Happy Friday, friends!!!
Okay, I have to start today by giving a BIG shout out to one of my FAVORITE PEOPLE!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO…
Eeeks! Okay, if you missed my Girlfriend Chat with Andrea (kind of like a podcast but much more lame), click HERE. You can listen to us chat about everything from cheese to how we’ve taught Sunday school together for over a decade. Happy Birthday, sweet friend! I love you so much!!!
It’s the day after Valentine’s Day. Anyone else besides me wishing it weren’t a work day?!?!
Did you see this on Instagram this week…
…sweet Ashby rocked my world! Randomly on Monday afternoon, she came home and just HAD TO eat the school’s cafeteria lunch the next day instead of me packing her one. I had all the feels because besides the fact that Ashby has a hard time using both hands, she also struggles with articulation issues, so ordering lunch, paying for it with her district number (that I had to set up for her) and carrying it the tray back to the table is A LOT TO DO! But guys, SHE NAILED IT! She loved it so much that she said she wants to do it from now on. She feels so independent!! Sheaffer and I were laughing because in true Ashby style, she skipped everything sweet and got extra vegetables. (My other kids would probably opt for four desserts and no vegetable…sigh.) She is just so proud of herself, and we are too!! This girl continues to amaze me every.single.day!
You guys know that once I find a shirt in my favorite color, I have to have it…
Please also note that for some reason, there was a big ladder in my closet at the same time. Sigh.
Anyone besides me find that a bright and happy color helps motivate them to work out? It was time for new sneakers and this color just made me feel ENERGIZED!!
This is my second pair of Nike Air Pegasus 35 in a row because I love them that much! I always order my normal size. In some athletic shoes, you should size up, but I don’t feel like I need to in these. They come in other colors, but hello bright and happy! Pssst: my bright yellow tank is HERE.
Speaking of shoes, have you noticed that Madeley is wearing these in every picture lately?
…I bought them at Target, and she won’t take them off. They’re comfy, they work for school and they’re super cute 🙂 .
After I took a pic of her feet, she told me to take one of her face…
…bahahahahaha! I love that kid so much!!
Anyone know what a “medicine ball” is?
It’s a secret, not on the menu, drink from Starbucks…
This week, I tried my first one when I went to grab one for a friend who wasn’t feeling well. It says that it’s filled half with steamed lemonade and half with hot water. Then, they add a Teavana jade citrus mint and a bag of peach tranquility tea into the cup. Honestly? It was really good!
For dinner this weekend (or next week), you need to do what I did on Monday. First, I made this…
…my BEST SLOW COOKER BRISKET. And then, I took your recommendations from my TRADER JOE’S POST and served it with their Sweet Potato Gnocchi and a salad. SO DELICIOUS!!! Our Monday nights are kind of crazy. We go from speech to tumbling and sometimes basketball too, so our window for dinner is small. My brisket was ready and waiting on us and then I just heated up that gnocchi…so easy! Next time, I will buy two bags of it because it was gone in a heartbeat!
I like easy
Make this on Monday 🙂 .
That’s it for this week! Friends, I hope you have the BEST weekend!! xo