Issues I am Loving Friday #457

Hey associates! Completely satisfied Friday to Y-O-U! How are you? How was your week? Our week was one other rain-filled one however we stuffed our dreary days with faculty, child actions, play dates with associates at our home and regular weekday shenanigans. At this time all the boys are our of college due to a instructor workday at Chase’s faculty (Rhett and Ryder are all the time off on Fridays) and we’ve got plans to attend a boot camp class and open health club at MyGym with associates. It needs to be a great one and a pleasant option to kick off our weekend!

As for the weekend forward, we’ve got one other celebration on the agenda (anybody else really feel like they’re going to a baby’s celebration each single weekend!?) and I’m taking the large children to a day play within the metropolis. It needs to be a great weekend and I hope to have a recap coming your method on Monday however till then, carry on scrolling for a roundup of some issues which can be making me smile this week!

Issues I’m Loving Friday

Ryan will get all of the credit score for this one! He created a treasure map for the boys throughout a wet day final weekend and so they had been all about it! At every spot on the map, he hid a letter and as soon as they bought to the top of the map, they needed to assemble the letters and go to the placement famous by the letters to seek out their treasure! Our large children had been so into it and we’ve been creating treasure maps all week lengthy! Chase and Ryder even made a treasure map for us which was so cute, particularly after they hid the peppermint bark Dove Guarantees for me as my “treasure.” (They knoooow my obsession.)

The “treasure” we conceal for the boys is simply random stuff we have already got readily available — lollipops, stickers, and so forth. so it’s nothing loopy. The hunt for the letters is the REAL enjoyable! Even Rhett loves sprinting throughout the home following his brothers to attempt to discover hidden letters!

I briefly talked about these Glo Pals on my weblog in a weekend recap publish however they’re the very best factor that’s occurred to tub time in our home shortly. (Thanks to my mother for locating them!) Our boys love this stuff and suppose they’re the good! The cubes mild up upon contact with water and glow brilliant sufficient that we are able to flip off all of the lights within the rest room and the boys can have a “glow tub” utilizing solely the glowing lights from these cubes. Each single one among our boys (ages 7, 4 and a pair of) love them and I can’t advocate them sufficient for making tub time really feel slightly extra particular. (FYI, additionally they have Sesame Street charater-themed Glo Pals however they’re costlier.)

My score: A

I ought to preface this evaluate by saying I’m an enormous fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid. Her books The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six get A+ scores from me so I’m not certain why it took me so lengthy to learn her newest novel, Carrie Soto is Back. Now I’m kicking myself for ready so lengthy as a result of I loved each single web page of this e-book. The peek into the lifetime of a tennis professional fascinated me. The truth that I discovered myself rooting for an in any other case unlikable character is a testomony to the creator’s expertise. I liked the best way the e-book weaves in sophisticated relationships however stays true to the primary character’s difficult persona. I cringed and I sighed and I smiled and I held my breath all through this novel. I liked the start, the center and the top. It’s a stable learn and one I extremely advocate.

Carrie Soto is a 37-year-old retired tennis champion and undoubtedly the very best girls’s participant on the earth… till now. When one among her most coveted data is overtaken by Nicki Chan, a pressure of energy and expertise on the courts, Carrie makes an surprising return to the game she loves a lot. Together with her father Javier, a former tennis professional, at her facet as her coach as soon as once more, Carrie is set to reclaim her file however her ruthless, polarizing persona means not everyone seems to be rooting for her. Carrie’s lack of need to be liked by the general public is a attribute that hasn’t lessened in her years away from tennis. She returns to the courtroom with laser focus and nil need to make any associates or forge any romantic relationships, even when she senses growing curiosity from fellow tennis professional and former one-night-stand Bowe Huntley.

  • ALDI Coconut Cream Pie Bites

The ALDI Finds part of ALDI all the time will get me! I cant resist trying out what’s new to the shop and after I noticed these coconut cream pie bites within the frozen part, they instantly discovered their method into my cart. Whereas the ingredient listing on these unhealthy boys is lower than stellar, I couldn’t resist attempting them as a result of they comprise three of my private favorites in a single little sq.: Coconut, chocolate and a graham cracker crust. I used to be immediately bought and I believe the truth that I’ve since bought three further containers of those coconut cream pie bites can let you know how I really feel about them. They’re completely pop-able and a scrumptious little candy deal with. I’ve been having fun with them most within the early afternoon when my candy tooth surfaces and chocolate is looking my title.

Under you’ll find a recap of the highest 10 hottest weblog posts and your prime 10 favourite objects from January 2023. Hopefully this may provide help to try some weblog posts you might have missed or provide help to simply find an merchandise I’ve talked about previously that bought buried in weblog/social media mayhem!

Weblog Posts

Your Favourite Finds 

  • 3 Car Garage Toy (The hit of Christmas for Rhett! I purchased this when our ISR teacher who can also be an occupational therapist raved about it and can’t advocate it sufficient for a toddler reward. It’s additionally at present on sale for the bottom value I’ve seen it so I’d nab it now and reserve it for while you want a toddler reward!)
  • Glo Pals Light Up Water Cubes (I discussed these briefly in a weekend recap publish as a result of they had been an instantaneous hit with our boys! See extra particulars about them above.)
  • Ruggable Kamran Rug (I ordered a couple of Ruggable rugs within the Kamran design for our new residence and love all of them!)
  • Paint Tray Palettes (These items are a gem for portray with a number of children. Every child will get their very own tray for portray crafts and so they’re simple to scrub and re-use.)
  • Crayola Retractable Markers (Not fear about dropping and changing marker caps with these clickable markers!)
  • Oak Bench (Simple to place collectively and I believe it seems to be gorgeous in our lobby.)
  • Wood Pedestals (Such an amazing residence discover with so many residence décor makes use of!)
  • Faux Leather Storage Bin (We’ve them in all three sizes and are utilizing them for toy storage within the large children’ room, as blanket storage in our lobby and as built-in shelf décor in our residence workplace. They’re much more attractive in individual!)
  • Target Long-Sleeve Wrap Dress (So cozy and at present on clearance!)
  • Memory Foam Slippers (Positive they appear like area footwear however they’re so loopy cozy and I by no means wish to take them off my toes.)


Our Annual Valentine’s Day Mission (Ryan and I began this custom after we had been relationship and incorporate the boys into the enjoyable now!)

Valentine's Day Gift Baskets for Kids

Perfect Chocolate Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake (So good and also you’d by no means comprehend it’s gluten-free.)

Query of the Day

What’s one factor making you smile immediately?