Our week was okay, all issues thought-about. I really celebrated my thirty eighth birthday yesterday (see extra on that beneath) and felt loads of love. Ryan was touring (he returns as we speak) however we chatted a number of instances a day and I crammed my week with traditional child commitments and likewise managed to get in some high quality time with associates within the type of lengthy walks (my favourite strategy to catch up!) and my girlfriends additionally came visiting and stunned me with items and playing cards and treats after the boys have been in mattress on Tuesday evening.
I’m prepared for the weekend forward (plans embody a fishing derby and two soccer video games) and hope to seek out my approach again into extra common running a blog subsequent week. Thanks for being right here.
Issues I’m Loving Friday
As I discussed above, my birthday was Thursday and it’s form of loopy to assume I’m 38 years outdated. In a single breath, I undoubtedly don’t really feel 22 anymore however in one other breath 38 seems like a real grownup, a real grown up. Once I take a step again and take into consideration how I’m feeling at 38, the previous 2 weeks of grief not withstanding, I’d say I’m feeling extra advanced but extra snug with myself. I really feel extra advanced in that there’s a lot extra I take into consideration that weighs on my coronary heart every single day however I’m extra snug with who I’m, what I would like out of life, who I encompass myself with and the household Ryan and I’ve created collectively. That is truthfully one thing I could write a weblog put up about as a result of I’ve loads of ideas about “rising up” after you’re “grown up” however I’ll save these ideas for one more day.
As for my birthday, I spent it with our boys. (Ryan was really out of city on a piece journey however despatched flowers and labored on playing cards and surprises for me with the boys that he hid earlier than he left which made me smile.) I used to be speculated to make my strategy to Patterson Farms with the boys’ preschool for a day of strawberry selecting yesterday however the climate derailed our plans so we pivoted and crammed the remainder of our day with wet day enjoyable: Board video games, selfmade ice cream, early pajama time and tales. It was a relaxed, uneventful day nevertheless it was additionally a great day.
It’s been a scorching second since I’ve discovered myself as obsessive about a collection as I’ve develop into with the A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) collection. It’s an exceptional mix of fantasy, drama, humor and romance (it’s steamyyy) and even though the second and third books within the collection are dictionary-size novels, I flew by them and didn’t discover one single web page or chapter tedious or mundane. I beloved each web page and really chapter and am making an attempt to tug out the fourth ebook within the collection as a result of I don’t need the expertise of studying these books to be over. I do know I discussed the primary ebook on this weblog a couple of weeks in the past however I can solely say the collection explodes and will get SO MUCH BETTER as you retain going. In case you’re on the fence about this collection, give it a shot and by the second ebook, I’ve a sense you’ll be all-in on this one, too. I don’t need to share plot summaries concerning the second and third books within the collection as a result of it could give away an excessive amount of however know my rankings for each the second and third books could be a strong A. Love, love, love them. These books have really been a present for me particularly throughout a time after I’ve wanted an escape and a bit spark of pleasure in my life on the finish of the day.
It’s been 4 months since we moved into our new house and I’m so, so joyful to report we lastly have grass. I can not let you know how thrilled we’re to have grass in our yard as an alternative of messy pink clay, particularly with three very outdoorsy boys who virtually stay exterior. We anticipated to have grass a very long time in the past however an unseasonably moist winter saved delaying issues. The timing of our grass appeared to coincide with hotter temperatures and sunny spring climate so we’re past thrilled to have a yard with comfortable, lush grass the place our boys can play for hours and hours.
Our earlier house had a small yard on a big slope so it wasn’t perfect, although our boys 100% thrived in our earlier yard and spent hours searching for slugs and worms beneath all the rocks. An enormous a part of the rationale we bought the lot we did was for the flat yard and lake entry. House is the place we’re all happiest and Ryan and I stated having grass down and the power to really get pleasure from our yard and land is pushing us into “Section 2” of our transfer into our new house: The surface period! We’re prepared for it!
Isn’t it bizarre how you end up gravitating towards sure music relying in your temper or what you’re going by in life? Elton John is my man proper now. I grew up listening to his music because of my mother and father however one thing about his music is touchdown completely for me proper now. It’s not too loopy or intense. It’s not too upbeat or joyful. It’s additionally not too miserable or unhappy. It’s only a excellent mix of nostalgic, comforting, lovely and peaceable.
A couple of weeks in the past I bought a make-up bag with adhesive letters on it for my good friend Laurel when she came around. I really wished it to have numbers on it however the little boutique I visited didn’t have any numbers accessible. (My concept was for her bag to have the room variety of the room we shared in our sorority home — Room 12 foreverrr!) Anyway, all of this lead me to finally Google to see if I may discover adhesive numbers which then led me to discovering a mega-pack of those adhesive letter stickers. I shortly realized I may purchase a bunch of them to make use of for future items and tasks. I can see these being excellent for birthday items (a mini backpack or purse for a bit lady), make-up baggage, instructor items, mini tote baggage, pool baggage and extra. This discovery had me a bit too giddy (I’ve already made two makeup bags for girlfriends you may even see above) and am excited to proceed to place them to make use of for enjoyable personalised gifting!
Under you’ll find a recap of the highest 10 hottest weblog posts and your prime 10 favourite objects from April 2023. Hopefully this can aid you uncover some weblog posts you could have missed or aid you simply find an merchandise I’ve talked about prior to now that received buried in weblog/social media mayhem.
Prime 10 Weblog Posts:
Your Prime 10 Favorites:
- TUL Pens (No lie, one other pack of those pens was one in every of solely two objects I had on my birthday “want listing” when my mother and sister requested me what I wished for my birthday. These pens have formally claimed the “finest pen ever” spot on my semi-ridiculous listing of pens I like.)
- Beauty By Earth Sunless Tanning Lotion (Clear substances, applies like lotion, seems pure and doesn’t scent. My fav!)
- Diamond Painting Stickers (These have been within the massive youngsters’ Easter baskets this 12 months and so they’ve been a success.)
- Amazon Free People Dupe Jumpsuit (The crazy-comfy jumpsuit that appears identical to Free Folks’s Sizzling Shot Jumpsuit!)
- Biggie Beads (I like what number of of our children are obsessive about this stuff now! Our boys ask to do them on a regular basis.)
- Elk & Friends Glass Cups with Silicone Sleeves (The cups we received the boys for Easter. Dishwasher protected and the blue/grey/inexperienced coloration set we received was lastly restocked once more.)
- Amber Glass Soap Dispensers (The dish and hand cleaning soap dispensers we’ve got in our kitchen. They’re lovely and have held up very well — no corrosion! — within the 4+ months we’ve had them.)
- Instant Pot Air Fryer (Our countertop air fryer! We really use this a number of instances per week.)
- Dr. Brand Liquid Sun Shield (The sunscreen I put on on my face each single day. I swear it features virtually like a primer, too, and makes my make-up look higher after I apply make-up on prime of it. Additionally value noting: It additionally has zero white solid!)
- AGOLDE Parker Jean Shorts (I do not know why these popped up as a finest vendor since I blogged about them so way back however perhaps an outdated weblog put up gained traction someplace on the web and so they received some consideration? Regardless of the cause, I stand by these as one of the best jean shorts, particularly if in case you have a booty and hips.)
Easy BBQ Meatloaf (This recipe will perpetually remind me of our engagement/early marriage days as a result of it was a recipe I made on repeat 10+ years in the past. It continues to be a fav in our home!)
Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding (Aka what I had for breakfast 3x this week!)
Query of the Day
How are you doing? I’d like to know. Something thrilling occurring in your life? Any enjoyable summer time plans on the horizon?