The Friday Five, 6/29/18: 5 things I've been up to this week

Another busy week in the books, and it shall continue to be busy until I leave for Rhode Island on Tuesday night, to visit family there.

My boyfriend and I went to the Fennville/Grand Haven area for a quick 24-hour stay, and we stayed at the Hop & Vine Inn (review here). Grand Haven is one of my favorite Michigan cities so that was a nice treat too.

Grand Haven new "catwalk" - they bulldozed the old one

What I've been up to this week:
  1. Traveling. As I mentioned, we took a quick trip to Fennville and also Grand Haven, mostly because I had a comped (blogger) one-night stay at the Hop & Vine Inn, which was super cute - I want to stay there again sometime soon. One of my favorite restaurants in that area is The Southerner, for fried chicken, and we went there for dinner that Friday night. 
  2. Seeing movies. I feel like I write this in *every* Friday Five, but this week I've seen a lot of movies. On Sunday, I saw The Incredibles 2, which was cute (3.5/5 from me), and on Tuesday I saw Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (also 3.5/5 stars from me). On Wednesday, I actually went to a screening of Sicario: Day of the Soldado (check out my review, which is up today) and on Saturday night I plan on seeing TAG
  3. Cooking more meal delivery kits. On Sunday night, we cooked the last Blue Apron meal, pork chops agrodolce, and on Tuesday, I had my first Dinnerly meal delivered. Dinnerly is less expensive than the other meal kits I've tried—it retails for $38.95 per week ($30 plus $8.95 shipping), and you can get your first box for $30. Although both of the meals I've cooked so far from it have been delicious, they forgot the za'atar spice ... in the *za'atar* chicken recipe ... so that was a fail. I contacted customer support and they gave me $5 towards my next box, which isn't much, but I'll probably use it. 
  4. Lots of doctor appointments. I had two this week (both "well"/annual visits) plus had to get bloodwork ... lots of fun. 
  5. Posting a ton of blog giveaways. Have you checked them out yet? You can enter to win a three-pack of Grow Fragrance air fresheners (ends 7/4), Barry: Season 1 digital download (ends 7/3), and the movie Alex & Me on Blu-ray (ends 7/2).
Delicious meal at The Southerner (Saugatuck, MI) - fried chicken,  biscuit with honey butter, and garlic snow peas

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