Usually I feel great on Fridays (my favorite day of the week), but I have to admit I’m up feeling like I might be on the verge of some kind of “I caught it at school” sickness! This is NOT the weekend to be sick…..my little lady is turning 7 & there are many festivities planned! I’m self-medicating the best way I know: lots of coffee! So, cheers to a caffeine-filled (busy) Friday as we head into the fun weekend! Fingers crossed that whatever this is, I can get it to go away on my own!
That all said….some faves from the week AND a review for you! Enjoy!
Breakfast With My Thompson Men: It’s a rare occurrence, but I enjoyed coffee with Chris and Mac on Wednesday after we dropped Parker off at her “Wellie Wishers Club” at school! I love it when Chris and I can spend time with one of the kiddies (and spoil them with cake pops for breakfast)!
OPI’s Russian Navy: Undoubtedly one of my favorite nail colors! On Monday all I had to do was send this text: and I ditched my laundry room full of laundry & met my good friend Tracy for a much-needed manicure! Obviously I really had to twist her arm! I thought about picking a new color, but ended up staying with my ever faithful (and good-looking) Russian Navy. Gel manicures are one of my favorite “treats” – I couldn’t keep regular polish on my nails for longer than 2 hours without it chipping & not to mention, I do a horrible job of putting the polish on as well! Gels are 100% worth the 2-3 week upkeep in my opinion!
And now for my REVIEW! I had been eyeing this pancake/waffle mix at Costco for a few weeks after hearing (from several friends) how good it was! My kiddies are just “ok” breakfast eaters & admittedly there have been many mornings where they’ve eaten Kroger brand frozen waffles before school! I liked the fact that Baker Mill’s Kodiak Cakes were 100% whole grain AND could be jazzed up with added protein (something EVERYONE needs to start their day)!!! So as I filled my cart with all of our Costco essentials yesterday I threw in box of Kodiak Cakes too! My plan was a breakfast-at-dinner last night, so it would be the perfect time to try these!They were DELICIOUS! I doubled the recipe – added the milk AND egg(s), a splash of vanilla and “greased” the pan with coconut oil. The kiddies and hubs gobbled them up! One thing I might change next time I make them is to add cinnamon, and maybe throw in a mashed banana. I’ll definitely whip a large batch of these up on a Sunday so that the kids can have them for breakfast throughout the week. I know my little lady will request either peanut butter OR Nutella atop hers, but at least I can feel a little better about what they are eating & fueling their bodies with before school! If you’re a Costco member – hurry out & pick these up for your family!
Stay tuned for many birthday posts this weekend – as in we will probably celebrate ALL weekend long! I still can’t believe my beautiful girl is going to be 7! Cheers to the sweetest, funniest, happiest & cuddliest girl in the world! I’m so proud to call her my daughter!
Have a great Friday!
xoxo – Jamie