Issues I am Loving Friday #458

After an unintentional one-week hiatus, we’re again in motion with Issues I’m Loving Friday this week! It’s an particularly good Friday in our home proper now as a result of this weekend we will probably be welcoming a few of our favourite guests on the town. My dad is feeling nicely sufficient after his surgical procedure to make the drive to North Carolina and since he mentioned cabin fever was beginning to set in big-time for him as he was resting and recovering in Florida, he and my mother are taking us up on our always-open invitation to return for a go to.

The boys are thrilled figuring out Mae and Pop will probably be heading this fashion and we’ve already chosen some homebound actions we are able to do with my mother and father that also permit for some strong relaxation for my dad. On the agenda: Lego constructing, automotive puzzles, do-it-yourself 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 model!

Issues I’m Loving Friday

This counter protector is my newest mother hack! Effectively, technically it’s a transparent reducing board however after I noticed a video of somebody utilizing it on Instagram my first thought was how superior it might be for safeguarding varied surfaces from child crafts, messy meals, and many others. I learn opinions 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 far and wide 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 loosen up a bit as I watch the boys (primarily Rhett at this level) paint their hearts out, experiment with puffy paints and glue, colour something and all the things and specific 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 considered that damaged comb 1,000,000 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 every kind of completely satisfied. 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 offer them a fluffier, extra pure look. I’ve missed this factor a lot!

These nightlights are the BEST and we’ve them throughout our home. We had been a bit involved with how the boys would take to dwelling in 4 houses in a six month timeframe over the previous yr and needed to ensure 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 characteristic 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 one in all them on all night time lengthy within the huge youngsters’ rest room. It lights up their rest room sufficient for them to see if they’ve to make use of the toilet within the night time however it isn’t overpowering. We love these nightlights a lot!

My score: B+

Fiona Davis is one in all my all-time favourite historic fiction writers. Alongside along 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. (For those who’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 backwards and forwards between two time intervals, 1884 and 1984. (Value noting: I MUCH most well-liked the 1884 chapters!) The e-book is a bit longer than it wanted to be as a lot of the motion occurs within the final third of the e-book however it’s nonetheless an attention-grabbing learn and one I seemed ahead to diving into on the finish of the day.

At present working as a servant in an upscale resort in London, Sara Smythe’s world is turned the other way up after a run-in with resort visitor and up-and-coming architect Theodore Camden. Theo is bold and charming and when he affords Sara a job at The Dakota Condo Home in New York Metropolis, she is immediately intrigued by the chances. His proposal guarantees extra duty, elevated pay and extra time with Theo, a person she rapidly comes to search out herself drawn to even though he’s married and has three younger kids.

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 affords her the chance to supervise renovations on the Dakota, Bailey can not resist. Melinda and Bailey are associated by 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 all the things.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Overnight Oats (Highlighting this favourite since I made it for breakfast twice this week!)

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

No Gym No Problem Workout (A exercise you are able to do anyplace with none tools)

Query of the Day

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