Friday Quick Takes


September 8, 2017 by Sarah

one. I discovered a new podcast that I’ve really been enjoying.

two. I got a krinkle cut knife a little while ago for my young kids to use when helping me in the kitchen! It’s a great step up from a butter knife but not as scary as handing a sharp chef’s knife to a 4 or 5 year old. The other night, Gianna used it to help me make oven baked fries.


three. Speaking of time with Gianna, I’ve been finding that since she’s started elementary school, it’s hardest to find one on one time with her. Caleb and Eliza are home with me a lot more and time alone with them comes up more naturally and frequently. With Gianna, I have to be thoughtful of the week and schedule time. What’s been working the last two weeks has been having my father-in-law take the younger two during her gymnastics class, I take her by myself and then we have some alone time together before we rush off to get them. Last week was ice cream bars and an episode of Barefoot Contessa together, this time we went to the library then prepped dinner together. I love it, and so does she.

four. My favorite oven baked fries recipe that we made if you’re interested.

fiveToothbrushes made from recycled yogurt cups.

six. My bookclub book for this month. The title is a little.. spicy. I’m one chapter in so far. Has anyone read it? Another book that’s on my radar.

seven. My littlest one is turning two in a few days! I can’t believe it, she is still my baby. I spent the afternoon making a quadruple batch of these to celebrate.

Linking up with This Ain’t the Lyceum.


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