16: week in review

April 23, 2023


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I hope you all are enjoying your weekends! Yesterday was a busy day with baseball and Augustine’s end-of-year music recital. It’s hard to believe that we’re already wrapping up the year. While baseball and ballet will continue for the next month, our school co-op and music classes are ending until the fall. Hard to believe when it feels like spring hasn’t even started! We did pick up some lettuce starts, though, and planted those outside yesterday. We’re still tending to our indoor seedlings that aren’t ready to go outside yet. Last year I had such little energy for gardening and while it’s been harder to find the time this year, it’s been something I’ve enjoyed doing. I didn’t take advantage of California’s amazing growing seasons, but now I wish I had!

Here’s a little recap of our week:


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 Spring Salmon with Dill and Orzo- I love cooking with tons of fresh herbs in the springtime. This recipe is a keeper for sure!

TUESDAY- Crockpot Shredded Carne Asada Lettuce Cup Tacos with Mexican Coleslaw– I felt like our lettuce was too bitter so I didn’t love these as much in the lettuce cups. I think they were better in the corn tortillas!

WEDNESDAY- BBQ Chicken Skewer Salad– The dressing was so absolutely delicious! Matthew wants me to make it weekly so I know it made the cut!

THURSDAY- Thai Basil Beef with Rice Noodles

FRIDAY- Crockpot Chili Poblano– I wanted to make something easy to have before Augustine’s baseball game so I made this the night before. I love that chili improves the next day!

SATURDAY- Burger Night with sweet potato fries! Burger season is starting! It’s a night we all look forward to and I have a feeling we’ll usually be making these on Saturday nights. We love making sweet potato fries and a big salad to go alongside!

SUNDAY- Roasted Salmon with Broccoli

creamy spring salmon - M Loves M @marmar cpk copycat bbq salad - M Loves M @marmar


We had some rain this week so I took advantage of wearing my favorite mac coat (currently on sale!) I also got the cutest hair clips from Shop Andi and I’ve been wearing this one daily! I love that it holds all of my hair, and is so cute too!

I love this striped tee! The color combo is the perfect neutral and it goes with everything! It’s also a great weight and feels like it will hold up nicely.

These pointy flats are a splurge but I’ve had this pair for the past 4 or 5 years and they’ve held up so well!

everlane mac trench coat in stone - M Loves M @marmar sarah flint natalie flats - M Loves M @marmar


Anthropologie– Spring Decorating Event- Up to 40% off furniture, rugs, mirrors, and more!


I feel like I might be the only person who doesn’t have a pair of these leggings! Am I missing out? Since I’ve been living in activewear these days, I was thinking about getting the gray color. I also like this style in the java color too!

I have been squeezing the last precious drops out of my tinted moisturizer and realized I haven’t shared how much I like it. It’s been a daily must for me. I love how light and hydrating it is, despite our dry climate, and I especially love that it’s a clean formula. I’ve heard so much about this clean makeup brand and I’m thinking about picking up a few items. Have any of you tried it?? Thoughts?

As we’re wrapping up our homeschool year, I’m thinking about fall already and what curriculums we’ll be using. I’ve loved The Good and the Beautiful Math so we’ll continue with that for Augustine, and I’m also thinking about working in some of the Ambleside Online recommendations.

I did a bunch of baby clothes organization this week and I was sad to find several pieces from Corinna that Beatrice wasn’t able to wear because of their opposite seasons. Luckily there are a few, like the dusty pink Bebe Organic outfit below, that will work with tights. Why do they grow so quickly??

homeschool days - M Loves M @marmar baby in bebe organic - M Loves M @marmar mommy and me matching in pink - M Loves M @marmar

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday!