Issues I am Loving Friday #459

Hey pals! How are you doing? How was your week? Our week started on a great word as my dad and mom had been nonetheless on the town and stayed with us by way of Tuesday morning. It was so, so great to have time collectively and we had been so glad my dad was up for a go to. He’s recovering effectively from surgical procedure although nonetheless actually must relaxation and take it simple. The restoration doesn’t sound in any respect nice however he’s handing it as greatest he can. I believe the boys helped give him some much-needed distraction and we stuffed my dad and mom’ go to with loads of around-the-house actions.

Chase picked out one heck of an intricate Lego set for Pop to assist him with and it ended up taking Ryan, my dad, Chase and Ryder the higher a part of Saturday afternoon to finish. They had been all fairly happy with their creations!

Ryan and my dad and mom had been all out of our home by Tuesday as my dad and mom returned to Florida and Ryan was off to Atlanta for an additional work journey. Ryan returns tonight and we will probably be so blissful to have him again!

Our weekend plans embody one other birthday celebration however aside from that, they’re fairly up within the air. I’ll do my greatest to doc every little thing to share with you guys on Monday. Take pleasure in your weekend and this week’s roundup of favorites, my pals!

Issues I’m Loving Friday

  • Favourite Issues Galentine’s Dinner

Gifts under $10 for women

On Tuesday evening, I booked a babysitter for the boys and joined my girlfriends for our second annual Galentine’s Favorite Things dinner! All of us acquired collectively round Valentine’s Day final 12 months and exchanged small presents — $10 or much less — and had a lot enjoyable that we determined to make it a little bit of a convention and do it once more this 12 months. We exchanged our small surprises over dinner and had one of the best time!! Final 12 months I wrapped up electric lighters for everybody however this 12 months I gave my girlfriends my favourite organic rosehip seed oil, natural peppermint lip balm and microfiber wristbands to maintain their arms and sinks dry throughout face washing! (They’re superior and I extremely advocate them!) My pals and I all appeared to comprehend the identical factor when it got here to less-than-$10 gifting: Shopping for units of issues and splitting them up made it simpler to maintain prices down! As for what I obtained, the presents had been all so enjoyable and artistic! My favourite issues haul this 12 months included Beautycounter lip gloss, darkish chocolate, microfiber washcloths, magnetic bookmarks, Honest Beauty tinted lip balm, a present card to an area espresso store, a gel pen and cute highlighter set, Bible verse encourgament cards and a Bible Promises for Moms ebook.

studio mcgee target chairs velvet vernon

(Chairs / Pedestal Table / Lamp / End-of-the-Bed Ottomans / Chunky Knit Blanket / Gray Throw / Rug <– we have now the 8×10 measurement and it was underneath $200! I used to be so psyched about this discover! ) 

These chairs! I’m in love! I truly signed as much as be on a notification alert record to get them as a result of they bought out so quick when the latest Studio McGee x Goal assortment first appeared on-line so I used to be so pumped once I lastly snagged them. (They had been lately restocked in a bunch of colours!) We positioned them in our bed room and they’re comfy and supportive and have such a heat, inviting look to them. They give the impression of being even higher in individual (virtually velvety!?) and I believe they’ve a gorgeously high-end search for much less. Goal is critically killing it within the house décor/furnishings division currently!

A brand new shade lately dropped in our favourite Amazon sweatshirt and I couldn’t scoop it up quick sufficient! It’s a phenomenal purple-blue color however the cozy match and flattering model is all the identical! (It comes with slightly brown leather-based tag on the zipper however I simply lower that off mine.) After I inform you I put on this sweatshirt in not less than one of many colours I personal a number of occasions per week, I’m not mendacity; it’s indubitably my most-worn buy of fall/winter. It’s apparently a dupe for the lululemon scuba hoodie and I’m so glad so a lot of you find it irresistible, too. The brand new shade feels slightly springy so I’m all about it as we transition into hotter climate in North Carolina.

My score: B

Years in the past I learn The Guest List by Lucy Foley and liked it so I’m unsure why it took me so lengthy to select up one other one among her books! I flew by way of the audiobook model of The Looking Social gathering by the identical writer right now and assume the audiobook model seemingly made me benefit from the ebook much more (one thing I wouldn’t often say) as a result of the narrators had been so proficient and the voices had been so good! It was stuffed with everybody’s-a-suspect intrigue and I seemed for small pockets of time all through the day once I might multitask and hearken to this one as a result of it saved me completely entertained from the very starting. (Additionally, I clearly appreciated it sufficient to search for one other ebook my Lucy Foley to dive into subsequent and simply began studying The Paris Apartment.)

The Looking Social gathering begins as a gaggle of long-time school pals embark on their annual custom of a a New Yr’s Eve getaway. The tightknit group is headed off to a secluded lodge the place they’re virtually fully alone within the wilderness except two employees members and a pair of surprising visitors. They toast to a great time, snigger and catch up however an undercurrent of secrecy, animosity and betrayal runs by way of their friendship. When one of many group members goes lacking after an evening of drunken partying, physique is found within the snowy wilderness and everybody’s a suspect.

Super Seed Oatmeal (My mother’s recipe and one I had for breakfast — and in addition lunch — just a few occasions this week!)

chia seed oatmeal

Query of the Day

 What’s one factor you’re loving this week?