A few things

Friday!  Woo hoo!  Two more Mondays of school after this weekend (not including Memorial Day)!  I’m not happy at all…. 😉

This weekend will be a little more restful than the last few.  Tonight we are just hanging and tomorrow we are having friends over.  Some of my girlfriends haven’t gotten the opportunity to really get to know J, so tomorrow will be the night.  I’m planning on keeping it rather simple by making a recipe I featured a while back on the blog.  It’s the perfect meal for a crowd and easy to prepare ahead.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, Mimi’s Chicken and White Wine Casserole is a winner every time.

On to things I am loving and coveting lately…

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This was a good blog post from Cupcakes and Cashmere about dealing with anxiety, written exclusively from a psychologist’s point of view.  The blog’s author has openly expressed her dealings with anxiety and I find it comforting to know that I’m not alone.  Not that I want others to suffer, but anxiety is something that many can relate to and I’m finding it more and more common for people, particularly women, to open up about their struggles.  Mental health is becoming more and more transparent in today’s society and it’s a real thing.  If you’ve read my posts, I’ve mentioned my anxiety dealings a few times on the blog and it’s an ongoing battle.  You can catch them here:

Less Anxiety | More Kindness

How I Learned to Deal with Imperfection By Asking One Simple Question

Living Intentionally

 

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I recently read a novel with my class and they were sad when it ended.  But rest assured, we started a new one and they are equally excited.  The two are nothing alike, the first one was based during WWII and this one during the 1800’s, but their differences are what makes each one special.  Tuck Everlasting, our current read, is about a young girl who accidentally meets a family that is immortal from drinking water from a magical spring.  This family does everything in their power to make her understand that their immortality is a curse rather than a blessing.  She ultimately has to make the decision whether to drink the water and live forever, or choose a life of growing older and eventually dying.  The kids have many questions and the discussions have been awesome.  This book is more advanced for a 4th grader, but we are reading it together and discussing as we go along.

 

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The other day a few colleagues and I were talking about the dreaded fanny pack.  Some love them and some hate them.  Their debate was escalated when I told them of their recent comeback and they hardly believed it.  So here you are girls, the new and improved fanny pack complete in a multitude of colors, shapes and designers.  Don’t believe me?  Read more about this controversial trend in this article from Harper’s Bazaar.

 

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I can’t believe I didn’t share this, but a few weeks ago we celebrated Cinco de Mayo at school.  I made this version of a Tres Leches cake for the luncheon.  Of all the recipes I’ve tried in the past, this one is by far my favorite.

 

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The other week I mentioned about needing a dress for a Bat Mitzvah in NYC so my daughter and I headed over to White House|Black Market to check out their selection.  The salesperson was extremely helpful by recommending a few styles to try.  While perusing, my daughter specifically made me try on this one, and she was right!  At first, I was unsure of the heavy fabric weight and the full skirt, but the two piece ensemble was perfect for my event.  I received many compliments on it all night and I was comfortable.  It even left plenty of room for dessert!

My few things were random, but my love of Fridays is full.  Have a wonderful weekend! xo

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