Issues I am Loving Friday #457

Hey mates! Pleased 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 college, child actions, play dates with mates at our home and common weekday shenanigans. At present the entire boys are our of college due to a trainer workday at Chase’s college (Rhett and Ryder are at all times off on Fridays) and we have now plans to attend a boot camp class and open health club at MyGym with mates. It must be a very good one and a pleasant solution to kick off our weekend!

As for the weekend forward, we have now one other party on the agenda (anybody else really feel like they’re going to a baby’s party each single weekend!?) and I’m taking the large children to a day play within the metropolis. It must be a very good weekend and I hope to have a recap coming your means 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 received to the top of the map, they needed to assemble the letters and go to the placement famous by the letters to search out their treasure! Our huge 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 lovely, particularly after they hid the peppermint bark Dove Guarantees for me as my “treasure.” (They knoooow my obsession.)

The “treasure” we disguise for the boys is simply random stuff we have already got available — lollipops, stickers, and many others. 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 put up however they’re one of the 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 shiny sufficient that we are able to flip off all of the lights within the lavatory and the boys can have a “glow tub” utilizing solely the glowing lights from these cubes. Each single one in all our boys (ages 7, 4 and a pair of) love them and I can’t suggest them sufficient for making tub time really feel somewhat extra particular. (FYI, in addition 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+ rankings 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 ebook. 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 beloved the best way the ebook weaves in sophisticated relationships however stays true to the principle character’s difficult persona. I cringed and I sighed and I smiled and I held my breath all through this novel. I beloved the start, the center and the top. It’s a stable learn and one I extremely suggest.

Carrie Soto is a 37-year-old retired tennis champion and undoubtedly one of the best ladies’s participant on the planet… till now. When one in all her most coveted data is overtaken by Nicki Chan, a pressure of energy and expertise on the courts, Carrie makes an sudden return to the game she loves a lot. Along with her father Javier, a former tennis professional, at her facet as her coach as soon as once more, Carrie is decided to reclaim her document however her ruthless, polarizing persona means not everyone seems to be rooting for her. Carrie’s lack of want to be beloved 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 0 want to make any mates or forge any romantic relationships, even when she senses rising curiosity from fellow tennis professional and former one-night-stand Bowe Huntley.

  • ALDI Coconut Cream Pie Bites

The ALDI Finds part of ALDI at all times 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 means into my cart. Whereas the ingredient checklist 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 offered and I feel the truth that I’ve since bought three extra bins of those coconut cream pie bites can inform you 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 identify.

Under you’ll discover a recap of the highest 10 hottest weblog posts and your prime 10 favourite objects from January 2023. Hopefully this may aid you take a look at some weblog posts you will have missed or aid you simply find an merchandise I’ve talked about prior to now that received 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 suggest it sufficient for a toddler present. It’s additionally at the moment on sale for the bottom worth I’ve seen it so I might nab it now and put it aside for whenever you want a toddler present!)
  • Glo Pals Light Up Water Cubes (I discussed these briefly in a weekend recap put up as a result of they had been an immediate hit with our boys! See extra particulars about them above.)
  • Ruggable Kamran Rug (I ordered a number of Ruggable rugs within the Kamran design for our new house and love all of them!)
  • Paint Tray Palettes (This stuff 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 straightforward to scrub and re-use.)
  • Crayola Retractable Markers (Now not fear about shedding and changing marker caps with these clickable markers!)
  • Oak Bench (Simple to place collectively and I feel it seems gorgeous in our lobby.)
  • Wood Pedestals (Such an excellent house discover with so many house décor makes use of!)
  • Faux Leather Storage Bin (We have now them in all three sizes and are utilizing them for toy storage within the huge children’ room, as blanket storage in our lobby and as built-in shelf décor in our house workplace. They’re much more attractive in particular person!)
  • Target Long-Sleeve Wrap Dress (So comfortable and at the moment on clearance!)
  • Memory Foam Slippers (Certain they appear like area footwear however they’re so loopy comfortable and I by no means wish to take them off my ft.)


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 at present?