Hi and happy Friday! It’s time for another Friday Favorites post where I share all the things I’m loving lately. Please join in! I want to hear what your favorites are in the comments 😊
I’ll be headed to the hospital today for my second iron infusion, but hopefully the rest of the weekend will be a bit more fun 😉 Okay, let’s get right to the favorites!
Starting to feel better. I don’t know if it’s because I’m pregnant or have low iron levels (or a combo of both), but a simple cold wiped. me. out. this past week! I was so miserable for a few days, to the point where simply eating was a chore because I couldn’t breathe 😆 I am on the mend and feeling much better now! It’s so nice to be able to breathe a little easier and not feel like my head is disconnected from my body 😬
A fun summer read. I just finished up Book Lovers by Emily Henry and this book literally made me laugh (so hard!) and also tear up. It was a perfect easy, light summer read. The banter was so witty and the storyline was totally different than your typical romantic comedy novel.
A new (and simple) experience for Sadie. Sadie recently outgrew some of her clothes and shoes, so we brought them to Once Upon a Child, which is a consignment store where you can buy/sell used children’s clothes. We brought in a bin of her old clothes and browsed around while the employees picked what they wanted to buy.
Sadie found a dress (a pink one, of course!) and wanted to buy it. I told her we could go into the changing room to try it on and see if it would fit and she was so enamored with the changing room and trying clothes on. It was just such a novelty to her (due to COVID, she had never experienced a dressing room) and she loved it. Anyways, I told her she could get the dress and she said “Now daddy will want to marry me!” and put it on once he got home from work and gave him one of her dress-up rings.
Cleaning wipes and fabric softener. I recently tried out two new-to-me cleaning products and am loving them both! The first is bamboo cleaning wipes. I love them for a few reasons: they’re made with safe ingredients, have a nice light lemon smell, are made from bamboo (tree free!), and they work. I love that I can hand one to Sadie and have her wipe off our kitchen table and feel good that they aren’t full of chemicals touching her little hands!
The fabric softener is made by the brand Ecover and I have it in the scent “morning fresh” and it smells so lovely! It’s made with plant-based ingredients, isn’t too strongly scented, and is compatible with high efficiency washing machines.
Sadie asked for a meal. Okay, this probably sounds weird, huh? If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may know that Sader Tot is not a big eater and is very picky. She never asks for food (aside from treats 😂), so I was *shooketh* when she randomly asked for meatballs and spaghetti for dinner the other night. You better believe I went to the store that day to get meatballs, spaghetti, and sauce. She ate a couple of meatballs and a few strands of pasta and Jimmy and I were sooo happy!
Jonah Bible study. I’ve been going through a Bible study on the book of Jonah and it has been amazing. I feel like everyone knows the story of Jonah, but the study has me thinking of it differently. I love that about the Bible. You can read it a million times and there’s always something to learn ❤️
Take this quote from the study book for example. I read it and I was nodding so hard!
“Jonah’s attempt to escape God’s presence may seem foolish, but the reality is that every single one of us falls into the same pattern. The ways we run might not be so obvious, but we certainly run. We nurture hidden sin in our lives and attempt to hide from God’s gaze by filling our days with church attendance or religious activity. We flee the call to love our neighbors and enemies by avoiding those who are difficult to love or demonizing them as an excuse to withhold compassion.
We struggle with doubt, pain, or bitterness and avoid opening God’s Word because we are afraid of what we might find there. If we are in Christ, God is not our enemy, but our refuge. We are safe in His presence and safe in His will. We may not understand why God has put us through a particular set of circumstances. but we can rest in His goodness. We do not need to understand God’s reasons in order to obey Him, we need only to trust that His ways are good.”
So exciting about the dress and ring! And Sadie wanting meat balls and spaghetti!
Yes! All sorts of exciting stuff around here 😬
Meatballs and spaghetti! A solid choice! I hope her love for this meal sticks around! 🙂
I had a feeling you would approve of this meal, haha!! I hope she continues to love it and try other meals in the future, too!!
Yay for requesting a meal! That’s huge. You know I heard a tip in a podcast that you and Jimmy could try. It’s where you talk in the child’s presence, almost to yourself or just really casual to someone else. So like you’re all in the kitchen together and you say, very casual when you know Sadie is listening, “Hmm, Jimmy, I’m trying to decide what to cook for dinner tonight. What do you think Sadie would like? I wish I had some ideas so I could go pick up the groceries.” May not work, but it’s surprisingly effective at our house. Haha – it’s like the kids want to chime in when they don’t think they’re part of the conversation.