Issues I am Loving Friday #459

Hey buddies! How are you doing? How was your week? Our week started on a superb be aware as my mother and father have been nonetheless on the town and stayed with us via Tuesday morning. It was so, so fantastic to have time collectively and we have been so glad my dad was up for a go to. He’s recovering nicely from surgical procedure although nonetheless actually must relaxation and take it straightforward. The restoration doesn’t sound in any respect nice however he’s handing it as greatest he can. I believe the boys helped give him some much-needed distraction and we crammed my mother and father’ go to with a whole lot of around-the-house actions.

Chase picked out one heck of an intricate Lego set for Pop to assist him with and it ended up taking Ryan, my dad, Chase and Ryder the higher a part of Saturday afternoon to finish. They have been all fairly happy with their creations!

Ryan and my mother and father have been all out of our home by Tuesday as my mother and father returned to Florida and Ryan was off to Atlanta for an additional work journey. Ryan returns tonight and we might be so pleased to have him again!

Our weekend plans embrace one other birthday celebration however aside from that, they’re fairly up within the air. I’ll do my greatest to doc every thing to share with you guys on Monday. Take pleasure in your weekend and this week’s roundup of favorites, my buddies!

Issues I’m Loving Friday

  • Favourite Issues Galentine’s Dinner

Gifts under $10 for women

On Tuesday night time, I booked a babysitter for the boys and joined my girlfriends for our second annual Galentine’s Favorite Things dinner! All of us obtained collectively round Valentine’s Day final yr and exchanged small presents — $10 or much less — and had a lot enjoyable that we determined to make it a little bit of a practice and do it once more this yr. We exchanged our small surprises over dinner and had the most effective time!! Final yr I wrapped up electric lighters for everybody however this yr I gave my girlfriends my favourite organic rosehip seed oil, natural peppermint lip balm and microfiber wristbands to maintain their arms and sinks dry throughout face washing! (They’re superior and I extremely advocate them!) My buddies and I all appeared to appreciate the identical factor when it got here to less-than-$10 gifting: Shopping for units of issues and splitting them up made it simpler to maintain prices down! As for what I acquired, the presents have been all so enjoyable and artistic! My favourite issues haul this yr included Beautycounter lip gloss, darkish chocolate, microfiber washcloths, magnetic bookmarks, Honest Beauty tinted lip balm, a present card to a neighborhood espresso store, a gel pen and cute highlighter set, Bible verse encourgament cards and a Bible Promises for Moms guide.

studio mcgee target chairs velvet vernon

(Chairs / Pedestal Table / Lamp / End-of-the-Bed Ottomans / Chunky Knit Blanket / Gray Throw / Rug <– we now have the 8×10 dimension and it was underneath $200! I used to be so psyched about this discover! ) 

These chairs! I’m in love! I truly signed as much as be on a notification alert listing to get them as a result of they offered out so quick when the newest Studio McGee x Goal assortment first appeared on-line so I used to be so pumped once I lastly snagged them. (They have been not too long ago restocked in a bunch of colours!) We positioned them in our bed room and they’re comfy and supportive and have such a heat, inviting look to them. They give the impression of being even higher in individual (nearly velvety!?) and I believe they’ve a gorgeously high-end search for much less. Goal is severely killing it within the house décor/furnishings division these days!

A brand new shade not too long ago dropped in our favourite Amazon sweatshirt and I couldn’t scoop it up quick sufficient! It’s a wonderful purple-blue color however the cozy match and flattering type is all the identical! (It comes with just a little brown leather-based tag on the zipper however I simply lower that off mine.) After I let you know I put on this sweatshirt in no less than one of many colours I personal a number of instances every week, I’m not mendacity; it’s definitely my most-worn buy of fall/winter. It’s apparently a dupe for the lululemon scuba hoodie and I’m so glad so lots of you adore it, too. The brand new shade feels just a little springy so I’m all about it as we transition into hotter climate in North Carolina.

My score: B

Years in the past I learn The Guest List by Lucy Foley and beloved it so I’m unsure why it took me so lengthy to select up one other one in every of her books! I flew via the audiobook model of The Looking Get together by the identical creator at present and suppose the audiobook model possible made me benefit from the guide much more (one thing I wouldn’t normally say) as a result of the narrators have been so proficient and the voices have been so good! It was full of everybody’s-a-suspect intrigue and I appeared for small pockets of time all through the day once I might multitask and hearken to this one as a result of it saved me totally entertained from the very starting. (Additionally, I clearly favored it sufficient to search for one other guide my Lucy Foley to dive into subsequent and simply began studying The Paris Apartment.)

The Looking Get together begins as a bunch of long-time school buddies embark on their annual custom of a a New 12 months’s Eve getaway. The tightknit group is headed off to a secluded lodge the place they’re nearly fully alone within the wilderness aside from two employees members and a pair of surprising company. They toast to a superb time, chortle and catch up however an undercurrent of secrecy, animosity and betrayal runs via their friendship. When one of many group members goes lacking after an evening of drunken partying, physique is found within the snowy wilderness and everybody’s a suspect.

Super Seed Oatmeal (My mother’s recipe and one I had for breakfast — and likewise lunch — just a few instances this week!)

chia seed oatmeal

Query of the Day

 What’s one factor you might be loving this week?