Welcome to Friday Favorites, my weekly post where I share what I’ve been loving lately!
CM has been sick with the crud this week. She’s had a fever on and off and has wanted to be in my arms pretty much nonstop. Weeks like this are tough because there’s only so much you can do as a parent. My number one priority is keeping her happy, so sometimes it feels like the house is falling in around me: laundry piling up, dishes overflowing, and dinners definitely not planned out (despite my 2018 goal to do so). I try to give myself grace and remind myself that none of that stuff really matters. The important thing is holding your loved ones close when they need you.
Anyway, here are some things I’ve been loving lately:
My mom used to make popovers for us for breakfast often growing up. Nothing quite compares to the eggy, buttery, somewhat sweet flavor of a hot popover. Upon reminiscing on my favorite childhood baked good, I simply had to recreate the experience.
I have baked up three batches in the last month using this recipe, and they have been delicious! Disregard the line about not checking them until 30 minutes have elapsed. My oven runs hot, so mine were done in about 25 minutes.
Leftovers can be saved in a ziplock in the fridge. Reheat leftovers in the toaster oven for 2 minutes for a perfect snack!
Chatham and I watched American Made the other night and loved it! This movie came out back in the Fall. It is a (mostly) true story about Barry Seal, a pilot recruited by the CIA to take photos of communist rebels in Central America in the late 1970s.
Barry Seal’s CIA contact (who we recognized as Bill Weasley!) pays him under the table. The movie implies Seal isn’t receiving enough in salary or benefits to support his growing family. As a result, he finds freelance work for the Medellin cartel that suits his skill set (I think you can see where I’m going with this?). This colorful film kept us captivated from start to finish.
As I quickly near the end of my 20s (I turn 28 tomorrow!!!), I am more and more aware of the effects of age. My skin has started showing signs of damage from all of the sun I exposed it to when I was young and reckless. To counteract some of the effects of age and sun, I’ve started taking a collagen peptide supplement daily. You can read about the science behind collagen peptide supplements here.
I heard about this particular brand – Vital Proteins – from two local bloggers who both mentioned it on their Instagram stories (Destin Duchess and Brushes & Brunch), so when Whole Foods had a sale on supplements a few weeks back, I took the plunge. I mix one scoop with my coffee each morning. I haven’t noticed any major effects yet, but since it doesn’t taste like anything, it boosts my protein intake, and the science supports it, I’ll continue taking it until I see a reason not to.
My sister Mellie, who is a chemistry major at Sewanee, told me that collagen works best in the body with the presence of Vitamin C, so I always take my multivitamin and apply my Vitamin C face serum shortly after having my coffee each morning. Just thought I’d share in case you want to get the best possible value out of your collagen supplement!
How was your week? What are your Friday Favorites? What brought you joy?
Let me know in the comments below!