Hey! Happy Friday! How are you today? How was your week?
It has been an emotional one over here, but I have been trying to focus on positives, such as celebrating my baby girl’s second birthday and getting ready for the upcoming holidays. Yesterday was the little one’s actual birthday, and I think she had a great time. She loves having people sing the happy birthday song to her and was sung to no less than five times before school. Her teachers made a big fuss and we sent goodies for her to share, so she had a fun day.
In the evening, we had pizza and salad, followed by cake. It was the first time in probably about 10 years I had written on a cake (I used to work at Baskin Robbins in high school and wrote on cakes all the time) and while it was not quite centered, I was happy with how it came out. Especially considering how bad my normal handwriting is.
This week I have also been trying to focus on some self-care. I indulged in a pedicure early in the week. I also made some lavender lotion bars. These lotion bars are so easy to make and also make a great gift. I’ll be sharing the recipe and how to next week.
Speaking of self-care and natural products, I loved learning about some new to me natural facial cleansers on Julie’s blog this week. I can’t wait to check out the scrub.
I have been pretty into the booch this week as well and since I was in Portland, decided to roll with one from Portland. The Love version was my favorite.
On the workout front, it’s been a pretty mild week. I hit up an Orangetheory class Monday and have had a short workout every day since. I am craving a longer sweat session but just haven’t had a lot of time. I’m hoping to squeeze in a class or two this weekend.
In the blog world. There are just so many recipes I can’t wait to try! I definitely feel motivated to spend some time in the kitchen, and for holiday entertaining and meal planning!
I LOVE pecan pie and am so excited to try Kelli’s healthier pecan pie bars.
I cannot wait to try Maureen’s homemade pumpkin bread recipe.
I definitely see this vegan sweet potato casserole happening very soon.
Megan shared a whole big list of awesome sounding recipes.
What are you loving this week? Any fun weekend plans? We have a few little things planned to continue celebrating the little miss and have the usual chores and stuff.
Hope you have a great weekend, see you Monday!