5 Things I’m Loving This Week (Doughnuts, a read-aloud we’re loving, + healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies!)

5 Things I'm Loving This Week

1. My New Mug

At dinner one night this week, my husband handed me something all wrapped up in tissue paper. It was this mug he had painted for me at a local ceramics shop while I was in Israel.

It’s my favorite style of mug, painted in my favorite color, painted with my favorite flowers (tulips), made by my favorite person in the world.

Talk about a perfect combination to put a smile on my face and make me happy… And probably one of the most thoughtful gifts he’s ever given me because I know how much love went into it.

5 Things I'm Loving This Week

2. Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these week and was really happy with how they turned out, how easy they were to make, and how they tasted.

They had a lot more texture than a typical chocolate chip, but for how healthful the ingredients were, I was really impressed with them! (They are from the Chocolate-Covered Katie cookbook — one of my favorite cookbooks for healthful and yummy desserts!) 

5 Things I'm Loving This Week

3. Amazon Music

Do you have an Amazon Prime account? If so, you must check out Prime Music!! It’s free — and I absolutely love it! You can choose radio stations, find new recommendations based on what you listen to, create playlists, and much more. (And if you use Amazon Music, I’d love to hear what your favorite stations are!)

5 Things I'm Loving This Week

4. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

If you’ve not read this book to your kids, I’d definitely recommend it. All three of the kids are really engaged and attentively listening when I read it and always beg me to read more when I’m done.

I’ve had this book on our shelf for a long time, but honestly, the cover just looked boring so I didn’t pick it up to start reading to the kids. I’m glad it was assigned reading in Sonlight, or we would have missed out on this gem of a book.

Yet another great example of why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover! (Are you enjoying any read alouds as a family right now? I’d love to know!)

5 Things I'm Loving This Week

5. Freshly-Baked Doughnuts

After Silas’ baseball practice this morning, we went to Five Daughters Bakery to get doughnuts. They might be some of the most expensive doughnuts you’ll ever eat, but they are so, so yummy and worth splurging on occasionally!

I got a Chocolate Sea Salt doughnut… I wish I could show you a picture of it, but um, that baby is long gone. <img src="http://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/72×72/1f609.png&quot; alt="

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