So, how many of you ended up with that super soft sweater from Target last week? I definitely heard from a few of you that it ended up in your shopping cart! This week has been full of message prep for a sermon I’m giving on Sunday, turning in a book proposal draft, and A LOT of snow days.
So many snow days.
And now we’re headed into a 4 day weekend, which means my daughter has had exactly 2 days of school this week. Yay. So awesome. Send help.
Here are this week’s favorites!
Target Wenda Cut-Out Bootie – I’ve had my eye on these for a few weeks and finally grabbed a pair (somehow when I have a speaking engagement I feel like I need a new accessory…or outfit…). These definitely live up to the hype and are really comfortable, although I typically wear a 7.5 or an 8 and a 7 fit best in these, so it was worth going into the store to try them on first.
Chocolate Protein Waffle Recipe – I have a few unopened boxes of Shakeology in our kitchen and have been trying to find ways to use it. I used to drink it daily, and probably should start again. But this waffle recipe was super easy (you put it all in a blender and mix) and yummy. It’s definitely a keeper.
Kids Baking Championship – One of our favorite shows to watch as a family, Kids Baking Championship is a perfect blend of creativity, cute kids, and fun hosts. This year I made Matt and Madi choose who they thought would be in the top 3 after the first episode and I have our results in a sealed envelope. So now we’re all secretly cheering for our picks and hoping we’re right! And also secretly trading looks over Madi’s head about the annoying kids and how glad we are when they get kicked off.
The Story of Us – I am, admittedly, a sucker for a Hallmark movie. I have the app, I check off the movies I’ve watched, and I get REALLY excited when the main character is an author. They always manage to capture the struggle well. This movie was just on the other week and is about an ADORABLE bookstore…the kind I would love to work in one day. Maybe if Madi picks up some lessons from the baking championship kids, she can be the bookstore cafe chef while I play matchmaker with shoppers and books.
Paint Your Own Pottery – A few weeks ago Madi earned a trip to a place near us called Create-a-Palooza where she could paint her own pottery. While we were there she made the cutest little tiger as a Valentine’s Day gift for her teacher, and the whole time we sat there she told me how much fun she was having. She’s been asking to go again since we walked out the door. I love finding ways to encourage her talents (and I had a lot of fun, too! WAY better than playing with dolls.)
I have the absolute honor of leading a breakout workshop on Holy Hustle at this event in April, and I would LOVE for you to join us! If you register before March 1st you can snag the early bird rate, and if you’re from out of town there are some hotel deals as well. It would be a really fun girls weekend and a time to grow in your leadership skills under the teaching of some really amazing women!