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Five Things

Hello! Happy Friday! Once again illness has struck our house. I’m beginning to wonder if BG has in fact had 3 colds in 3 weeks or if it’s the same lingering virus or if it’s allergies or if she just really likes staying home from school. (My money is on option 4.) But, as always, it’s nice to take a day and be home in the midst of a really busy season on our calendar. Here are a few things on my mind this (busy) week:

1. The Roaring 20s. A few weeks ago, I started watching Z: The Beginning of Everything, and then I got a virus and spent a couple of days in bed and binge-watched the rest of Season 1. And now, this weekend is Bunco, and it’s Gatsby themed. I dug through my closet to find all things that might work. (There was more than I thought. I can’t say no to vintage sequins.) I’ve started searching Pinterest for all things Gatsby. And requesting Fitzgerald books at the library. I might be a little obsessed.


(My friend, Arlene, and I wore these outfits to a Gatsby party last year. All thrifted, including the faux fur.)


2.This quote. This is why, when given a choice, you should definitely choose the sequins.


3. My new favorite treat. It tastes like dessert, but you can call it “snack.” That’s what I call it every afternoon when I have it. There’s not really a recipe – just dump and stir – but here’s my best guess at proportions:

  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • a few chocolate chips (for the kids) or little bit of chopped up baking chocolate (for me – I prefer dark chocolate and I like how it looks like sprinkles!)

Yesterday, for a snack for BG,  I mixed up a batch for dipping apples, but instead of vanilla, I added a dash of cinnamon. Also delicious.

4. I Trained Myself to be Less Busy. This was a great read, especially in a season of our lives where I feel very, very busy.

5. James Corden’s parents are adorable.

Hope you have a lovely weekend! Thanks for reading!



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