Did you miss the last Recommendation Sunday, or just not have the time to go through the hundreds of fantastic ideas that Grown and Flown Parents FB Group members were gushing over?
Here are some of the top things that people were talking about:
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TV/Netflix/HBO/Movies – the new season has started and here are the shows that people are diving into: Manifest, The Good Place, Big Little Lies, Ozark, The Blacklist, Ruth Bader Ginsberg documentary, John Mulaney Kid Gorgeous comedy special, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society movie
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Cooking Ideas: Members are raving over this low-sodium teriyaki sauce, Soy Vay Veri Teri Teriyaki sauce, and report using as a marinade with chicken, steak and salmon. It’s sold at Trader Joe’s and we found it on Amazon here.
Also, Green Goddess salad dressing at Trader Joe’s. It is refrigerated so not available on amazon but there are LOADS of TJ’s items that can be found here. (I just discovered this last week when making this list.)
Has anyone tried Hint Water? Water-infused with fruit, zero calories?
This exhibit, Winnie-the Pooh: Exploring a Classic, is in Boston through January 9.
Books recommended this week are Beartown (the audio version, too) Us Against You, a Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie is Here, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry, Us Against Them, Birds Without Wings, Big Little Lies, Educated And if you have younger nieces or nephews and are looking for a book for them, The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade has a strong anti-bullying message.
Many members love NYTimes bestseller, Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
Sending cards to every college student you know- they LOVE real mail.
This romper – versatile, flattering, and a low cost addition to your wardrobe. Pair with a jean jacket this fall
These boots: Available at Costco or Amazon an great for kids in college who will need them for snowy days.
These words of inspiration: And these, too:
For your dog, try this inexpensive pet harness.
Apps – Tasty app has 3000 recipes and you can create your own digital cookbook as you save the ones you like. Not familiar with Tasty? Buzzfeed created this digital cooking content and, according to this article in the NYTimes, it is now some of the most popular digital content on the web. YUM!
Photomath app can help solve math problems and show your kid instructions about how to solve the problem along the way, all by using the camera function on a smart phone. WOW!
Go on a vacation, especially a cruise or a trip to the beach. Check out Sisters on the Fly is you want to join a travel group to travel with other women.
Host a care package party for your parent’s birthday party: pick a charity that can use care items, ask the friends to bring things to contribute, pack the boxes and ship. Good Karma all around.
To get rid of sweat stains on white shirts : Mix 1/2 Cup hydrogen peroxide, 5 tsp of baking soda and 1/4 water Apply the mixture to the stain and scrub it in, let sit for 2 hours (at least) and then wash in cold cycle. If stain still visible do not dry but repeat process.
Getting rid of clutter – check out the Freecycle and Buy Nothing FB groups for your neighborhood.
A beer (!) Advent Calendar available at Costco
Recommendation Sunday (9/23)
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