The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series has made me excited about reading again. My mom gave me the first book in this series several years ago. A few months ago I picked it up and decided to give it a shot, and have since fallen in love with Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi, and Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni. Mma Ramotswe decides to use her inheritance to open up Botswana's first detective agency, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
The book is about life in Africa and the cases Mma Ramotswe and her assistant, Mma Makutsi, work on. The characters and writing are so sweet, and I often find myself chuckling to myself as I'm reading. I just finished the fifth book and ordered 6 and 7 online earlier this week. I'm hooked.
I'm kind of in love with my new grocery bag. I love bags (I think I got that from my mother), and I especially love reusable grocery bags. When we first moved to Boston and I saw the $1 reusable bags at Shaw's, I bought 4 almost every time I went to the store. We had 25-30 in no time, and Travis put a firm "do not buy any more" order on me. They were coming out our ears. These worked fine, but eventually the bottoms broke, things always got jumbled, and the bags often slid around in the back of my CRV.
A few weeks ago someone from The Grocer sent me one of their reusable bags to try out. It has a hard bottom that snaps into place, and the sides have metal bars that keep the bag from tipping over in the back of your car. When you're not using it, fold it flat so it doesn't take up much room in your trunk. It also has removable straps that you can use as handles, an over-the-shoulder strap, or as a backpack. Brilliant.
The only thing I'd like to see added are more cute colors! Right now they come in red, green, and grey which are nice. I think it would be awesome to see some pretty polka dots or stripes.
Now for the fun part!!! The fantastic people at The Grocer have agreed to give one of these handy bags away to a Much Ado reader. Just leave your name and a comment below to enter, and I'll find a winner using random.org. (The winner must reside in the US.) Check back Monday, June 17th to see who the winner is!
If you read my blog about flatbread pizzas a few weeks ago, you know I'm now a big fan of Flat Outs. They're 90 calories per wrap and are delicious.
You can use them to make wraps (obviously), flatbread pizzas like we did, or burritos, or quesadillas. Mmmmm....
My Trader Joe's has these up at the register. Just don't mistake them for another kind of 'fruit leather' floating around the store...those are gross. :)
Not Your Average Joe's in Watertown for dinner. The weather was perfect, so we sat outside and enjoyed our food. Before dinner, their new summer drinks caught my eye and I excitedly ordered their Frozen Watermelon Lemonade. Sounds like summer in a glass, doesn't it? It was SO good.
I actually picked up some watermelon yesterday and am going to try to recreate it at home. Fingers crossed it works out well, and I'll be sharing the recipe with YOU!
I'm a little torn in this time around doing a bet with friends. You want your friends to do well...but if everyone loses weight, you don't make money! (haha) I'm fine with just getting my $25 back if everyone's getting healthy! Whoop!
Ok...now...leave a comment below (don't forget your name) to be entered to win the bag! The winner will be announced in my Monday blog, so check back!
What are some of your favorite new finds?
*I was provided a free reusable grocery bag from The Grocer to review, but all opinions are my own!