Meet the Sullivans: FIVE on FRIDAY

April 25, 2014


Most weeks fly right by and this week was no different! We stayed busy with lunch dates, trips to the gym, soccer class and having friends over. Today I'm heading up to the city for brunch at the new DayOne Baby store and to check out what they have to offer, and later we're picking up O's cousin from school and heading out for some fun! The fun never stops, friends!

I'm linking up with the sweet ladies behind The Good Life, Carolina Charm, A. Liz Adventures, and Hello Happiness for 5 on Friday!

 - one -
There has been some roadwork in our neighborhood for the last week, so the streets around us are filled with "workers" (that's what Owen calls men in vests & hard hats) and their "worker trucks" and Owen can name each and every one by name. No joke he knows excavator, fork lift, front loader, bulldozer, jack hammer, steam roller, dump truck, etc. He's in Heaven these days!

 - two -
Earlier this week Owen was asking for a snack after nap this week (per the usual), but as I offered him his favorites (apples, cashews, carrots) he refused them. I was pretty sure he was just being difficult, so I made him a little snack smörgåsbord and he was happy as a clam. I've done this every day since! It's a great way to give my picky eater lots of options. 

 - three -
We finally have a handheld vacuum we can count on and I'm so happy with it! Our old vacuum wasn't even worth trying to use. Now I can clean up messes in a flash, and get back to living life with my guys. Check out my review of the BLACK+DECKER Pivot Vac and enter the giveaway!

- four -
Our niece Amanda recently share this awesome recipe for edamame on her IG and she was so sweet to share the recipe. I made them, and they are good! Like, so good you could eat them all up by yourself! Here's the recipe:

Crispy Roasted Edamame
adapted slightly from All Recipes

1 (12 oz) bag of frozen shelled edamame (I found mine at Trader Joe's)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Optional: prepare a sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy clean up.  Place the frozen edamame in a colander and run under cold water to thaw.  Drain.

In a bowl, mix the thawed edamame, oil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper until evenly combined.  Spread the edamame mixture onto the bottom of the prepared sheet pan.  Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is crispy and golden, about 15 minutes.

Let cool on the pan for a minute, then serve!

- five -
 I think we can all agree that Carrie Underwood has The Best Legs Ever. I'm sure she works hard for them and eats right, but she also seriously scored in the leg gene arena! I mean, I don't think that my legs could ever look that good, even if I followed her plan to a t. Having said that, there is absolutely no hurt (well maybe, SOME hurt) in trying! I'm all over this people!

Have a great weekend!


Sara {Rhapsody and Chaos} said...

Ooooo I make baked edamame all the time -- but I haven't thought to add garlic. I may be making this over the weekend now :)

Christina @ Still Lucky said...

I love that snack idea, too cute. Carrie Underwood does have amazing legs...and a cute braid and workout outfit!

Jennifer Points said...

Love the vacuum!!! I need a new one!

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

Love the muffin tin idea for snacks! So fun! Also, I'm interested in your review of the vacuum because I was just looking for something like that!

Unknown said...

That snack idea is fantastic. I can't believe your son knows all the machines. I can probably point out like two from that list!!

hello erin said...

ok. i need to try a toddler snack smorgeshboard (how the heck do you spell that?!). if it worked for owen i'm hoping it works for lex too!!

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness the first picture of O is so sweet!

Karina Marie Powell said...

AMEN to Carrie Underwood legs! We can dream!:) Love that snack idea! so cute!!

Natasha said...

i'm with's just not in my DNA to ever have legs like can dream!! and i love the snack idea...caroline has been SO picky these days so i am going to have to try this method out.

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

That snack tray is adorable - I kind of want to make one for myself!!