Friday, April 17, 2015

Five on Friday

    Woo.. It's Friday. I am linking up for Five on Friday with A.Liz and co. and this week it's probably my most random list to date.  Enjoy. 
1. The Orchid is Alive 

     I received this orchid on my wedding day from DFH's sister. A month or so after the wedding the blooms died, but the plant itself still looked healthy ( the green leaves). We added fake orchid flowers from Michael's to the plant so that it looked like more than just leaves in a pot.   Even though I didn't have much hope DFH was so good about placing two ice cubes in the plant each week and 1.5 years later we have re growth and white flower blooms. The new plant has wrapped itself around the purple fakes flowers so I guess they are staying too.  Maybe not the coolest  thing ever, but I was excited especially since the orchid is from our wedding day. 
2. The Most Amazing Ladle Ever:

 Have you guys seen this Loch Ness Monster soup ladle?? Pretty ridiculous yet hilarious. DFH and I make homemade soup at least once a week in the winter so I think this needs to come home with us.  You can purchase it HERE.

3  March Madness Win: I know pretty much nothing about basketball. I don't think I could even name one current player in the NBA or on a college team.  Yeah, that's probably embarrassing.  Anyways, somehow I have won my work March Madness Bracket three years in a row. We do it a little differently where you pick college team names out of hat so it's all based on luck, but I still feel pretty special.  Haha 

4. Taylor Ham: 

       Have you ever heard of Taylor Ham?  If you are not from the NJ area then you probably haven't.  In fact I'm pretty sure you can only buy this deliciousness in the retro box in the state of NJ.   When we were home for Easter my Mom picked up some Taylor Ham for us to take back to Pittsburgh. I had forgotten just how amazing this mystery-like meat was on a egg and cheese bagel.  I ate the one I made in about .5 seconds (oink) before I could take a picture.  If you are ever in a NJ breakfast joint make sure you order this.  
5. Lilly For Target: The Countdown 

    Obviously, I couldn't not mention the Lilly for Target line.  I finalized my wish list last night and I am planning to start shopping online and then will hit up a number of Targets in the Pittsburgh area on Sunday morning.  I am just hoping everything is well stocked and that I can snag a few shifts.  What are your favorites in the line?
Hope you have a great weekend.  


  1. Stopping by from the link up and I see pork roll! It's so true that unless you are from NJ you have no idea what it is! My dad always called it 'Taylor Ham' and when I moved out to Washington State he would come visit and you can't find it anywhere! We also don't have good bagels here. :( this makes me majorly crave taylor ham, egg, and cheese on a bagel!

  2. OMG I need that ladle! I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and that would bring a smile to my face every time I used it.