Happy Friday, friends. We’re officially on spring break now, and my kids big plans for today include sleeping in and Chik Fil A for lunch. #itsthelittlethings We’re heading out to the lake later for some true R&R and pretty sunsets.
Here’s this week’s 5 on Friday, featuring five things that caught my eye this week.
Big news in the blogging world this week. LIKEtoKNOW.it released a new app, and it’s pretty amazing. I’m so honored to have been invited to join the RewardStyle/LIKEtoKNOW.it network of influencers last month, and what this means for you is easier (and more joyful!) shopping.Here’s how it works:
- Download the app and connect it to your Instagram account. Make sure you allow access to your screenshots.
- Screenshot one of my pics on Instagram and within a few minutes, you’ll get a notification that your screenshot is ready to shop. So cool, right?
Even though the app is new, you can go back and screenshot any of my pics from the last month (since I’ve been in the network) and get those details sent right to you.
If you’re already signed up for LIKEtoKNOW.it, you’ll still get product details emailed to you when you ‘like’ a pic. Either way, super easy shopping experience. You can also view all of my pics through my LIKEtoKNOW.it profile or through the SHOP MY INSTA page right here on the blog.
I feel like the school year really starts to move quickly after spring break. That means Easter will be here soon. Last year, I wrote a post called Teaching Kids About Easter. It highlights some of the things my mister and I do to ensure that our kids understand the true meaning of the holiday. One of our favorite resources is the Jesus Storybook Bible, and I learned this week that there’s a new 10th anniversary edition.
This would make a wonderful gift for a baby’s first Easter or really any family with kids.
Speaking of gifts, it’s not too early to start filling those Easter baskets. Check out my Easter Basket Ideas post (which I’ve updated with some current picks).
Jennifer from the Chronicles of Home is so talented, and I’m loving her new family room. I’m also impressed at how quickly she can complete a makeover. It seems like my projects take forever (yep, still working on the family office makeover from almost 2 years ago…). Hop over to her blog to see all the pretty details.
J.Crew is killing it with new spring and summer styles, and right now, you can get an extra 30% off tons of sale picks with code SHOPTOIT. I wore this cute ruffled top yesterday, and it garnered compliments left and right. It’s now under $30 and also comes in black and navy.
Other sale picks I’m loving:
Springtime and warmer temps mean usually signal a change in our weekly menus. I try to cook a bit lighter and serve lots of salads that pair well with grilled fish and chicken (like Monday’s Indecision Chicken).
Here are some things you’ll find on our menus in the next couple of months:
- Homemade Ranch Dressing– my kids’ favorite side with raw veggies
- Blueberry Salsa– trust me, it may sound weird but it works and is so good with homemade chips or over grilled protein
- Caprese Pasta Salad– a classic combo that works as a side or light dinner
- 30-Minute Fish Tacos– so easy and flavorful
- Sun Dried Tomato Pasta– amazingly tasty and even better as leftovers
- Spiced Turkey Burgers– good as a “burger” or topped with a fresh tomato & cucumber salad
- Favorite Quinoa Salad– really healthy and really good
To receive my family’s weekly meal plan, simply subscribe to The Joyful Home. Every Sunday morning, I’ll send you a newsletter with the meal plan + shopping list, along with post recaps (in case you missed anything during the week), and some can’t-miss sales and deals.
That’s all for this week, friends. I hope all of you enjoy your weekend. My posting schedule will be a bit off next week as I enjoy time with my family. I’m going to try to sneak in a post or two, and you can always follow along on Instagram–I’ve been doing more IG Stories lately 🙂
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