Issues I am Loving Friday #457

Hey pals! Comfortable 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 pals at our home and normal weekday shenanigans. At the moment the entire boys are our of faculty because of 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 gymnasium at MyGym with pals. It ought to be a great one and a pleasant solution to kick off our weekend!

As for the weekend forward, we’ve got one other birthday celebration on the agenda (anybody else really feel like they’re going to a toddler’s birthday celebration each single weekend!?) and I’m taking the large youngsters to a day play within the metropolis. It ought 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 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 bought to the tip of the map, they needed to assemble the letters and go to the situation famous by the letters to seek out their treasure! Our massive youngsters 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 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 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 publish however they’re the perfect factor that’s occurred to bathtub time in our home shortly. (Thanks to my mother for locating them!) Our boys love these items and suppose they’re the best! The cubes gentle up upon contact with water and glow vivid sufficient that we are able to flip off all of the lights within the toilet and the boys can have a “glow bathtub” utilizing solely the glowing lights from these cubes. Each single certainly one of our boys (ages 7, 4 and a pair of) love them and I can’t advocate them sufficient for making bathtub time really feel slightly 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 overview 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 positive 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 guide. 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 writer’s expertise. I liked the best way the guide 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 tip. It’s a stable learn and one I extremely advocate.

Carrie Soto is a 37-year-old retired tennis champion and undoubtedly the perfect girls’s participant on the earth… till now. When certainly one of her most coveted data is overtaken by Nicki Chan, a power of energy and expertise on the courts, Carrie makes an surprising return to the game she loves a lot. Along with her father Javier, a former tennis professional, at her aspect as her coach as soon as once more, Carrie is decided to reclaim her report 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 0 need to make any pals 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 method into my cart. Whereas the ingredient record on these unhealthy 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 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 asking my identify.

Beneath you can see a recap of the highest 10 hottest weblog posts and your high 10 favourite objects from January 2023. Hopefully it will show you how to try some weblog posts you’ll have missed or show you how to simply find an merchandise I’ve talked about up to now 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 might 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 on the spot 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 residence and love all of them!)
  • Paint Tray Palettes (These items are a gem for portray with a number of youngsters. Every child will get their very own tray for portray crafts and so they’re simple 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 believe it seems to be beautiful in our lobby.)
  • Wood Pedestals (Such an incredible residence discover with so many residence décor makes use of!)
  • Faux Leather Storage Bin (Now we have them in all three sizes and are utilizing them for toy storage within the massive youngsters’ room, as blanket storage in our lobby and as built-in shelf décor in our residence workplace. They’re much more beautiful in individual!)
  • Target Long-Sleeve Wrap Dress (So comfortable and at present on clearance!)
  • Memory Foam Slippers (Positive they appear to be house sneakers however they’re so loopy comfortable and I by no means need to take them off my ft.)


Our Annual Valentine’s Day Mission (Ryan and I began this custom after we had been courting 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 in the present day?