17: week in review

April 30, 2023


blue pajamas with baby beatrice - M Loves M @marmar

Happy Sunday friends! This weekend has been so life-giving. The skies have been blue and sunny, perfectly breezy, and 80 degrees! This California girl is quite happy! Plus I got away for a little thrifting time with a friend, made some super yummy chocolate chip cookies, and was productive around the house. Also, we’re finally healthy after a rough start to the week with the stomach flu. Praising the Lord for health and sunshine!

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- sick dinner of carbs and broth

TUESDAY- Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

WEDNESDAY- Sheet Pan Gnocchi– I loved how easy and flavorful this meal was. Feel free to play around with what you roast.

THURSDAY- Green Rice Burrito Bowls- I added this cilantro vinaigrette to the rice and wow so delicious! Add some black beans, pico de gallo, guac, shredded lettuce, and Jack cheese on top and you have one yummy dinner.

FRIDAY- Fennel Pork Meatballs in a brothy tomato sauce with fresh sourdough- This tasted like something you’d get at a fancy restaurant. The sourdough to dip in the broth is a must! We’ll definitely make this one again!

SATURDAY- Burger Night

SUNDAY- Spring Puttanesca Pasta

green rice burrito bowl - M Loves M @marmar taco night - M Loves M @marmar chocolate chip cookie recipe - M Loves M @marmar

I made these chocolate chip cookies my brother recommended and they were so good! Definitely a must if you love CCCs like we do!


Very impressed by the quality of this brand’s shirts. I got this button up and it’s going to be perfect for spring. Also, I love the feel and weight of this striped tee.

thread and supply button up - M Loves M @marmar matching mommy and me waffle knits - M Loves M @marmar


Don’t forget I have a 15% off code for anything from GigiPip. Just use code MARA15. I love their hats so much and this one is the next on my wishlist! I also really like this one.

Adding a few things to my Poshmark account and there are so many brand-new items marked crazy low. Take a peek and feel free to DM me if there’s anything you’re looking at. I can throw in a free beauty product! Also, if you don’t have a Poshmark account you can sign up with my code MARAFERREIRA to save $10 on your first order,


We had our first dinner of the season outside and it was so nice! I love eating outside when it’s warm enough and seeing the signs of spring around our neighborhood has been so encouraging after our long winter.

With our sudden rise in temperatures, I’m feeling inspired to put away all our winter things. We did get an abnormal snowstorm the first week of May last year but our forecast looks good so far (fingers crossed!). I need to bring out my spring clothing boxes and assess what fits and what is also nursing-friendly for summer. I am looking to add some wearable basics to my wardrobe and the first thing on my mind are these linen shorts. They look so cute and comfortable and I’d wear them with a tee or a button-up, maybe a denim jacket if it’s a little cooler. My first thought was to get the oatmeal color, but now I’m torn between oatmeal and white. Which would you wear more often? I also think the shorts would be especially cute with these Margaux sandals (on my wishlist!)

Picked up a new mascara and I’m so impressed! My lashes look way longer than normal with this one as opposed to the one I had been using. Love that it’s an affordable option too.

Have any of you started shopping for Mother’s Day gifts? I wish I could share what I’m thinking about for my mom but since she reads my blog I’ll have to tell you afterward. I did get her this straw bag a few years ago with some fun things inside like flowers, a candle, a bottle of rosé, and I think a makeup product or two. If your mom loves to bake, this pie dish is one of my favorites. I also have the ruffled loaf pan that’s special too! It’s nice to have some matching pieces.

Can you believe baby Beatrice is 6 months old?! Halfway to a year and I can’t believe it. I’m so looking forward to her first summer. I just want to savor every moment with this special girly! These little wooden milestone cards have been such a fun way to document each month.

6 months with baby bea - M Loves M @marmar eating outside  - M Loves M @marmar signs of spring - M Loves M @marmar

I hope you all had a lovely weekend (and April!). Here’s to a new week and new month of May!