Happy Easter! May your joy in the risen Christ be full today!
Here are a few good things from this week:
Video by Robyn O’Brien (author of “The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It.”). This is great basic info on food allergies and insensitivities. (Mom, WATCH THIS.)
The Case for Once A Month Cleaning – Simple Homeschool
Now Is All We Have – Kisses from Katie
One Way to Keep Your Art Alive – Chatting at the Sky (Love this. And so often, as mothers, our children are the primary recipients of our art. Keep gifting it!)
10 Points of Joyful Parenting – One Thousand Gifts (Ann Voskamp gifts readers of her book with this site and these downloads. I think I’ll hang this one somewhere I’ll see it often!)
We Don’t Have to Do This Alone – (in)courage
I’ve been adding to my gratitude journal almost daily. It really is a great exercise. I have also been using my camera as a visual gratitude journal, recording daily graces, sometimes easy to spot and other times insignificant-seeming.
Thankful for the little hands that leave a heart necklace clanking on my bedroom doorknob for days.
Loosen the Grip of More Stuff – Small Notebook
Where the Happiness Is – A Holy Experience
“Red is Red, Blue is Blue,” said Hush – Lifenut (please, Lord, may I have this pleasure?)
The Hardest Thing About Blogging for Me – Under the Sycamore (ain’t that the truth!)
Love Food Hate Waste – a great idea to minimize food waste from Peas and Crayons. Why didn’t I think of this?
“Boys Need Their Dads.” – Suzanne at Share the Wonder. So simply put, and so true. Reminded me of my dad and brother so, so much.
Decorating Edition (Did I already have one of those recently? Oh well…can we have too much pretty in our lives?)
As I’ve been searching for color and design inspiration for our own renovation, I have come across some blog gems, so I have to pass them along!
Name 5 Things
Aubrey and Lindsay
Honey We’re Home
Kind of Life – Tara Whitney
One of my favorite bloggers, Ann Voskamp, released her new book recently, which shot to the top of Amazon’s Bestseller list! I am ordering it pronto. The video below (watch it even if you don’t plan to get the book or have never read her work–you will be blessed) gives a taste of her gift.
Randi’s Recipe Box Swap is back! Soups and stews–perfect for winter!
I’ve been to San Diego a few times, and been to places like Richard Walker’s for pancakes (yum!), but why oh why did I never hear of this place (first place mentioned in the post)? I want every single one of those cupcakes. Aaaaaand…I now want to go on “dessert tours” with friends. Any takers? I really don’t mean to wreck New Year’s resolutions/goals here, but I can’t. help. myself.
Katie made some fabulous Valentines…my mind motor is whirring with ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!
Look at other people’s messes? Yes, please! As depressing as this might sound, it makes me feel so normal.
Su Blackwell’s Book Art – I cannot even describe how much I love these (Husband likes them, too!). So, rich friends, feel free to chip in and commission one for me. 🙂
Mary Temple – Interesting, subtle work. Not probably something I would do to the side of my house, but I love the concept nonetheless.
Let Your Home Be Your Canvas – Chatting at the Sky
The Problem of Pain – Life in Grace (Edie & family lost their home to a fire just 3 days before Christmas..I’ve read her blog for a couple years, so it was almost like hearing it had happened to a good friend.)
Spinach Smoothie – A Little Spinach (One of my goals this year is to incorporate more whole foods into our diets, from breakfast to supper, and this lovely Minnesota mother, who I met once at the gym via a mutual friend, has fab healthy recipes.)