Friday Favorites 5.15.2020

By | May 15, 2020

Friday FavoritesLinking up with Momfessionals & a Little Bit of Everything Blog

Here are my Friday Favs (5ish random things I’m loving right now) for this week….

Sometimes in my little head, I think surely things I follow or know about are known by everyone that’s interested in them. Then, I think what if I know something people don’t know about, but would find useful? Well, I’m trying to wrap my mind around that concept and I’m going to start sharing more. Sharing is caring! Not only for YOU, but also for the person who I’m sharing about, right?

Well, I have followed Rita for years. I believe when I first started using Adobe Photoshop, I came across her blog Y’all, this is a treasure trove of great resources most anything photography. Adobe Photoshop Actions/Presets, Lightroom Presets, Storyboard/Collage Templates, and so much more. I believe it is all free unless you want to download everything at once and there’s a donate button, of course.

I’m enjoying the intentional time with family most evenings. Check out our weekly activity schedule>>>>Making the Most of Your Time at Home during COVID

Next week I’m posting one of our favorite recipes. Back when I used to work nights and Rob had to do the cooking this is one of the recipes he found and adapted. We’ve loved it ever since. I’ll be posting this recipe for Chicken & Sausage Bowtie Pasta next week, so keep an eye out for the recipe. Updated with Recipe link>>>
Chicken Sausage Bowties

I am loving how we have made a little oasis on our back deck by adding patio furniture. Before COVID, we did some deck repair because we did some looking and at some point we’re going to have to start from scratch and rebuild it. So in the mean time we just replaced some of the planks for safety. We had to replace some of our fencing because it was falling apart. We also added patio string lights. Since March I’ve been outside to garden, which is a new thing. Composite deck skirting can also provide additional storage space beneath the deck. All of these changes have made us want to be outside more.

If you want to construct a beautiful garden like this in your home, then you might want to seek out assistance from professionals from sites like

Moreover, we finally purchased patio furniture, like that Sofa for garden, this past weekend. Rob and I are enjoying it so much. It’s been decently cool for May and just now starting to get hot. The bugs have been minimal as well. I do need to get some citronella candles. This is the only ‘before’ picture that I have. This was taken from our balcony above the main deck.

Explore here the pros and cons of different types of decking materials, including wood, composite, and PVC, to help you make an informed decision.

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I don’t have a pic right now from the same angle. I’ll try to get a pic of that later for better comparison.

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What are you favorites from this week? Hope everyone has a great weekend!

8 thoughts on “Friday Favorites 5.15.2020

  1. Joanne

    That patio furniture looks very inviting! I am definitely interested in that recipe too.

  2. Nicole

    Thanks for sharing the coffee shop blog! I remember looking at it years ago when I first started learning Photoshop. I had forgotten about it and I’ll have to take a look through her blog again! Your chicken & sausage bowtie pasta sounds delicious! And your back deck looks like a nice place to relax! Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Tanya

    Yes, please share the things you’re interested in! I have found so many new things and ideas from fellow bloggers. Your new patio furniture looks so nice! TGIF!

  4. Leslie Susan Clingan

    I would love to learn more about the older version of Photoshop I was given from a friend. I am not good at reading and trying to do things. I do much better when someone shows me. Guess I should look into a video on YouTube, maybe. Visited Rita’s site and she has such lovely things, beautiful photos and graphics.

    PC has promised me some new patio furniture. Yours is very cozy and pretty. I found some on Wayfair but they have sold out and I am waiting for the pieces to come back in stock.

    1. Lysha Post author

      Yes, you can pretty much learn anything on YouTube. Hope you’re back to blogging soon so we can see when you get your new outdoor furniture, my friend.

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