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Friday Favorites: Good Eats, Good Reads, and Good Deals

Happy Friday! I’m so happy to see the weekend again. Not that it’s been a bad week, it’s just nice to move at my own pace on the weekends.

Lately I’ve been trying new recipes- quick meals and fun treats. I discovered this recipe for homemade hamburger helper and oh my! We haven’t had this stuff since we switched to a whole foods/gluten free diet in 2013. I made it with gluten free Banza chickpea pasta. So good! My photo isn’t very pretty, but trust me, it’s good.

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We have also discovered an Instant Pot recipe for penne with ground beef and marinara sauce and it reminds us of hamburger helper too.

When the weather heats up I like to make homemade dairy free ice cream. I made a batch of this strawberry vegan ice cream during Memorial Day weekend. Also easy and yummy!

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I’ve been reading and listening to the Sweet Magnolias series and it’s quicky becoming a favorite. I’m on book three and we also watched the Netflix series. The Netflix series is based on the characters but has different plots than the books. Both are really good.


Speaking of reading, I have one of these clip on books lights for reading, and I love it. Our bedside lamp isn’t really bright enough for reading on low and it sometimes bothers my husband if I turn it brighter. This thing works like a charm and I don’t have to charge it very often.


I love good deals too and Cents of Style is taking 20% off some of their favorite tunics, starting them at under $10! Use code UNWIND. I’m in love with this gingham top

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and this sweet pink one

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so, so many cute tops! Head over and check them out.

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