19: week in review

May 14, 2023


casual mom style - M Loves M @marmar

Happy Sunday and happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there! I think Matthew is talking about going out for lunch which will be fun. I don’t think I’ve mentioned that my mother-in-law has been living with us, so that makes the day that much more special to be together. Missing my mom in Los Angeles though!! Gah it’s hard to spend holidays apart.

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- Balsamic Grilled Skirt Steak with Charred Tomatoes– Matthew was obsessed! He said we need to make this once a week, which you know by now is a top compliment!

TUESDAY- Easy Skillet Cheesy Green Chile Enchilada Bake– I used 1 poblano instead of 2 (pre-roasting it), and it was yummy! Such an easy, crowd-pleaser.

WEDNESDAY- Chicken Tzatziki Bowls – This was the surprise favorite of the week! I love Greek food and while it’s not Matthew’s favorite, he really liked this one! Also, the kids loved the chicken that was grilled in this yummy yogurt and turmeric marinade.

THURSDAY- Crispy Oven Pork Sliders with Coleslaw Salad and homemade Hawaiian sweet rolls– You might remember we’ve made this recipe a few times. It’s one of Augustine’s favorites and always requested.

FRIDAY- Meatloaf and Potato Salad- from this cookbook. Somewhat similar to this recipe of hers but would highly recommend trying the cookbook version. Corinna is our most particular eater and she ate the whole thing up which is not typically how things go around here.

SATURDAY- Burger Night with salad and sweet potato fries

SUNDAY- Creamy Bacon and Tuscan Shrimp with fresh sourdough {from this cookbook}

chicken tzatziki bowl - M Loves M @marmar

cookies with a glass of cold milk will always be a favorite treat!


We are definitely at the end of our spring weather because the temperatures are rising fast! It seemed like our spring was so short, but we enjoyed some fun thundershowers and lightning storms this week. One day I was in a rain jacket and the next in shorts and a tee {I wear the heathered oat one all the time}. It will be interesting to see what our summer weather is like but it’s typically very hot and dry.

Margaux is one of my favorite shoe brands and I just got this Downtown Boot. I had my eye on this pair of slides and these sandals but I feel like my wardrobe is really missing a classic everyday boot and these look so perfect with the suede and stacked heel. I feel like it’s a boot I can wear any season and I love how comfortable they are.

This striped tee has held up for several years. It has a great comfortable and soft material and I can wear it year-round.

stripes and a sweater - M Loves M @marmar


This week I took Corinna out for some special mommy/daughter time. It was so nice to catch up with her and she loved getting a special steamer latte {foamed milk with cinnamon and honey}. How cute are her little flower sunglasses?!

We spent a lot of time outside this week with picnic lunches and dinner on our patio. You really appreciate spring after a long winter!

corinna flower sunglasses - M Loves M @marmar park date with beatrice - M Loves M @marmar baby snuggles - M Loves M @marmar baby bell bottom pants - M Loves M @marmar

Lots of snuggles with my tiniest girl too! How cut are those baby bell bottoms? They were a hand-me-down from a cousin and Corinna wore them too.

Have a wonderful week everyone!