Happy Friday – the weekend is nearly here! Even though it’s supposed to be cold and rainy here (with a possibility of snow on Saturday), I’m looking to a slower paced few days – it feels like the last few days have been extra busy.

I hope you all have some fun things planned for the weekend.

I’m kicking off the weekend in the usual GFF fashion by sharing some of my favorite things from the past week.

Calgary Stampede midway food

The Calgary Stampede is a huge deal here every year. People get out their cowboy boots and hats, head down to Stampede Park, eat all the junk food and ride all the rides. It’s basically a 10 day party. Hotel rooms and booked up and Calgarians take time off work to take in the festivities. The Stampede always have some interesting food on the midway, and today that announced what will be there.

There’s everything from butter beer ice cream to funnel cake pizza to chocolate chip donuts to deep dried Twizzlers. I was telling my boyfriend that some of the sweet things sound good, but I would only want a bite or two of them before I think they’d be too sweet. You can check out the list of midway food here.

Nivea Strawberry Shine Lip Balm

Is anyone else as obsessed with having lip balm on their lips at all times? I hate the feeling of dry lips, and as soon as I notice it I’m reaching for something to put on. Last week I stocked up on some more lip balm. I couldn’t find the one I was looking for at the store I was at, so I went with Nivea Strawberry Shine Lip Balm instead.

I’m so glad I did because I’m loving it. It adds just a hint of color to my lips while keeping them well hydrated and feeling good. My only complaint is that they only come in packs of 2. I’m pretty sure if I could buy lip balm in jumbo packs I totally would. Anyone else need lip balm/gloss on at all times?

90210 Reboot

Is anyone else as excited about the 90210 reboot as I am? I seriously can’t wait to watch in August. I’m hoping that it’s just as cheesy as it was back in the day. While I didn’t watch it when it was on TV the first time (I was just a little bit too young), I definitely watched it when it was shown as reruns. 90210 was definitely a guilty pleasure for me.

Defending Jacob by William Landay

I started reading this book on Tuesday and I’m really enjoying it so far. I was drawn into the story right from the beginning. Defending Jacob (affiliate link) is about a district attorney who takes on a murder case until his son is accused of the crime in question. Below is the summary from Amazon:

“Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life: his wife, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob.

Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.

Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family.

It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion. A test of how well a parent can know a child. For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense.

How far would you go? “

What was a favorite thing of yours this week? Did you watch 90210 back in the 90’s?

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Friday Favorites May 17 2019