June 17, 2011

Friday Favorites

 1. I know this limits the playing field, but if you ever get a chance to go to an IKEA it's worth the stop just for the food.  I recently discovered their Lingonberry preserves.  Oh. my. goodness.  It is the right mixture of tart and sweet.  Most jellies/jams/preserves are too sweet.  Not so with Sylt Lingon.  Delish.

2. Since you will already be there, you HAVE to buy the IKEA cinnamon rolls.  Six giant rolls for $4.  I can't even make them that cheap!  Oh, and you can even buy one for .99 to munch on whilst you shop.

3. It had been awhile since I perused the dollar section at Target.  My pet-whisperer child found this little notepad.  It provided hours of entertainment for our resident veterinarian.
It would make a cute birthday gift paired with a stuffed animal.

4. I just started a summer bible study.  It is Beth Moore's Loving Well.  I'm only 2 days in and I have already gleamed so much.  It's a much lighter study than most of her others.  Perfect for summer.

5. Speaking of light reading.  I just discovered this little fiction series.  It's a great little read for the beach if you like a mystery.  The main character buys and remodels houses to resell so it gives just enough design detail to get my blood pumping.  I'm weird like that.

Happy Friday, dear friend!!!


Kellie said...

Great favorites you have there! I have never been to IKEA. Maybe I should find one and go some day. lol

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I've never been to IKEA, but the Denver store is opening in July and I'm excited. I'll be in AR the week it opens BUT I'll definitely be making the 35 minute trek up there when I return! SO anxious to check it out and so thankful it is so close to my house! :)

Richella said...

I have not been to an IKEA in. . . let me see. . . 24 years, I think. Seriously, I think the last time I visited one was in 1987. Something tells me it would be worth it for me to make a trip! Do you go to the one in Charlotte?

I've not heard of that Beth Moore study; I should check it out. Are you in a study group for summer? My regular Bible study groups don't meet in the summertime. Makes sense in a lot of ways not to have the organized groups, but I miss the structured study!

Have a great weekend, Gretchen!

ImmediateMom said...

I took inspiration from your post today and did my own list of Friday Favorites... and gave you a shout out as well. Have a look if you get a chance. http://www.kekukila.com/2011/06/friday-favorites.html

P.S. I could spend days in Ikea... love that place!

Lori H said...

I too am a huge fan of IKEA. Have loved visiting the one in Baltimore a few times and their stuff is very reasonably priced! I also love the dollar section at Target!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

1. great use of the word "whilst" in casual conversation

2. ikea sells food?! too fun and one of the other many reasons i have got to find an ikea to shop at

3. don't you just love bullet points?

4. that book series looks fun!

Karen said...

I've never been to IKEA but love to hear about all the great finds people bring back. If you ever need a travel partner, I'm in!

Gayle said...

Love IKEA stuff. Didn't know they had food.

Mom said...

1. You've been keeping secrets from your mom... like these preserves! I LOVE lingonberry anything! (Learned to love it in Door County, WI on vacations MANY years ago.)
2.The rolls look mighty good, too.
3.That notepad is perfect for your little "vet". (LOVE the picture of her & Otis!)
4.Sounds like a good study.
5.Hadn't heard of these books, but they sure sound good (church library?)