It is Friday. After four gray days, the sun returned yesterday. All the happy emoji. I figured out about Kroger coupons on their app. And surprisingly, they had a lot of natural/organic ones. I felt like I was winning when I made it through a grocery run with all three kids, saved 19% and was out of there in 47 minutes. I haven’t had a shower, and I’m wearing the same clothes I was yesterday, but whatever. I don’t want to get too carried away with all that overachievingness. A few recent favorites…
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp: I know I’m late to this one. I tried to read it a few years ago and just couldn’t get into it. I checked it out from the library and tried it again. This time, I couldn’t put it down. I think I needed it for this season.
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton: This is one of those books where you keep jumping between decades getting different pieces of the story until the whole thing comes together in the end. I love that kind of book.
The Lake House by Kate Morton: Same author and style as the one above. I really liked this one, but for me the ending was just a little too “30 minute sitcom.” That’s all I’ll say because I don’t want to spoil anything. Even so, I still loved reading this one, and I’m going to look at the library today for more from Kate Morton.
Grove Collaborative Candles from ePantry: These are my new favorite candles, especially the blood orange scent. I get them from ePantry. I’ve started getting my cleaning supplies from here, so I don’t have to go to Target. I’ve decided it’s better for me if I just don’t see those Target end caps. They get me every. single. time. Especially this time of year when everything is colorful and cheery! But I can’t want what I don’t know is there. So, I’ve started ordering G’s diapers on subscription service from Target.com and all the other stuff I would usually get on a Target run I can order from ePantry.com. (FYI, that link is one of those referral ones. It gets you a $10 credit and gives me one too.) I love that the candles are in mason jars that can be reused, but how do I get the last of the wax out? Does anyone know?
Party Mug by Lindsay Letters: Matt got me one of these as a happy for Valentine’s Day. It is matte fluorescent pink. I think that’s all I need to say about that. #hearteyes #caffeine
Ok to Wake Alarm Clock: I saw my friend Lindsey mention this, and I immediately ordered one. My girls are part rooster–one especially so. And their waking time was creeping earlier and earlier. We’ve used it for a week, and it has made a BIG difference. I’m not sure if they are sleeping a lot later, but they are staying in their beds quietly so that the rest of us can sleep. In short, worth every penny.
Sara’s Lasagna from Savor: This lasagna is very chunky and vegetable-y which I love. I am not a fan of meals with only one texture. And the sheer amount of spinach in this makes me feel healthy. (The cheese–not so much–but so good.) It is a perfect couch date meal. Put the kids down a little early, pull out the nice dishes, light a candle, and find a cozy spot on the couch. That’s our plan tonight.