Chatting Over Chocolate

Friday, April 28, 2017

Five Loves on Friday // Family Fun, Cute Bargains, and New Food Faves!



Happy Friday, friends!  Let's get right to those lovely loves, shall we?




One  //  Fun in the Sun!


Love my adorable skating sweeties!

Although the second half of this week has dipped down into Frost Advisory temps, it began beautifully! We took full advantage of the warm weather and sunny skies last weekend with family time at the lake, rollerblading, & popsicles!  It was a sweet preview of the summer fun to come!


Two  //  Draper James + Tervis


Last week I mentioned ordering one more thing from Draper James while they ran their "Lucky You" Sale.  As expected that happy mail has made my loves list this week!  This wasn't a discounted item, however they did offer free shipping sitewide during the sale (which normally starts at $10) so I took advantage of that!




These are my first Tervis cups.  You'll soon see they aren't my last! ;)  I love that they keep my drinks and ice cold for extended periods, are super cute, dishwasher safe, and are backed with a lifetime warranty!  


Three  //  Ready for Summer Dinners on the Deck


Celebrate Summer Together Cups // Celebrate Summer Together Salad Plate in Havana


I love having fun plates and cups to serve my family and friends with.  I scored such a deal on these new additions to my summer stash!  I paired Kohl's promo codes for 30% off and free shipping with already discounted sets, bringing these cups down to 87 cents each and $1.75 per pretty pineapple plate!  Not too shabby considering that at full price for these sets of four would have ran me $30!  Oh, how I love a good bargain!


Four  //  Slow Cooker Asian Pulled Pork Tacos


If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this yumminess last night.  As promised, I'm excited to pass on the recipe link to that deliciousness today! 
  


Direct Link to Recipe:



If you're a fan of Asian flavors and tacos, I highly recommend you click through, add those ingredients to your shopping list, and give it a go!  I think your taste buds will thank me later and what can I say except... 





Five  //  My New Favorite {Low Calorie} Ice Cream




I've heard so much hype about how good Halo Top is, yet being a low(er) calorie treat I was a bit skeptical that it could really taste as good as typical ice cream.  After picking up some at Walmart this week I'm here to tell you that one spoonful in I was sold!  This stuff is so yummy!  Compared to Ben & Jerry's version which packs over a 1000 calories per pint, I can say that the inside label which reads, "No Bowl  No Regrets", is a true story!  In my opinion (and to my surprise) it lives up to the hype!  


Wishing you the sweetest of weekends ahead! Thanks so much for popping by the blog today!   It's a treat to have you here!



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15 comments:

  1. I love Erin at well plated. I made her breakfast bars all the time! Great steal on the dishes and cups. I laughed that the moana gif. That's a popular song around here. Happy Friday!

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  2. Hello Beautiful Friday abbe!!!! So much goodness here. Halo Top...I want some, good to know they have it at Wal-Mart, it's where I am going today! Those cherry tumblers be still my heart..cute!!! And talk about pineapple love..those plates need to get in my house stat...LOVE!! Your lil skaters are so precious and so are YOU!!! Happy weekend beautiful!!

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  3. I want everything from draper james - their designs are so fun!! I haven't tried halo top yet but I really want to! Happy friday girl! xo, Biana -https://www.instagram.com/p/BTbanPvg5ov/?taken-by=blovedboston

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  4. Those tacos look so good! Also, I absolutely want a Tigger pretzel now :)

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  5. I am really looking forward to summer too! Love all your summer goodies! Those tacos look delicious and I may have to give that recipe a try. I got my husband the Halo Top Mint Chocolate Chip which he really liked. I don't like that flavor so just had a taste. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Those tacos look amazing! I'll have to check it out and those tumblers are sooo cute! Love the little cherries! Happy Friday :)

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  7. I love those Halo Top pints, they are so good. I like to let it sit out for a bit to get a little melting, so good!

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  8. Oh, those Tervis cups are so cheery and sweet! Love mine esp because they are dishwasher safe! I've never tried Halo Top, looks like I better do that soon. :) Hope you have a great weekend!

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  9. I've been curious about Halo Top! Good to know that you love it! :) I appreciate your tastebuds! ;) This post has me longing for summer days! Can't wait!!!

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  10. Those pineapple plates are darling! And YES to Halo Top! I was skeptical too, and not only does it taste great but I love that it's free of artificial ingredients. Win win! Happy Friday <3
    Green Fashionista

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  11. I love Tervis! Those tumblers are too cute. I also really like the pineapple plates. Fun!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  12. those tervis tumblers are so cute! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  13. I definitely need to try the Halo Top ice cream. I will need (yes, NEED - I know you get me) ice cream this summer and I'd rather eat good ice cream that works with my new lifestyle instead of skipping it altogether. :)

    Love, love your new summer dishes AND that darling Tervis from Draper James!! I'm a huge fan of cherries and love how cute and stylish that is!!

    Happy weekend, my friend! <3
    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort<a

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  14. I need to find some of that ice cream PRONTO and those pork tacos look to die for. YUM!!! Mexican food will always and forever be the way to my heart. Looks like y'all are just as ready for all things summer as we are!

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  15. Oh my gosh - when is the next BBQ so I can use those cute cups & plates with you? :)

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