Hey hey Friday fans! Lame intro? You betcha! But I’m OK with it because it is most certainly FRIDAY and an exciting one at that because David and I are headed out of town… just the two of us. Whaaaa?! Oh yes, I’m pumped and overly grateful for reinforcements that came our way to watch their girls on their home turf.
Ok, let me take it down a notch.
And let me fill you in on a few of the things I’m loving this week!
(I’ll try to keep the exclamation points to a minimum, but no promises…)
Fresh juice. Gah, I’m so teetering on the edge of buying a juicer, but until then I fuel my latest habit with Clean Juice in Birkdale. The “Immunity One” has orange, carrot, pineapple turmeric and lemon and the girls love it. Since we are getting into the season of constant runny noses, a little immunity boost certainly can’t hurt!
This mascara. I know everyone has a mascara they swear by and, well, I’m no different. I’m constantly on a hunt to find the right one to lengthen my eyelashes and this one has been doing the trick. The best part? It’s SO reasonably prices and can be found at Target.
To show you what is can do to my lashes, let me share this picture:
Ok, not the best picture, but you can see the lashes right??
I also wanted to share this picture because see that smiling girl? She’s been a dream this week, which leads me to the next thing I’m loving.
A bold statement, I know. Hailey doesn’t usually watch much TV, 1 show usually (two max) a day. However, I noticed she’d be crankier after watching them, so I did a little self-experimentation this week and she hasn’t watched any since Sunday. And you know what? SO MUCH BETTER BEHAVED. I know, slow my roll on the all caps business, but you guys, really, it’s been a noticeable difference. The funny part is too that she hasn’t even asked for it. Let the experiment continue…
Enchiladas! I hadn’t made my enchilada recipe in a while, but I brought Molly some dinner this week (a late celebration of sweet baby Lincoln!) and got giddy when I remembered it made two large pans of enchiladas. David and the girls devoured them and I promised not to forget about them again anytime soon!
I prefer celebrating the odd milestones of the girls growing up and this week was a doozy- first pigtails for Kaitlyn.
I can’t even handle the cuteness.
This week has been a little nuts schedule-wise, and I’ve taken a few meal shortcuts here and there. These frozen Amy’s Indian meals are pretty delicious!
They sure aren’t the prettiest to look at, but they are bursting with Indian flavor and the girls ended up eating a lot of it. Next time I will buy two!
And while we are talking meal shortcuts, I finally tried the much admired fall squash soup from Panera and can confirm that it’s pretty darn delicious. I looked up the ingredients out of curiosity and now and itching to recreate it at home!
To wrap it up, one last thing I’m really loving.
Celebrating Koda’s 8th birthday! She has had a year of being spoiled rotten and I’m just grateful she is here to celebrate it. I whipped her up a 5 layer cake (haha) and she had a that and a chicken tender to celebrate.
We love you, sweet crazy pup!
What is one thing you are loving lately?
A favorite recipe or beauty product perhaps?