Good day, hey! Friday is right here and we’re prepared for it! Our massive plans for the day aren’t something loopy however they’re actually one thing we’re wanting ahead to later this afternoon. A few of our closest mates adopted a pet yesterday and we get to satisfy him! Frankie is half German Shepherd and half Nice Pyrenees and one massive ball of lovely fluff proper now. Ryan and I imagine we are going to ultimately get a much bigger canine as a playmate for Pepper however we’re nonetheless planning to attend a couple of years when the boys are a bit older, so Frankie can fill our greater canine love tank for now.

As for the remainder of the weekend, after fairly the wet week, the SUN is arriving. Now we have a couple of actions in thoughts however nothing closing, although I hope to snap pics and share our weekend wrap up with you guys on Monday. Get pleasure from your weekend, my mates, and carry on scrolling for those who’d like to take a look at this week’s roundup of favorites.

Issues I’m Loving Friday

Some time again, I discussed my love for Pinch of Yum’s air fryer hen recipe. It’s a recipe I made on repeat for weeks however once I seen a advice to strive McCormick rotisserie hen seasoning as a “shortcut” model of the recipe, I figured it was value a shot, as I’m all about something that makes getting dinner on the desk a bit of simpler. Let’s simply say this seasoning knocks it out of the park within the taste division. I’ve been sprinkling a hefty quantity of the seasoning on a plate and coating boneless, skinless hen thighs within the seasoning earlier than cooking them within the air fryer at 400 levels for 12-14 minutes. I admittedly haven’t made the unique recipe once more since discovering this recipe as a result of this seasoning mix makes issues just a bit too straightforward. Extremely advocate!

(Jumpsuit: Amazon — simply ordered this one in black as effectively! / Sandals: Sam Edelman / Tennis Bracelet: Madewell / Layered Bracelets: Anthropologie / Tank: Previous Navy — however previous) 

(Jumpsuit: Amazon — I’ve this one in olive inexperienced, too! / Tank: Goal / Cardigan: Amazon / Bag: Free Folks / Sneakers: Reebok / Colourful Beaded Necklace: Amazon / Tiny Coronary heart Gold Necklace: Gorjana

I’ve been on the jumpsuit bandwagon for years now and nonetheless discover myself reaching for them many times. They’re my favourite to put on this time of 12 months when the climate is chilly within the mornings however hotter by the afternoon as a result of they’re cute layered with an extended cozy cardigan on prime however simply as cute with a easy tank beneath. And you can not beat the comfiness!

  • Coloring Time (aka Calm Household Time)

I’ve slowly come to comprehend one thing about our boys. If I discover issues are escalating in our home and suppose the boys may gain advantage from a extra relaxed exercise, if start to do a quiet or calm exercise by myself, an exercise I do know they’ll get pleasure from, too, most of the time they’ll sit down and be part of me with out me saying a factor. (In fact, I’ll invite them to hitch me, too, however it’s been enjoyable to see them be part of me on their very own.) It’s a semi-subtle manner of encouraging some quiet time and I’ve seen it actually appears to double as connection time which, because the boys become old, is one thing I actually hope we are able to keep. I’ve seen that Chase, particularly, is more likely to chatter away whereas we’re doing a puzzle collectively, making a melty bead creation or coloring an image than he’s throughout the drive dwelling from college. It’s been a enjoyable factor to note and when Chase requested the place my “laborious coloring ebook” went (it was a vacation coloring ebook I packed away with our Christmas decorations), I noticed it’s one thing he appears to get pleasure from doing collectively, too. I lately purchased one other “laborious” coloring ebook for us to work on and have liked coloring with all three boys. It’s enjoyable for me and has been a good way to attach, too.

Style: Girls’s Fiction / Romance 

My ranking: B+

A lot of what I loved about Observe Makes Excellent is what I loved in regards to the ebook’s prequel, When In Rome. It’s one other candy little Hallmark film of a ebook the place you must droop your perception a bit however you don’t have any drawback doing so as a result of the ebook reads like a comfy little hug.

The ebook begins when Annie Walker finds herself on a horrible date. She overhears her date on the cellphone calling her boring and it’s all of the proof she must reiterate in her thoughts that she is socially awkward and in want of assist if she’s going to outlive the courting scene. She’d love to satisfy somebody to share her life with in her beloved tiny city and who higher to function her courting coach than Will Griffin, her future sister-in-law Amelia’s bodyguard who’s quickly again on the town as he offers safety to Amelia as she plans her marriage to Annie’s brother. Will is all muscle mass and tattoos and clearly has no hassle with courting butwhen he agrees to assist Annie, he rapidly realizes he’s in over his head. There’s a lot extra to shy, candy Annie and because the friendship between the 2 grows and Annie learns extra about herself, she begins to surprise if the person she thinks she desires — somebody settled and able to begin a household instantly — is absolutely what she desires in spite of everything.

Style: Thriller/Suspense

My ranking: B+ 

First Lie Wins is all over the place proper now! No matter Reese Witherspoon’s Ebook Membership touches turns to gold so I suppose that’s responsible however seeing so many individuals advocate this novel had me going into it with excessive expectations. Price mentioning: I listened to the audiobook model of this ebook which can play into my evaluation a bit as a result of, whereas I loved the inventive plot and the truth that the ebook was undoubtedly not your typical formulaic thriller, I didn’t really feel overly invested within the story. I didn’t love any of the characters (and there are plenty of them!) which made me glad I used to be listening slightly than studying, because it made for a very good background story to hearken to whereas I did the dishes, laundry, and so forth. It was undoubtedly an entertaining thriller although and one I feel most readers who usually love mysteries would get pleasure from.

From Amazon: 

The id comes first: Evie Porter. As soon as she’s given a reputation and site by her mysterious boss Mr. Smith, she learns all the pieces there may be to know in regards to the city and the individuals in it. Then the mark: Ryan Sumner. The final piece of the puzzle is the job.

Evie isn’t aware of Mr. Smith’s actual id, however she is aware of this job shall be totally different. Ryan has gotten underneath her pores and skin, and he or she’s beginning to envision a unique type of life for herself. However Evie can’t make any errors–particularly after what occurred final time.

As a result of the one factor she’s labored her total life to maintain clear, the one id she might at all times return to—her actual id—simply walked proper into this city. Evie Porter should keep one step forward of her previous whereas ensuring there’s nonetheless a future in entrance of her. The stakes couldn’t be greater–however then, Evie has at all times favored a problem…

Final 12 months I started sharing a prime 10 checklist on the finish of each month as a solution to offer you guys a glimpse again into among the weblog posts you will have missed or a few of my favourite finds you will have had in your radar that received misplaced in running a blog and social media mayhem. A handful of you stated it was useful so I’m doing the identical once more in 2024. Please see under for March’s prime 10!

High 10 Weblog Posts

Your High 10 Favorites


Summer time Child Favorites (Our summertime staples! I must do an up to date model to incorporate some greater child favorites however nonetheless completely stand by all of the objects on this submit! )

Summer Must Haves for KidsSummer Must Haves for Kids

Query of the Day

What’s one factor making you smile this week?