Friday Favorites New Normal

Hey y’all! I hope you had a good week. This is the second week in a row that felt normal to me, so this is Friday Favorites New Normal. I think when we return to living outside of these walls, I’m going to have to have a period of re-entry adjustment. HA!

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A while back I bought and air fryer. Brought it home, decided it was too big, and returned it. Sound familiar? I did the exact same thing with my first Instant Pot. LOL Anyway, I kept hearing about air fryers, and after watching Shay’s (Mix and Match Mama) Instagram story one day when she talked about how much they love theirs, I had to buy one. Y’ALL!!!! I LOVE it. I’m going to share how I made the most delicious fish in it, the next time we have it. It’s so easy, and clean up is a breeze. We’ve used it to make cauliflower gnocchi from TJ’s, cauliflower fries and fish. I’m definitely going to be trying other things, but this is a good start.

Is this the cutest little thing or what? The Easter Bunny put one of these in Katie’s Easter basket (and also bought one for herself #wink). She broke mine out of the box that morning, and has been using it ever since. It makes the cutest little waffles, about the size of an Eggo. She loves waffles, and I knew this would be a hit with her. I think this would be great for making dessert waffles and topping with ice cream. I know you could use cake batter in it, but I bet you could also use brownie batter, or even cookie dough. This little gem is only $10. I’m not rushing things, but I figured grand-babies would love some little waffles. #alwaysthinkingahead

As I already mentioned, I apparently have a history of buying, returning, and re-buying. PS, this doesn’t just apply to appliances. ??‍♀️I needed to cook some pretty big frozen chicken breasts last night for a casserole I was making. (that’s another story) I put them in my IP and let them pressure for 15 minutes. Holy tenderness. They were so easy to shred, and the meat was juicy and again, so tender.

Here’s the casserole story…Katie was cruising Instagram stories this week and saw someone talking about a casserole. She proceeded to start describing it to me, and I told her I used to make that when she was a little kid. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve made it in over 10 years. We rarely eat casseroles any more because #health. I miss those days of eating them though. You know what I mean? I swear, you can put a can of Cream of Chicken soup on just about anything and make it yummy. Oh, and did I mention the casserole also had Doritos in it? Enough said. Delish! I also can’t remember the last time we had a bag of Doritos in this house. HA!

I got new pjs!!!! I started wearing Soma Cool Nights pjs last year and I love them. They are so soft and comfortable, and I don’t know if I’d say they make me “cool”, but they definitely don’t make me hot. I always like a cami top, and this is a newer style that has a built in shelf bra. Now I want to replace all my other pj tops with this style. OH and right now they’re 25% off.



In case you missed it, Wednesdays post was about the Sephora VIB sale. I rounded up some of my personal favorites and some new products I want to share. You can read it here.

I shared this on Instagram this week. This is a map poster I got from a company called Mapiful. It’s such a great concept. They offer maps for all over the place. I got this one for Richmond. I have a collection of things that represent our time in Richmond where I grew up and we lived until 10 years ago. I was really excited with how this turned out. It would make a great Mother’s Day present. They have a promo right now, 50% off the 2nd print.

Are you ready for a biiiig surprise? LOFT is having a sale. hahaha 50% off everything and FREE shipping & returns. I did a post last week with some things, and I sure wish the rest had come in to share, but I think everyone being at home, and doing all their shopping virtually has shipping backed up.



  1. April 24, 2020 / 5:34 am

    I really need to pull the trigger on the air fryer! it seems like since the quarantine started it’s all I hear about! I need to up my pj game and head over to Soma! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • May 4, 2020 / 9:34 am

      Yep, just go ahead and do it. And get the jammies too. Great for Mother’s Day. wink-wink

  2. Living on Cloud Nine
    April 24, 2020 / 8:18 am

    You look so darn precious in those PJs! And OK, I’ve been on the air fryer fence now for months but I think you’ve just talked me into it and I can’t wait for the fish recipe! Happy Friday my Fabulous Friend! XO

  3. April 24, 2020 / 9:37 am

    Such a great post! And I really want those PJs now! 🙂
    ~Melissa xx

  4. Kellyann
    April 24, 2020 / 12:32 pm

    I know you and I were separated at birth because I do the same thing – buy and return and then repurchase! I thought the same thing about the air fyer and Instant pot but then my friend told me she has the one that is like 4 appliances in 1 and she loves it. So, yeah, now I need one. And please, a casserole with doritos? i’m on my way…

    • May 4, 2020 / 9:34 am

      Thanks Jodie! I just love new pjs. I wish I could wear a new pair every night. XOXO

  5. April 24, 2020 / 3:15 pm

    I’ve purchased things, returned them and repurchased–it’s been awhile, though! I’ve felt normal and more hopeful the last couple of weeks, too. I’m *so* glad there are governors moving to open their states! I’ve purchased a couple of tops, but nothing exciting.

    • May 4, 2020 / 9:34 am

      Well I’m happy to know I’m not alone in my crazy purchasing pattern. LOL

  6. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    April 24, 2020 / 4:55 pm

    I just broke my waffle maker, I think I need a mini and a regular sized one! Lol! I love those PJ’s you have on, I might have to get them!


    • May 4, 2020 / 9:34 am

      Your kids would love the mini waffles. These pjs are just the best. So soft and comfy. XOXO

  7. Mireille
    April 24, 2020 / 5:05 pm

    Made waffles this morning! My kids love them and they probably would like the ones shaped in your waffle makers even more, lol! I love my instant pot even if it takes a lot of space on the counter. Very practical.

    • May 4, 2020 / 9:34 am

      I keep my Instant Pot and air fryer in the bottom of the pantry. I’d love a a walk in pantry with plugs…that’s on my wish list for the next house. That list is getting long. LOL

  8. April 24, 2020 / 5:24 pm

    You can absolutely make brownies in the waffle maker! We use our HUGE waffle maker this morning and I cooked up a double batch of waffles… we may have enough left over for one or two boys to have breakfast tomorrow. Guess next time I need to make a triple batch!

    • May 4, 2020 / 9:34 am

      YAY! So happy to know that. We will definitely have to try it now. XO

  9. April 24, 2020 / 7:47 pm

    I think we are all going to have trouble with re-entry when the time comes. When I go to the store right now, I feel like I’m going on a big adventure! I never thought of doing brownies or cookies in the little waffle maker…great idea! Have a good weekend!

    • May 4, 2020 / 9:22 am

      Isn’t that the truth. We went to Lowe’s yesterday and my husband was almost giddy. XOXO

  10. April 24, 2020 / 11:39 pm

    I def need new pj s as well! Yesterday I put on one and it was way to snug! I blame corona!! Happy weekend! Hope to see you on my Fancy Friday linkup party.

  11. April 25, 2020 / 7:53 am

    I could really use new pj’s the floral pajamas are so cute! We have a mini waffle maker and we love it! xo ~ Megan

    • May 4, 2020 / 9:22 am

      You should try these from Soma. You will love them!!! XOXO

  12. Heather Bramlett
    April 25, 2020 / 3:06 pm

    I love my air fryer! We use it all the time!

  13. April 25, 2020 / 4:35 pm

    I need those pajamas! I’ve been getting hot lately at night because our bed isn’t close to the window anymore. And I hate sleeping without a bra so a built in bra would be awesome!

  14. Lea Culp
    April 25, 2020 / 5:21 pm

    I love Soma pj’s. And, I have that exact Instapot and it’s still in the box. I should have used this isolation time to learn to use it. I don’t know about an air fryer, heard great things about them too. Good to “see” you this evening. Happy weekend!

    • May 4, 2020 / 9:22 am

      Thanks Lea. Oh my gosh, my InstantPot sat in the box forever. Go on YouTube and watch a video on how to use it, and it won’t be so daunting. XOXO

  15. sounds like idil
    April 26, 2020 / 2:42 am

    I love the second outfit you wore! I totally appreciate your effort. I am in sweatpants all day! I guess the quarantine has taken its toll on me. Great post as usual!

    i.b. |

    • May 4, 2020 / 9:22 am

      Thanks so much. I spent the first two weeks in leggings and then decided I’d better get back to normal. LOL

  16. April 26, 2020 / 11:13 am

    Your pjs look gorge! My dad got a crock pot literally a year ago and only just busted it out in quarantine, so we’re getting used to some new kitchen appliances too! Hope you guys are having a great weekend, Blog Mom! xoxoxo

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