Issues I am Loving Friday #484

Friday is right here and right now ought to be a enjoyable one. Chase’s second grade instructor is a large animal lover (it was actually the very first thing two of the mothers I do know from Chase’s college informed us about her after I informed them who his instructor was this yr) and their shared ardour for animals has been the most important present these first few weeks of college. His instructor retains her classroom stocked with Nationwide Geographic KIDS magazines they usually have a category pet (a tortoise) and he or she even stated “sure” when Chase requested if he might carry his leopard gecko in to satisfy the category. Nicely, right now is the day Fortunate will get to go on a little bit subject journey and Rhett, Ryder and I will likely be bringing Fortunate and a little bit lizard toy for every child into Chase’s class this afternoon. Chase is past excited and we labored collectively to make a mini “Fortunate Information” poster about his favourite reptile to share extra about her!

As for the remainder of the weekend, now we have a mixture of random requirements on the agenda (automobile inspection and oil change appointments) however we’re additionally hoping to sprinkle in some fall enjoyable within the type of a pageant or possibly even a visit to our favourite native corn maze. And naturally now we have one other celebration on the calendar as a result of I swear they’re countless when you might have three youngsters! Haha!

I hope to share extra on the weblog subsequent week however till then, carry on scrolling for this week’s roundup of Friday favorites!

Issues I’m Loving Friday

  • Apple Choosing at Carrigan Farms

Final Saturday Ryan and I have been on the ball and took the boys apple choosing at Carrigan Farms earlier than the apples have been all gone and the season was over. We’ve discovered our lesson through the years and know apple choosing in our space is extra of a sweaty sport versus a “let’s look cute in cozy fall flannel” affair.

It was a drizzly, overcast day however we made probably the most of it and loaded up our baggage with tons of apples! We’ve made at least three batches of oatmeal apple crisp from our haul up to now so I’d name this yr’s apple choosing journey a hit!

free people quilted bag

I’ve been out there for an outsized bag that’s sufficiently big to carry my laptop computer however I additionally needed one thing that might double as a fantastic catch-all model bag I might keep on an airplane for journey. I’ve a ladies’ weekend journey developing in a few weeks with my faculty pals so I used to be a motivated shopper and after I noticed this Free People bag pop up in an Instagram advert, I added it to my cart after studying the constructive opinions. It’s light-weight and even cuter in particular person and I really like the entire additional inside and exterior pockets for simple group. It’s additionally obtainable in 20 colours and I used to be torn between the sky blue and the khaki colours however opted for khaki as a result of I figured it will go along with extra however man oh man that sky blue is looking to me, too!

I’ve been on the battle bus on the subject of discovering cute athletic socks for the boys. I had just a few pairs I cherished for them from Carter’s and Previous Navy however holes have began to pop up within the toes and heels so I wanted an alternative choice. I’m additionally choosy concerning the size and so many crew-style socks appear to achieve their knees or higher calves. Fortunately a few weeks in the past I discovered just a few winners on Amazon I figured are value sharing for anybody else on the market who could be out there for athletic socks which have a semi-retro look that don’t hit too excessive on the leg. For Chase and Ryder, I ordered the black and grey variations of those Cotton Day socks and for Rhett I ordered these organic cotton socks in a variety of colors.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue - Kindle edition by Schwab, V. E.. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @

My score: B-

Earlier than diving into my overview of The Invisible Lifetime of Addie LaRue, I ought to start by saying I listened to the audiobook model of this e-book. Whereas I really like audiobooks, I personally imagine some books don’t translate as nicely on this format and I feel this novel might be certainly one of them, because it’s a really lengthy e-book with out numerous motion. Since I used to be listening reasonably than studying, this made it straightforward for my thoughts to wander and but after I’d discover myself specializing in the story once more, I by no means actually felt like I missed something pivotal which additionally made me really feel like possibly this e-book simply wasn’t a fantastic match for me. It by no means actually pulled me in and whereas I cherished the premise of the e-book (it’s immensely artistic!) and appreciated some actually lovely writing within the e-book by the writer, it felt unnecessarily lengthy and a little bit too drawn out to really feel like a page-turner. I felt like I might’ve walked away from ending this one quite a few instances and actually solely held onto it due to the rave opinions. It’s not a e-book I personally cherished however I additionally realize it wasn’t a nasty e-book if that makes any sense. I assume my overview for this e-book boils all the way down to this: The writer of this novel may be very gifted and her writing is gorgeous however I didn’t discover the e-book fascinating.

From Amazon:

France, 1714: in a second of desperation, a younger lady makes a Faustian discount to dwell eternally—and is cursed to be forgotten by everybody she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary lifetime of Addie LaRue, and a stunning journey that can play out throughout centuries and continents, throughout historical past and artwork, as a younger lady learns how far she is going to go to depart her mark on the world.

However every little thing adjustments when, after almost 300 years, Addie stumbles throughout a younger man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her identify.

Cinnamon Ice Cream (The proper pairing with apple pie or apple crisp!!)

cinnamon ice cream

Air Fryer Pesto Salmon (aka our dinner final evening!)

Air Fryer Pesto Salmon

Query of the Day

What’s one factor making you smile this week?

Is there something particularly you’re looking ahead to this fall?