Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Best Parts

Happy Friday!  Hope you had a nice week. 

We were busy and are ready for the weekend.  We got snow, wrapped up Olive's Spring Break, watched the ND women win a National Title in basketball and did all of our usual activities.

The best parts of our week were...

We got at least 3 inches of snow this week and it was BEAUTIFUL.  It was easily the prettiest snow we had all year.  I know it's April and most people are over the snow, but not us.  The kids ran out in their pjs to see the snow and couldn't wait to get out and play.  Fletcher had to be reminded that he really did love bundling up to go outside and play.  Olive would have stayed out in it for hours if I would have let her.  We got to build our first snowman of the year, went sledding, played and all our winter (now Spring) wishes came true!!  Did you get any snow this week??

I LOVE throwing parties and I also LOVE getting a good deal on party supplies.  I thought I'd share my favorite get the most for your money tip - Pick 3 colors for your party decor and then buy party supplies to go with the colors instead of the theme.

For example, I just threw a fireman 2nd birthday party for my son and instead of buying everything firetrucks I bought red, black and gold party supplies.  That way I can use the leftover supplies for other holiday - reds for 4th of July or Valentine's Day, black for Halloween and the gold could come in handy for anyone's birthday.  I also found all of these things at The Dollar Tree, Kroger, Walmart or Meijer. I decorated with his toy firetrucks so it all tied together nicely.

I went a different route with birthday thank you notes for Fletcher.  I couldn't find cute boy notes so I printed a favorite picture of him to go with the firetruck theme.  I wrote the thank you note on the back of each picture and mailed those out.  I've never gotten such nice texts and calls about thank you notes before.  I think I'll try and do this more often.

What do you do with all of the hard boiled eggs post Easter??  We've had deviled eggs and big salads with eggs, but I still have a lot of eggs leftover.  I was thinking of trying a fancy deviled egg recipe.

Wal-Mart has the cutest jellies for little girls.  They come in tons of colors and are just $4.96.  Olive has the pink and clear from last year and we picked up a white pair a couple of weeks ago.  They're comfy and cute.

Olive's wrapping up swimming lessons and made some great progress!  We're excited for pool days.

We finally found a pediatrician that we really like so going to the doctor is great!  Fletcher

These two have the best time together about 90% of the time.  The love popcorn and movies.  They come up with the funniest games and become better friends every day.  Fletcher got a blue cowboy hat for his bday so they spent the day lassoing things.  We spent the morning at a local bounce house.

I have really been enjoying reading Lysa TerKeurst's latest devotional.  It's called Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God is Holding You Close.  I'm a fan of hers and have enjoyed several of her books.  I think The Best Yes is my favorite.  I was excited to dive into this devotional.  The book is beautiful, hardcover and it feels good in your hands.  I found myself reading several days in a row.  I didn't want to stop reading.  Each day starts with a Bible verse, a devotion and ends with a prayerI loved her stories, her honesty and the fact that I could relate to so many of the things she addresses in this devotional.  It feels like you're reading a book a good friend wrote just for you.  I'd highly recommend it and look forward to reading it each day.  This would be an excellent gift to give to encourage someone you love or to do with a friend.  Another great book by TerKeurst!!
*This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review of it from BookLook.

Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God Is Holding You Close

In case you missed it on PDP:

Monday: Easter Weekending
Tuesday: 4 Ways to Save in April
Wednesday: DIY Dollhouse

Hope you have the best weekend!!

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  1. Ahhh, that gorgeous snow! What a gift! This is been such a strange weather year. From all the hurricanes, to the snow that is dumping up north, and even we have had a cold winter. Here it is almost mid April and we haven’t even really used our air conditioning yet. Strange! Looks like such a nice week. I love the picture of them piled on top of you… So adorable! Have a great weekend!

  2. I kinda like the last, late spring snow too because it's actually warm enough for my kids to play with it and usually no one has a cold at this time.

  3. I am jealous of the snow, actually! We didn't get a lot in Tennessee this year:/. I love the fire truck theme! SO cute. Visiting from H54F...hope you have a nice weekend!

  4. We have been using up our Easter dinner leftovers here too - all the eggs! We had Cobb salads with cut up egg, deviled eggs and egg/avocado salad sandwiches with bacon! xoxo ERIN

  5. The snow sure looked pretty! I'm with you on party supplies! I did get themed napkins at the dollar tree because they were CHEAP, but I stuck with colored items for the rest!

  6. I'm so glad you are enjoying your snow - I know this lingering winter is really a struggle for some people. You just blew my mind with your party supply tip!! That makes so much sense! Your decor looks much more sophisticated that way too, I think. It looks more intentional and cohesive than a bunch of themed plates with all the same color napkins and decor. I am going to remember that!!


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