Friday Favorites!!!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Hi friends!!!
Happy Friday!!!

How was your week?? Our's was pretty good! Nothing too exciting happened...just a good ol' regular week. I will never complain about having one of those! :)

It's it's time to share some FAVORITES!!

I shared about this salad mix on my fullhandsfullheart_fit4life account earlier in the week. It's my FAVORITE and I get it at Aldi! Of course, I can't remember how much it costs..but I know it is no more than $3.99 for this HUGE, organic, pre-washed container of spring salad mix!
I use this for my salads at lunch and for when Aaron and I have salad with our dinners.
I will take short cuts anywhere I can get them- so I just LOVE this! 
Pre-washed and ready to go!!
Speaking of another FAVORITE, short-cut- let me introduce you to pasta that is cooked in your microwave and that is done within 60 seconds. 
I saw a commercial for this Barilla Ready Pasta about a year ago and promptly went to the grocery store and picked up several bags. And I have never looked back! HA!
We don't eat a ton of pasta....mostly because it just feels like too much work. I know that sounds ridiculous...but I strongly dislike creating messes at dinner time and the thought of getting a big pot out to boil water, then boil pasta, then have to strain the pasta...then have to wash said pot and strainer...well it just stresses me out. HA!
So- when we do eat pasta- we use this stuff. And it's GREAT. It's $1.79 at Publix, which is a local grocery store (I think they are all over the South)- which is obviously way more than a big box of dry pasta...but I am paying for no messes and convenience and it is TOTALLY worth it to me!!
I am settling into a new "planner system" this year! For the last several years, I have always used a Plum Paper Planner. And I LOVE them. They are beautiful, well made and truly the BEST. I wanted to get a different planner this year and then supplement my planner with a customized notebook from Plum Paper
So- I got this planner and then created by customized notebook on Plum Paper's website!
It definitely is taking a little bit of time for me to get used to having all of my "stuff" organized into two different places...but I am enjoying figuring it out and I love that I have a planner that is separate from all the other things I keep track of (meal planning, budgeting stuff, to-do lists, ect). Planners, notebooks, cute pads of paper = MY FAVORITE. 
I am a super weirdo and HAVE to wear shoes in the house. When it's warm outside, I have a pair of flip flops I only wear in the house. Since it's been so cold...I have been needing a good pair of house shoes- so I ordered these slippers from Skechers off of Amazon. My husband has been calling them "clod hoppers" (HA!)- I am calling them comfy, warm and AMAZING. They are definitely more like a shoe than a slipper- which I love. A little bit more than I'd normally pay ($30)- but they seem like they are really good I am hoping they hold up well over the next few months of me wearing them every day!
Isn't this graphic beautiful?? My friend Johannah created it for me and it is my FAVORITE! This prayer is my "prayer of the year" and I shared all about it yesterday. You can check the post out HERE!
We have a pretty wide open weekend....Aaron is on call this weekend so the kids and I will be flying solo on Saturday and fingers crossed he doesn't have to be at the hospital for too long on Sunday! The weather looks like it's going to be sunny and dry- so we will FOR SURE be getting outside!!

What are you up to this weekend?? Any fun plans? 

Hope you have a FABULOUS Friday and a WONDERFUL weekend!

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  1. I am picking up that salad mix next time I’m at Aldi!
    You new planner is so pretty. You need to do a review! :) I love your notebook as well!!

    1. Oh fun!! I hope you like it as much as I do!! :) Happy Friday friend!

  2. We don't eat a ton of pasta either but this is a great find! I'll be grabbing some to have on hand next time I'm at the store! I'm with you on how many pots and dishes spaghetti takes - annoying!!

  3. Thanks for the tip on the pasta. I don't mind boiling pasta, but this would be great for a quick dinner on nights when we're all going different directions. I just love the new planner - the layout is simple and clean. Hope you have a good weekend!

  4. I love all the lettuce from Aldi! I've been buying the bags of baby spinach lately to use in smoothies and for salads. Glad you have a planner you love. I don't hate boiling pasta, but it's good to know that there's precooked option for quick meals. Olive loves plain pasta so this would be an easy thing for her lunches. I'm with you on the shoes in the house - ever since my toe injury last year I wear shoes almost all the time inside. Keeps my clumsy self safe hahaha! Hope you guys have a great weekend.

  5. We buy a large container of baby spinach like that; my youngest don doesn't like many vegetables but I found he'll eat baby spinach and I love adding that to my salad each day. Those house shoes look super comfy! I used to walk around barefoot or in sock all the time inside but find I much prefer a firm slipper or flip flop now that I'm getting a bit older.

  6. I am going to be on the lookout for that pasta. I love those slippers, and yes to any cute notebooks or planners. Yours is so pretty. I love having salad mix like that. I have been throwing my spinach from containers like that into a freezer bag and squeezing out all the air and freezing it for smoothies. It works so well!

  7. Ok- the pasta ready in 60 seconds!? Where has this been all my life!? I swear "pasta" is it's own food group in our home, thanks for that great find! Have an awesome weekend :)

  8. Love, love, love the house slippers! I'm with you on having to wear shoes in the house. For me there is a direct correlation to the end of my productivity when my shoes come off! lol


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