Issues I am Loving Friday #457

Hey mates! Completely satisfied 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 traditional weekday shenanigans. Immediately the entire boys are our of faculty due to 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 health club at MyGym with mates. It needs to be a very good one and a pleasant solution to kick off our weekend!

As for the weekend forward, we’ve got one other celebration on the agenda (anybody else really feel like they’re going to a toddler’s celebration each single weekend!?) and I’m taking the large youngsters to a day play within the metropolis. It needs to be a very good 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 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 they usually have been all about it! At every spot on the map, he hid a letter and as soon as they acquired to the top 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 have 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 cute, 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 this stuff and suppose they’re the best! The cubes mild up upon contact with water and glow vibrant sufficient that we will 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 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, additionally they have Sesame Street charater-themed Glo Pals however they’re dearer.)

My ranking: A

I ought to preface this evaluation 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 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 writer’s expertise. I beloved the way in which the e-book weaves in difficult relationships however stays true to the primary character’s difficult character. 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 advocate.

Carrie Soto is a 37-year-old retired tennis champion and undoubtedly the perfect girls’s participant on the planet… till now. When certainly one of her most coveted data is overtaken by Nicki Chan, a drive 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 file however her ruthless, polarizing character 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 court docket 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 all the time will get me! I cant resist trying out what’s new to the shop and once 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 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 believe 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 asking my identify.

Under you can see a recap of the highest 10 hottest weblog posts and your high 10 favourite gadgets from January 2023. Hopefully this can enable you take a look at some weblog posts you might have missed or enable you simply find an merchandise I’ve talked about up to now that acquired 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 present. It’s additionally at present on sale for the bottom value I’ve seen it so I’d nab it now and reserve it for whenever you want a toddler present!)
  • Glo Pals Light Up Water Cubes (I discussed these briefly in a weekend recap publish as a result of they have 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 dwelling 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 they usually’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 gorgeous in our lobby.)
  • Wood Pedestals (Such an ideal dwelling discover with so many dwelling 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 massive youngsters’ room, as blanket storage in our lobby and as built-in shelf décor in our dwelling workplace. They’re much more attractive in individual!)
  • Target Long-Sleeve Wrap Dress (So comfortable and at present on clearance!)
  • Memory Foam Slippers (Positive they seem like house 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 once we have 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 immediately?