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Five Things Friday-Part 4

Here goes folks...

OPI I'm Indi-a Mood For Love.  This is my new spring/summer polish.  I think it's so fresh and bright and will add a great pop of color to any outfit.  I picked mine up at Publix but I know they have it at Amazon too.

Another thing I picked up at Publix, Rice Works Sweet Chili Crisps.  These caught my eye as a great alternative to regular chips (they're made from brown rice) and the flavor just sounded so tasty.  Let me tell you, it was!  These little things are sooo addictive and sooo delicious!  I bought my first bag and then was back the next day picking up three more while they were on sale.  Definitely a new fave!

We have a public library right down the road from us, and I went and finally went and signed up for a card this week.  I hadn't had a library card for years before we moved to Oklahoma, but ever since then, I'm all about them.  I rarely read books more than once so why should I have to buy one every time I want to read?  I don't now thanks to free library cards!  I'm reading my first Marian Keyes book, and so far, I love it.  Yay for free things and great books!

I just recently discovered the website called Hip2Save.  As they describe themselves, they are "not your grandma's coupon site."  Not only do they tell you where to find the best coupons and how to use them, but they are also constantly posting about other great deals and freebies.  I'm a big fan.  You should check them out.

These flowers were featured in a local interior design shop here in Pensacola.  I thought the arrangements were so natural looking while still being elegant.  Aren't they beautiful?


Happy Friday, everyone!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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