For What It's Worth

Friday, April 14, 2017

friday fast 5!



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In feudal Japan, a one-eyed boy with musical magic powers searches for his father’s enchanted armor, pursued by his evil grandfather, the Moon King.

I’ve heard that this movie is AMAZING! and it’s just been added to Netflix – so I’m hoping to watch it this weekend.

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The babies have left the nest! If you've been following along - these are the baby birds from a nest built in the wreath on my front door about 3 weeks ago. All four made it, which is really unusual. That poor momma bird. They got pretty hungry and vocal at the end there and I’m not sure my front door will ever recover from the amount of poop covering it right now. lol But it was fun to watch the whole process from egg to fledglings.

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If you’re looking for an easy vegetarian dish give this Vegetarian Rice & Bean Casserole from
Make Healthy Easy a try. I added some sauteed sweet potato and spinach to add more veggies and topped with avocado/sour cream.

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Are there any better friends than bookish friends? I think not! Here are just a couple of things I got in the mail this week from my blogger pals. A dog themed (she knows me well) inspired book sleeve from Brooke & The Sun is Also a Star from Lena











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I’m not accepting many book review request these days but this one from Macmillan (Henry Holt and Company) really caught my attention so I said yes.

My Mother’s Kitchen: Food, Family, and the Meaning of Life by Peter Gathers ~Goodreads

20170413_161725A funny, moving memoir about a son's discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking, people and love
Peter Gethers wants to give his aging mother a very personal and perhaps final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all her favorite dishes. The problem is, although he was raised to love food and wine he doesn't really know how to cook. So he embarks upon an often hilarious and always touching culinary journey that will ultimately allow him to bring his mother's friends and loved ones to the table one last time.


This book sounds so poignant and lovely that I couldn’t resist. This copy was also signed so that was nice as well.

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    1. Yes, my friend Lena. I had asked to borrow her copy and she couldn't find it so she surprised me with my own :-)

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  2. Oh the babies are so cute! :)

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    1. That last one left this morning and I've spent the last hour cleaning poop off my door lol

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  3. Aww the baby birds! <3 And that casserole looks delicious! Enjoy your new book, that's awesome that it's even signed :-D

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  4. I love this random Fast Five. :) Might've to borrow it sometime.

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    1. It's a fun way for me to talk about more than books.

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  5. Glad the fledglings made it!!!

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    1. Me too! It's nerve wracking. I get so worried about them lol

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  6. AW, I'm glad all the birds made it! And yay for great bloggy friends. :)

    -Lauren

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  7. Oh yay...all the baby birds survived. And I don't accept too many author requests anymore, unless its one I know or a book I could really see myself buying on my own.

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    1. One was about 1/2 the size of the others so I was worried but they all made it.

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  8. Matt watched half of Kubo without me before realizing the error of his ways. He is now waiting for me. Haha.

    Also, those baby birds have gone through an AMAZING transformation. I'm sure you're happy to wash down everything. :)

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    1. AMBER!! No, he can't watch that without you!! It was REALLY good!

      I spent over an hour scrubbing that damn door down lol

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  9. Aw the wee birdies. I'm glad to hear they all made it!

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  10. I have that fabric! I'm considering getting more even though I have yet to use it. LOL

    I noticed that Kubo is at Netflix. I'm waiting to watch with my mom who will LOVE it (I have a feeling since I haven't seen it yet but followed many of the animators when they were making it).

    Hm... I think I need more friends like yours! LOL :D Very cool haul!

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    1. I have good friends. Unfortunately I can't reciprocate since I am NOT crafty. lol

      I'm pretty sure you will love Kubo!

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