Happy Friday!


We've had a rough week 'round these parts. Penelope woke up on Easter Sunday with a fever and a cold that has continued to linger throughout the week. I can't remember a time when I needed Friday to be here more than today. Tomorrow, we are looking at a summer daycamp for P and then heading out for date night. Shaun surprised me with tickets to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which I'd been talking about for months and months, and I've been listening to the soundtrack on loop all week. We'll also be stopping for drinks and dinner and I'm just really ready for a fun night out after a trying week! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Meanwhile, here's some links to keep you distracted today:

these oven-baked pancakes are going to change my life!

4 carby uses for cauliflower

dying over these PMS ice cream flavors

172 thoughts while watching outlander; my mom and I are currently OBSESSED with this show & book series!

can this be real? another girl with the dragon tattoo book in the works!

tips to outsmart office diet sabotage.  suffer from this daily.

all the things about what you'll miss in new jersey

game of thrones, season 5 starts on sunday! will you be watching?

i'm a car safety lunatic so sharing these driving safety tips from a trauma surgeon

i do believe that quality trumps quantity when it comes to spending time with P, but that doesn't make being away from her any easier

i'm in jersey city, but these reasons to raise your kids in new york city still ring true for me