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Jun 22

Whatever Friday {a double dose}

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Happy Friday everyone! I can’t believe another week has gone by.

And, since I didn’t really recap last week…I’ve got two weeks to talk about! Aren’t you excited??

So, strap on your dessert bag and let’s get started!

1. Last week I gave another treat a crust.

I was also out of town, but I didn’t leave you hanging!

I posted something savory {gasp} at I Wash…You Dry. (Thanks Shawn, for having me!)

And the fabulous Kristin from Kristin’s kNook guest posted here, sharing her oh-so-awesome recipe for a Peanut Butter Brownie Cake Shake.

2. Then I came home (more on vaca in a minute) and made you some more fat-free stuff!

Like these.

And these.

And, of course, this.

I’m tired now. And full.

Flashback Friday will return next week!

3. I need to give the biggest shout out to Hayley (aka The Domestic Rebel). Last Sunday, when I went to put our laundry in the dryer…I realized the washer had never done it’s thing. It was full of soapy, dirty, water and soaked clothes. Hayley let me come use her washing machine to finish the load and keep us in clean aprons until my washer could be fixed, which it was on Tuesday. Thank goodness for good friends!

4. Want to see some of our vacation?

{Wait, don’t answer that.}

I ate and drank my way through Phoenix. First up, a Southwest Club at Dilly’s Deli. Can you believe when I used to order it years ago I picked off the avocados???? Ice cream, of course. It was 108 degrees! Yummy cocktails, and of course, Paradise Bakery.

We went to the Phoenix Zoo. What’s really cool about this picture is that, right after Jordan was born, we belonged to the zoo and saw this little guy right after he was born, up until he was about one. I have a similar picture of Jordan with him as a baby. She always loved going to look at “her baby.”

For one night we stayed at a resort with a water slide. Jordan had SO much fun on it. So did Mel.

And, I’ll admit, I did too. Which accomplished another of my goals for the year: swim with my head under water. The water slide didn’t really give me a choice. (And I discovered that checking my bathing suit top is a reflex, that happens without me thinking. It stayed put every time, thank goodness.)

Jordan and Mel did the slide way more than me. Giving me time to read Andy Cohen’s book. It’s awesome. Go read it. (And yes, that is how I waterproof my Kindle.)

And it made us thirsty. Jordan’s is a mocktail, obvi.

Now I want to go to Phoenix every year and stay at that hotel (the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort). Great rooms, even better pools, and the sofa bed was actually comfortable.

5. Jordan went to her first slumber party on Wednesday night. I really can’t think of anything else to say about that except, please, time slow down my baby is growing up too fast.

6. The camp she was at this week is a VBS at a local mega-church. We don’t attend services there, but the camp is so well known and fun, we’ve been doing it for years. This is a clip of the rally they do each day. And yes it is a church camp. Not a rock concert. It’s pretty awesome, if you ask me.

I hope you all had a great week! Have a wonderful weekend!


27 comments on “Whatever Friday {a double dose}

  1. Happy Friday Dorothy! TGIF. πŸ™‚ You had such a delicious week! Can’t wait to see what you post for our guest bloggy link up on Monday. πŸ™‚


  2. wow what a week or two for you! And I saw the picture of your kindle and was all, “what the heck is she doing” then you explained it and I thought you were very smart, but you should use a ziplock, it would look fancier. If that is even possible with a kindle in a plastic bag LOL.


    • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on June 22nd, 2012 at 6:16 am

      LOL! I buy cheap when I travel, what can I say? Heck, I always buy cheap. πŸ™‚


  3. Dorothy, sounds like you need a day or two to rest up from all your FUN! Great re-cap and pictures. What a neat thing for Jordan to have a zoo animal to watch grow.

    Happy Weekend!


    • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on June 22nd, 2012 at 6:15 am

      Thanks Robyn! Yes, it’s always that way, isn’t it? Rest needed after vacation, lol.


  4. Looks like you had a lot of fun! I hate swimming with my head under, too, but I’m trying to make an effort (using a pair of goggles helps, unattractive as they may be!) πŸ˜‰ I may have to steal your Kindle-proofing technique for when my husband are poolside next week on our vacation!


  5. How cute is Jordan with her baby chimp?? Adorbs.
    I ordered Mocktails All the time as a kid….thats a little weird, huh?
    I’m so glad you had such a fun vacation. Thanks for sharing with us!


  6. Great recipes this last week! Can’t wait to try that ice cream!


  7. Wow, Wow and Wow!!! Blueberry Fudge pie… oh my! All of these desserts look fab! Looks like you all have been having fun this summer! I LOVE summer! Your family is just adorable!


  8. I’m cracking up at your water-proofed kindle.


  9. Water-proofing the Kindle–genius. Seriously, that and the blueberry pie fudge. I cannot. get. over it. BTW, can I just say that ordering mocktails as a kid made me feel SO badass?! I remember going to Red Lobster for family birthdays and stuff and being like “and can I get a virgin strawberry daiquiri?!” and felt SO.FREAKING.COOL because obviously the adults around me were like “whoa, check out that badass kid drinking a “real” strawberry daiquiri” and stuff. But I digress. And you’re welcome to my house anytime to use our laundry equipment. Seriously, soggy clothes are crappy clothes so we’re happy to host you and your aprons πŸ™‚


    • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on June 23rd, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      LOL, thanks Hayley! I know, I think she totally felt badass. I knew when Mel came back with drinks for him and I there would be trouble. Before long I was heading back to the bar… πŸ™‚


  10. You waterproof your kindle the same way I water proof my camera:-) Hey, whatever works and keeps it dry! I am so glad you had a good and restful vacation…minus the part of getting your head wet on the water slide. Water in my face is a small pet peeve of mine, but sometimes necessary to keep the troops happy at the at pool:-) I love love love the picture of Jordan at the zoo…how fun that she got to visit “her baby”!!! Have a great weekend!!!


  11. happy friday – HAVE to try that ice cream!


  12. Sooooo glad you had such an awesome time! Your family is so cute, BTW! Have a great weekend–looking forward to Monday’s post!


  13. I think the bathing suit thing is a reflex for everyone!
    So if I’m ever in Phoenix (aside from just the airport), I’ll keep it in mind. I could use a nice pool and a NON-mock cocktail for sure πŸ™‚


  14. Looks like you had a great time! I’m totally jealous! And you are a genius! What a great idea for waterproofing πŸ˜‰ Glad you had fun!!


  15. I definitely miss Paradise cookies, but not 108 degrees! Glad you had an awesome Phoenix visit, and seriously have to get some of that ice cream in my life!


  16. That Blackberry Creampie looks to die for! I feel like a lot of foods taste better in glass jars in comparison to cheap plastic containers. Maybe it’s just my mind playing tricks on me but nevertheless great pictures! It seems like you had an amazing vacation!

    Love-And-Whimsy Blog


    • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on June 25th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      No, it’s totally true. Cute smaller treats are way more enticing! Thanks so much for reading Milynn!


  17. I’ve got to look up your blackberry cream pie now! I’ve never had one but it sounds good, and I can’t get enough of desserts in jars. Or at least looking at them.


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