Friday, November 9, 2018

Fast Friday Favorites

Who's ready for the weekend?  We are over here! Here is our Fast Friday!

M came down with a stomach bug early this week so we spent a lot of time sitting around.  Once M started feeling better, J said she didn't feel well enough to go to school. She didn't seem too sick but I let her stay home so that we wouldn't risk spreading something that didn't need to be spread. By lunchtime, I knew she was feeling fine, but I had already excused her so I didn't want to take her. She learned her lesson though because staying home because you're sick means staying in bed all day. Not that fun, especially when you're not really sick.

We started a fun project around here for the girls.  I talked a little about it before when M started it, but now J started it too. When they need something to do, and I need some time to do work or cleaning or whatever I tell them they can work on their rocks. They spent some time gathering rocks, cleaning them, drying them, and now they are painting them.  Once the paint is dry we write something happy on them, and then they can hide them around the neighborhood for someone to find and hopefully it will make their day happier.

V has decided that his part of this project is to organize the rocks. I've found a few rock lines and piles like this.

I was really happy to get a few really good workouts in this week! My knee is feeling so much better and I'm going to slowly start adding some mileage on and walking less often.

We've been raking and jumping in leaves every chance the weather is nice enough to do so. 

I also spent a lot of time this week cleaning and organizing.  Our house has felt really cluttered lately, and with the thought of Christmas/ new toys/ extra decorations around our house, I have wanted to de-clutter as much as possible. On a project that got tackled while the girls were at school was their toys.  I grabbed an extra box and a bag.  I went through their toys and took all the ones they haven't played with in a while and put them in the box and put that box in the basement. Then I gathered all the garbage and torn up papers and threw them away. If they don't ask where the toys are in the next week, I'm selling them or donating them. If they don't play with them every week or even every couple of weeks, we don't need it! We will see how that goes.

And now for some Friday Favorites. It's been a while but here are some of my favorite random things lately.

THIS bowl that we got from Amazon is really great for reheating leftovers. And leftovers are a big deal for me at lunchtime. Leftovers mean I don't have to think twice about what to have for dinner, I also don't have to spend a lot of time making lunch for myself. That means I eat a little better.  This bowl is great because it heats everything up really nice and it keeps the food all tasting fresh and it doesn't dry it out like most things do in the microwave!

J has needed to read 20 minutes a night each night for part of her homework. It's been a struggle to find a book that she will do that with.  But Lulu seems to be a big hit with her. If you have a 2nd grader, these books are funny and cute and have a good lesson and story! Check them out!

This lotion. We got this lotion when we got married and I loved it! We haven't been able to use it because, it's been gone for a while, but I kept the bottle so I'd be able to find it somewhere to replace it. Cleaning out the bathroom this week I decided to throw away the bottle, but I took a picture. If anyone knows where to find this lotion, please leave me a comment and tell me!

In case you missed any, Here are the 3 most favorite/popular posts from this week:

22 Ways to Get Your Workout In With Your Kids

Making Mealtime Quick and Easy with Eckrich Deli Meat

Ideas for Kids Who Say "I'm Bored"

Have a fantastic weekend!

I want to know who has fun plans this weekend?

Do you have something you love but can't find anymore?

How do you clean out your kid's toys without fighting them?


  1. hahaha, I would hate to be the one who stepped into her shoe without looking to see if there was a rock pile there!

    I think True Blue was through Bath & Body Works (I feel like I had a couple True Blue products once upon a time)--I hope you're able to find it!

    1. oh yay! Thank you, I will look there for sure and see if I can still find it.

  2. 15k on Sunday. I just organized my winter running stuff. It’s my husband who is a hoarder. Ugh.

    1. Lol I hope you get it all organized! Good luck on your 15k!!

  3. One time, I tried stashing some discarded Happy Meal toys into a pinata for a birthday party...and my oldest busted me on it LOL

    1. Lol!!! That’s the best thing I’ve heard! And a pretty perfect idea for those happy meal toys!

  4. I love all your favorites! The Sistema containers are a favorite of mine as well :-)

  5. I love the rock project -- and your son's organizational skills. I am on the hunt for one scent of lotion that came in a variety gift pack last Christmas -- I really only liked the one, but I really liked it!

  6. What kind of headphones were you wearing in your picture? Thankyou!

    1. Those are just the ones that came with my iPhone. Nothing too fancy! Have a great day Cathy!