Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Favorites

Favorite List:
18 Non- Toy Gifts for Children.
This list is rocking my world and I can't wait to refer back to it when Aunts/Uncles/Grandma's and Grandpa's ask what the kids could use for Christmas. Can I get a BIG amen for LESS STUFF and more experiences? Can you imagine a January where you aren't trying to find homes for tons of stuff, but instead you have EXPERIENCES planned or paid for, to look forward to throughout the year? I can imagine it and frankly, it sounds amazing.

Favorite Questions:
These questions have already helped my new kindergartner, who's answers are normally one word, share more about his day with me. I'm so thankful for these helpful questions and the conversation they're sparking in our home!

Favorite Adventure Idea:
Recently I saw a friend and her husband out on a paddle board at sunset. It looked so fun and now I'm obsessed with the idea of trying it. Also, even though I haven't tried this and I'm not sure if I'd just fall in the water or not, I'm already convinced that it'd be a fun thing to do as a family. This post "5 Reasons to Introduce Stand Up Paddleboarding to the Family" is full of helpful hints. I want to do this.

Favorite Quote of the Week:
 Posted on Instagram, by The Nester.

Favorite After School Snack From The Week:
For an after school snack, Paisley and I baked these Almond Flour Ginger Cookies and then we put cream cheese in the middle and another cookie on top. Our whole house smelled like fall, the kids loved them and I loved how low in sugar they are. I posted the recipe here.

Have a great weekend!


  1. inspired! Going to have to try those cookies

  2. Thanks for sharing the non-toy gift list...I'm always trying to think of unique gift ideas but it can be hard to snap out of the toy rut!

  3. Stopping by from Lauren's link up. That non-toy list is such a great thing to keep in mind for birthdays and holidays! Enjoy your weekend!

  4. I am CONSTANTLY pushing non-toy gifts for birthday and holidays from family. With how much we travel (we leave for Japan beginning of December for 6 months, then home for 2, then off to San Diego for 4+ months) I keep trying to explain to my family that toys just aren't worth. Instead I give ideas like bubbles, paints, experiences (like mentioned), books (easy to bring with us), things that can be used up. They are slowly catching on. ;)

    XO/Lena @ Root&Blossom


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