First and foremost – who else is seeing grass for the first time in 2 weeks or so? We got a decent sized rain storm + warm weather on Wednesday followed by more warmer weather and there is officially grass! And a very swamped yard. But still, grass! Our poor sump pump has been working overtime, but you know, whatever. Things I’m not okay with are the muddy paw prints Cooper brings in each of the 57,34o,118,428 times he goes out each day. Thank goodness for Swiffer Wet Jet.
Also making me happy – it’s Friday! While Friday as a SAHM has a different meaning than someone who works a traditional M-F 9-5, it’s still exciting. Plus, it means Alex will be home for dinner tomorrow night (he works Saturdays early) and that his day off on Sunday is almost here!
If you want to check out past Friday Favorites fun, you can head over here!
Favorite Meal: One Pan Chicken, Veggies, and Quinoa. How tasty does this look? Super easy, customizable, healthy and safe for multiple different allergies!
Favorite Decoration DIY: Sentimental Carved Heart Wood Slice. As if I need more arts and craft tool… but I really need a wood burner! This DIY is too cute and super simple!
Favorite Bowl: Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl. I’m not a huge smoothie person, but I keep thinking I would love smoothie bowls. And what better combo than PB&J?! This is unreal.
Favorite Drink: Grapefruit Hibiscus Margarita. When I do drink, which I mean, pregnancy+nursing+pregnancy = not in a long time, I only drink fruity, girly drinks. Let’s just say, I totally need to get those breastmilk test strips so I can try this ASAP once this little guy comes on out.
Favorite Crafty: 101 Free Adult Color Pages. If you like coloring, please do yourself a favor and check out this link! All of these coloring pages are cute, printable and FREE. And they’re good ones, not cheesy looking poo ones.
Favorite Party: Homemade French Onion Dip. GIVE ME. Seriously, there are few things in this world that I love as much as French Onion Dip. If I go to a party, I will hover over it. A homemade version? Yeah. Home run.
Favorite Door Decor: How to Make a Beautiful Succulents Wreath. Here is where I wish I had a semblance of a green thumb because these are so gorgeous! I am envious of all of you who can keep things alive. I know succulents are apparently pretty hard to kill, but I’m not buying it.
Favorite Heart-Shaped: Sweetheart Pot Stickers. How cute are these? I love how simple and adorable this little Valentine’s Day treat is. If you’re interested in more heart-shaped eats, be sure to head over here tomorrow for a super fun heart-shaped food round-up!
Favorite Mom: Stop Telling Me to “Enjoy Every Moment.” This is a pretty big pet peeve for me. Any mom of littles will tell you that they have heard the phrase, “enjoy every moment,” or some variation of that at least 100 times. I loved this line, “You can hate the right now, and still know that you will miss it later. That is okay.”
How to be a Friendly Blogger.
The Early Years: Missed Milestones.
8 Things No One Tells You About Having Kids. <– Little Baby Garvin, AKA I love this woman.
How to Plank Walls (for Cheap!)
Maple Bacon Popcorn.
Mini Thesaurus for Writers.
The Perfect Sleeping Positions to Fix Common Body Problems. Not sure how real/reliable this is, but super interesting!
If you missed anything posted here on Morgan Manages Mommyhood this week, be sure to check ’em out!
The Only Rule You Need to Maintain a Tidy Home
Best of the Weekend: A Whole Lotta Nothin
How to Make Your Own Cleaning Schedule
What I Ate Wednesday: Bringing Healthy Back
On Feeling Old When You’re Not