is. Have a great weekend!

  3. That Galette looks so yummy!! And I'll have to check out that book - looks like the kind I would love :)

    1. The Galette was simple and the possibilities of toppings are endless. If you read the book let me know what you think!

  4. Friday is really a good day because it reminds us weekend for fun. short stay parking heathrow


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