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 pleased with him. He began the college 12 months attending through iPad solely three days after his final radiation therapy and was lastly given the go-ahead to attend in particular person 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 using on the facet of the large cart at Costco and pushing their very own little carts on the grocery retailer. Although Dominic most undoubtedly “retailers” together 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 mainly empty lol.

3. At this time 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 trainer presents… whereas mine are already wrapped up because the faculty 12 months is over, I’m inquisitive about what you do, OR! In the event you’re a trainer, what do you most recognize? I just lately noticed that somebody presents their youngsters’ lecturers Stanley Tumblers, which looks as if one thing enjoyable for summer time (I’ve additionally seen superb opinions for the Simple Modern version, which is extra economical and broadly obtainable). Our faculty 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., straightforward since you already know what everybody likes!

I really like the concept that Kendra from The Lazy Genius coined referred to as “Decide Once” – a system you may replicate repeatedly, so that you’re not at all times ranging from scratch, attempting to think about issues 12 months after 12 months. Considered one of my favourite Instagram follows, @haleywynndesigns, does an incredible job of implementing this with presents. So, I’m attempting to provide you with 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. Completely satisfied Baking! 😍

6. I lastly began Demon Copperhead and haven’t gotten very far into it, however to date, so good! I do know after I talked about it a few weeks in the past, a few of you actually beloved 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 straightforward, and better of all, everybody in our household ate it! That hardly ever, if ever, occurs 🫠 I extremely suggest this meal!!

8. When you have summery stuff you’re seeking to purchase, Amazon has an enormous Memorial Day Weekend sale proper now that features particular residence 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 offer and get affection and Dominic loves them so, a lot ❤️