Friday Favorites

As I am sitting in my office typing this up in live time, I can see the sun coming down on the front half of my neighborhood from the window. Hallelujah! The weather didn’t get as bad here yesterday as they predicted, but it still was an ugly day full of uncertainty.

We have slowed down a little at work, so I am hoping to take advantage of some time outside today with Zoe. But also, the state of the real estate market is a huge question mark right now and it makes me uneasy.

I have seen so many people post the Hell Zone twitter post this week. Here it is if you don’t know what I am talking about…

The Midult (@themidult) | Twitter

I have to say, I feel like I dip in and out of hell zone. Anyone else?

I have been taking my aggression out on our kitchen floors with the spin mop I ordered last week and a $20 box of powdered Tide. I think we have all fallen hard for the gocleanco account. I posted a story on my mop yesterday, and a local friend who isn’t a blogger was like “OMG I JUST BOUGHT THAT MOP BECAUSE OF THOSE BITCHES! ” So their reach is wide right now. (Can we all agree they work for O-Cedar or Tide??) At least we all have clean houses. Until your three year old spills chocolate milk all over the floor an hour after you cleaned them. My life right now.

Favorite Purchase: After weeks of looking at different outdoor furniture, we ordered some a few days ago! I cannot wait until it comes in!!!! We have an amazing back deck that has plenty of room for all of this, plus a dining table that I want to add later on. I thought I wanted a sectional, and that is what I had been looking at. But the more I thought about it, the more I decided that a couch and chairs was going to be the better route for us and how our deck is set up. I found a picture of it styled, and I have been dreaming of what kind of pillows and side table I want to get. We already have an outdoor rug to go with it!

Patio & Garden in 2020 | Patio lounge furniture, Deck furniture ...

Favorite Recipe: I made some parmesan meatballs earlier this week that turned out amazing. There are no breadcrumbs so they are keto friendly and super simple. Zoe kept saying “mmm mmmm mmmm these are delicious!!!!” after every bite, and dancing in her chair. So clearly she approves. I will try to share the recipe next week. If you can call it a recipe. They don’t look like much. I wasn’t really planning on sharing a picture, may need to make them again to make them look pretty hahaha.

Favorite Moments: Trying to make the most out of our time at home. And stay sane juggling work and homeschooling and just coming up with things to keep the kid happy. We both have our moments where we are over all this, and sometimes it happens at the same time. Lord help us! But I have really been enjoying quiet afternoons outside.

Or turning Tuesday into a special princess party breakfast, making banana nut muffins and using our fancy cupcake liners left over from Zoe’s birthday.

And these two are pretty sweet together. Even if someone can be a grumpy old man sometimes.

Favorite Funnies:

Let's laugh take two! - The Enchanted Home
Laugh Break #Humor #FunnyMemes – A Zebra’s Life
Funny Pictures For Today (#101) – Funnyfoto | Funny Pictures - Videos - Gifs - Page 75
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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer April 24, 2020 at 9:07 am

    Are we on the same page this week or what?! I love the furniture you guys picked out! And all of these pics of Zoe are what I need right now!

  • Reply laura April 24, 2020 at 10:18 am

    That pic of Z and Mac…. heart eye emojis everywhere. I so wish we had that patio – you’re going to have to kick me out of your house when I’m able to come over and see people again. It’s just been a shitshow week and I’m so glad it’s over. Hope we get some pretty weather for the weekend!

  • Reply Sierra April 24, 2020 at 10:37 am

    I feel you. We have good days and bad days. Unfortunately a lot of it seems to be dictated by our weather. If it’s nice and we can get outside everyone is in a better mood. That mop looked awesome! My floors needs to be done so bad. I love the patio set you went with! Cracking up at the teacher meme. Hope you have a nice weekend!

  • Reply Danielle April 24, 2020 at 11:10 am

    I am definitely dipping in and out of hell too. It is so tough. I am hoping that things are going to bounce back soon. I love that mop so much. So glad you are too. And yes to the tide with it. Such a cool idea. Love seeing the photos of Zoe and your pup. Have a good weekend!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent April 24, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Your outdoor furniture!!! Yep – I’d move there.
    Your sweet Zoe – she always makes me smile.
    That ELF meme cracked me up

  • Reply Kristin Darhower April 24, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    I love outdoor furniture…I feel like it always takes such a beating if you don’t live in, like, southern California though!

  • Reply Andrea Nine April 25, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    I’m having a hell zone kind of day today! LOL! I absolutely love your outdoor furniture and I cannot wait for your meatball recipe! Hope you’re enjoying a great weekend girl! Hugs to you all!

  • Reply Carly April 27, 2020 at 7:32 am

    Yesss that tweet– so accurate! I still haven’t checked out that cleaning account, but I’m sure I will cave soon. Love your new outdoor furniture, you guys have such a great deck area.

  • Reply Biana April 27, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Your outdoor area is going to be like an oasis – I’m jealous! ALso pretty jealous of the warm weather – some days we’re still wearing our winter coats AHHHH! I can totally relate to the what the hell zone, multiple times a week I think about it! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag April 27, 2020 at 9:28 am

    I absolutely adore all of your funnies. They just make me laugh. I especially love the parent-teacher conference one.

    And those meatballs look amazing, and yes, please share the recipe!!!

    Aw, I love the princess breakfast. I’m sure it’s tough to find things to do with a little one stuck at the house all day, every day.

    LOVE the outdoor furniture.


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