source: two peas and their pod
These honey lime salmon tacos look like a Friday night winner!
What a beautiful gift to share- I definitely want to participate in this #feedingabrokenheart challenge!
Have your kids caught the slime bug too? Here are 14 slime recipes you can mix up!
I’ve been listening to this book on audiobook and it’s SO GOOD. Kind of reminds me of Flowers in the Attic.
This looks like a great simple garden plan for my green thumb friends!
A reviewer puts 5 top-rated sleep-tracking apps to the test. I might give a couple of these a spin!
Buy these! You will not regret it. It’s helping make cute ballet flats a lot warmer and the weight on these is perfection. I can’t believe how much comfort they add for flats!
I had no idea that a bird-based system was the inspiration for Pantone. So fascinating!
I’ve had great success braising meat in milk so this braised pork roast in almond milk would be a lovely Sunday night feast.
This also looks like a healthy nacho switch-up for a gathering with friends.
source: apt. 34
This pantry design is ah-mazing!! Loving that cookbook display!
I want to try this 1-bowl vegan gluten-free cracker recipe. These actually look pretty easy to make!
This piece on self-care is everything. Also, language on this, but worth the read.
I’ve been thinking about seeing this film so this was an interesting read. Have you seen it?
I haven’t listened to this podcast yet, but this read gave me a lot to chew on this week, especially as a blogger.
This looks like a fun and healthy way to do pizza. I’m going to add these to our menu planner!
These steak salads with miso dressing are a summer date night winner!
10 ways to work on being happier this year! I couldn’t agree more.
source: little green notebook
If you need me, I’m ordering all these prints for my walls! GORGEOUS and affordable!
I loved touring Caroline’s closet and seeing how she makes it work with her capsule wardrobe.
I’m picky about sweatshirts, but I got this one and it is the softest, butteriest, cutest sweatshirt ever. I’m normally an XS, but got a S in this. Size up! I’m ordering the other colors now!
This bunny butt cake is perfect for Easter!
The idea of crying every week voluntarily is baffling to me, but here you go, This is Us fans.
Some language, but look what happened when these coworkers switched identities on emails. Crazy!
Comments of the Week: Wow, I got so many sweet comments this week on my 6 happiness strategies for a more creative life. Many messages were very personal so I will only share the public ones, but it seems that this is a struggle for many of us as we find our new place in the world.
“This is a great look at how to live our lives. There are so many “stages” in life and we are different people as we go through, and ultimately come out the other side, that we barely recognize the person we were before that point.”
” I really loved this post as I feel it’s really hard to find anything blog related for parents with older kids. I was just telling my friend how bored I have been. I was embarrassed to say it since for years I was always thinking, “I will do that when he is older and I have time”! I have one child who is in 8th grade and I don’t have a job outside the home so I definitely have a lot of time. Now I just need to find some motivation and figure out how to figure out what I want to do first (which for me is the hardest part).”
“I’m in this phase of life too. It’s the first year in a decade that all of my kids are in school all day. I wasn’t expecting the mental and emotional struggle that I’ve been going through. Thanks for writing this, Amy!”
“These are great tips! As MY nest starts to prepare to be empty, I find the exact opposite things are filling my cup. I think that the high school years in particular have been so wonderfully full of DOING – I am enjoying the fact that I can sit in a chair with a good cup of coffee and a great book and just BE, guilt free! Maybe there will be a time when I want to add to my schedule, but it is also wonderful to realize that the nest is pretty darn comfortable, even if it isn’t as full as it once was.”
“Just read your post and as always SO much good information!! Really enjoyed your tips on living a happier life. PS: giving theSkimm a try too! Thank you!!!!”
“Great post. It’s a bit bittersweet to see your kids grow, but it’s lovely when they get to the point where you can refocus on the side of you that has been living in the shadows all these years.”
There are many other comments like that coming in my inbox and I just wanted to say that I’m so glad to share that you are, most certainly, not alone in finding your new identity. The first couple of years were hard and this year has also been difficult as they are both in middle school now and require different things from me. Cue the identity crisis!
That said, last night I went to my first Rising Tide Society (locals, over here!) meeting and it was SO GOOD for my soul. I’m working on finding my people at this stage and surrounding myself with creatives is just what I needed as I find my new groove. I had the impression this was a group just for photographers, but I was dead wrong. It’s for anyone who does creative work. As someone with a bit of social anxiety, I felt brave going and proud doing it. I need to step out of my comfort zone more often.
Just know, mamas, you are not alone and I am figuring it out too alongside of you. Thank YOU for your encouragement, especially those of you that are further along in your journey than me. xoxo
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