Issues I am Loving Friday #463

Howdy buddies. Earlier than I dive into in the present day’s roundup of favorites, I’ve to say an enormous thanks on your feedback on my final weblog publish the place I shared my thoughts on growing our family. I completely poured over your phrases and also you guys blew me away. You met me with open hearts, honesty, kindness and vulnerability and made me really feel much less alone on this wishy-washy place I’m residing in whereas concurrently giving me rather a lot to consider and contemplate.

I actually discovered myself wishing we may all collect collectively in my lounge collectively to speak about this at size in particular person as a result of I felt such a deep connection to so a lot of you thru your phrases and feedback. It’s clearly a subject that hits house for many people for a lot of totally different causes and whereas our conditions might differ, I felt a way of underlying understanding. Motherhood shouldn’t be for the faint of coronary heart and fascinated by rising a household — no matter which will seem like — it not a call many people make flippantly. Thanks for permitting me to share my coronary heart on this area and assembly a few of my extra open and susceptible posts with love. I admire you guys a lot greater than you’ll ever know.

On the non-public aspect of issues, this week was a whirlwind. Laurel, one in every of my finest buddies from school, came around and am so glad we have been in a position to spend some high quality time collectively. I don’t reside close to any of my childhood or school buddies so after I get time with any of them, it fills my coronary heart proper up.

Laurel’s go to was additionally timed pretty properly as a result of it supplied me with grownup firm whereas Ryan was away. He’s been gone for every week however fortunately returns this night! Ryan left for India final Friday for one more work journey and we’re so, so able to have him again. It’s been loopy speaking with him when it looks like he’s residing a full day sooner or later from us however we talked once we may and are wanting ahead to having plenty of time collectively this weekend. I’m positive catching up on sleep and adjusting to the time change are on Ryan’s agenda, too.

I’m hoping to recap our weekend on the weblog on Monday for you guys however till then, carry on scrolling for a roundup of this week’s favorites, Issues I’m Loving Friday model!

Issues I’m Loving Friday


I’ll always remember our first spring in North Carolina. It completely blew Ryan’s thoughts. As a born-and-raised Florida boy he was used to all the pieces being inexperienced year-round and couldn’t recover from budding flowers and bushes, rising greenery and temperatures within the higher 60s. Springtime in Charlotte greets us with cool breezes and sunny skies and it’s nature at its most interesting. Our boys definitely agree and are spending each spare second of their days outdoors. We’ve already made a couple of visits to their favourite “tadpole pond” to catch and launch little fish and tadpoles and it has me feeling so, so excited for spring and summer season enjoyable within the Charlotte space. Our creature-loving children are already in heaven!

My score: A- 

It’s been a sizzling second since I’ve learn a fantasy novel however Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series was really useful by so, so a lot of you that I needed to give it a shot. It’s protected to say I’m ALL IN on this sequence. I flew via the primary novel and instantly started studying the second. (I’m a couple of quarter of the best way via it — it’s an extended one — and already liking it much more than e-book one!) It’s imaginative, action-packed, steamy, inventive and intriguing sufficient that it stored me studying manner too late into the evening. I’ve heard the sequence solely will get higher and I’ve a sense it’s going to be laborious for me to select every other e-book up till I make my manner via all 5 books.

The e-book begins when Feyre, a resourceful younger girl tasked with the burden searching to feed and look after her father and two sisters, kills a wolf within the woods. The wolf is large and fantastically terrifying however the beast that enters her house following Feyre’s kill is all of the extra harmful and lethal.

Revealing Feyre’s kill was not merely a wolf however a magical faere, Feyre is certain by a treaty to go together with the creature who enters her house to reside in his magical land perpetually. Feyre is each terrified and intrigued by her captor and her emotions of intense hatred start to melt as she reside with Tamlin, the faerie who brings her into his spectacular house and feeds her, garments her, cares for her and treats her with extra respect than she anticipated.

As Feyre grows nearer to Tamlin and learns extra about his world and the blight that plagues the magical lands, she realizes she shouldn’t be the one one at risk. Tamlin and everybody in his world are in danger and it turns into more and more clear Feyre will be the just one who can save them.

  • Icelandic Provisions Chilly Brew Espresso Further Creamy Skyr Yogurt

Slap an “additional creamy” label on a cup of yogurt and also you higher consider my curiosity will probably be immediately piqued. Add “chilly brew espresso” to the label and it’s an on the spot *add to cart.* This Icelandic Provisions skyr is so thick and creamy and I’ve been loving it as a late afternoon or morning snack topped with a sprinkle of pine nuts, cacao nibs, pumpkin seeds and pecans. (I purchase it at Publix.) It’s a coffee-and-yogurt lover’s dream!

With Ryan out of city, I took full benefit of wide-open evenings and started streaming Daisy Jones and the Six on Amazon Prime. As you might know, I completely LOVED the book by Taylor Jenkins Reid (it was my favorite book of 2019) and I couldn’t wait to see the way it was tailored right into a mini sequence. The primary episode was okay and didn’t instantly pull me in however I caught with it and it simply received higher and higher. I couldn’t anticipate a bit solo time after the boys have been in mattress so I may watch one other episode and ended up making it via the entire mini sequence. I used to be in tears on the finish and whereas the e-book undoubtedly reigns supreme in my eyes, I completely loved the present, too.

Under you will see that a recap of the highest 10 hottest weblog posts and your prime 10 favourite gadgets from March 2023. Hopefully it will enable you to take a look at some weblog posts you will have missed or enable you to simply find an merchandise I’ve talked about up to now that received buried in weblog/social media mayhem!

Prime 10 Weblog Posts:

Your Prime 10 Favorites:

  • Biggie Beads (I feel these would make such a enjoyable Easter basket addition! They’re the larger model of conventional perler/melty beads and our youngsters are 100% obsessed!)
  • ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads (I don’t wash my face within the morning however use these proper after I get up to cleanse my pores and skin.)
  • Beauty By Earth Sunless Tanning Lotion (Checks all my containers: Straightforward to use – no mitt required, no funky odor, appears fantastically pure, clear components!)
  • TUL Gel Pens (The opinions don’t lie. I’m glad my fellow bougie pen lovers are obsessive about these, too!)
  • Target Metal Picture Frames (Beautiful and lots of dimension choices. We’ve got them throughout our home!)
  • Trunk Organizer (I’ve had this for years and swear it helps stop the trunk of my automotive from wanting like a twister went off again there.)
  • Amazon Hoodie (You guys went loopy for the brand new blue coloration of our fav hoodie identical to I did!)
  • Dr. Brandt Liquid Sun Shield SPF (The sunscreen I apply to my face each morning. Zero white forged and I swear it really works nearly like a primer and makes my make-up look higher!)
  • LeapFrog Academy Tablet (The pill our boys love for street journeys. I belief the content material 100%!)
  • Eyelash Comb (No extra clumpy eyelashes! Separates eyelashes after you apply mascara for fantastically fluffy eyelashes.)


My Mom’s Monkey Bread (Our Christmas morning favourite that always makes an look on Easter, too!)

Monkey Bread

10 Easter Brunch Recipes (For anybody menu-planning upfront for subsequent weekend!)

10 Easter Brunch Recipes

Query of the Day

What’s one factor making you smile this week?