Friday Favorites

We are at the point that we have to check what day it is because we tend to lose track because while everyday seems to bring new and unsettling information, our day to day tends to be relatively the same. Next week the boys go into full online learning and I work towards completing my last month of the semester fully online. With that I’m working on a new schedule to try to figure out how to make all the pieces work. This week the boys and I have been working through an art themes course, we took a virtual field trip of the Winchester Mystery House, J has been working on Khan Academy’s What is a Sentence for review, they’ve been playing lots of tennis on the driveway, and I’ve been virtually working out in my garage. So before we get to creating new schedules, here are some of our favorites of the week!

Good news media.

Garlic ramen similar to the recipe I got from my sister!

Love this bundle from one of our favorite local shops.

Ina Garten makes you the perfect quarantine Cosmopolitan.

Loungewear outfits because that and exercise clothes are literally all I’m wearing right now.

Eight step make-up for Zoom meeting days.

Kind of the perfect ice cream for right now.

Distance learning with the Smithsonian.

And finally, a cozy new line from Target.

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Friday Favorites

Week 2 of social distancing is coming to a close. We got news yesterday that the boys will have to do online schooling for the remainder of the year, and so I spent a majority of today trying to wrap my brain around the idea that we’ll be homeschooling for the rest of the school year. And I’m also teaching online for the rest of the year, so coordinating schedules is going to be interesting. The boys’ favorites at home learning this week have been Khan Academy: Intro to JavaScript, Mo Willems Lunch Doodles,  The Cincinnati Zoo’s live animal experience, story time with their teachers on YouTube, Typing Club, and their new books:


And finally here are some of my favorites of the week:

Social distancing examples from David Rose.

My hairstyle of the week, with a messy bun at the back.

Dessert for the weekend.

J every time he sees a wasp outside right now.

How to stop overthinking, because that’s all I’ve been doing right now.

List of reading ideas.

Finally, the ultimate comfort dinner.

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Friday Favorites

Week 1 of social distancing is at an end. I’m modifying our daily schedule a bit for next week after seeing how this week went. The boys’ favorites of at home learning this week have be Mo Willems Lunch Time Doodles, The Cincinnati Zoo’s live Animal Experience, Khan Academy math, and Khan Academy Imagineering in a Box, and story time with all their school teachers on Facebook. Oh and timed fact sheets. In between running a home school, teleworking, and just trying to keep from going completely stir crazy over the next three weeks, we are ready for the weekend. To do what I don’t know. Maybe we’ll camp in the backyard! Here are some of our favorites of the week and I’m linking up with the blogs listed above!

Best new books for Spring.

Chocolate piper mint steamer to make with my new teas.

Comfortable working from home clothes.

Virtual museum tours. We will be taking one of these this weekend.

The power of positivity.

Texas chicken chowder is on our dinner list.

Training your brain to avoid distraction.

Sculptures of cascading rainbow numbers.

Online art clubs.

A prayer for the weekend.

Watching Joanna Gaines make cookies while updating my online course.

Yoga practice to do with boys.

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Wow. We started the week with J having an ear infection and ended the week with learning that I’m going to online only classes. Three months into 2020 and here we are. Very thankful right now that we are all healthy and working really hard to stay that way. Here are some of my favorites of the week!

The perfect garage makeover.

Books around the world.

Kitchen and breakfast room inspiration.

Creamsicle gummy bears.

Loving Madewell’s new collaboration.

Even more kitchen inspiration.

Stovetop macaroni and cheese for meatless Monday.

Midi length pleated skirts.

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Tying knots. And we arrive again at the end of the week! This weekend we are switching off date nights with my sister and her husband, so Friday we’ll be having pizza with five kids and Saturday we are going to The Bottle for the first time. In addition to that, the boys are going out to practice golf this weekend before A’s next match on Sunday. And we’ve got derby cars to finish! Here are some of our favorites of the week!

Drunk Elephant has become one of my favorite skincare brands.

On my salad lunch list for next week.

Sophie Turner’s skincare routine.

Stack bracelets for Spring.

Messy bun hair tutorial.

Basketball room inspiration for J.

Perfect winter outfit combination.

Sweet ice cream plush for my office space.

Finally, lemon blueberry bread. Perfect for weekend breakfast.

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Baby ducklings are J’s favorite, and according to my Mom, the feeling is mutual. They’ve been following him around all week. I know they will be sad to see the ducklings and chicks go (they go back to their farm this weekend). Today we’ve got school Valentine’s parties and then we have a fondue dinner planned for at home tomorrow night. And then we are sleeping in on Saturday and it’s going to be grand! We’ve had something every night this week, and I think we are all ready for a long weekend of relaxation. Here are some of my favorites of the week!

My current hair style and color.

Tips for styling hair in rainy weather, which is every day here.

Book I just added to my reading list.

The couch I have my eye on for our new family room.

Sweatshirt from Amazon that my fitness instructor was wearing last week.

Closet staples from Nordstrom.

Favorite yoga practice of the week.

Piper & Leaf is killing it with their teas. I may have to make a trip out this weekend to pick it up!

Spring sandals.

The podcast that made me laugh out loud.

Finally, my new favorite granola snack.

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Hello friends, it’s Friday! My Mom has baby chicks in her room again this year and the boys are so excited! This week A had golf, J had basketball, and we also had a PTA meeting, and second grade performance in between all of that. Plus work and school. I turned around and the week was just over. Now, we are headed towards a weekend that also includes basketball, but I’m also hoping to throw in some organization and packing as well. And we’ve got to complete a whole bunch of Valentine’s for class parties next week. And there are class parties next week. I need a nap just thinking about it! On to some of my favorites from the week!

Memories of weekend past.

The power of eye contact.

The art of squinching. I’m apparently way behind on my selfie game.

What Summer Roberts taught us about fashion.

Office inspiration.

My favorite podcast of the week.

Chicken sweet potato stew. Perfect for the cold weather coming in!

I have the segments of Stranger Things behind the scenes on my podcast list.

I just finished Home and it was a terrific yoga series! Highly recommend. All free on YouTube.

Perfect pants for summer…it may be winter, but it’ll be summer here soon enough!

Finally, total look.

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What a week! A and I went on field trip, J had a basketball game, there was school, work, and everything in between. J is stoked about his birthday party next weekend, that is aptly basketball themed. We’ve got another basketball game for J this weekend, and some serious sleep catching up to do. And here are some of our favorites from the week!

A lovely home.

Anxiously waiting for this sweatshirt to come out in adult sizing.

Lemon angel cake bars.

The cheesiest.

My favorite everyday layering tanks.

Work outfit ideas.

Thoughts on renovating spaces.

Continuing with day 20 today!

Finally, I have this diffuser in my cart to combat all the dryness of winter.

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Hello! After taking a break for the holidays, I’m back with some of my favorites from the last few weeks. One of which is that perfect California tree above, that I saw on an impromptu and wonderful trip this past week.

Perfect pan pizza cookbook.

Creating a guest room in a multipurpose space.

All the mushrooms.

My January yoga plan.

The art of Freddish.

Creating a high messy bun.

Lunch smoothies.

Baby Yoda is a Disneyland foodie.

And finally, perfect style.

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