Thursday, July 11, 2019

Friday Favorites

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So glad to link up with Andrea, Erika and Narci to share our Friday Favorites! There is a Tropical Storm headed straight for us this weekend, hopefully Barry will be a mild one. Lord knows we've seen much worse!

Here are my favorites for the week (nothing in this post is sponsored, just sharing what I like):

First up, my new favorite snack. I have a sweet tooth and anything sweet and salty is even better! I tried Snappers Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Pretzels when I was shopping at Costco last month. (They also come in Milk Chocolate). 
Of course, I bought a bag to bring home because they are delicious. And if you are watching calories, one "cluster" is just over 50 calories so that is not bad for something that is a treat. They remind me of candy turtles, without the nuts.

Snappers-sea-salt-dark-chocolate-6oz link  

My second favorite is this button down chambray dress from J Crew Factory.  I can see myself wearing this dress most of the year with the warm seasons we have here in South Louisiana. The cotton/tencel fabric is so lightweight and perfect for the hot and humid summer months. I'm loving the sale price, too!


J Crew Factory Dress link

I love to read autobiographies and memoirs and this one did not disappoint. I remember listening to Tina Turner as a teenager in the 80's and loved her music. MTV was just getting popular and I remember watching her dance in high heels like it was easy. This book includes memories about her past with Ike, her struggles and of course, her rise to music stardom. But there are many more chapters in her life, including her love affair with her husband, Erwin and her son's suicide. 

Tina Turner My Love Story Link

My last favorite this week is extra special, Boiled Blue Crabs!  I am so lucky that my hubby had a meeting in Chalmette on Monday. On the way home, he stopped by Today's Ketch to pick up the best boiled crabs around. They are really good and spicy! I snapped a picture to share with y'all; don't be jealous. 😍

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This blog isn't big enough to hold all of my favorites! One thing for sure that can go down in the books as a favorite is Chevrolet Trucks! I've owned Chevy Trucks nearly all of my adult life. My current driver is a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. It has the Duramax diesel with the Allison transmission.
13 Years Strong

When we bought the truck new, I told Anne we were going to keep it for 10 years or 300,000 miles....whatever came first. 10 years later, I was close enough to 300,000 miles, I said, "What the heck? Let's go for the 300,000!" About a year later on July 31, 2017; we hit that mark!
Where were you when your Chevy Truck turned 300,000 miles?
Two years later and a very short daily commute only has it at 325,000 miles. This truck has seen two kids start/finish college and a third starting his third year. Next stop, 400,000!

On the truck subject, I found this really neat group called the Chevy Truck Legends. To be eligible, you simply need to be a loyal Chevy Truck owner and currently own a truck with mileage in excess of 100,000 miles. If you have been a loyal Chevy Truck owner, give them a look. Since joining, they have sent us some really cool swag; like the raised metal badge, below. 

Being from South Louisiana, I think it's only logical to say one of my favorite things to do is fishing! I love coastal, saltwater fishing for redfish and speckled trout. One of my favorite fishing rigs is this Bass Pro Shops baitcasting combo consisting of a Johnny Morris Signature Series reel above a Johnny Morris Signature CarbonLite, micro-guide rod. 
BPS Combo w/Berkley XL with a Swim Bait
The reel is a 6.4:1 ratio which I find is a happy medium between the high speed retrieve and the low gear power reels. The rod is a 7' length, medium power, fast action rod. The (12) micro-guides keep the fishing line aligned, minimizing memory curl along the length of the rod, allowing you to cast a country mile! This is a perfect combination of length and power to battle broad shouldered redfish; yet, fast action and light enough for wearing out the specks. I haven't seen the micro-guides on the CarbonLite rods in a while. I was skeptical when they first came out. But, I am sold on them, now. I'm not quite a braided fishing line convert, yet. I have a few heavier rods rigged with braided line; but, I still prefer mono and fluorocarbon line. I'm usually running 12-14 pound test on most of my gear. For mono, I like the Berkley Trilene XL Smooth Casting and the Berkley Trilene Big Game. I have started converting over to the more expensive fluorocarbon line. Since I've had great success with Berkley Lines, I've been giving the Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon some use and liking it, thus far.

And, like Anne, I'm not a paid or endorsed sponsor for any of the above items. But, if Chevy wants to buy me a new truck or BPS wants to send me some new rods and reels......I'll have more of my favorites! LOL

Please keep all of the folks in Barry's path in your prayers. This doesn't seem to be much of a wind generating storm. But, it looks like it will be a slow moving, rain deluge that will probably generate some flooding.


  1. I didn't realize Tina Turner had an autobiography out - I'll have to check it out!

    1. Hi Jasmine
      Yes, and be sure to read "My Love Story" because I think she has written two books. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hope that you survive Barry and things are ok.

    1. Thanks, we are prepared and live on high ground. Troy

  3. Greetings! I am from Louisiana and watching the storm from Iowa! Prayers for safety for yall! The pic of the boiled blue crabs made my mouth water! Cant wait to get back down on the Gulf! I would like to invite you to link up with us at my new GATHERING OF FRIENDS LINK PARTY 2, over on my blog at

    1. Boiled crabs are definitely my favorite! Come back soon (but, after Barry leaves). LOL I will link up to your party.