What I Love This Week

Easter basket

I hope everyone had a nice Easter! We celebrated with just the three of us but it was a fun day. James is just the sweetest human being and when he saw his basket, he said, “WOW!!” as he explored each and every egg in it. The Easter Bunny even drove down our street on a fire truck and James loved waving to him as he passed.

easter dinner

For lunch, I made a small ham, green bean casserole (Daniel’s favorite), roasted carrots, and cheesy cauliflower mash. It turned out really good although James wasn’t much of a fan of ham. We watched some of Hop on Netflix and then went for a walk around our neighborhood. The rest of the week has been pretty quiet. We’re in a decent routine, all things considered. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy :)

Here are some things I loved this week:

I found a Nespresso maker and a bunch of pods that I was given a long time ago. So we have been having instant espressos which has been fun. We are going to run out of pods soon and I don’t like the unnecessary waste of disposable pods so I was thinking of trying reusable pods like these. Does anyone have any experience with these? Do they work?

I posted about my pregnancy weight gain this week and was really taken aback by the incredibly supportive responses. I want to thank you all so much, you are too good to me.

Daniel and I watched the first episode of the new HBO show Run. It stars Merrit Weaver, who is just the best. It’s written by Vicky Jones produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge who I adore. I honestly didn’t love the first episode, mostly because I’m not the biggest fan about shows where the characters are meant to be unlikable. But I will still check out the next one. Did anyone else see it? What did you think?

Here is a short and interesting article about a recently stolen Van Gogh that explains what criminals do with well known pieces of stolen art.

The Atlantic put together a list of great movies that have been under the radar and are available to stream.

A guide on how to cut your own hair if you are ready to take the plunge.



8 thoughts on “What I Love This Week

  1. Haley

    I also felt badly about the waste of Nespresso pods and also wanted use local coffee, but didn’t have good experiences with reusable ones. The espresso came out very watery and not enjoyable. We tried again a few years later with different reusable pods and alas because because to the Nespresso pods—so delicious.

  2. Christine Norris

    I have a Nespresso machine. I bought it because, unlike the other cup at a time machine, you can recycle their pods. When you order coffee you can also order a free bag that allows you to send the pods back by UPS…FREE! The coffee is honestly very good, which surprised me after using the the other for years.

  3. Denise

    I was going to mention the free recycle bag as well. I purchase some from their website, but then buy most of mine from Target or Trader Joe’s. They come in ten packs and are less expensive. I include them in my recycle bag as well. I don’t know what I’d do without my cappuccino!

    1. Kate

      I was so very excited to find the pods to use in my Nespresso at Trader Joe’s, but they are plastic and not aluminum like the Nespresso pods.

  4. Carolyn

    My mom has a Keurig and the reuseable pods made absolutely abysmal coffee. Can’t comment on the Nespresso reuseable pods though, although from other comments, it sounds equally disappointing.

  5. Emily

    I haven’t tried the reusable pods, but have tried the compostable ones. They were for keurig, but I know there are some for nespresso too. I was fairly happy with the flavor of the coffee as well as how they broke down in my compost bin. In the past, I’ve also cut the foil off of a regular pod, poured the grounds in the compost, and reused the small plastic cup portion to start seeds. Super time consuming though:/

  6. Carol

    I love my Nespresso Vertuo and that they recycle their pods. I don’t know what I would do without my daily cappuccino. I make my own almond milk and use the aeroccino frother, it does an amazing job!

  7. Carol

    I love my Nespresso Vertuo and that they recycle their pods for free. I don’t know what I would do without my daily cappuccino. I make my own almond milk and use the aeroccino frother, it does an amazing job!


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