Friday Favorites!

I had so much fun with last week’s Friday Favorites that I decided to do it again!!

Pretty Peonies
I just *love* peonies (um, obviously as my blog name is peonies & orange blossoms) and I FINALLY found some. They were Trader Joe’s for a reasonable price.  So I snapped them up.  They have been so pretty watching them open up!

We took this slo-mo video of the peonies opening up in my tulipiere and you need to watch it.  It is SO pretty and it’s amazing how fast the peonies opened up!  This video was taken over a time period of 4 hours.

Peonies blooming from Angelina B on Vimeo.

PiYo stands for Pilates-Yoga and it is a new workout video set that I ordered from Beach Body.  I am trying it because it helps build strength while increasing your flexibility.  As we all know, the more flexible you are, the less likely you are to get injured.  It sounds like it’s easy but when I’m done with a session I’m soaked in sweat!

This is how I think I look when I’m doing PiYo…

 But I think this is how I actually look…

Have you ever done PiYo before? What do you think? Leave a comment!

Weekend Trip to Ojai!

We went to Ojai this weekend and stayed at the Ojai Valley Inn Resort & Spa.  The hotel grounds were so pretty.  There is a full golf course, multiple pools, a beautiful restaurant under old oak trees, and a wonderful spa.  The husband and I both went to the spa and enjoyed some much-needed massages.  I can now touch my chin to my chest post-massage.  See, massages are therapeutic!

Unfortunately the weather is a bit chilly, too cold to get into the pool.  Oh well, I suppose I can avoid skin cancer this time.

Game of Thrones
*spoiler alert* *spoiler alert*
Well, apparently I can’t help myself talking about GoT.  The show is just soooo good. Do you watch it?  This week our poor Lady Sansa married the crazy guy.  Why does Sansa always get screwed? Seriously.  The poor girl can’t catch a break.  Did you like the attitude she handed to that other girl though! You Go Girl! Here’s what I think will end up happening… the Boltons will die in a fight and Lady Sansa will eventually return as ruler of the Stark House of the North.  Right??  Her wedding was eerily beautiful though.  OH. And Queen Margery is a dead woman.  Queen Cersei is so clever… no one mess with a Mother Hen!

Strawberries are in season and I was playing around with my camera and took this pretty picture.  Everyone’s been posting these delicious looking strawberry recipes but I have a confession: I like them plain the best (if they are sweet enough, that is!).  We got these strawberries from a farmer in Oxnard, California.  Did you know that the state of California produces over 85% of America’s strawberries??  That’s a lot of strawberries.

strawberry fields forever

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  1. May 26, 2015 / 8:29 pm

    Thanks for the post about us! Glad you enjoyed your time in Ojai. Hope you can make it back when the sun is out and the pool is perfect!

    • May 27, 2015 / 5:14 pm

      Oh! I am surprised you found me! I had a nice time and hope to go back someday… It's hard to predict the weather though, June Gloom came a bit early!