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Friday, April 1, 2016

Five Things for Friday

Hello, welcome to Friday!  Oh, also, Happy April Fools Day!  Hopefully you haven't been played for a fool, yet...

We've had some great weather in the Pacific Northwest this week  I've been on a chocolate bender every since the Easter candy started rolling out (damn you Cadbury Easter Candy Coated Mini Eggs, 10 Ounce Bag
!).  Even with the warmer weather during the day, it's still fairly chilly once the sun goes down.  This makes for a great time to make hot chocolate and I've got the best recipe ever for a grown up hot chocolate!

Start with a cup of unsweetened almond milk and heat it either on the stove or in the microwave.  Then add one to two tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa, a tablespoon of maple syrup, and a pinch (to your liking) of sea salt.  Stir and drink!  You can optionally (WHAAA!!?  Optionally?) add a whipped topping as well.  This drink is great at satisfying a chocolate graving and the little bit of sea salt gives it a decadent taste!  Try it if it's still chilly in your area or even if its not.

I've been busy in the soap making department again.  I've kept this new beauty out of the lime light until today!  Now why do you think that is (hint, read the first paragraph again)?

This soap will surely appeal to all your Steampunk friends!  Click over to Lora's Beauty Men's shop, LBEquipment, to grab a few bars before they sell out!  They won't last a fortnight!

With this awesome weather we're having, my mind has naturally drifted to our garden.  I'm excited to plant our new vegetable garden (no, I haven't forgotten about the planter box post.  I'm waiting on the deck to get finished before I post about our homemade planter boxes!).  Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to find some of our vegetable plants survived the winter and are growing back!

This arugula will go great on our homemade pizza!

Now here's an exciting development!  I got tickets to the Flight of the Conchords when they come to Portland!  That was no small feat!  They added a second show because the first one sold out ridiculously fast!  The first time the tickets went on sale, I went to the box office after trying unsuccessfully to purchase them online.  The lady directly in front of me in line was LITERALLY the last person to get tickets!  That made me, the first person to be denied tickets!  Well, this time I walked up to the box office early on Wednesday to snag tickets.  Luckily a scene was not necessary as I got tickets!  Unfortunately their tv show is no longer available on Netflix, but if you haven't seen it you should check it out.

You can watch it on Amazon Prime or purchase the dvds.  Very funny.

Did I mention the deck?  I think we're finally about to see the end of this project!  The decking material was delivered Thursday and the contractor was there to start putting it on.  I'll post more pictures of it next week when it's completely finished (Whoa!  Did I just say that? Knock on wood.)  Until then, enjoy your weekend!  I've got my weaving class on Saturday and hopefully it will still be nice Sunday to work in the yard.

Happy April Fools Day and check out the Steampunk Soap!  Really!  Go look at it!

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