25: week in review

June 25, 2023


afternoon tea time

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! It’s currently Saturday night and it’s just starting to get dark out and it’s 10:07 pm, can you believe it? We have the longest summer days which has been an adjustment even after living here for almost 3 years. Matthew and Augustine went camping this weekend so it’s been a fun weekend of girl time with Matthew’s mom, Corinna, baby Beatrice, and of course our Ginger pup. Corinna wanted to have a tea party so that’s what we did- homemade cookies included. It’s nice to have more intentional time with Corinna so when Beatrice was napping we were able to play hair and read books together.

Here’s a little recap of our week:


I plan to share the meals I made the previous week, with links if possible, as some inspiration for your own menu planning.

MONDAY- Mayo Roasted Chicken- from this cookbook but this recipe is similar- Such a flavorful way of roasting chicken

TUESDAY- Slow Cooker Crispy Carnitas– Matthew liked this recipe but said next time we’ll probably broil it once more with some of the liquid

WEDNESDAY- Brussels Sprout Salad with (leftover) Chicken, Goat Cheese, Apples and Sprouts- from this cookbook

THURSDAY- Miso Glazed Salmon with Roasted Sugar Snap Peas

FRIDAY- Spring Puttanesca Pasta– I made this a month or so ago and we loved it! It’s such a good pasta and comes together quickly with pantry staples.

SATURDAY- Green Curry with Shrimp- this was absolutely delicious! Another fave from the Defined Dish cookbook, although I subbed shrimp for the chicken.

SUNDAY- Wine-Roasted Mushrooms with Gnocchi- this was from Melissa Clark’s Dinner in One cookbook. This recipe was delicious and so flavorful but definitely would be a better fit in the colder winter months.

brussels sprout salad with apples breakfast burrito by matthew matcha latte

I also made tiramisu, more granola, and some chicken bone broth from Monday’s leftovers. Oh and for the first day of summer, I made a strawberry mascarpone ice cream. I love the idea of marking the new seasons with special dishes and I think homemade ice cream for the first day of summer seems fitting. I haven’t thought about the other seasons but maybe a pumpkin cake for the first day of fall. I’m open to ideas!

Matthew made the yummiest breakfast burritos for breakfast and I’ve also been loving making matcha tea. I got a set from my parents for my birthday and it’s been such a yummy treat in the afternoons. There are so many health benefits to matcha too which I love!


crossbody belt bag by mandrn - M Loves M @marmar

I was in major casual mom mode this week! Lots of jean shorts and tee outfits with hats and crossbody bags.

I still love my Walli phone case! Remember you can get 10% off with code MARA10


Shopbop– Extra 25% off sale items with code TREAT

GAP– 50% off select shorts, tees, and swim

Anthropologie- I always get questions about this mirror when I feature it and it’s currently on sale in the Gleaming Primrose Sale!

LOFT– The Summer Stock Up Sale- $18 tops, $25 shorts, and $40 dresses


We spent some time this week at our friend’s gorgeous property. It was so nice to walk around, pick some cherries, and see all that she’s been planting. It gave me so much inspiration for our future garden. We still don’t know where we’ll be long term, and while we love Idaho, I’m not sure our current house is our “forever home.” I so desire to feel settled but we’re just trusting the Lord to guide our steps whether that’s here or an unknown there.

Miss Beatrice turned 8 months old and she is such a delight! She’s definitely going through a bit of a sleep regression but she’s so happy and sweet. I know she’ll be crawling before we know it though. She’s already getting onto her knees and trying to scoot for toys. Her level of business reminds me of Augustine, maybe more so. While she loves being held, she definitely gets a little squirrely sometimes and wants to get down and move, although she’s not able to yet. I remember Augustine doing that but he would get on the ground and be crawling off somewhere. Beatrice’s new nickname might have to be Busy Bea.

baby beatrice 8 months old - M Loves M @marmar greenhouse and garden design - M Loves M @marmar park day with baby - M Loves M @marmar seychelles sandals with jean shorts- M Loves M @marmar garden design snuggles with baby beatrice

I hope you all have a lovely week ahead! We’re transitioning Beatrice into her crib which is a little bittersweet for me but with her moving around more, I know it’s for the best. I’m not a napper but I might be more willing to take one if it means I can snuggle next to her.