Friday, July 21, 2017

Lea's Favorites

Yes, siree, it's time for some of my favorites and, as I say, perhaps one or more of them will become a favorite of yours as well.


These little jewels may have been around for a long, long time but I just saw them a couple of weeks ago.  I am always looking for low calorie sweet treats.  These have 27 calories each or 5 for 140 calories.  I think that's a win win on all accounts and they are delish.  Someone asked me why I didn't just eat 1 double stuffed with 140 calories.  Well, there's a big difference in 1 or maybe 2 of the thin oreos versus 1 of the overstuffed oreos,  like 102 calories.  


Perhaps most of you reading this have already tried cooking your bacon in the oven.  I had not until last week.  I had heard from many sources that it is the BEST bacon there is and I will fully agree and the best part, it is MESS FREE!!!  I do not fry foods!  I cannot stand the mess.  So, I just buy the thick sliced precooked bacon and warm it in the microwave.  It is certainly not bad, but this thick sliced cooked in the oven will make you "slap your pappy."  I lined a large cookie sheet with foil and cooked it at 400 degrees for right at 20 minutes.  If you haven't tried this then you need to.  I promise it will be your new favorite way to cook bacon.


You have likely seen the Loopy Cases for smart phones but have you gotten yourself one yet?  If not, you might want to.  I debated about it for a while and decided that it would likely be a real help carrying and using my phone.  And, I was right!!  Mine came last week and I have really enjoyed it.  My only problem is that I had a designer case for my phone that I had made off of Etsy and it is sooo much cuter than the loopy case.  But, maybe they will come out with a more designer case in the future.  Until then, practicality wins out!!!


First, I have never felt comfortable posting pictures of me, by myself, on my blog.  It just seems a bit presumptuous  to me, but I read blogs where the authors do it ALL the time.  So, I guess they are comfortable with it and maybe I will get there.  Now.............I love this maxi dress that I got at Chicos earlier this summer.  It is two of my very favorite colors, black and white.  It is sleek fitting, has the cold shouldered sleeves that I love and it HAS sleeves!  It's rare to find a summer dress with sleeves and I want sleeves and sometimes I do not want to wear a shrug or jacket over a sleeveless dress.  

NOTE:  Bridget and the boys did arrive safely yesterday afternoon so the fun has started around here.  I'll be "hit or miss" here in blogland for the next week or so.  But, rest assured, I'll have lots to share once the "dust settles."

Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

15 comments:

  1. Such a delightful post, Lea. I have been wanting to try those Oreos, but simply haven't yet. Maybe I shall have to get some next time I go to the store :)

    And like you, I have never cooked bacon in the oven. I have been missing out!

    You, dear lady, look truly amazing in your dress. I just love it! Happy weekend to you. Hugs!

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  2. Definitely going to try doing bacon that way. I really hate the mess too. ENJOY your visitors!

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  3. I just fried bacon for BLT's and I am not a fan of frying anything! I will be trying your oven trick:) OH YES, the Oreo Thins are my FAVES! I like the vanilla ones too:) You look MAH-velous my friend! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

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  4. I've had my Loopy about a year and loved it so much I got Aunt Gerri one for Mother's Day this past May. I, too, wish they were more "designery", but I'd rather my plain gold one than dropping my phone!

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  5. I've been looking for a new phone case. I need to check that one out. My mom used to make bacon in the oven. I need to try that.

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  6. I like the thins and also the minis. Oreos are the only store bought cookies I'll eat. Have never tried bacon in the oven. No fond of thick bacon, would it work with regular cut bacon?

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  7. Another interesting blog post with things that have never crossed my mind. Except the dress but I knew I would never look like you so didn't get it. LOL! We are really watching calorie intake, but it's just best for us to not have the cookie temptation in the house. Self discipline where food is concerned is not "our" strong suit. If 1 or 2 are good then 5 or 6 surely will be. Have a great visit with your sweet family.

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  8. Lea, I wanted to tell you that I got the cell phone docking station for my hubby's bd and we both love it! Thanks for sharing it here. Also I love your Friday Favorites-especially the dress. I never wear horizontal striped because I think they make me look wide. Yours is adorable and you are so beautiful.
    Hope you have a fun weekend and great time with family.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  9. Loved reading your favorites, Lea, my daughter is the one who told me about cooking my bacon in the oven, and I love it , too! You look amazing in your new dress! Black and white are my favorite colors! Enjoy this special time with your family making those special memories.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  10. Yep!! That's the only way I "fry" my bacon! In the oven! Love the maxi dress!

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  11. Just had to say, you look BEAUTIFUL in that dress!!! Hope you are having a ball with your sweet Fam!

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  12. Hmmm...those thin Oreos don't have double the creme in the middle do they? I need double the creme : ) You're so pretty Lea! Love the dress! Have fun with your girl and her boys!

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  13. I need to try those thin Oreo's. We buy the pre-cooked bacon also, we get it at Costco. It's the so easy. Have a great week Lea.

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  14. Yes, cooking bacon in the oven is the best, Lea! You look simply stunning in your Chico's dress!!

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