Friday, May 8, 2020

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!  I'm linking up with Andrea from Momfessionals and her friend Erika for this blog post.

I so rarely include products in these Friday Favorites post that I thought I would actually do that this week and make this a useful space.  A couple of weeks ago, I ordered this from Amazon.  I use ground beef a lot and this tool is called a meat masher.  I used to break up the meat with a metal spatula, but we threw it away and I've been needing a replacement for a bit.  I love this tool!  I have used it almost everyday since I bought it and for multiple things.

This thing has over a thousand five star reviews on Amazon.  I used it Wednesday night when I made loaded baked potato soup and mashed up some of the potatoes with it.  It only cost around $9.

I also ordered my favorite mascara last weekend.

Anyone else been using this stuff since the beginning of time?

To read the rest of what I've bought lately on Amazon, scroll down to yesterday's post.

Cinco de Mayo was my favorite night of this week.  I came across this yummy recipe for baked tacos and it was family-approved.  Jonah asked me to make it again soon.  I topped mine with sauteed onions and bell peppers, sour cream, and salsa.  For the recipe, just type into the Google search bar "Mix and Match Mama baked tacos" and this recipe will come up.

Anyone who knows me knows that I could eat Mexican food everyday of my life.

Farm fresh eggs are my favorite, and these came from Graham's friend Chase.  His family sells honey and eggs, and I've been on the receiving end of both.  I love gifts like this!  Aren't they beautiful?  I really love the multi-color.

I created this image on YouVersion this week, and this passage I read is one of my favorite passages of scripture.  It's easy to create verse images on YouVersion, if they don't have a background you don't like.  You can click on the camera gallery option and choose one of the pictures off of your phone.  This particular background is a screenshot I took of some new phone background images someone I follow on Instagram offered to us last week.  It sounds complicated, but it's really not.

This particular day of scripture writing was my favorite, and the good Lord literally stopped me in my tracks as I read the passage and wrote it out.  I ended up writing an article for it for the online magazine I contribute to, so I look forward to sharing it with you soon.

Our church is my favorite.  I love that during this time of being quarantined they've included songs like this for the kids at their homes.  Last week the song was Waymaker, and it was the same look as this~bright and simple to engage them for the service.  I am so excited that we have a plan in place to start worshiping together again on May 24.  It's going to be really different and so strange, I'm sure, but I can't wait.

We still need to add landscaping to the front, but our completed home renovation is complete.  We need to landscape and repair the fence in the back and finish a couple of things inside and we will be done.  We're just waiting a bit, because we've spent a lot of money and this whole quarantine has been hard on us financially.  (Is that oversharing?)

These two guys are always some of my favorites.

This was us sitting on the deck Wednesday night.  The weather here turned really cool, so it was perfect fire pit weather. 

It's been a really great week.  It's been busy, which has been nice.  I've made giant strides in writing my portion of the Bible study we're currently editing and I'm almost ready to completely hand it off.  I've written it, I've taken it as a student, I've re-written a lot of the days, my friend has taken it as a student and gave me some great suggestions to add, and now I'm almost ready to let it go.  I have to add references and maybe edit two more pages, and I'll be able to do that.  By the time you read this, I will have turned it all in.  Big giant gulp.

My friend Barbee said it best: this whole process is like a young mom handing over her newborn baby for someone else to rock.

I couldn't agree more.

Thanks for reading, friends.  Love to all.


Tanya said...

Way to go with turning in your Bible Study work! I'm sure you did an incredible job with your writing. Your house looks so nice and freshly remodeled. We also put some remodeling on the back burner for now. With the downturn in the oil industry and upcoming college tuition, it didn't seem as urgent to remodel the upstairs bathrooms! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day and a great weekend!

Jennifer Goodwin said...

Thank you for that encouragement! It felt kinda scary but mostly great to turn it all in. I can't wait for it all to be put together and to read and hold it for the first time. EEKS. I know so many people who have been effected by all that has been going on. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Mother's day, too!

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