I am joining Erika, Narci, and Andrea for Friday Favorites. This was a great week and 5 days of school will hopefully help us launch back into a regular routine. I hope everyone had a great week too! Here are my favorites of the week:
Favorite 1 – A great dress and weather warm enough to wear it is a favorite. Thursday’s weather in Maryland was beautiful!! It was in the high 60’s and the sun was shining. I threw this swing dress from the Loft on. The fun pattern and super comfy cut made it perfect for a long day. We had a regular day of school and conferences afterwards.
Favorite 2 – Gold, sparkly nails. I finally got my gel manicure taken off and decided to embrace my Olympic spirit and go for the gold! I love sparkly, neutral nails so this color is big favorite! A manicure is a treat that I love – the hand massage, perfectly shaped nails, and some quiet time just for me make it a favorite!
Favorite 3 – The Olympics! My Olympic devotion is still going strong over here. I have been wearing the colors of the Olympic Rings or USA each day. I have been staying up WAY TOO LATE to watch as much as I possibly can. We’ve been talking about it at work, home, and anywhere else I may go. I’ve also been showing my Olympic spirit with these Alex and Ani bracelets. I love the jingle they make when my arms move around.
Favorite 4 – Valentine’s Day in elementary school. One of the reasons I love working in an elementary school because I can wear any holiday gear I want to and no one bats an eye. I love this hearts sweater from the Gap Outlet, my Fellow Flowers “Just Love” T-shirt, and my xoxo shirt. It was a fun week to get dressed for school.
Favorite 5 – Valentine’s Day surprises. My kids are back to loving Pokémon cards. I found a good deal on Pokémon and they both got 2 boxes with EXs, Megas, and Mega Exs. I don’t see the appeal, but they love them and I love seeing joy in my kiddos eyes!
Favorite 6 – New Dinners. Jeff is avoiding wheat and gluten until he gets an official allergy diagnosis next month so my cooking has changed quite a bit. I reworked my stuffed peppers recipe this weekend and it was so yummy! A little cheese, my taco seasoning, ground chicken, and some taco fixin’s in a bell pepper shell was a total favorite.
Favorite 7 – One on One Time. Last Saturday I got to spend some time with just Luke and this Saturday I have some time with just Jack. As we get busier, I think its more important for us to have one on one time with each kiddo. Jeff and I both enjoy it and I think the boys do too. They get to pick everything that we do.
Favorite 8 – Half-Marathon Training. This one is an almost favorite. I am starting to train for my 3rd 1/2 marathon. I have been enjoying running whatever distance fit into my schedule or felt good, but now its time to train for something. So half marathon, here I come. I am embracing my inner rockstar and keeping my black flower with me!
Favorite 9 – Girlfriends. My friend Kelly sent me this sign at work the other day. It is perfect! In case you don’t know, I LOVE GLITTER!! I love the sparkles and I love that glitter sticks around forever! This sign made me smile so much and I love looking at it every time I sit at my desk!
That’s it for the week! Have a great weekend! We have a fun weekend of basketball and indoor soccer planned. We are supposed to get some snow Saturday night and I am looking forward to it!
Personal: Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan (I am almost done)
School: The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary (rereading to create our school wide book club reading guide)