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Friday, June 3, 2016

Five Things for Friday

It's Friday and what have I found this week?

Last weekend was a long weekend as we in the US were celebrating Memorial Day.  We took the opportunity to travel over to Washougal, Washington and visit the Pendleton Woolen Mills Outlet Store as they were having a huge sale --80% of some items!  While there, I took a few pictures of the Columbia River and the flower of the week,  the daisy.

If daises could speak, I think they'd be constantly singing Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.  They are to me, the Happiness Flower.

They aren't quite blooming in my yard but here on the riverbank where they've gotten lots of sun, they are in full bloom.

I've been reading a lot lately about the waste from online shopping.  This cuts right to my heart as I'm a HUGE Amazon Prime buyer.  All those items that I used to put on a list for the hardware, hobby, fabric, clothing, etc store I now just click over to Amazon and order them.  I haven't given much thought to the waste involved with shipping all those items as I've justified it because I didn't have to drive to any store and I recycle all the boxes.  Unfortunately, recycling is just a step above throwing everything in the garbage.  The idea of a Prime Box as floated in this link would be great!

Speaking of  Amazon, have you ever noticed the random item that costs about 20 times more on Amazon than it does in the store?  I remember following a link to La Croix Sparkling Water, Coconut, 12 pk that a person recommended.  It went to Amazon and the price was about $20 for a 12 pack!  Of course you could get it in the grocery store for about $4!  This article explains why that is, if you're curious. 

For some reason I have cinder blocks I've been kicking around my yard for years.  I'm really not sure where they came from, it may have been from building the fence 10 years ago?  Anyway, I was perusing the internet one day and found this idea.  Lucky me, I also picked up some FREE hens and chicks succulents so I put those cinder blocks to good use finally!

Last weekend I was able to get in a little soap making as well.  Lora's Beauty Online Store is now stocked with the Soothing Shave Bar.  Made with the finest oils, cocoa butter, clay, and essential oils this bar creates a great lather!  It would make a wonderful Father's Day gift along with some Mug-o-Beer Soap!

Enjoy your weekend and come back Monday for Part Two of Things My Neighbors Give Away!

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