Here at Mommy Convos, we start a conversation on Fridays about what some of our favorite things were over this past week! So here are a few things that came to mind:
My neighbor has a pretty lush garden, so when I needed some basil to make this Caprese Chicken (a must-have, EASY recipe coming soon!), I ran over to her house to borrow some from her huge basil plant. She just plucked off a big branch for me- which I never would have thought to do! So I brought it home and decided to stick it in a vase of water. Its been two weeks and every time I come to my kitchen sink, it makes me happy ’cause it’s so pretty AND I now have fresh basil whenever I want! Basil is SUPER easy to grow outside, but it’s trickier indoors. Best of both worlds right here in a vase!
My baby’s birthday is within 5 days of Christmas, so I used that as an excuse to splurge a little and get a toy I knew she’d love at a time that she’ll really appreciate it. She is in an especially needy/clingy stage right now. Happy “One-and-a-Half-Birthday” to her!!! Our whole family loves this slide. I’d been looking for a slide like this at yard-sales for years with no success, but this is the best toy I think I’ve ever purchased new- $27.99 on Amazon!
About 3-4 years ago my friend Chrissy gave me this rice bag for my birthday and it is simply one of my favorite things! I actually keep it in the freezer, and we use it all the time! When a little person gets an owie, the bag is a good distraction and seems to alleviate a bit of pain and swelling. If a kiddo’s room is a little hot when their going to bed, I’ll pull it out of the freezer to put by their pillow or lay it on their chest. Cooling body temperatures help our bodies fall asleep! Then of course, I can heat it up for cramps or to keep something warm! I sometimes add a drop of essential oil to keep it smelling nice. I love how she sewed it up- it’s way more portable than other rice bags. And that fabric? Just makes me happy!
Brilliant idea here: my cute little neighbor and her friend got together and put on their own dance camp for 3-8 year olds! It was definitely one of my favorite things this week, so I had to tell you about it. I would just send my girls down the street to their house at 10am Monday-Friday. These 10-year-olds would teach them a dance class for an hour, and then send them home with an Otter Pop! My girls and I loved it! Mommy got a little bit more peace and quiet, and they were learning and being active. They just charged $15 per kid: reasonable- right? And what a great way for them to pay for their dance concert and costume fees! The last day of the class they invited the parents to watch what they had learned and I was impressed! Cute performance 🙂
So how about you? Have you ever tried any of these things- are they a favorite of your’s too? Tell us in the comments!