Issues I am Loving Friday #457

Hey mates! Joyful Friday to Y-O-U! How are you? How was your week? Our week was one other rain-filled one however we crammed our dreary days with faculty, child actions, play dates with mates at our home and typical weekday shenanigans. Right this moment the entire boys are our of faculty because of a trainer 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 gymnasium at MyGym with mates. It must be one and a pleasant technique to kick off our weekend!

As for the weekend forward, we’ve got 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 massive children to a day play within the metropolis. It must be weekend and I hope to have a recap coming your manner on Monday however till then, carry on scrolling for a roundup of some issues which might 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 tip of the map, they needed to assemble the letters and go to the placement famous by the letters to seek out their treasure! Our massive 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 lovable, particularly once 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 on. 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 submit however they’re one of the best factor that’s occurred to bathtub time in our home shortly. (Thanks to my mother for locating them!) Our boys love this stuff and assume they’re the good! The cubes mild up upon contact with water and glow vivid sufficient that we are able to flip off all of the lights within the rest room and the boys can have a “glow bathtub” 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 not suggest them sufficient for making bathtub time really feel a little bit extra particular. (FYI, additionally they have Sesame Street charater-themed Glo Pals however they’re dearer.)

My ranking: 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 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 beloved the way in which 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 beloved the start, the center and the tip. 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 earth… till now. When one in all her most coveted information 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 file however her ruthless, polarizing persona means not everyone seems to be rooting for her. Carrie’s lack of need 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 need to make any mates 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 testing what’s new to the shop and after I noticed these coconut cream pie bites within the frozen part, they instantly discovered their manner into my cart. Whereas the ingredient checklist on these dangerous boys is lower than stellar, I couldn’t resist making an attempt 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 believe the truth that I’ve since bought three further packing 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 asking my identify.

Beneath you will see that a recap of the highest 10 hottest weblog posts and your prime 10 favourite objects from January 2023. Hopefully it will make it easier to take a look at some weblog posts you’ll have missed or make it easier to simply find an merchandise I’ve talked about up 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 be an occupational therapist raved about it and can’t suggest it sufficient for a toddler present. It’s additionally presently on sale for the bottom worth I’ve seen it so I might nab it now and reserve it for if you want a toddler present!)
  • Glo Pals Light Up Water Cubes (I discussed these briefly in a weekend recap submit as a result of they had been an instantaneous hit with our boys! See extra particulars about them above.)
  • Ruggable Kamran Rug (I ordered just a few Ruggable rugs within the Kamran design for our new dwelling 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 straightforward to scrub and re-use.)
  • Crayola Retractable Markers (Not fear about shedding and changing marker caps with these clickable markers!)
  • Oak Bench (Straightforward to place collectively and I believe it seems beautiful in our lobby.)
  • Wood Pedestals (Such an important dwelling discover with so many dwelling décor makes use of!)
  • Faux Leather Storage Bin (We’ve them in all three sizes and are utilizing them for toy storage within the massive children’ room, as blanket storage in our lobby and as built-in shelf décor in our dwelling workplace. They’re much more beautiful in individual!)
  • Target Long-Sleeve Wrap Dress (So cozy and presently on clearance!)
  • Memory Foam Slippers (Certain they seem like house footwear however they’re so loopy cozy 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 realize it’s gluten-free.)

Query of the Day

What’s one factor making you smile at the moment?