Hi Everyone! Happy March! As per the usual Friday routine,  I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites. I’ll share a peek into our last few days and some of my favorites of the week.


1.) Fun Mail

In case you missed my post on Monday, I shared my latest Trendsend box! I don’t always luck out as well as I did with my order this month! So many fun finds and most of them on sale!

My daughter also received a fun delivery with her Owl Crate, Jr box! She absolutely LOVES this subscription box. We got her a subscription at Christmas and she said it was her favorite gift. The theme of the box was Sugar and Spice. All the items including the book were centered on the theme of cooking!

Gift Idea for Tweens; Book Subscription Box

We love that the Owl Crate Jr. box is a mix of book plus little goodies. The books are always one you don’t see at the bookstore. You can use my affiliate link at Owl Crate Jr. and use coupon code SUMMERILL for 10% off your order! (It’s a little confusing on the website because it says that this month’s boxes are sold out, but if you actually click on subscribe, you can place an order. Just an FYI!)

2.) Saving Time with Dinner Planning

Well, we didn’t exactly stick to the menu plan I posted last week. My husband ended up being out of town for a few days, which means we have quick and easy dinners. We did make the Whole 30 and Paleo Pizza Potato Skins and these will definitely be made again!

Favorite Whole 30 Dinner Idea

This weekend I have big plans to do some snack prepping (which I will share with you on Monday). I want to spend a few hours prepping healthy snacks and  quick breakfasts. I’m hoping that by taking the time to prep, it will be quicker and easier to pack school lunches and allow for easy after school snacks!

Our dinner menu for the week:

Friday: Pizza and Salad

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Salmon and Pasta

Monday: Cobb Salad

Tuesday: Taco Bowls

Wednesday: One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken and Vegetables

Thursday: Leftovers




3.) Getting Ready for Spring

A few warm days this week sure got us excited about spring time! My kids reminded me that March 1st means it’s time to eat Lucky Charms and plan a leprechaun trap! The last few years I’ve left the trap building to the kids and my husband and I plan out a little scavenger hunt for them. At the end of the hunt, they each receive several gold coins. While they are always disappointed that they don’t catch the leprechaun, they don’t mind getting some money!

St. Patrick's Day Lightbox Style

Do you do anything festive for St. Patrick’s Day?


4.) Car Dreaming

Last Friday, I had a great time at the Cleveland Auto Show as part of a media event. It was the first event I’ve gotten to go to as a blogger and I enjoyed meeting local bloggers.

Cleveland Auto Show: Family Fun Activity

I also got to scout out all the cars so we can start dreaming about our next car. My husband has had his car for 11 years! I think it’s time to consider a new one. There is still time to attend the Cleveland Auto show as it runs until Sunday, March 4th!



That about wraps up my favorites from the week! I hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Amanda on March 2, 2018 at 6:46 am

    I have a tendency to stray from my meal plan LOL a lot!!! Loving that outfit on you, girl! Have a terrific weekend.

    • Jaclyn on March 2, 2018 at 7:01 am

      Glad I’m not the only one! Have a great weekend too!

  2. Cat on March 2, 2018 at 7:06 am

    I’m glad I hoped over from the link-up, I’m from the Cleveland area too! And thank you for sharing the cute plates and totes. I think they are really cute and want to look through for something for my boys. Have a great weekend!

    • Jaclyn on March 2, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Yay I love connecting with local bloggers! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on March 2, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Those potato skins looks amazing!!! Happy Friday Jaclyn!

  4. Rechelle on March 2, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Yum, those pizza potato skins look great! Love the happy mail too! Enjoy your weekend 🙂

  5. Erin on March 2, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I’m going to look into those subscription boxes! What age is the one your daughter gets for?! And love those personalized plates and totes! Happy Friday! xo

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