Issues I am Loving Friday #477

Hey from the Sunshine State! Florida definitely has delivered on the sunny climate entrance and our boys are sporting summer season tans, sun-kissed cheeks and salty hair continuous. Our children love Florida year-round however Florida in the summertime is one thing particular for our seashore and pool-loving children. We’ve been absorbing all of the household time we are able to currently and the prolonged time we spend in Florida in the summertime is one thing we stay up for all yr!

At present shall be an extra-special day for our household as a result of Chase turns 8 years previous tomorrow and we’re kicking off his birthday celebrations with a household farm day at present! Hopefully he’ll take pleasure in a day of cattle, wagon rides, bounce homes, pony rides and outdoors playtime!

I hope to share extra on the weblog subsequent week however till then, carry on scrolling for this week’s roundup of Friday favorites! Get pleasure from your weekend, my associates!

Issues I’m Loving Friday

The pool and the seashore are two of our boys’ favourite locations to be and with temperatures that make you’re feeling such as you’re on the floor of the solar, water-based actions reign supreme throughout our summertime Florida visits! We’ve spent numerous hours within the solar, sand and surf and it’s been a blast. It’s enjoyable to see what appeals to every of the boys; Chase loves nothing greater than catching little fish, crabs and different creatures within the tide swimming pools, Rhett loves making “drip drop castles” within the sand and Ryder is all about swimming within the pool for hours. Even Pepper received in on the seashore motion throughout the dog-friendly early morning hours on Jax Seaside!

Typically taking of venture on attire with minimal opinions pays off! That definitely was the case with this three-pack of seamless tanks I ordered on Amazon. Although there have been solely 24 opinions, they had been nice and most talked about the crazy-soft cloth and luxury degree of the tanks. I wasn’t positive what to anticipate however I used to be searching for a cushty tank that might work for exercises, lounging and in addition look cute below jumpsuits, rompers and slouchy sweaters. I liked the ribbed look of the tanks and figured I ought to give them a shot. The minute I slipped one on, I used to be offered! They’re comfy sufficient to sleep in (really!) and I’ve been carrying them on repeat throughout our time in Florida. I preserve checking again for a restock as a result of I’m decided to nab the white and grey tanks so as to add to my assortment, too. For many who additionally love the True & Co. racerback bra I beforehand talked about, it really works completely below these thanks! Additionally, for sizing reference, I ordered an XS/S and the scale labored nicely for me. I’ve a really small chest so preserve that in thoughts in case you have a bigger bust!

Ever since Jeremiah’s opened up close to my mother and father’ place a number of years in the past, it’s a must-visit spot for us once we come to Jacksonville. It takes me and Ryan again to our faculty days once we’d go to the Jeremiah’s throughout the road from UCF on a weekly foundation. You possibly can’t go fallacious with cookies ‘n’ cream, Scoop Froggy Frog (mint chocolate chip) or cotton sweet combined with their vanilla or swirl mushy serve ice cream.

The Guilt Trip book Sandie Jones

My score: B- 

This guide fell solidly within the “meh” class of novels for me. It’s the form of guide you proceed studying as a result of it’s attention-grabbing sufficient however it falls brief in quite a lot of methods, most notably within the funding class. I by no means felt totally invested within the guide and I believe quite a lot of that needed to do with the shortage of character growth and the truth that I by no means actually cared about any of the characters on this guide. They had been all a bit of flat and all the story felt surface-level however it had sufficient intrigue in it to maintain me plugging alongside.

The guide begins when three {couples} depart for Portugal for the marriage of Ali and Will. Rachel is married Jack, the groom-to-be’s brother and her long-time greatest pal Noah is married to her present greatest pal, Paige. Everyone seems to be sharing a shocking villa as the massive day approaches and whereas the journey must be perfection because of beautiful views and long-time friendships, secrets and techniques shortly start to emerge and questions come up which have the buddies questioning every part, most notably one another.

The Blame Game: A Novel: Jones, Sandie: 9781250836908: Books

My score: B

I flip-flopped forwards and backwards from studying The Blame Game at night time to listening to the audiobook model throughout small pockets of time whereas multitasking throughout the daytime. It was a brilliant quick learn with numerous twists and turns up till the very finish. I discovered it a bit of predictable at occasions and missing in character growth and believability however it was entertaining sufficient that I discovered myself searching for moments to pop in an ear bud or flip by a number of pages earlier than mattress.

Naomi is a psychologist specializing in home abuse, a profession she selected, largely, attributable to her traumatic previous. She can’t assist however really feel invested in her shoppers lives and their security to the purpose that she often oversteps and features are blurred between her skilled and private lives. She quickly finds herself providing the vacant flat she and her husband personal to her consumer Jacob who desperately wants to depart his abusive spouse. When Jacob goes lacking, Naomi is confused and apprehensive… after which she’s a suspect.

Cinnamon Ice Cream (My favourite do-it-yourself ice cream recipe! The perfect served with heat oatmeal apple crisp!)

Where to Meet Mom Friends (With out household close to us in North Carolina I don’t know what I’d do with out the mother associates I met after Chase was born. They’re an enormous blessing in my life and this publish particulars the place/how I met most of them!)

Query of the Day

What’s one factor making you smile this week?