Issues I am Loving Friday #459

Hey buddies! How are you doing? How was your week? Our week started on a great observe as my dad and mom had been nonetheless on the town and stayed with us via 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 properly 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 finest he can. I believe the boys helped give him some much-needed distraction and we crammed my dad and mom’ go to with plenty 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 might be so comfortable to have him again!

Our weekend plans embody one other party however aside from that, they’re fairly up within the air. I’ll do my finest 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 buddies!

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 received collectively round Valentine’s Day final yr and exchanged small items — $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 yr. We exchanged our small surprises over dinner and had the perfect time!! Final yr I wrapped up electric lighters for everybody however this yr 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 suggest them!) My buddies 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 acquired, the items had been all so enjoyable and inventive! My favourite issues haul this yr 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 e-book.

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 beneath $200! I used to be so psyched about this discover! ) 

These chairs! I’m in love! I really signed as much as be on a notification alert checklist 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 just 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 appear even higher in particular person (virtually velvety!?) and I believe they’ve a gorgeously high-end search for much less. Goal is critically killing it within the dwelling décor/furnishings division currently!

A brand new coloration just lately dropped in our favourite Amazon sweatshirt and I couldn’t scoop it up quick sufficient! It’s a gorgeous purple-blue color however the cozy match and flattering model is all the identical! (It comes with a bit brown leather-based tag on the zipper however I simply reduce that off mine.) Once I inform you I put on this sweatshirt in at the least one of many colours I personal a number of instances per week, I’m not mendacity; it’s no doubt my most-worn buy of fall/winter. It’s apparently a dupe for the lululemon scuba hoodie and I’m so glad so lots of you adore it, too. The brand new coloration feels a bit 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 undecided why it took me so lengthy to select up one other one among her books! I flew via the audiobook model of The Looking Occasion by the identical writer right this moment and assume the audiobook model probably made me benefit from the e-book 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 appeared for small pockets of time all through the day once I may multitask and hearken to this one as a result of it stored me totally entertained from the very starting. (Additionally, I clearly preferred it sufficient to search for one other e-book my Lucy Foley to dive into subsequent and simply began studying The Paris Apartment.)

The Looking Occasion begins as a bunch of long-time faculty buddies embark on their annual custom of a a New 12 months’s Eve getaway. The tightknit group is headed off to a secluded lodge the place they’re virtually utterly alone within the wilderness except two workers members and a pair of surprising company. They toast to a great time, chuckle and catch up however an undercurrent of secrecy, animosity and betrayal runs via 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 — a couple of instances this week!)

chia seed oatmeal

Query of the Day

 What’s one factor you might be loving this week?