Five Faves 7/20/18: Five things I’ve been consuming or enjoying this week.
Mister Rogers was a television pioneer who was as patient and caring in real life as he was on screen. The way he interacted with everyone, particularly kids, was inspiring and it was enjoyable to learn more about the man behind the cardigan. One review called it “a tearjerker with a purpose.” I promise you there was not a dry eye in the entire theater as this movie ended, but as Mister Rogers often reminded kids and adults alike, it’s okay to feel.
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Why am I so resistant to upgrading my flip flops? I always think “these are fine…no one sees them anyway…” and there might be some truth to that. However, I wear flips every single day, and this $30 investment has been worth every penny.
The latest addition to my goal to focus more at work is the Forest app. Simple gamification app where you plant a tree (by telling it how long you want to stay off your phone for) and the tree will die if you leave the app before the allotted time is up. It appears that if you earn enough coins you can “buy” a real tree to be planted somewhere in the world, but I haven’t explored that enough to promote it.
There is no easier summer dessert than strawberry shortcake. For ease, I buy the shortcake. However, I always make homemade whipping cream! Combine a pint of heavy whipping cream with a few tablespoons of powdered sugar in a mixer until whipped. Slop it over some cut strawberries on the cake and enjoy!