a few of my favorite things

Reading:

Fight Back with Joy by Margaret Feinberg; Make It Happen by Lara Casey; The Mitford Series by Jan Karon; Mended by Angie Smith; Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers; Clare Fergusson mystery series by Julia Spencer–Fleming; Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis; Mary Magdalene: A Novel by Diana Wallis Taylor; Passing by Nella Larsen; White Teeth by Zadie Smith; Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist; An Inspired Life by Katie Hilbert; Simple Blogging by Rachel Meeks

Cooking:

Misty’s beef stew; Cookie + Kate’s Vegan Sweet Potato, Kale, & Chickpea Soup ; Baked potatoes for easy at–home lunches; Ina Garten’s roast chicken; My dad’s chili; A Spicy Perspective’s Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese; Two Peas and Their Pod’s Pesto Chicken Pasta with Sun–Dried Tomatoes; this really easy French bread from Steamy Kitchen; Ina Garten’s Chicken Piccata; Whole Foods’ Sonoma Chicken Salad; Janet’s Pasta with Pesto and Cherry Tomato Salad;   Ina Garten’s Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup; Mandy’s Fudge Revel Bars; Southern Grace’s easy toffee

Doing:

Simply stopping shopping (inspiration here); Trying out a monthly housekeeping schedule; Making time for intentional rest; Playing with my nieces and nephew as often as possible; Showing myself grace if I don’t get everything done every day; Making more time for crafting because it brings me joy; Loving the Influence Network; Taking Craftsy classes, Keeping houseplants and our victory garden alive (fingers and toes crossed); Yoga, yoga, and more yoga

 

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