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Stuff I'm Loving Saturday #14: Albanese candy factory, the hubby's kitchen creations, and more!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

I love a good Saturday. I love a good Saturday with great weather even more! This weekend marked my ten-year college reunion, the baby shower for my dear friend Laura, and the graduation of the 2015 senior class from LPHS! What a wonderful weekend it's been already! 

And, of course, I just have to share with you all the stuff I'm loving this week! 

Albanese Candy Factory
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If you've never had candy from this little gem, I'm sorry. And if you've never been to the factory store, I'm also really sorry. Located in Merrillville, Indiana, the factory store has so many goodies, it'll make your head spin! Dan and I went here on our first date (seriously, I had to know this guy was a keeper, right?!), and we recently took Henry for his first time too! If you go, you HAVE to try the chocolate covered peanut butter covered peanuts. Yep, you read that right. Must. Eat. Them!

Amethyst
Henry's birthstone is amethyst, and lately, I can't get enough of the purple! I have a few necklaces now that are amethyst, and I love wearing them! This stone specifically takes me back to my rock collecting days (I'm not kidding. When we lived in Pittsburgh, I had a rock collection. I used to go to a specialty shop to buy cool stones! (Did I just reveal to you my inner dork-ness?)). I had a beautiful chunk of craggy amethyst, and I love that now it represents our February baby! 

Dan's culinary creations
I'm blessed with a husband who knows his way around the kitchen (or, at least, has comparable skills to my own!). Dan makes AMAZING breads (pretzel rolls, anyone?!), and he puts together awesome sandwich creations. He's most known for his paninis in our house, but his club sandwiches are killer too. Beyond just sandwiches, the man makes a mean manicotti and has even dabbled lately with smoked meats (hello, yummy pork!). Plus, it's nice sharing the cooking responsibility since I sometimes lack creativity and two hands to get a meal on the table! 

The Briefcase
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This new CBS show caught my attention week one (and honestly, I didn't see week two's episode yet -- hopefully it's on On Demand!). The premise of the show is that two families struggling financially are given a briefcase with $101,000 in it. They have to decide whether they will keep all of the money, some of the money, or none of the money -- and give it all to another family they've never met. Throughout the show, they learn more about the other family -- but the kicker is, the families have no idea that they're learning about each other. Spoiler alert coming! In week one, the families really grappled with what to do, but in the final meet up, both decided to give all of the money to the other family! The looks on their faces once they realized that they would both be receiving funds was priceless, and it gave me hope that there are still great people in the world. Check it out!

Tell me one thing you're loving this week in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. (2nd try) I love this for soooo many reasons! 1)Amethyst, 2)Purple, 3)February as a special month, and 4) ALBANESE!! We have made so many trips to Merrillville just to go to this place of deliciousness!! Thanks for blogging!!

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