Issues I am Loving Friday #459

Hey associates! How are you doing? How was your week? Our week started on a very good observe as my mother and father had been nonetheless on the town and stayed with us by 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 finest he can. I believe the boys helped give him some much-needed distraction and we crammed my mother and father’ go to with quite a lot 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 pleased with their creations!

Ryan and my mother and father had been all out of our home by Tuesday as my mother and father returned to Florida and Ryan was off to Atlanta for an additional work journey. Ryan returns tonight and we will probably be so glad 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 finest to doc all the things to share with you guys on Monday. Get pleasure from your weekend and this week’s roundup of favorites, my associates!

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 bought collectively round Valentine’s Day final yr 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 yr. We exchanged our small surprises over dinner and had the most effective 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 advocate them!) My associates and I all appeared to understand 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 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 a neighborhood espresso store, a gel pen and cute highlighter set, Bible verse encourgament cards and a Bible Promises for Moms guide.

studio mcgee target chairs velvet vernon

(Chairs / Pedestal Table / Lamp / End-of-the-Bed Ottomans / Chunky Knit Blanket / Gray Throw / Rug <– now we have the 8×10 measurement and it was below $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 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 give the impression of being even higher in particular person (nearly velvety!?) and I believe they’ve a gorgeously high-end search for much less. Goal is critically killing it within the residence décor/furnishings division these days!

A brand new shade 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 fashion is all the identical! (It comes with slightly brown leather-based tag on the zipper however I simply lower that off mine.) After I let you know I put on this sweatshirt in at the least one of many colours I personal a number of instances every week, I’m not mendacity; it’s surely 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 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 ranking: B

Years in the past I learn The Guest List by Lucy Foley and beloved it so I’m undecided why it took me so lengthy to select up one other certainly one of her books! I flew by the audiobook model of The Looking Celebration by the identical creator at the moment and assume the audiobook model probably made me benefit from the guide much more (one thing I wouldn’t often say) as a result of the narrators had been so gifted and the voices had been so good! It was stuffed with everybody’s-a-suspect intrigue and I regarded 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 totally entertained from the very starting. (Additionally, I clearly preferred it sufficient to search for one other guide my Lucy Foley to dive into subsequent and simply began studying The Paris Apartment.)

The Looking Celebration begins as a bunch of long-time faculty associates 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 nearly utterly alone within the wilderness except two employees members and a pair of surprising company. They toast to a very good time, snicker and catch up however an undercurrent of secrecy, animosity and betrayal runs by 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 number of instances this week!)

chia seed oatmeal

Query of the Day

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