Things I’m Loving Friday #427

Friday is heeere! Any entertaining weekend ideas out there? Our weekend will be a complete a person as we have a birthday party on the agenda and my in-laws in city. It’s been so good owning them below as we say goodbye to summer season and soak up the final few weeks of lake time.

As for the previous 7 days, it was a fantastic one! Chase seemed to love being back at school (although the mad hurry of weekday mornings is NOT some thing any of us missed) and Ryder, Rhett and I experienced a blast hanging with good friends and relatives and soaking up lots of sunshine and pool time. I’m positive future 7 days will seem like more of the exact!

Prior to signing off for the weekend, I wanted to acquire a instant to roundup some favorites for you men in retaining with my Issues I’m Loving Friday custom. Keep on scrolling to look at out some of the matters that are building me smile this week!

Matters I’m Loving Friday

daily tasks chart chore chart

My friend Lauren experienced these charts hanging on her fridge a couple of months back and when I saw them I thought they were being the coolest! Our boys have specific daily tasks they know they have to full, but I cherished the strategy of a chart that can very easily change that can also serve as a visible reminder of their tasks. They boys believe they’re amazing and shifting the minor “x” to a “check mark” appears to really encourage them to adhere to through with what ever they are predicted to total that day. I also remarkably propose incorporating “Mom and Dad’s Choice” to any every day jobs charts it’s a wonderful capture-all and we use that to stimulate the boys to aid with a variety of responsibilities that pop up like carrying in groceries, cleaning fingerprints off windows, etc.

Also, amusing story: Chase took Rhett’s chart (which plainly isn’t employed as a great deal as the huge kids’ but) and wrote “Wake Up, Poop, Demolish Everything” as his day-to-day responsibilities. He’s not completely wrong. Haha!

(Take note: This is the Etsy shop I made use of and I very suggest them! They authorized me to fully customize our charts. They are at present using a short break but you might find comparable solutions on Etsy like this a single, this a single and this one particular.)

I have shared how significantly our boys enjoy film evening in the earlier but much more normally than not, our weekend motion picture night time appears to be like like a few episodes of Octonauts or Wild Kratts although Rhett operates about all of us mainly because genuine movies are too very long to continue to keep the interest of a toddler. Enter Secrets of the Zoo! I’m not sure what it is about this Countrywide Geographic display but it’s magic for our total spouse and children!

Rhett is discovering his animals and animal noises now and pops in an out of shelling out awareness which is adorable and the rest of us really like looking at the behind-the-scenes stories about animals at the Columbus Zoo and aquarium and the conservation park, The Wilds. We also adore Secrets and techniques of the Zoo: North Carolina (a spin-off of the unique) simply because we really like our (semi-community) zoo and recognizing the several habitats makes observing the exhibit even a lot more enjoyment for us. It’s a terrific loved ones-welcoming demonstrate, specially for animal enthusiasts!

(Crop Leading: Amazon / Leggings: Lululemon Align Super High Rise <– you can only get these online and I love the extra high rise! / Sneakers: New Balance) 

New Balance is a go-to brand for me for casual sneakers because the comfort cannot be beat. I still wear and love the fresh foam cream + black leopard print New Balance sneakers I got after Rhett was born and recently added this pair of blush pink sneakers to my collection thanks to an Instagram collaboration. They are so incredibly comfortable and I’ve already worn them to walk miles and miles. I am a sucker for anything blush pink and love the pop of navy, too! Since I wear sneakers all day every day, these are already getting a lot of use and have quickly become a staple for me. I love them paired with leggings, joggers, shorts and even jeans with a casual tee.

My rating: A-

I’m making my way through all of Elin Hilderbrand’s books because every single one is just so darn summery and entertaining. The Rumor is another Nantucket-based beach read — the author’s specialty — and perfectly juicy in a way that felt like an escape to dive into at the end of the day.

A rumor begins swirling around Nantucket. Best friends Madeline King and Grace Pancik are known on Nantucket for their picture-perfect lives. They have adoring, hard-working husbands and wonderful children (two of whom are dating each other!), not to mention Grace’s gorgeous garden on her 3-acre estate and Madeline’s best-selling novels and new writing apartment.

But rumors are flying about the friends and their families and everyone is left wondering if there might be truth to the rumors, especially those in the middle of them. Could there really be more to Grace’s relationship with her landscape architect than just gorgeous roses? Is Madeline’s new apartment used for more than just writing? As Madeline and Grace fight against the rumors, the truth begins to surface and they’re left wondering if the truth might be worse than the rumors.

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Beef Stew (Keep this one on your radar for fall + winter stew season! One of my all-time favorites!)

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Beef Stew

Go-To Mom Hacks (A few things I do that make mom life a little easier.)

My Go-To Mom Hacks

Question of the Day

What is one thing you’re loving this week?