Friday Favorites #4

Hello and happy Friday to you! What’s everyone got planned for the weekend? I’ve got a brunch with my women’s bible study tomorrow morning, a birthday party, post-church celebration and who knows what else! Hopefully lots of outdoor time with family and friends. I find myself already dreading the winter months even though it feels too early to be worried about that. I just don’t want to be stuck inside! Moving on from that thought, I hope that you’ve all had a good week and if you’re interested in some of the things I’ve been loving this week, keep on scrolling.

5 Minute Lunches

I’ve discovered a secret for super quick (and healthy) lunches. This past week James and I have been filling our mornings with lots of activities. It’s been a lot of fun but we’ve been coming home around lunchtime starving and cranky. Needless to say, there isn’t much time to throw lunch together before we both collapse into a meltdown. I sound dramatic, but you get the idea. Lunches have been so rushed in fact, that I’ve barely taken any photos and I’m usually really good about food photos these days. My lunchtime secret is this, use leftovers to make a salad. That’s what I’ve been doing all week and it has actually worked. Granted, salads tend to only keep me satisfied for an hour or so and I always eat a snack while James is napping in the afternoon, but it’s enough to get me through the lunchtime craziness and fill my body with some decent nutrition. I buy a large box of mixed greens every week which is the base of every salad, and I’ve topped my salads this week with all kinds of random fridge items. Earlier this week I noticed a lot of deli meat and cheese so I made a chef salad of sorts. I’ve also enjoyed salads topped with roasted veggie and pesto couscous and find that I barely need to add dressing to that combo. I made a black bean and corn salad on Tuesday night and Wednesday for lunch I topped my mixed greens with that along with a BBQ ranch dressing, literally just BBQ sauce and ranch mixed together in a small container and poured it on my salad with some crushed up tortilla chips. Kind of like the pancake situation over here, I eat a lot of salad. And I get sick of it. So I find the best way to keep salad interesting is to try new combinations, and leftovers have proven to add pizazz to my salads this week.

Wireless Bras

Yup, they’re going on the list. Ever since giving birth to James I stopped wearing all of my wire-lined bras because of nursing and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to go back. My favorite nursing bras are this one from Amazon, and this one from Gap (unfortunately sold out right now). Honestly I still wear those bras even though I’m not nursing because they are so comfortable. I’ve also been wearing my favorite wireless bra from Aerie, and so bummed that they are sold out right now because I could use a new one. With all of the wireless bras on the market these days, does anyone still wear one with wire? If so, is it comfortable? I put on an old bra the other day (it’s practically new), but the wire was so uncomfortable and irritating. Thank you for the invention of wireless!

Cardomom & Vevitir Candle

Currently in love with this candle from Target. I ordered it for my sister for her birthday after I fell in love with the scent the other day browsing Target. I haven’t bought one for myself (I feel like I need a reason?), so I can’t remember the smell enough to describe it accurately, but it was addicting. If you’re looking for something special to give yourself or a loved one, I would highly recommend this candle.

Diaper Wipes for Household Cleaning

Yes, I now use diaper wipes for household cleaning. Hello motherhood. In particular dusting, but really any area of the apartment that needs a wipe down. There are so many cleaning products to choose from, but one afternoon I noticed dust sitting on all of our surfaces and I had a pack of diaper wipes close by, so I pulled a few out and started dusting. They worked wonderfully! I have to credit my mom for the idea because she used to wet down a paper towel and use it as a dusting rag. Diaper wipes are way cheaper than paper towels, they are soft, and perfectly moist. Give it a try!

Trader Joe’s Focaccia Bread with Roasted Tomato & Parmesan

This bread. I’m in heaven. It’s SO GOOD you guys! Head on over to Trader Joe’s ASAP and get yourselves a loaf. What an awesome grocery store. Wegmans is my first and forever love, but Trader Joe’s is close behind. I haven’t bought a disappointing product yet!

As usual I’m curious…

What are you loving this week?

I hope that you have a great weekend friends! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Author:

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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