Friday, March 16, 2018

Five Loves on Friday

Happy Friday, friends!  Hope you've enjoyed a wonderful week!  I can't wait to share a handful of happiness from mine with you now...

One  //  Health

After what has felt like one of the longest winters of my lifetime with ongoing health issues for my family, we are all feeling so much better!  *Insert happy dance here*  Jason has battled a chronic cough for the past 14 weeks.  This sent him to the doctor multiple times for full exams including chest x-rays, yet through all their tests they were unable to pinpoint the cause.  He went through five types of prescriptions, spent some time on sick leave, and honestly there were moments when (without trying to sound overdramatic) we weren't sure he was going to come out the other side of this.  I am beyond thrilled to report that this week he has barely coughed, is breathing well, sleeping better, and physically looks healthier than he has in months!  I'd like to extend another heartfelt thank you to each of my caring family members, dear, sweet blogging friends, and treasured readers who have sent well wishes, prayer support, and care over the past several weeks!  You are all such a sweet joy in my life!  I praise God for each of you!

Two  //  A Taste of Springtime

We have finally thawed out here and got a taste of the lovely season to come! (Is anyone else tickled pink that spring is officially here next week?! YAY!)  Little One and I soaked up the sunshine during a sweet walk and talk to a nearby park.  I can hardly wait to spend a lot more time outside in the fresh air taking in some good old fashioned Vitamin D throughout the sunnier seasons straight ahead!

Three  //  A Score on Summer Seating

Last summer I scored a deal on an antigravity chair from Kohl’s and we loved it so much that I’ve been on the lookout for a bargain on a second chair ever since.  Recently I caught one on sale, paired it with Kohl’s Yes2You rewards, Kohl’s cash, 30% off, and free shipping codes bringing the $139.99 chair to right around $30 delivered!  It arrived this week and with it came excitement for the poolside chats I'll enjoy with those dearest to me in the months to come!

Four  //  A Pi(e) Day Surprise 

My husband took advantage of a deal on a jumbo pie from one of our favorite pizzerias on 3.14 ("pi(e) day") this week. When he returned home from work with a hot, scrumptious supper (which meant no cooking for me and more time with my family) I was one happy girl!

Five  //  Celebrating National Potato Chip Day

WDW Best Day Ever brought another excuse for deliciousness to our attention this week too, National Potato Chip Day!  Their YouTube channel shared a variety of Disney inspired themed recipes.  I happened to have the ingredients for their Fantasmic! Flickerin' Flame chips.  The recipe transformed the plain Baked Lays I had in my cupboard into a completely different snack with a kick!  Find the recipe details in this video.

More Disney inspired chip recipes from WDW Best Day Ever:

Space Mountain Galactic Bites Recipe
Soarin' Around the World Curry Crunch Recipe 
Festival of The Lion King Bug Crunch Recipe
Splash Mountain Golden Goodness Recipe
Expedition Everest Yeti Delight Recipe
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Cactus Crisp Recipe

Wishing you all a beautiful finale to winter this weekend!

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  1. Now that's a great way to celebrate pi day!! So glad that everyone is on the mend and feeling better! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. So glad your husband is feeling better finally! Yesterday it was almost 80 here! We all sat outside and the kids drew everywhere with chalk and it was so nice!

  3. Send some of that spring weather here!! Haha. :-) So happy to hear that everyone is feeling better, that is wonderful news! I hope that you and your family have a fun weekend! :-)

  4. I am sooo happy Jason and you all are on the other side of this, been worried about you. I love the antigravity chairs at Kohls, what a deal! Lots of love and hugs to you sweet friend, enjoy the weekend!

  5. SO glad to hear the "official" word on the blog that Jason is doing better! That's an answer to prayer for sure! Love the deal you scored on that lawn chair, what a steal. Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. So glad everyone is finally well! I'm SOOO ready for spring, especially with the weather today! Happy Weekend, sweetest friend!

  7. Glad your hubby is feeling better- I'm sure it was so scary! That pie looks like the yummiest way to celebrate. Yay for spring weather too!

  8. That chair looks really comfortable! I'm so glad that hear that your husband is finally doing better. My Mom had the same problem, with having a cough for months, but in her case it was her asthma making her cold worse.

  9. Yay! I'm so glad you are all feeling better! Especially your hubby! I had Bronchitis in December and was as sick as a dog for a week so him having to endure a cough/illness for weeks on end with no relief sounds awful. 65 degrees? Sounds wonderful! I think the warmest it got here this week was around 50 but I'll take the sunshine regardless! I'm going to check out that chip recipe. They look delish! Have a great weekend, Brenda!

  10. We made our own pizza pies for pie day (with a chocolate pie for dessert!)... And yet I can not believe we somehow missed national chip day! Weather- wise, we got a huge snowstorm with over a foot and a half of snow so spring still feels pretty far away.

  11. YAY! I am so glad your hubby's cough is gone. SO glad! What a scary ordeal to go through for such a long time. I didn't know there was such a thing as a National Potato Chip day. Yummy!! Nathan had a Pi Day celebration in his Math class at school and I got him an Apple pie (from Walmart... not homemade.. lol!) to bring.


  12. That giant cheese pizza literally has my mouth watering. Goodness, that looks SO good. Praising God for health friend. SO happy to hear you guys are all better. I know the past few weeks has been trying. Hope you find some refreshment with the beautiful weather. That chair looks AMAZING!

  13. you're so lucky with that weather! It's still too cold every darn day here in PA. Also, I looove that chair, I have one just like it! It's so comfortable when I'm laying out to enjoy the sun in the backyard!

  14. I am SO GLAD that Jason is doing better!! I hope your whole family was able to enjoy the nice weather. And let me just say, those antigravity chairs are magic! I love them!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven


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