Friday Favorites – 4/23/21

Happy Friday! I am so glad that it is Friday! It was a back to life, back to reality sort of week. After being home all last week with Luke, who was a close contact but tested negative and was fine, I had to get back into the routine of being a working mom. I’m back in the groove and ready to share some favorites.

Linking up with Erika and Andrea

Favorite 1: LUKE!! We celebrated Luke on Sunday and Monday. He was so excited for his new scooter and bike! Somehow he convinced me that he needed three birthday treats – one Sunday with family, one at soccer practice on Monday, and one for his birthday candles on Monday at home. It has been a delicious few days around here but I think we are ready for a sugar detox between Jack’s birthday, Easter, and Luke’s birthday.

Favorite 2: JACK!! Jack has been playing a bunch of baseball lately and it has been so fun to watch him play! He’s been pitching, playing first base, and in the outfield. I am so proud of how hard he’s working and how much he’s improving as a player. We’ve also had a lot of time together in the car. I am loving our conversations and his perspective on topics.

We drove by Jimmie Cone, an ice cream institution, on the way home from Jack’s game on Tuesday and had to stop. It was delicious!

Favorite 3: SUNSHINE!! I decided to start running again! I went for my first on purpose run this week in the gorgeous sunshine!

I also loved this yellow lemon necklace with the warm sunshine on my cheeks!

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Favorite 4: GREENS!! My favorite nail polish colors are opaque pale colors. I picked up this green and I love it!! My ring is a fun one from Stella & Dot.

I loved how these monogram earrings matched my Masters green gear. My dad got to go this year and brought home this fabulous quarter zip. It’s some comfy!

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Favorite 5: GREAT IDEAS!! We were celebrating Jamie’s birthday two weeks ago and Kerry had her birthday candles in a mason jar. I thought it was the best idea! You always know what candles you have and they aren’t scattered in baggies in the pantry. They look pretty too!

Favorite 6: BOOKS! I have been reading up a storm lately. The list of books nominated for the Black-Eyed Susan Award for the 2021-22 school year was release last week. So far I’ve read a few graphic novels, most of the picture books, and I am on my second novel. I love children’s books, of course because I am an elementary school librarian, so it’s been a really fun week of reading! I also picked up a few of the 6-9th grade nominees for Jack to start reading.

Happy Birthday Luke!
Tuesday Book Release Day / Tuesday Talk
This or That Books

We have a fairly normal weekend planned. Luke has soccer and lacrosse. Jack has baseball and swim. Jeff and Jack will try to squeeze in 9 holes if the weather holds up. I’m going to visit the pool 😎 and cheer everyone on all weekend long! Have a great weekend full of sunshine and books!

6 thoughts on “Friday Favorites – 4/23/21

  1. jgalvinwhite says:

    I like Luke’s thinking with all the celebrating! Your ring is so pretty and I love the lemon necklace. And I’m stealing the candle idea. Genius. Have a great weekend!

  2. rawsonjl says:

    Birthday candles in a mason jar is genius! I love that Luke talked you into multiple treats for his birthday– that’s so smart of him.

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