Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friday's Finds

Happy Friday everyone!
I have been a bit under the weather for the last few weeks with a sinus and ear infection. I can happily say that finally after going to my doctor and taking an antibiotic and nasal spray steriod, I feel 100% again. yay!
So it seems that Spring has definitely sprung in our neck of the woods and that means we've been outside. It's not quite warm enough here for me to start planting in the ground(but I am about ready to start planting in flower pots), and we've been getting our yard ready and cleaning up everything for Summer. May is going to be here soon and there aren't many days left of school here.

Well for my first find today, I happened on this 'Juicy Watermelon' Yankee Candle. We eat so much watermelon during the warm months, I had to have this. The scent is exactly like a watermelon and when I smelled it, my mouth started to water....yum. You can find it here or in one of your local stores.

Next are these adorable Cherry Blossom Lantern String Lights, found at World Market.
They said Spring and Summer to me loudly and they will be either hanging from our deck railings or off our patio umbrella. Can't wait to see them lit at night and I love the Chinese lantern look they have.

Another find for me is this outdoor rug from Pottery Barn. It's going on our deck and I think I'll love how it will look with our patio furniture. It's also reversible and rinses clean with a garden hose.

(and the below pic is not our patio, but I do like the furniture...hee hee)

And my last find is this web site that I adore called A Bountiful Kitchen.
Please check out her wonderful recipes, the pictures are a feast for the eyes. I WILL be making her Fresh Strawberry Bread very soon and report back about it. I do hope y'all have a great weekend. :)

16 kind words:

Kim said...

LOVE these finds..
I have those lantern lights.. got them at World Market.. actually KyLee has some around her window in her room also..
Love the finds.
have a great weekend..

Terri said...

The bread sounds yummy and the watermelon is a must have for me!
Great finds!
Have a great weekend!

China Dreams said...

Must be something in the first antibiotic didn't work so today I got the nasal spray and a different antibiotic for the sinus and ear infections.

I love the lanterns. And if you ever find yourself in Massachusetts with time on your hands, you must visit the Yankee Candle factory. The kids would love it. They can make their own candles, build a bear, all kinds of neat stuff.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

You know I am loving your "Friday Finds" post.

I was just looking yesterday at Pier 1 at their outdoor carpets for my deck. The dogs have done a number on my old one. But, I will head to PB to see if I can have a look at the one you are showing. I love it.

Have a great weekend.


Love Letters To China said...

Oh Gail... Love your Friday Finds today! We eat tons of watermelon here too. Yankee Candles are one of my faves so I'll have to go and check out this scent. I'm going to bookmark the Bountiful Kitchen. There are so many yummy looking recipes... might have to try the strawberry bread too. I never know what to do with any leftovers.

Hope you have a fantastic Friday!

tochinawithlove said...

Hi Gail,
Love the new blog look!

Love your finds too. You're way creative...I've got to get out more often and shop LOL.

Will call you soon. Hope you feel better, it must be awful to have your sinuses feel like they're bigger then Texas! Ugh, lots' of fluids.


Colleen said...

Great finds!!!! The candle sounds perfect for summer and love those lanterns! I have just been looking at outdoor rugs, funny I was looking at Pier 1 yesterday as someone else mentioned. You can not go wrong with PB!
Have a great week-end Gail!!!

Jboo said...

Wow -- thanks for sharing Gail! I will be checking those out. We really need to do some yard cleanup -- hopefully this weekend. Have a fun weekend!


P.S. Glad you're feeling better!

Wanda said...

Awh...I've missed those Firday finds. Love the candle suggestion. Sounds yummy.

Glad your feeling better. Being able to breath is a good thing.

Enjoy your garden and this great weather!!

Dita said...

I can almost smell that candle from here.

Loved the other finds too...all harkening SUMMER....c'mon SUMMER!

Courtney said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful finds. I can't wait to find one of those watermelon candles. Have a great weekend!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I love those lantern lights... even a non-shopper like me might have to break down and get those. *grin*

3 Peanuts said...

Love those lantern lights and the rug. I cannot be around Yankee candles...for some reason, they give me the worst headaches. I have one friend that loves them and I got a headache every time I went to her house. Weird, huh?

3 Peanuts said...

P.S. hope you are feeling better soon:)

Casey said...

Dang. I shouldn't have opened this thread. I think I need the laterns and the candle. Em LOVES watermelon. She even carries a watermelon backpack to school. lol.

Thanks for all your help on FB :)

Kristy said...

Love everything!!!! And I too love the smell of that candle and it really does make your mouth water!!!

Love and blessings, Kristy

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