The boys are thrilled realizing Mae and Pop will probably be heading this fashion and we’ve already chosen some homebound actions we will do with my dad and mom that also permit for some strong relaxation for my dad. On the agenda: Lego constructing, automotive puzzles, home made ice cream and loads of high quality time. We’re prepared!! It’s additionally an additional lengthy weekend for our crew as all the boys are out of faculty right now and Monday so it’s time to unplug and revel in a lot of household time.
First, although, let’s chat about some issues we’re loving, Issues I’m Loving Friday fashion!
Issues I’m Loving Friday
This counter protector is my newest mother hack! Nicely, technically it’s a transparent slicing board however once I noticed a video of somebody utilizing it on Instagram my first thought was how superior it will be for shielding varied surfaces from child crafts, messy meals, and many others. I learn critiques and went with this one as a result of it was non-slip and had a lip and it has been a slam dunk of a purchase order. We’ve had it for months and use it each single day in our home. We transfer it in every single place and use it to cowl our kitchen counters, eating room desk, espresso desk and extra! Something that helps me be a extra chill mother is one thing I discover invaluable. Utilizing this acrylic counter protector lets me chill out a bit as I watch the boys (primarily Rhett at this level) paint their hearts out, experiment with puffy paints and glue, coloration something and every little thing and categorical their creativity in myriad methods.
A couple of years go, I needed to toss out the eyelash comb I had from highschool (sure, highschool) as a result of too lots of the comb tooth broke off. I’ve thought of that damaged comb one million occasions since I threw it away so why it’s taken me this lengthy to order a substitute, I’ll by no means know. I lastly added an eyelash comb to my make-up assortment once more earlier this week and my eyelashes are all types of completely happy. I can not stand clumpy, spidery eyelashes and this eyelash comb is a dream for separating lashes with its super-fine but light tooth and permits my mascara to remain on my lashes however separates them to present them a fluffier, extra pure look. I’ve missed this factor a lot!
These nightlights are the BEST and we have now them throughout our home. We have been just a little involved with how the boys would take to dwelling in 4 houses in a six month timeframe over the previous yr and needed to verify new darkish hallways wouldn’t been too spooky for them in the event that they got here out of their rooms within the night time. I purchased a bunch of those movement sensor nightlights to make use of in our rental houses and so they’re now a everlasting function in our new home, too. The nightlights include three settings — Auto = movement sensor and solely comes on when it senses motion, on and off. Whereas we largely use the auto setting, we additionally go away certainly one of them on all night time lengthy within the large youngsters’ rest room. It lights up their rest room sufficient for them to see if they’ve to make use of the lavatory within the night time however it isn’t overpowering. We love these nightlights a lot!
My ranking: B+
Fiona Davis is certainly one of my all-time favourite historic fiction writers. Alongside together with her attention-grabbing characters and plotlines, I really like the best way she makes use of actual locations and incorporates some components of historical past in her novels. (In case you’re new to her work, begin with The Lions of Fifth Avenue! That’s nonetheless my favourite!) The Deal with was one other winner and, true to typical Fiona Davis vogue, flip flops forwards and backwards between two time intervals, 1884 and 1984. (Price noting: I MUCH most well-liked the 1884 chapters!) The guide is just a little longer than it wanted to be as a lot of the motion occurs within the final third of the guide however it’s nonetheless an attention-grabbing learn and one I seemed ahead to diving into on the finish of the day.
At the moment working as a servant in an upscale lodge in London, Sara Smythe’s world is turned the other way up after a run-in with lodge visitor and up-and-coming architect Theodore Camden. Theo is formidable and charming and when he provides Sara a job at The Dakota House Home in New York Metropolis, she is immediately intrigued by the probabilities. His proposal guarantees extra accountability, elevated pay and extra time with Theo, a person she shortly comes to search out herself drawn to even supposing he’s married and has three younger youngsters.
Quick ahead 100 years and Bailey Camden is struggling after a stint in rehab. She’s broke, jobless and in determined want of a job and when her cousin, Melinda provides her the chance to supervise renovations on the Dakota, Bailey can not resist. Melinda and Bailey are associated by way of the Camden household; Melinda is Theodore Camden’s granddaughter whereas Bailey’s grandfather was his ward, and but Bailey’s grandfather, and due to this fact Bailey and her father, acquired not one of the household’s multi-million greenback inheritance. As Bailey embarks on overseeing renovations of the historic constructing, she begins to uncover long-kept secrets and techniques, secrets and techniques surrounding the homicide of Theodore Camden and secrets and techniques that might change every little thing.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Overnight Oats (Highlighting this favourite since I made it for breakfast twice this week!)
No Gym No Problem Workout (A exercise you are able to do wherever with none tools)
Query of the Day
What’s one factor you’re loving this week?