20: week in review

May 21, 2023


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Wow have there really been 20 weeks of 2023?! I guess so! It feels like spring/summer is in full force around here. We had a really busy day yesterday with a baseball game and Corinna’s ballet recital so today I’m looking forward to having no plans. Also, a day with normal naps for baby Beatrice will be good. I felt so bad for her schedule yesterday – being in the car and at the events made for one tired and fussy baby.

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- Sundried Tomato and Avocado Salad

TUESDAY- Santa Maria Tri-Tip with Chipotle Salsa, Guacamole, and Sourdough Tortillas

WEDNESDAY- Browned Butter and Sage Chicken Pot Pie from this cookbook

THURSDAY- Lemon Butter Cod with Orzo and Asparagus

FRIDAY- Spaghetti Squash Alfredo (this looks like a yummy vegan version!)


SUNDAY- Grill Night

My special dessert of the week (if I can hopefully get around to it today) is going to be the coconut cake from Alison Roman’s new cookbook. It looks so delicious and I know Matthew will love it because he’s a big fan of anything coconut.

baked cod with orzo and asparagus - M Loves M @marmar


Hat weather is here! I’ve gotten a few from Gigi Pip that I love. The quality is so good. Use code MARA15 for a discount.

I’ve been reaching for my white dresses these days and while this one is no longer available, I noticed the brand makes some perfect white blouses which is another warm-weather favorite. This one has such pretty sleeves – and this one too!

I got a new pair of summer sandals which are so pretty with the wraparound detail. They’re from the brand Kaanas and you can also get them here in white. You can also get them here and also here in a slingback version!

white dress lilac in spring - M Loves M @marmar linen shorts with light knit sweater - M Loves M @marmargigi pip hat - M Loves M @marmar


GAP– BIG sale! 60% off Summer Style and 40% off everything else! Love this linen boyfriend shirt and these olive green shorts. Pair with this straw tote!

Maisonette– Up to 30% off plus an extra 10% off tomorrow though the 27th with code EXTRA10. Check out their Summer Shop for some warm-weather essentials.

LOFT– Another Mystery Sale at LOFT!


This week is our official close out of our school year activities. Augustine’s last baseball game is Monday and Corinna’s last ballet class is on Thursday. I’m so looking forward to not having a lot of things on our calendar. It will make for carefree summer with lots of time outside, play dates with friends, and spontaneous adventures.

I have these black sandals on my mind. Normally I would gravitate towards the Buff color but my friend always wears the black ones. She says they are so comfortable and go with everything. Chatting with her made me realize that black sandals are definitely a hole in my wardrobe and can see myself wearing these a bunch.

Have any of you read Atomic Habits? I requested a copy from our library because I heard good things about it. The book is supposed to help break bad habits and build better ones.

I wanted to get this swimsuit last year but held off since I was pregnant, although it is a one size fits all. Have any of you tried this style? It’s simple but classic!

We had a Poetry in the Park get-together with our nature group on Friday and it was so adorable to see the children get up and recite poetry. There were a lot of favorites from this book. We love to read a poem in the mornings at breakfast, or during our 3 pm tea time.

My mother-in-law gave me these beautiful flowers for Mother’s Day and they’re a new favorite because she got them for me last year after we told her we were pregnant. I put them on our console and they bring a little happiness every time I pass by.

poetry in the park with baby beatrice - M Loves M @marmar kathryn albertson park in boise - M Loves M @marmar ballet recital - M Loves M @marmarmedia console lulu and georgia - M Loves M @marmar neighborhood walk in boise - M Loves M @marmarice cream rattle - M Loves M @marmar

Have a wonderful week everyone!