It has finally, finally been a gloriously slow week at work and at home. Dan and I have unpacked about 90% of our boxes, we’re back into normal cooking and Netflix-watching routines, and I turned in a huge project at work and picked up a much smaller one. But when a challenge ends, that means it’s time to pick up a new one, right? Or maybe two?
When I started blogging, I committed to publishing two posts a week as I tried to find my blogging “groove” or whatever. I still don’t know that I’ve found it, but I’m excited to move to three posts a week. I’ve been doing these gratitude and blogger love posts to wrap up each month, and now I’m moving them to every Friday. I make no promises that I’ll keep this up, but let’s just see how it goes.
I’ve also decided to make the switch to a self-hosted site on WordPress.org. I’m not quite sure when I’ll make the change, but it will definitely be sometime in the next month. You all can hold me to it, okay? If you don’t see a pretty new site design by July 12, feel free to flood my inbox with stern admonitions to get my butt in gear.
So without further ado, here’s what I’m grateful for and some links I’m loving this week.
A smallish house with smallish utility bills.
Clear wisdom from God about an upcoming decision, even though I don’t totally understand why He gave the answer He did.
A husband who sees what needs to be done around the house and then acts without being asked.
An amazing class on discovering your voice as a writer from Ann Swindell and The Influence Network. I love to learn about writing almost as much as I love to do actual writing.
The birthday brunch I’m going to consume this weekend without feeling even a tiny bit guilty. (I can be thankful for something in advance, right? You better believe I’ve been thinking about my ordering options all week. It’s a toss-up between strawberry cheesecake French toast and Oreo s’mores pancakes. I know. It’s really hard.)
Summer doesn’t have to be a nonstop whirlwind of events. Focus on taking time to simplify and rest with these tips from Daisy.
I’m a total morning, but in case you’re not, Anna has some refreshing morning routines that will help you ease the transition out of bed and into real life.
I love a good cobbler in the summertime, and this blackberry peach version looks delicious. Bonus: it’s actually, really, truly healthy.
Blogging isn’t quite as simple as writing some stuff and clicking “publish.” Here are 10 things my friend Christine learned in her first 6 months of blogging.
Jess’s post on investing in yourself really struck a chord with me this week as I recommitted myself to pure Paleo eating (minus some fresh simit my Turkish neighbors sent over and minus everything I’m going to eat on my birthday, obviously) and finally bought some maternity clothes that fit. These little things make all the difference in how I feel about myself.
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