FriYAY Week 9

This winter has been a season of sickness at our house. It seems that Tim, Jack and I keep passing the same illness around to one another, and this has been going on for weeks-and-weeks! As soon as we think we’re in the clear, we’re right back in the thick of it! Here’s to hoping a little warmth and sunshine during our upcoming Florida trip will do the trick at healing us all!

Target Date with my Little

Target - Jack 17 Months Old

On Tuesday, Jack and I went to Target in search of a bin to hold all of his toys! I found a toy chest I really liked, but I decided to hold off on that purchase and just go with a large navy storage tub for now. I figure that for $7, this will work just fine and we can get something nicer down the road. Eventually I see us using the tub for outside toys and sports balls. On our shopping list was the toy tub and Amazing Grass – my go-to for weakened immune systems and sicknesses of any kind. (Read more about my love this brand here.) I was pumped because the supplement was on clearance for only $17 and so I happily walked away with two containers. Along with this trip included plenty of giggles and fun times with my little. He is just so fun right now and I’m trying to soak up these days as much as I can!

BOGO Piada

Piada Salad Bowl with a Piada Stick

Lunch Sunday Afternoon – A Piada bowl with chicken, sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, feta, grilled peppers and onions and a Piada stick on the side!

I know Piada Italian Street Food is still more of an Ohio thing (although it’s slowly making it’s way into Indiana, Michigan and Texas), but I can’t say enough good things about one of my favorite quick-service restaurants. It’s basically set-up in the same model as Chipotle, but instead of burritos you make Piadas (wraps), Salads, or Pasta dishes. My favorite order is a salad or pasta bowl with as many veggie toppings as I can pack-in, including grilled chicken, artichokes, arugula, mushrooms, tomatoes, parmesan, and then top it with Pomodoro and Basil Pesto sauces. So, so good! Last month I signed up for their email list, and this week I was happy to see a Buy One Get One offer in my email. You can bet that we’ll be hitting up Piada for dinner soon! In other news, meals I’ve been obsessing over lately include chicken burrito bowls from Chipotle with guacamole and white rice (Sorry, but the brown just can’t compete!) and the tofu sushi roll in a seaweed wrap with all the veggies from Fusian. Sounds a little out there, but I promise it is delicious!

Beautycounter +

Beautycounter + - Skin Care

It’s here! It’s here! Last week I teased about Beautycounter’s new product launch, and on Tuesday the release went live. Beautycounter launched its new product collection called Beautycounter + , a collection of nine new products, three unique sets that cater to specific skincare needs.

Each set includes a mask, a mist and a face oil:

No. 1 – The Brightening Collection awakens dull skin and uses Vitamin C to boost radiance. It’s best for those who are looking to even out skin tone, decrease the look of sunspots and age spots, and overall want fresher and brighter skin!

No. 2 – The Plumping Collection restores and firms skin using peony. These products are great for hydrating dry skin, and I highly recommend for anyone who has mature skin or struggles with getting enough moisture into their skin care routine.

No. 3 – The Balancing Collection uses activated charcoal to even skin tone and prevent breakouts. This Collection is the best choice for those who have oily or combination skin, or are likely to suffer from breakouts.

I have been sharing more about each collection throughout the week on my Facebook page, but this is a quick overview on the new products’ purposes. Each collection is a great addition to our skin care regimens – the Essential Nourishing Collection and the Countertime Rejuvenating Collection. The products are available in full-size sets, travel spa sets (great for sampling and of course travel), and as individual products. If you have any questions on the products, or need help deciding what Collection would work best for you, let me know and I would be happy to help!

Block-Heel Sandals

Old Navy Block-Heeled Sandals

I ordered a few new things for spring from Old Navy last week, and I just so happen to run across these adorable Triple-Strap Block-Heel Sandals. I loved the look of these as they are dead ringers for similar block-heeled pairs that are sold at stores like Madewell, but for mere pennies compared to the pricier versions. I ordered a pair in New Cognac, and am debating on ordering them in black as well. I’m really looking forward to wearing them this spring with jeans and dresses! I bought a couple pairs of boots and flats from Old Navy this past fall, and was incredibly impressed with the comfort and quality they offered. Here’s to hoping these shoes are similar in wear!

Manicure Appointment

Woodhouse Day Spa

On Monday I have a manicure appointment at my favorite spa ever – Woodhouse Day Spa! I had a pedicure last month, but it’s been a while since I’ve had my hands done as well. I am excited to have them looking great for our trip. It’s been a long winter paired with a lot of sickness and hand washing, and my cuticles and hands could really use a little extra hydration and special treatment. PS – If you ever go to Woodhouse, order the Cinnamon Tea and the flavored water. Last time I went the water was flavored with fresh mango and strawberries! It was one of my favorite combinations ever, and I’ll have to remember it for the spring / summer!


  1. Ugh, I’m sorry you’ve been hit with so much sickness this winter. We have too. Amelia has been sick for 6 weeks straight, and I’m avoiding play dates for a while because we have family coming in from out of town and then we’re going out of town later this spring, and I need us to be healthy! I wish we were going somewhere warm, because I think our family could use it!

    Piada hasn’t come to this part of Indiana yet, but I hope it does eventually, it sounds good!

    • Just kidding, I just looked up the locations and there are some in the Indianapolis area. I’m going to have to try it!

      • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

        Oh yay! Yes – definitely stop by. The price is really reasonable (about the cost of Chipotle) and you get a ton of food with as many veggies as you can fit in the bowl. My husband always gets the Piada wrap and loves that, and I always order a salad or pasta bowl. We also split a parmesan Piada stick too. 🙂

        And this winter has not been good for any of us! I kept Jack home for two weeks straight. Once he started to feel better, we ventured back out to our normal activities and he was sick again by Thursday. It’s definitely frustrating because I know how much he loves his playtime with friends, but I swear these germs just keep getting passed back-and-forth between these kids. I think we were so healthy last winter because we didn’t go anywhere lol!

        • That’s exactly what happened to us! A lot of moms still go out when their kids are sick and it bothers me, one mom even apologized to me because she and her son came to a play date pretty sick — I don’t get it! I’ll be a homebody for a while haha.

  2. I feel like this is the season of sickness that will never end! I hope it all ends before you guys go away! Glad you had a fun time with Jack. Some days A is good in Target in the cart and others she wants to run and it makes for a very not fun trip! ha That lunch looks so good. Wish there was a place like that around here!
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    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      It really is! And yes, I hope we are all better by the time we leave as well. Jack sometimes tries to stand in the cart, and that is a big no-no! lol. He is overall pretty good though. I just know not to take him if he is tired or hungry!

  3. Target with Adeline is always a highlight of my week! The girl LOVES Target. She’s always so well behaved and just smiles and waves at everyone. But then when we go to Walmart, she’s a terror. She screams. She has a meltdown. She wants out of the cart. I guess she knows what she likes 😉 Can’t wait to hear more about your Disney trip! I haven’t been since the marathon in 2015, but would love to take Adeline in a few years when she’s a little bigger to hang with her big cousins!
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  4. Man, it seems like everyone is sick! We dealt with a double ear infection followed by strep over the past three weeks. We slept through the night for the first time in weeks last night and I have to admit I’m feeling pretty amazing!
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