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Friday, April 17, 2020

Friday Favorites

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We made it through another week of quarantine. I feel like this last week to week and a half have been hard. We have been wanting to get out of the house more, but we can't. We go on walks, but that is it. We want to go play basketball, but our governor shut down all parks, playgrounds, rec areas, etc. I get why, but doesn't make it any easier. Then I pretty much broke down as it is tough working from home, taking care of the kids, schooling the kids and keeping my sanity. I feel like all I do is cook, clean and get a bit of work in. 

I know I should be grateful that I am still working, but sometimes it is just hard. I had my meltdown and I am over it now. I am still trying to look to the bright side, but sometimes it is tough. The girls miss school and their teachers and friends. We miss our friends and family. We miss going out. We miss the freedom to do whatever we want. It is just hard and I feel like it is ok to vent that.

ONE. This last weekend I watched the Joanna Gaines cooking special on the Food Network. Most of her recipes were from her first Magnolia Table book and I have that one, but it was fun to watch her and her daughter make some of the recipes during the quarantine and make substitutes since they are quarantining as well. 

Well, her new cooking show came up and so did her new cookbook that released on Tuesday last week. You best bet that I pre-ordered it and it came last Thursday. I can't wait to make the waffles with strawberry butter, the street tacos with the yummy corn, and the pretzels with cheese sauce. I seriously can't wait to make so many of these recipes. But I know we will have to wait on most of it as I can't find a bunch of the ingredients. I can't find flour for the life of me. Ha.

Did you pick up your copy?
Magnolia Table Volume 2

TWO. Has anyone else felt like they were in major cleaning mode since quarantine? I know I have done a lot more cleaning during this time. I have started following the ultimate cleaning guru, Go Clean Co, and I have cleaned out my laundry machine, the girls humidifier, I am going to tackle the floors again and I cleaned the bathrooms using her methods since I had to bathe Walter in my new bathroom. Never underestimate the power of bleach.

THREE. Speaking of cleaning, I bought a steam mop. I now have wood floors, tile floors and a bit of carpet. I have used the swiffer method, the Bono method and a plain ole mop. I feel like the mop does the best job, but I don't feel that comfortable using it on my new wood floors. But one of my friends recommended a steam mop to me. You just use distilled water in it and it gets your wood floors clean. She did mention that you should go over the area twice to get it the cleanest. I ordered mine and she should be here on Saturday. OH the joys of adulthood. We get excited over cleaning products and furniture.
Shark Steam Mop

FOUR. Speaking of furniture, my dressers came in from Pottery Barn. Look at how beautiful they are. Totally the worth the wait to get them on sale.
Brookdale Tall Dresser

Brookdale Extra Wide Dresser

FIVE. Weekly funnies.



I am linking up with A Little Bit of Everything and Becky.


Have a great weekend!

16 comments :

  1. Too funny, I shared some cleaning products in my post today too lol. I feel you about being over all of this quarantine business. Yesterday might have been my worse day yet. I just want a few minutes to myself. I never realized how important my 30 minute commute alone was....or my lunch hour at work. I need time to decompress and I am not getting it at all right now. Here is to hoping normal life resumes before we all lose it! And laughing at that Ruth/Justin meme.

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    1. It is completely important. I need that break too. Rory took the girls outside while I cooked dinner last night and it was wonderful. I turned on pandora and just had some time to myself. It is so needed. And that was my first time alone in over a month. Ugh. It was a good meme for sure.

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  2. You’re funny totally cracked me up, especially the one with Justin Timberlake being Ruth from Ozark! The second Magnolia table cookbook is really good, I just got it as a gift this week and I love it so much!

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    1. It is sooo funny, right? I love how much they look alike there. Ha. It is such a good cookbook. I can't wait to make more recipes. Have a great weekend!

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  3. I'm so sorry that you had such a rough week last week. It's okay to feel how you feel and it's probably good that you got it all out. Sometimes it really helps to vent. I hope next week is better for you. <3

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    1. I definitely needed to get it out. I just want a bit of alone time and to get out more. It is just so dang tough. I hope you have a good weekend!

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  4. Oh my word, the new dressers are GORGEOUS!!!!!

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    1. Thank you. I waited sooo long to get them on sale!

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  5. I think it is definitely OK to share how you are really feels as I would bet we can all relate! My husband and I were just saying this past weekend that we were dying to go out to dinner... and we hardly ever eat out! I think part of it that knowing I can't that makes me want to as I can be ornery like that. LOL I love those dressers and you'll have to give us a review on your new mop once you get yours in and try it a few times. I struggle to keep my wood floors clean since I don't want anything very wet on them for fear of ruining them.

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    1. I totally get not wanting to ruin your floors. My mom says she loves her sooooo much! I feel like it is good to be open and honest about what is going on here. I hate it and hate how we can't do things we want to. But I am hoping it will end soon!

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  6. I love those dresses! Great style. Steam mops are so great! Love mine for my hardwood floors.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am hoping it helps my hardwood floors for sure!

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  7. That slide - feels about right!!!
    I WISH I had a cleaning mode hapening - I'm ok with letting dust pile up right now

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    1. Doesn't it? I feel like this has been rough! I wish I could let the dust pile up! HA

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