Meet the Sullivans: Friday Five - Back to School, Cheap Bubbly and a Recipe

August 4, 2017

Friday Five - Back to School, Cheap Bubbly and a Recipe

Hello, and happy Friday! This week seemed long to me. Maybe because Luke's been sleeping so poorly or because we had no real schedule this week, so I'm really happy it's the weekend again.

Let's get down to it...

| O N E | I finally got around to opening up and using the Instant Pot this week! I was so excited to get one and then once it arrived, the poor thing sat in its box in the dinning room for almost two weeks. Thus is the life of a mom with young kids I guess. Anyway, I opened it up and put it to use this week and I was amazed by how quickly it cooked and how easy the clean up was.

I will admit that the directions and warnings and dos and don'ts were intimidating. I made this Pressure Cooker Beef & Broccoli, and even the kids liked it. I can't wait to try more recipes!

| T W O | Um, where did summer go? One minute I'm stocking up on sunscreen and popsicles, and in the blink of an eye I'm buying school supplies and thinking about the first day. Owen starts school in 12 days, but who's counting? We've got the clothes, the backpack and lunch box and all the school requested supplies ready to go. I'm equal parts excited and nervous for him. For the first time in three years he'll be walking into a classroom knowing no one and I'm just hoping he'll meet some nice kids to become friends with, that his teacher is amazing and that the year goes smoothly for him.

| T H R E E | Also, do you give your child's teacher a little something on the first day? Or is that kind of like being a kiss-up? I should know this, because I was a teacher, a kindergarten teacher to be exact, but I don't remember.

| F O U R | Have you tried these little Simpler Wines cans? I woman shopping at Trader Joe's was buying a bunch of them and said they're amazing, so at $4 for 4 cans I had to give them a try too, and they're fantastic! Perfect for a concert in the park or whatever. I'll be stocking up on them and trying the Rose next time!

| F I V E | Keith and I are celebrating our SEVEN year wedding anniversary this weekend with a real date night! We've got a sitter lined up and dinner reservations made! We haven't had a real date in, I don't know how long, so we're so excited! I can't wait to have a couple cocktails and a peaceful dinner with my favorite guy.

Now we're off to the gym and to run errands! I hope you have a great weekend!

You can see where I'm linking up HERE!

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