Issues I am Loving Friday #458

After an unintentional one-week hiatus, we’re again in motion with Issues I’m Loving Friday this week! It’s an particularly good Friday in our home proper now as a result of this weekend we can be welcoming a few of our favourite guests on the town. My dad is feeling properly sufficient after his surgical procedure to make the drive to North Carolina and since he mentioned cabin fever was beginning to set in big-time for him as he was resting and recovering in Florida, he and my mother are taking us up on our always-open invitation to return for a go to.

The boys are thrilled realizing Mae and Pop can be heading this manner and we’ve already chosen some homebound actions we are able to do with my dad and mom that also enable for some strong relaxation for my dad. On the agenda: Lego constructing, automotive puzzles, do-it-yourself ice cream and loads of high quality time. We’re prepared!! It’s additionally an additional lengthy weekend for our crew as the entire boys are out of faculty right this moment and Monday so it’s time to unplug and luxuriate in a lot of household time.

First, although, let’s chat about some issues we’re loving, Issues I’m Loving Friday fashion!

Issues I’m Loving Friday

This counter protector is my newest mother hack! Nicely, technically it’s a transparent slicing board however once I noticed a video of somebody utilizing it on Instagram my first thought was how superior it might be for shielding numerous surfaces from child crafts, messy meals, and many others. I learn critiques and went with this one as a result of it was non-slip and had a lip and it has been a slam dunk of a purchase order. We’ve had it for months and use it each single day in our home. We transfer it everywhere and use it to cowl our kitchen counters, eating room desk, espresso desk and extra! Something that helps me be a extra chill mother is one thing I discover invaluable. Utilizing this acrylic counter protector lets me calm down a bit as I watch the boys (primarily Rhett at this level) paint their hearts out, experiment with puffy paints and glue, shade something and every part and categorical their creativity in myriad methods.

A number of years go, I needed to toss out the eyelash comb I had from highschool (sure, highschool) as a result of too most of the comb enamel broke off. I’ve thought of that damaged comb one million instances since I threw it away so why it’s taken me this lengthy to order a substitute, I’ll by no means know. I lastly added an eyelash comb to my make-up assortment once more earlier this week and my eyelashes are all types of blissful. I can not stand clumpy, spidery eyelashes and this eyelash comb is a dream for separating lashes with its super-fine but light enamel and permits my mascara to remain on my lashes however separates them to provide them a fluffier, extra pure look. I’ve missed this factor a lot!

These nightlights are the BEST and we now have them throughout our home. We have been just a little involved with how the boys would take to dwelling in 4 properties in a six month timeframe over the previous 12 months and wished to verify new darkish hallways wouldn’t been too spooky for them in the event that they got here out of their rooms within the night time. I purchased a bunch of those movement sensor nightlights to make use of in our rental properties they usually’re now a everlasting characteristic in our new home, too. The nightlights include three settings — Auto = movement sensor and solely comes on when it senses motion, on and off. Whereas we principally use the auto setting, we additionally go away one in all them on all night time lengthy within the huge children’ lavatory. It lights up their lavatory sufficient for them to see if they’ve to make use of the toilet within the night time however it isn’t overpowering. We love these nightlights a lot!

My score: B+

Fiona Davis is one in all my all-time favourite historic fiction writers. Alongside together with her attention-grabbing characters and plotlines, I like the best way she makes use of actual locations and incorporates some components of historical past in her novels. (For those who’re new to her work, begin with The Lions of Fifth Avenue! That’s nonetheless my favourite!) The Tackle was one other winner and, true to typical Fiona Davis trend, flip flops forwards and backwards between two time intervals, 1884 and 1984. (Value noting: I MUCH most well-liked the 1884 chapters!) The e-book is just a little longer than it wanted to be as many of the motion occurs within the final third of the e-book however it’s nonetheless an attention-grabbing learn and one I appeared ahead to diving into on the finish of the day.

At present working as a servant in an upscale lodge in London, Sara Smythe’s world is turned the wrong way up after a run-in with lodge visitor and up-and-coming architect Theodore Camden. Theo is bold and charming and when he provides Sara a job at The Dakota Residence Home in New York Metropolis, she is immediately intrigued by the chances. His proposal guarantees extra accountability, elevated pay and extra time with Theo, a person she shortly comes to seek out herself drawn to even though he’s married and has three younger youngsters.

Quick ahead 100 years and Bailey Camden is struggling after a stint in rehab. She’s broke, jobless and in determined want of a job and when her cousin, Melinda provides her the chance to supervise renovations on the Dakota, Bailey can not resist. Melinda and Bailey are associated via the Camden household; Melinda is Theodore Camden’s granddaughter whereas Bailey’s grandfather was his ward, and but Bailey’s grandfather, and subsequently Bailey and her father, acquired not one of the household’s multi-million greenback inheritance. As Bailey embarks on overseeing renovations of the historic constructing, she begins to uncover long-kept secrets and techniques, secrets and techniques surrounding the homicide of Theodore Camden and secrets and techniques that might change every part.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Overnight Oats (Highlighting this favourite since I made it for breakfast twice this week!)

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

No Gym No Problem Workout (A exercise you are able to do anyplace with none gear)

Query of the Day

What’s one factor you’re loving this week?