Hello you beautiful people and happy Friday.
Today I’m starting a new habit. It’s not one I’d really planned on or plotted about. In fact it really just came to me as I sat down to write this post.
Each Thursday I wonder what in the world I have to share in this Friday Faves introduction that would be even remotely interesting to anyone. 10% of the time I have stuff. 90% of the time I stare at my blinking curser on the screen, cursing it’s impatience with me because my mind is a blank. Your time is valuable, and so is mine, and I don’t want to bore you because once again I’ve fallen into the trap of spewing about the mundane like talking about how spring has sprung or my how time flies or gee whiz it was a busy week. Bleh.
We’ve been talking about creating habits in this year’s Nourished Planner so maybe that’s why creating habits is top of mind. Or maybe it’s because three of my BFF siblings lost their dad to a heart attack this week. These moments have launched spells of self-reflection, and likely contributed to starting a habit I’ve always intended to ccreate but just never seem to get around to doing.
And it’s an easy habit to start and keep.
Each day I’m going to make a habit of writing down one thing I’m appreciative of. Just one sentence or one line. That way I’m more likely to do it and keep with it.
It’s just a note of one thing that day that made me appreciate my day, my life. It might be something as simple as watching a lady bug crawl across the concrete. Or that my 14 year old spilled the tea about a boy who might like her. Or that I finally reached that milestone I’d been gunning for.
Big or small, I want to look back on all of these reflections and feel the full heart of appreciation every time I read the words all over again.
Small habits domino to form big changes. So each small token of appreciation will surely add up to a lifetime of gratitude.
So take a minute, and think…what are you appreciative of?
Okay, enough about me and my mind boggles, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves. Click away my friends!
This unborn baby has over 100,000 Instagram followers. Has the new world of “kidfluencers” gone too far?
If you’re a fan of midcentury meets modern farmhouse you’ll like this Instagram.
And if you need a few words of inspo, you should be following Cleo.
Turns out Taylor Swift is as big of an Ina fan as the rest of us.
Intermittent fasting. I’m still curious.
TMI? 8 foods that make your pee smell that aren’t asparagus. But if you don’t care, you need to try the recipe below.
Sustainable kitchen ideas:
If you’re going to go for it, go for this mac and cheese. OMG.
Break out the beads for this easy Mardi Gras king cake.
These could be the kryptonite to my diet: Meyer lemon cream puffs. Glory be.
Or, maybe it’s these Almond Joy cookies. My fave flavors ever.
Korean sloppy joes. So much flavor!
Put those veggies that are left over in the fridge at the end of the week to good-food use with this easy lo mein recipe.
Move over, cauliflower: The best homemade pizza crust recipes for your next at-home pizza night.
Make your kombucha at home.
Vegan recipe alert:
- Vegan iced bullet proof coffee. Now that’s a drink.
- This vegan coconut curry soup is a total craver for non-vegans too.
- A butternut squash soup for one and all—and yes it’s vegan!
I’m hosting a bridal shower soon and these smoked salmon & cucumber tea sandwiches may need to make an appearance.
They’re not always as easy as they seem: the secret to Rice Krispie treats that come out perfect every time.
And if you go to London, check out these 7 hotels that are actual castles for the princess you are. (Prince Charming not included.)
Personally, I’m a fan of Botox, but if you start too early, it could be more harm than good.
How to perfect the art of faking a sunny glow with blush and bronzer, sans streaky orangey mess.
I had a work date with some of my besties and got the deets on some of their new fave beauty products:
- My friend CC looked so pretty the other day wearing this eye shadow palette in Mystic.
- And my friend TWoo looooves this serum after her cleanse but before using this moisturizer that reviews say is worth every penny. And it shows on her!
- And they both said these CBD gummies are everything.
I bought this skirt for an event and it’s giving me all sorts of sunny feelings. Finally.
And these leopard espadrille platforms are so ready to take on March’s lion even it it’s a lamb.
Okay, that’s gonna do it. Have a great weekend everyone!
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