Okay, we finished the first week of school without any problems!! Sweet Ashby is loving kindergarten! She’s exhausted every day (because apparently, kinder is non-stop!), but she’s having a great time with her new school, new class, new teacher and new friends. I cannot thank you guys enough for all the prayers this week. THEY ARE WORKING! We haven’t shed a tear over kinder so far!! You have blessed my family this week. THANK YOU!
One of my favorite things from this week has to do with school. In case you didn’t see this on my IG stories, this is a favorite of mine…
…where is Ashby’s body?!
Like seriously, where is it????????
Ashby’s teacher texted me this on the first night of school and was like “where is her body” and I’m all I DON’T KNOW?!?!
If you find it, please let me know 🙂 .
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! xo
Andrew and I have some sweet friends who recently opened a Maple Street Biscuit Company nearby. Guys, have you been?! Erika had been telling us that they visited one in Florida and that we would flip over it…but I didn’t understand until we went the other day for lunch. IT IS AMAZING! If you’re local, come say hi to our friends and check out their new spot. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! They make the yummiest breakfast and lunch food! I had some biscuit thing topped with eggs, bacon and a maple sausage gravy. HOLY COW! Their location is 3288 Main St. in Frisco!
Speaking of things to eat…friends, your response to my Instant Pot post on Wednesday WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD!
I still don’t know what I think about my Instant Pot, but I’m going to give it another go this weekend. When I read through the comments (there were over 200!!!), you inspired me to keep trying. I loved all of your tips for making the Instant Pot more user friendly (like go ahead and prep everything in the morning and just add your meat in later). I also appreciated your tips for cleaning it out and converting regular recipes to Instant Pot ones. Seriously, THANK YOU! Even if you read it on Wednesday, go back now and read the comments. THEY WERE SO HELPFUL!
You know who is my go-to for anything and everything in life?
Guys! You did it again!!! Two weeks ago, I asked for recommendations for my kids’ lunchboxes and so many of you pointed me to these…
You guys rock!
So, this year, my kids want to take hot food to school. I asked you guys for tips and you gave me some that are AMAZING! First, I had so many people (like SO MANY!) tell me to fill their thermoses with boiling water for 10 minutes before actually putting the hot food inside. Was I the only one who didn’t know this trick? I feel like all of you knew this, but I didn’t! So, every morning this week, I have filled my kettle and let it boil while I made my breakfast/emptied the dishwasher. Once it was boiling, I added the hot water to each Thermos, put the lid back on and then woke the kids up, made breakfast and heated their food. When their lunch food was hot, I would pour out the hot water and then add their hot food. My kids promise me that it’s still warm by lunchtime. That’s a great trick!
Second, my kids love the Thermoses you recommend from Amazon. The girls have this one and Smith has this one. Each one comes with a stainless steel spoon, so it’s all right there for them. We had lasagna for dinner on Monday night, so they had that in there one day, leftover fajita chicken one day, I made a batch of Orange Chicken from Costco in the oven and they ate that two days. We’re making it work! I feel so good knowing they have a hearty lunch at school!
Speaking of Amazon…I tried something new this week! So, last week, I went to two different things and both times, someone there had on something cute and when I complimented it, they both told me they bought them off of Amazon. I feel like a lot of people on IG are talking about Amazon fashion these days, so I thought I would venture over there and check it out. I have always been hesitant about buying off of there because I like easy returns if things don’t work out, but both items worked, so I considered it a win!
My shirt is an Amazon find! Isn’t it so cute?! You know how much I heart a chambray shirt, so I was pumped when this one came and I loved it.
This shirt comes in two different shades, and I bought the lighter one. I paired it with one of those camis underneath (just because I love them so much), my black jeans that are forever old but still in stock and now 20% off, these super cute new leopard flats for fall and my leather earrings.
Aren’t these so cute?!
And then outfit #2…
Look at this cute dress!!
See? They’re both black and white. The one above from the Anniversary Sale was my FAVORITE find this year and is still available in most sizes HERE, but if you want to try something different, I’m a big fan of this Amazon one too! I wore it on Wednesday and felt comfy yet pulled together all day. It has pockets which always makes a dress more fun, right?! I’m wearing these booties with both dresses because they’re super comfy and perfect for transitional weather!
Two finds on Amazon and I’m happy with both! Perhaps there will be more in my future?!
And last but not least…
Have a great weekend, everyone! I’ll see you on Monday! xo