Happy Friday! While I certainly can’t keep track of my days, I am happy for Friday and maybe a little break from our routine. I hope you are staying healthy. We have had sunshine the last few days and I have to say it has exponentially helped lift my family’s moods. I am thankful that we are stuck at home in a season when the weather is getting better. Can you imagine if this was at the start of the winter?! As usual, I am sharing some Friday Favorites in home, style and family! It is nice and light distraction from everything else that is going on.
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One // Sunny Days
The mostly nice weather has really been keeping us sane this week. Sunday, we took advantage of the nice day and created a “Happiness Walk” for our neighbors. Unfortunately it rained the next day, but the kids are planning to create another one this week.
Two// Latest TV Shows
Thank goodness there are some good TV shows these days. This past week, my husband and I watched all of the Little Fires Everywhere episodes that have been released. I read the book and loved it. So far, the show matches with the book and I think Reese Witherspoon does an excellent job portraying the mom.
Also, a friend recommended Tiger King on Netflix and we watched the entire documentary this week. I am not sure how even to describe the show..and if you have been watching it, you know what I mean. But it is very fascinating and it really gives you a lot to think about.
I do not know what we will watch next, so please send any recommendations!
Also, if you are looking for some fun movies to watch with your kids, I thought this list of Family Movies from the 80’s was so good! We have covered a bunch of these but there are still some we have yet to watch with the kids.
Three // Easter Shopping with Target and Amazon
I have to admit that I am really bummed about not getting to shop for Easter Baskets at the stores. It is fun coming up with treats for the kids’ Easter baskets. Certainly, you can find a lot online and I am making the best of it (as I am sure you are too!). But I usually fill the baskets with some Dollar Store and Target finds besides a few bigger items.
Here are a few things I ordered from Target and Amazon. I got each of the boys a Lego set and my 13 year old daughter the watercolor set. Then, I got new water bottles and a set of water balloons for each of the kids. Plus, I got each of the kids a summer set of pjs. Now, I just need to fill the baskets with the candy I ordered from Target. It was a little tougher doing all the shopping online. But. I know the kids are excited for Easter and they will love it all.
Stem Building Set (Big Sale on this set!)
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Four// Spring Decor
This week, we were looking for a little distraction so we pulled all of our Easter decor out. Even if we will be stuck at home on Easter, I still wanted to decorate. The kids appreciated seeing all the Easter decorations and I think it keeps things normal when you continue on with traditions.
Five // Spring Style
Earlier this week, I received my latest Stitch Fix box. While I am not leaving the house anytime soon, it was fun to try on some spring clothes. I have found that getting showered and dressed every single day is keeping my sanity. Admittedly, pre-Corona, I was often in work out clothes for most of the day. But, since there is little I can control right now, it is nice to get dressed and have a sense of purpose.
My Stitch Fix spring box was filled with light colors and spring styles. You can head to this post to see what I kept and what I returned.
Six // School at Home Schedule
We are wrapping up with week 2 of our school at home schedule. I have to say that this week went a lot smoother than last week. I am so grateful that our school has all the assignments laid out. It really makes me give home school moms so much credit because I can not imagine having to come up with lessons plans PLUS support and teach the kids. Anyway, now that our schedule is working out pretty well, I shared our flexible daily routine in this post.
Our routine is a work in progress and there are some days things don't go exactly on schedule but having a plan really helps us stay on track.