Some of my favorite things from this past week…
Fave Read: I finally finished the second book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series (what the Game of Thrones TV show is based on), which took forever since it was a whopping 700+ pages. So this week I started something new – And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. I love love loved his previous books (The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns), so I’m excited to dig into his latest one.
Fave TV show: We’ve been binge-watching Netflix’s House of Cards this week. And perfect timing, since season 2 premieres today. About a South Carolina congressman, this show is intriguing and addictive. And I’m a fan of pretty much anything director David Fincher touches.
Fave Treat: Since we’ve been
snowed iced in for the past few days thanks to winter storm Pax, I decided we needed some kind of yummy dessert to snack on. I had some cake mix in the pantry that was about to go out of date, so I whipped up some of these cake mix cookies. I used white cake mix instead of strawberry. but a dash of red sprinkles added some sweet Valentine’s charm.
Fave Link: This girl – always nails it. Loved her post about how single parents are awe-inspring and admirable and such warriors. Especially since having Weston, I definitely applaud those who do this parenting thing on their own. This Valentine’s holiday is a great time to remember that real love isn’t picture-perfect and tidy and easy…it’s tough and it can be exhausting. It means putting others before ourselves, which isn’t usually comfortable. And whether that love is through parenthood or marriage or family or friendship, it’s not easy, but the most important things in life usually aren’t.
Fave Instagram: Our house, during this snowstorm craziness. (Photo edited using the Waterlogue app….with which I’m obsessed).
Here’s to warmer temps hopefully arriving soon. Wishing you a restful and happy weekend!