Friday Issues #476 – Brown Eyed Baker

1. Final Friday, Dominic graduated from kindergarten! He has come a phenomenally great distance this 12 months, and I couldn’t be extra happy with him. He began the varsity 12 months attending by way of iPad solely three days after his final radiation therapy and was lastly given the go-ahead to attend in individual on the finish of September. He has grown and realized a lot this 12 months, and he continues to amaze us every day 💙

2. He and Isabelle have been having fun with their summer time break! They love driving on the facet of the massive cart at Costco and pushing their very own little carts on the grocery retailer. Although Dominic most positively “outlets” along with his personal cart like he’s on an episode of Grocery store Sweep 😂 We go insanely early within the morning, so fortunately, the shop is principally empty lol.

3. Immediately is Joseph’s final day of faculty! In order of this afternoon, we’re all formally on summer time break, whew!

4. Let’s speak instructor items… whereas mine are already wrapped up because the college 12 months is over, I’m interested by what you do, OR! In case you’re a instructor, what do you most respect? I just lately noticed that somebody items their youngsters’ lecturers Stanley Tumblers, which looks like one thing enjoyable for summer time (I’ve additionally seen wonderful critiques for the Simple Modern version, which is extra economical and broadly accessible). Our college retains a doc on the guardian portal of the entire lecturers’ favourite issues, which makes shopping for issues like sweet, flowers, reward playing cards, and so on., simple since you understand what everybody likes!

I like the concept Kendra from The Lazy Genius coined known as “Decide Once” – a system you’ll be able to replicate repeatedly, so that you’re not all the time ranging from scratch, attempting to think about issues 12 months after 12 months. Considered one of my favourite Instagram follows, @haleywynndesigns, does a tremendous job of implementing this with items. So, I’m attempting to give you some concepts to keep away from reinventing the wheel subsequent 12 months 🙃

5. This week, I polished up the next recipes to make them even simpler to observe and included extra ideas for profitable execution (bonus: they’re all nice for summer time!): Angel Meals Cake, Peanut Butter Brownies, and Quiche Lorraine. Comfortable Baking! 😍

6. I lastly began Demon Copperhead and haven’t gotten very far into it, however to this point, so good! I do know once I talked about it a few weeks in the past, a few of you actually cherished it, and a few disliked it. I’ll preserve you posted on my ideas!

7. This previous week, I made this cilantro-orange chicken recipe and served it with yellow rice, black beans, and diced mango. It was so scrumptious, tremendous simple, and better of all, everybody in our household ate it! That hardly ever, if ever, occurs 🫠 I extremely advocate this meal!!

8. If in case you have summery stuff you’re trying to purchase, Amazon has an enormous Memorial Day Weekend sale proper now that features particular dwelling and outside offers.

9. This previous week, we watched the mini-series Our Home (on PBS) and it was craaaaaaazy. I used to be hooked!

10. TGIF! These pups love to provide and get affection and Dominic loves them so, a lot ❤️