Friday 5+1 (5 Things I Love + 1 Thing I Don’t) – 10.28.16


I hope you’ve had a great week and are gearing up for the Halloween weekend.  I’m amazed at how fantastic the weather has still been around here – we’re looking at 70’s next week.  In November.  That’s just crazy!  Let’s kick things off with this week’s Friday 5+1!  This post contains some affiliate links.

Farmgirl Flowers

I spotted Farmgirl Flowers on Facebook, but I just love how they’re different from the norm when it comes to floral arrangements.  I mean, just look at them!

Farmgirl Flowers

Farmgirl Flowers

Stunning, yes?  I’d take some flowers from Farmgirl Flowers in a heartbeat.  I’m going to have to forward a link to them to my my husband.  Our anniversary is next week…

Anti-Gravity Paint Tray

This just looks to good to be true – an anti-gravity paint tray that you can literally turn upside down and the paint stays put.  The only downside I can see is that it doesn’t appear to hold very much paint.  But I’m still so intrigued!  Not that I ever spill paint or anything.

Anti Gravity Paint Tray

But here is a video of it in action.  Seeing is believing!

Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner

I like the Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner because a messy microwave is a chronic problem in our house it seems.  The fact that this is indeed an “Angry Mama” makes it even cuter.  Cleans your microwave in a snap.  I know there are ways to do this on your own to clean your microwave, but I just thought this was fun.  A great stocking stuffer.

Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner

Pumpkin Succulents

I saw these at my local grocery store and thought they were too adorable for words.  Simple and cute – great gift idea for a friend, teacher, hostess gift?  They look like an easy DIY too.

Pumpking Succulents

The Lion King

I mentioned yesterday that we went to NYC for the kids’ fall break, and as part of that trip, we splurged on tickets to a Broadway Show and saw The Lion King.  Oh. My. Goodness.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it blew away any expectations that I could have conjured up in my mind.  So good – so creative – so awesome.  We all loved it, even my teen boys, who I know were a bit suspect.

The Lion King


My +1 for the week – my old sore hands 

I’m spraying a kitchen this week, and my goodness, my hands are taking a beating.  Specifically, my right index finger and my thumb.  No fun.  Planning on a massage.  But how do you find someone to hire them to do this?


Have an awesome weekend!




  • Reply
    Missy B
    October 28, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Hi Jenny – would love a post on how you prep to spray a kitchen. I noticed the ceiling is not covered (obviously ????) , are you able to spray the uppers without getting paint on the ceiling? Also how long does it take to prep?
    Love your blog….

    • Reply
      October 30, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Hey Missy! I did one post on prep as part of my Painter in Your Pocket series (, which talks about prep and some of the things I do to prep a kitchen, but I certainly could do an entire post on kitchen prep. It takes FOREVER to prep – such a tedious part of the process. Especially since the spraying part is so quick by comparison! I need an on call prepper. As for not getting paint on the ceiling when spraying – I use a paint shield like this one – It’s great when the crown molding goes all the way to the ceiling, so you can just shield the ceiling and spray. 🙂 Thanks for your kind words!

  • Reply
    October 28, 2016 at 11:16 am

    OK, so I LOVE The angry mama. I always just do vinegar water in a coffee cup, but I love this!

  • Reply
    October 28, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I second the old, sore hands. Too much typing, too much painting, too much holding a chef’s knife. Since when am I old? The older I get, the younger my mind feels. I wish my body were experiencing the same!

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    October 28, 2016 at 11:43 am

    LOL, that angry momma. Priceless. My youngest saw Lion King on Broadway and raved about it. A young girl from our area is now part of the cast.

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