Happy Friday! As always, I'm linking up for Five on Friday today.
1. It's Still Summertime!
As much as I love Fall and all things pumpkin, I also LOVE summer. I was born and raised in Miami, FL, where it's summertime nearly all year round. While I don't miss the humidity, I do miss being able to jump in a pool or go to the beach whenever I want. Miss A and I are going to live up the final days of summer by going to the pool, taking walks, and wearing our sundresses until we feel a chill in the air! How adorable is this baby float by the way? It was a gift from my in-laws and we finally used it at the pool last week!
2. I Love "Me" Time
Now that I'm a mom (I still say that like I'm a new mom, but sometimes I feel that way!), "me" time is short to come by. When the hubby is working late or has to go to bed early for a shift, I enjoy some "me" time. As you can see I like to watch chic flicks and pamper myself with my favorite hair product and lotions. Big plans I tell you. ;) I also like to read, catch up on blog posts, or talk to a friend. What do you like to do with your "me" time?
3. Sticking to Menu Planning
Now that I'm back to blogging, I've started menu planning again. I forgot how much fun it was. Yes, I said FUN. Especially when you're using a cute printable like this one. So why is menu planning fun? Well, 1. It saves the guessing game throughout the week of what to make for dinner, 2. I get the opportunity to look through magazines, my cookbooks, and blogs for inspiration and feast my eyes on good food, 3. I make my grocery list at the same time, completing two tasks in one, and 4. No one gets to bother me while I menu plan! If you haven't tried planning out your menu for the week, do it once, see how it goes. It's not set in stone, just because you write "Chicken Parmesan" for Monday doesn't mean you HAVE to make it Monday night. I swap my menu all the time based on what I'm in the mood for and how much time I have. Did I convince you yet? ;)
4. Comfy, Cozy Sweaters
Come every Fall and Winter, I search for new sweaters. I get bored of sweaters SO quickly. I don't know what it is about sweaters, you wear them a few times and it's time for a new one. I poured over my Alloy catalog when it came in the mail this week, practically drooling over their new sweaters. I want them ALL.
5. Mini M&M's Chocolate Chip Cookies
There were lots of good treats from many of my favorite food blogs this week. These M&M cookies are so cheery and festive. I can't wait to make them!
Have a great weekend!