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Happy, happy Friday friends! How are you today? Ready for the weekend? This is the start of a long weekend for us! Which I have very much been looking forward to.
Before we get to the weekend though, I want to take a moment to look back on some highlights from the week. These posts are some of my absolute favorites. At the end of the long week, I have a tendency to get a bit ho-hum, but looking back all of the good stuff helps me refocus on the positive and reminds me to be grateful for what I have and all the wonderful people in my life (including you all, thank you for being here!).
In food-related accomplishments, I baked bread, you guys! I make quick breads fairly regularly, but had never made a yeast bread on my own, without the help of my bread maker. It didn’t rise exactly how I wanted it to, but it tasted good! Also, my son got a huge kick out of having to push down the dough to knead it after it had risen the first time.
My mother in law picked up a bag of this adorable pumpkin shaped pasta for us earlier this week, which my little guy was super excited about. I cooked it up and tossed it with frozen spinach, minced garlic, olive oil and Tuscan seasoning. It was delicious.
I tried out a sample of this First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie this week and really liked it. My skin felt soft, makeup stayed put, and it has a nice, faint coconut scent.
On the home front, I successfully negotiated with my three-year-old that if he put away his toys, I would let him vacuum the rug. Parenting win!
We also enjoyed some Vietnamese takeout this week (below is my Chicken Wonton soup content and broth, just waiting to be mixed). I learned that my son is all about the egg noodles, while the little miss prefers rice noodles. Vietnamese is a favorite of mine, so I am just glad they were fans of this meal.
I also got a much-needed haircut and color refresh last night and am feeling so good with my new hair. I hadn’t gotten a trim in about 6 months and it was time. I ended up taking off several inches and am loving how light it feels.
Around the web, I am loving all the fall excitement! I have seen lots of awesome fall recipes and activity ideas and am ready to dive headfirst into all things fall.
I am not the craftiest of moms, but love this toddler handprint art and think the babes and I could manage it.
I am also looking forward to trying these Chunky Monkey Energy Bites.
What was one of the highlights from your week? Any weekend plans? We are taking a quick trip and I will probably not be able to post Monday. I will be back on the blog Tuesday though and can’t wait to catch up with you all. I will probably pop up on Instagram before then though, so catch me there.
Hope you have an amazing weekend!