Hello, and happy Friday!
It’s been a great week. A really great week. And I don’t know how to tell you how wonderful it’s been because I know so many of you are in the cold and snow while I’m soaking up the sun in the sand. And to those of you who’ve been affected by the government shutdown, I’m rooting for you!
This week we’ve been on a Viking Cruise through the Caribbean and it has been such a good break for me. As a solopreneur, this blogging thing is a hard job to leave at the office, because the job is always with me, and always at my fingertips. There’s always something I feel I should be doing, even when the day is done.
But I must admit, I’m surprised at how easily I’ve been able to disconnect from work. I’ll be going home on Monday and when I do, I’ll be refreshed and ready to dig back into work.
So when I head home, I’ll be returning with new ideas, and rejuvenated vigor to get things done, but in a more efficient way. Looks like vacation travel is the perfect antidote for me.
What are your secrets to getting things done? I’d love to hear, so share in the comments below.
I’ll be sharing more about this trip soon, but until then, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves!
First there was the egg, and now, how a soup spoon is going viral.
What she learned from her morning routines. Good and simple and easy to implement.
I can’t get enough of this Instagram account’s interiors that inspires and calms me all at the same time.
And this Instagrammer shares inspired recipes right in her feed.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. 5 easy ways to reduce kitchen waste.
Move over hot honey chicken, hot honey salmon has arrived.
Everybody’s doing it: A beginner’s guide to baking sourdough.
I saw this lemon pull apart bread on Instagram and it gave me a case of the “must-haves.”
This easy scallop recipe is ready for dinner.
Red curry ramen in a hurry. Looks so good.
I’m bookmarking this as a reminder of the islands: pineapple coconut bread
Instant Pot recipe alert: Freezer burritos!
Bookmark this for the Super Bowl: Frito Chili Cheese Dip
A healthy shepherd’s pie, skillet style.
These little cheese balls are like crack. I love ’em.
Cheesy ravioli lasagna. You betcha.
This is the last year to make life simpler. What are you waiting for?
Can’t sleep? Try this.
Homemade deodorant. I met them and they say it really works—and they weren’t smelly so it must :)!
Why Scandinavian homes always seem cleaner than yours. #4 surprised me.
These are the Airbnb homes people ares staying in now.
Rob Lowe lives in a $47 million dollar home? You gotta see it to believe it.
Anthropologie home on double sale.
These dresses are like works of art. How does the designer do that???
This top adds a bit of the leopard trend without going overboard.
Now THIS is how you show up in style on a cruise.
Have you tried the banana bun yet? It’s cute.
Okay, that’s it! Wishing you a warmer weekend and inspiration to get into the kitchen and cook something good.
P.S. I’m giving away a copy of Ina Garten’s Cook Like a Pro cookbook over on Instagram. Head over to enter.
Craving more life balance, less stress, and better health? Check out my Nourished Planner, the daily planner to help create simplicity and under-schedule your life.
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