FriYAY Week 8

Hello friends! Is anyone still there?!

This blog has been sitting pretty silent for the past month and a half, but I plan on getting back into posting regularly soon. Thank you to everyone who has stuck it out with me during my blog hiatus and is still reading this post! I will have more to share soon about what’s been going on in life, but for now I thought I would hop back in with a post highlighting some of my favorites of the week.

Proverbs 31 - Faith

I ran across this image from Proverbs 31 Ministries a few months back, and have had it saved to my phone ever since. It’s such a great reminder as I spend a lot of time on social media for both personal and professional reasons. There are times when my self-worth can fall upon the affirmations of others – and that’s not okay! It is days like those when I take time away to focus on life’s joys and my own thankfulness, while remembering who we truly live to please and praise. I feel like this advice is great for all areas of life though and not just social media: whether at work, at school, with friends, etc. It’s definitely a thought we can all take to heart!

Janie & Jack - Mama and Jack

Baby pic for sweetness! We are beginning to transition into the spring months, and friends, it’s not a moment to soon! Jack’s winter clothes are starting to get pretty snug and short, but I don’t want to purchase any more sweaters and pants for him with the cold months coming to an end. Gap had a 40% off sale this week so I took advantage of it by stocking up on a few new spring / summer outfits for Jack. A few of the items I loved were already sold out (How?!), but I was still able to pick up some cute and comfy pieces. Now all we need is some warm weather and sunshine to go with the t-shirts and shorts!

No Peeking - Beautycounter New Products

On March 7, Beautycounter will be releasing NINE new products and I am so excited about it! These products will make great, spa-like additions to your basic skincare routine. They act as the perfect accompaniment to our Essential Nourishing Line and our Countertime Rejuvenating Line! (Those products are available as a Collection set, or as individual products.) I can’t say much more on the new offerings at this time, but I am looking forward to sharing more about them in the near future.

Present Over Perfect

Present Over Perfect has been on my must-read list for awhile, but I have never gotten around to reading it! I am a library girl through-and-through, and finally after months of waiting it was my turn to borrow the book. However, since it is so popular I only had a few weeks to borrow it and couldn’t renew it. Sadly, I didn’t even open it before I had to return it! I was telling my mom about this earlier in the week and she surprised me with the book Wednesday when we met for lunch. I just started reading it last night, and I am looking forward to reading more over the next few weeks.

Egg Sandwich - Breakfast

I used to make microwave eggs for my breakfast sandwiches all the time, but for some reason I’ve forgotten about them! I started making them again earlier this week and can’t get enough. Simply spray a shallow round container with cooking spray, then whisk one egg with a little water. Microwave for 45 seconds, lift egg with a fork to check for doneness, then microwave for another 12-15 seconds. Season with salt and pepper and place on a toasted English muffin or bagel. This sandwich was topped with a slice of ham and sharp cheddar, but I have also used avocado, provolone, and Canadian bacon. So good and super easy! This entire sandwich took me about three minutes to prepare, I toasted the muffin while I cooked the egg, and it’s perfect for enjoying at home or on-the-go!

You Tell Me:

  • Have you ever read Present Over Perfect? What did you think?
  • Favorite quick breakfast meal… and go!

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. I have so been wanting to read that book! I’ve heard great things! Pathetically, my go-to breakfast right now is an RX Bar. But better than nothing, right? 🙂 Loved this post and seeing what you’ve been up to. xo

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      Me too! I have been wanting to read it for so long, but just hadn’t made the time. I plan on reading a chapter or two and reflecting on the message before bed. I think it will be a positive way to end the day! 🙂

  2. Can’t wait to hear what’s been going on! I did break down and buy Annabelle some new long sleeve shirts and pants but ordered the next size up and now they’re HUGE. Like, so big. Womp womp. I don’t have any type of summer wardrobe for her, ha. Now is when I’m wishing I had two kids of the same gender because I’ll be faced with buying new clothes all the time from now on. Whoops! I actually had the same problem with Present over Perfect. I started it but then it was due at the library so I haven’t finished it!
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    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      Oh my gosh! I am sure it’s a long planning for two babies wardrobes. (Especially one for a boy and one for a girl!) I have seen a lot of good deals around lately though. 40% off at Old Navy and Gap right now, and I saw that Carter’s is having a mega-sale for babies. May be a great time to pick up a few things for the little man! 🙂

  3. So good to hear from you again 😉 I have been trying not to go completely crazy buying Adeline spring clothes – she is in desperate need of new play clothes but everything is so cute I want to buy it ALL!! I’ve heard great things about that book – I’m actually currently reading Candace Cameron Bure’s book, I’ll let you know when I finish it!
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    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      I am right there with you! I have to be honest though, it’s hard for me to now have to shop in the ‘toddler’ section for Jack! I miss that sweet baby section for him! 🙂 I just picked up a few new clothes that are great for play from Gap. 40% off new spring stuff so I got some shorts and tees!

      Is the Candace Cameron Bure book Balancing it All? If so, then I read it years ago and loved it!

  4. Angela Saver says:

    I can’t wait to try the microwaved eggs for a breakfast sandwich! I am also looking forward to trying BeautyCounter!!

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      Using the microwave to cook eggs is so easy! The biggest advice I give is to whisk the egg really well with water (it helps prevent blow-ups!) and don’t overcook it. Other than that, it makes delicious egg sandwiches! And yay! If you have any Beautycounter questions let me know. I would be happy to talk more about the products with you and help you to find the routine that fits your skin type best! 🙂

  5. I liked Present over Perfect but I LOVED Grace Not Perfection- highly recommend!

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