11: week in review

March 19, 2023


rocking baby by babybay bassinet - M Loves M @marmar

I hope you all are having a nice weekend! This week we spent more time outdoors than we have all winter. The weather is warming up just enough to be outside comfortably for a few hours at a time and with the sun shining, our chilly temps are much more manageable. My hope is that we’ll be outside as much as we can all spring!



my plan is to share the meals I made the previous week, with links if possible, as some inspiration for your own menu planning.

MONDAY- Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup- This recipe was from the HBH Super Simple Cookbook. It was ok but not my favorite. I’d actually be more interested in trying this version on her blog which has some additions I think ours lacked.

TUESDAY- Jerk Shrimp and Mango Rice Bowls with Chocolate Caramel Banana Cream Pie for dessert – We couldn’t miss an opporutnity for pie on pi day (3.14). This pie was absolutely amazing and grain-free and refined-sugar free to boot! I highly recommend this cookbook for those of you looking for healthier dessert options that are still so satisfying! And for our Taco night we decided to mix things up with this shrimp and mango bowl that had really yummy spices!

WEDNESDAY- Gingered Apple Pork Chops with Roasted Brussels Sprouts – I had a little leftover dressing from last week’s recipe so I couldn’t resist making the brussels again!

THURSDAY- Saucy Coconut Fish Curry with Cauliflower Rice

FRIDAY- Corn Beef and Roasted Brussels Sprouts- I’m not a big corn beef person but I saw this recipe on HBH that had amazing reviews including serveral saying it’s changed people’s minds about the dish. I’m here to say it was DELICIOUS  and we’ll defnitely be making it again, and more than once a year with other cuts of meat. I’m curious to try the HBH sandwich version but we just made ours on its own with roasted brussels.

SATURDAY- Sesame Orange Chicken with Cauliflower Rice – Matthew used to be a big fan of the orange chicken from Trader Joe’s and I’m so happy to say I think we’ve found a healthier swap with this recipe from the HBH Super Simple Cookbook. The kids loved it too with white rice and it was very easy to put together. I found this very similar recipe on her blog so I might try it next time to compare!

SUNDAY- Hamburger Salad – basically a burger deconstructed without the bun. I’m making a jalapeño dressing for the salad version. For dessert I’m making these chocolate pots de creme!

I wanted to try a sourdough buttermilk pancake recipe so I made these for breakfast this morning and they were amazing! We’ll definitely be making them again.

grain free and refined-sugar free banana cream pie from sweet laurel - M Loves M @marmar


Cooler temperatures mean I can switch to lighter layers. This mac coat is a favorite – so chic and elevated even the simplest outfits. I got this nursing-friendly bodysuit and love how cute it is with this new pair of denim I got. I love how it hugs my postpartum tummy in! I also have this striped shirt dress that works if you’re pregnant or not.


There’s a big Friends and Family Sale at GAP right now. 40% off everything with code FRIEND. I love these jeans I just got from them. This crochet mini dress is cute, as is this puff sleeve dress. I’m hoping this dress comes back in stock because what a pretty back detail. And I’m going to peek at the kids section too because my little crew is quickly outgrowing their clothes, especially baby Beatrice. I always love Gap’s baby items because they have a lot of organic cotton and linen options. This gingham set is too cute, as is this yellow one!


Easter is right around the corner and I’m thinking about what to put in the children’s baskets. I found some cute options and shared them on InstaStories but here they are if you missed them:

I’m also in the process of putting together a Spring Style edit and I haven’t had a chance to hit publish yet but I wanted to share some of my finds. They make me so thrilled for warmer weather!

winter walk - M Loves M @marmar baby beatrice in red headband bow - M Loves M @marmar   sisters winter bike ride corinna exploring wild + free boise - M Loves M @marmar

Have a lovely week!