15: week in review

April 16, 2023


snow in april in idaho - M Loves M @Marmar

Happy Sunday friends! It’s been a nice but very quick week for whatever reason. Not by intention, just life, I wasn’t sharing on social media. I go through weeks where I have the time and desire to share, and other weeks I’m just wrapped up in home and school life that I don’t have time until 10pm when it feels too late to post anything. I’ll try to be more present on there this week. The weather is warming up so we started some indoor seeds, and also I direct sowed some cold-hardy plants. I waited until this little snow dusting above though. Last year, we were surprised with some snow in May so I’m not putting any of my warm-weather plants into the ground too soon.


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- Black Bean Chili from Smitten Kitchen Keepers– so easy and the flavor was even better the next day!

TUESDAY- Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos- similar to this recipe

WEDNESDAY- Chile-Coconut Braised Beef with Cauliflower Rice- This was such a unique but delicious braise. We’ll definitely be making it again!

THURSDAY- Mendocino Copy-Cat Not so Fried Chicken Salad– Matthew loved this salad; he said I need to make it 3x a week which I take to mean it’s a winner! Winner winner chicken dinner 😉

FRIDAY- Pasta with Mushrooms and Spinach and Pinenuts – We used the Jovial gluten-free pasta which is actually such a good swap for regular pasta if you haven’t tried it before.

SATURDAY- dinner with friends. My friend Hannah made this crockpot chicken and it was so yummy! We all had tacos and burritos with all the fixings which was so fun!

SUNDAY- Mussels with Fennel and Saffron Broth and homemade sourdough

apple tart-  M Loves M @Marmar penne with pine nuts and mushrooms - M Loves M @Marmar picked onions in a salad - M Loves M @Marmar

I made Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Salted Apple Tart over the weekend and both were so delicious! The cookies were a little sweet so I’d probably cut back on the sugar next time.

If you’re looking to level up your sandwich or salad game, you have to try these pickled red onions. They’re so delicious!


I wore this thrifted House of Harlow lace top that I got when I was pregnant last summer. The brand isn’t the best fit for my personal style but I do like this maxi dress and these flats.

white lace top with jeans and red lipstick -  M Loves M @Marmar


Levi’s – Buy 2 get 30% off! Perfect timing to go in on an order with your husband or best friend. Or just get 2 for you!  I love this oversized denim jacket and this cute polka dot dress.

LOFT– 50% off + free shipping!

Everlane– up to 60% off favorites sale, including my favorite Mac coat! Also, I know we all have spring/summer on the brain, but this oversized sweater is so perfect for fall! Might be worth getting now on sale.


Augustine had his first baseball game this week which was so fun! He was first up to bat and got through all the bases to Home (is that how you say it?). He also caught some good ground balls and threw them to 1st. It’s been fun to watch him enjoy this sport that he’s been excited about for so long.

I finished this book, Memory Making Mom, and highly recommend it! It offered such good encouragement and gave me some sweet ideas for traditions to start in our family. I’m hoping that on our April date, Matthew and I can brainstorm through some of the end-of-chapter questions and suggestions.

We’ve been having Friday game nights and this Richard Scarry game has been such an enjoyable one for everyone! I love that it’s not competitive and focuses on team-building.

Even though we had some snow this week, I’m taking flannel sheets off the beds! I’m ready for crisp, light linens and windows open too please!

Baby Beatrice has been rolling both belly to back and back to belly now!

augustine's first baseball game - M Loves M @Marmar baby bea and dada -  M Loves M @Marmar corinna's bedroom with garbo and friends bedding -  M Loves M @Marmar family game night -  M Loves M @Marmar beatrice rolling over -  M Loves M @Marmar  mama and baby beatrice - M Loves M @Marmar mama and daughters - M Loves M @Marmar

Ok, that’s it from me! Off to do some laundry and bake some bread while the children are napping. Then we’re going on a walk/bike ride because it’s supposd to be in the mid 70s this afternoon! Who could believe we started the week with snow?!

Have a wonderful week, friends!