Hello, hello! We’re again dwelling in North Carolina after a whirlwind 10 days in Florida with household. It was such an excellent journey I used to be dwelling all of half-hour earlier than I texted my mother and mentioned we might need to plan one other journey to Jacksonville Seaside later this summer time.

Whereas we cherished our time with household, it feels good to be dwelling and we’re slowly starting to assume by way of our summer time routine now that normalcy is kicking in. I’ve a mini record of issues I’d like to do with the boys (day journeys, actions, and so on.) and we even have a pair camps sprinkled in for them all through the summer time.

As for the weekend forward, Father’s Day is approaching so we’ll positively be celebrating Ryan (and calling my dad and lacking him!) and hope to make him really feel slightly additional particular. I’m hoping to snap sufficient footage to share a weekend recap with you guys however till then, carry on scrolling when you’d like to take a look at this week’s roundup of favorites! Have an excellent weekend, my associates!

Issues I’m Loving Friday

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A couple of years in the past my mother laid out the whole lot all of her grandchildren wanted to make some colourful DIY summer time t-shirts throughout our Florida go to. She had the whole lot from tie-dye provides and puffy paints to cloth markers and our boys and their cousins have been so into it!

(Throwback pic from 2022!) 

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(Throwback pic from 2021!) 

Quick ahead a number of years and Mae’s summer time shirts rapidly grew to become one in every of their favourite summer time traditions. The boys love choosing footage out of a choice of coloring books to repeat or hint with puffy paints and I’m planning to save lots of all of their summer time shirts to show right into a quilt in the future as soon as they’re too massive for the boys to put on. They’re are full of so many colourful, pleased reminiscences and I really like the best way the puffy paint shirts characterize one thing they’re into/love yearly.

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For years, I completely drank decaf espresso within the morning. After falling in love with natural Lavazza espresso because of loving the espresso at my sister and brother-in-law’s home, I switched again to common espresso and nonetheless completely love a cup of Lavazza espresso within the morning. I feel it can all the time be one in every of my favorites (it’s one of many prime espresso manufacturers in Italy and has been round for greater than 100 years) and one of the simplest ways I can describe it’s to say it’s scrumptious in its simplicity.

Extra not too long ago, nonetheless, I’ve felt the urge to lower my caffeine consumption. Whereas I don’t assume a cup of espresso within the morning is detrimental to my well being in any approach, I do know I’m very delicate to caffeine and don’t like feeling like I “want” a cup of espresso to begin my day. I really like espresso and I really like the ritual of espresso however I don’t like feeling foggy till I’ve my espresso within the morning. Enter Purity Espresso! My buddy Danielle beneficial this model to me once we obtained to speaking about decaf espresso and caffeine sensitivity. When she mentioned they make an natural espresso with only one/3 the quantity of caffeine as typical espresso, it seemed like an excellent possibility. I ordered the Stability 1/3 caff complete bean espresso and have been completely loving it! It has a small quantity of caffeine so I really feel like I’ve slightly somethin’ with out feeling like I’m fueling the necessity for espresso within the morning to really feel like an actual particular person. In the event you’d like to provide it a attempt, my referral hyperlink will give each of us $10 off. I hope you adore it!

A couple of of you might have requested me to share an inventory of my up to date summer time favorites for teenagers (particularly pool/lake favorites) and I nonetheless hope to get round to doing that quickly, however within the meantime I rapidly put collectively a Child Summer season Favorites record and added it to my PBF Amazon storefront for straightforward searching. I attempted my greatest to incorporate our boys’ summertime favorites — the whole lot from pool and lake toys, our favourite sunscreen, outdoors actions, video games and extra. I hope that is useful for you and your loved ones as summer time break kicks into full gear!

I had deliberate on sharing a recap of my ideas on the Throne of Glass collection as soon as I used to be fully accomplished studying it however the books are longgg and I’ve missed chatting about books with you guys! Additionally, I’m going to take a break and sprinkle in another books earlier than studying extra books from the collection so right here’s a halfway level verify in: I’m loving it!

I first found Sarah J. Maas’ books final yr when 1,000,000 of you advised me to learn the A Courtroom of Thornes and Roses (ACOTAR) collection. I assumed it was improbable (books 2 and three have been by far my favorites although) and I used to be excited to dive into Throne of Glass. I cherished e-book one and books 2, 3 and 4 are solely all of the extra engrossing! I don’t wish to spoil the collection for anybody who could be however it’s a wild trip of fantasy kingdoms, evil kings, assassins, relationships, hope, magic inside struggles… ugh it simply has all of it. Actually, the entire books are already blurring collectively since I learn books 1-4 back-to-back so I don’t even keep in mind which one I preferred greatest as a result of I’ve loved each single one. I’ve some guesses the place issues are headed however I’ve already been hit with some sudden twists so who is aware of!?

Shrimp Edamame Salad (Impressed by ceviche, this salad is so vibrant and contemporary and ideal for the nice and cozy summer time months.)

Excessive Protein Oat Bran (A breakfast recipe with the creamy texture of Cream of Wheat however with a satisfying enhance of protein to maintain you fuller longer!)

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Query of the Day

What’s one factor making you smile this week?