Friday Favorites #1

Hello and happy Friday to you! I hope that you’ve had a lovely week and are looking forward to the long weekend ahead! Weekends don’t look quite the same being married to a pastor, typically Josiah has Friday-Saturday off. I’ll take an early start to the weekend though! The weather looks a little gloomy with 100% chance of rain today. Some indoor fun seems like it will be on the agenda! I’ll be sure to let you know if we do anything particularly exciting.

After a slightly heavy blog post yesterday I wanted to lighten things up around here and share a roundup of my favorite things from the week. This post is inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Julie at PBFingers, who always shares what she has been loving at the end of every week. Julie is very good about sharing new products, books, etc., but I am going to write this post at a slightly different angle, keep reading to see some of my weekly favorites below!

Favorite Meal: So technically I am going to cheat a little on this one and throw a prediction out that tonight’s dinner of homemade Stromboli is going to take first place for meals of the week. I started making homemade stromboli a few months ago and I am completely obsessed. It is like a loaf of really good italian bread and a gooey cheesy pizza all wrapped up in one. As a major carb and cheese lover, I just can’t resist. I plan to make a pepperoni and salami stromboli along with a peppers, onions and spinach stromboli tonight. YUM!

Favorite Sweet Treat: I’m torn on this one! We’ve had two desserts that have really hit the spot this week. Earlier in the week I was able to run over to Green Hills Farms which is a local grocery store with an amazing bakery to get some of their freshly made donuts. I swear I walk into the bakery section of that store and am immediately overwhelmed by all of the choices every time. It all looks so good! I managed to settle on 5 donut flavors, and on Monday night I cut them all up so that we could “sample” a little bit of everything. I might have gone to bed with a slight stomachache from eating so many donuts. Worth it.

Favorite Sweet Treat #2: The other sweet treat that deserves a highlight this week are the Trader Joe’s Brownie Crisp Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches that we throughly enjoyed last night while watching TV. I cannot take credit for discovering these gems on my own, one of my favorite bloggers highlighted them in a list of her favorite Trader Joe’s products and her recommendation didn’t disappoint. I am a wimp when it comes to caffeine, so although I enjoyed my first bite or two of the bar, I ultimately resorted to a bowl of vanilla ice cream drizzled with chocolate sauce as my dessert because these bars taste like they might have a full cup of coffee in them. So good though!

Favorite Mom Moment: James is officially walking! It has been so much fun to watch him walk around and explore the world on his feet this week. It is still a learning curve for him, but he impresses me more and more each day with his newfound mobility.

Favorite TV Show: We essentially binge watched a series this week on Netflix called Million Dollar Beach House. It was a really easy show to fly through, the episodes are less than 30 minutes long. I’m not really sure what our expectations for this show were, the name alone sounded appealing to me. It was an interesting show. I’m highlighting it on Friday Favorites because it was the best show we watched this week, but the level of drama in this show is insane. I guess if you’re a fan of The Bachelor level drama, this is the show for you!

Favorite Fashion Find: Now I’m not out at the mall every week buying cute new clothes, I wish. In fact, with having a baby last year in addition to being in quarantine most of the year it has been a hot minute since I’ve bought any new clothes for myself. After going through most of my clothes this week in an effort to organize my messy closet, I discovered that my summer wardrobe is seriously lacking. Aside from some really old cotton T-shirts that I’ve collected over the years, I don’t own much in terms of casual summer clothing. After our swim session at the YMCA this week James was in a pretty good mood so we decided to swing into LLBean quick and I was able to snag two new T-shirts. I consider LLBean to be quite pricy compared to other stores I like to shop at, but I completely stand behind the quality of clothing you get for the price. I have T-shirts from other stores that will ultimately get holes in them from the material being so thin, the LLBean shirts I own on the other hand look and feel just as good today as they did on day one. I’ll consider it a slow but steady start to sprucing up the summer wardrobe!

Question of the Day: What have you been loving this week?

Have a great day my friends!


Hi I'm Rae and I am a pastor's wife and mom to our one year old son James. I recently started blogging as a way to share my recovery journey from an eating disorder, as well as married life, motherhood, food, and faith. Hop along for the ride, I’m glad you’re here!

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