Hello and happy Friday!
It’s spring, and the blooms on the trees and sprouting from the ground are proving it. Is it weird to fall in love with flowers? Because I have, and I’ve fallen hard. I’ve always loved flowers. Outdoors. Indoors. Flowers, flowers, give me flowers everywhere.
Lately I’ve been finding so much joy in buying one or two grocery store bouquets and re-making them into something that looks like some of my favorite flower-arranging artists. Having a few hostessing duties like bridal showers brunches and Easter dinners (my au gratin potatoes above are always the BEST!) have given me the perfect excuse to keep my new flower-making happiness habit going strong.
I pretty much just try and emulate some of my favorite Instagram florists like Soil and Stem and Jannel Ford who if you’re into blooms, you should follow too. Or, if you want to try your hand at arranging, these are some good tips to get you started or check out Nicole’s online class.
Also, here’s the update on my progress following last week’s Friday Faves where I professed my intention of keeping true to my new mantra: When I’m working, be at work. When I’m not working, stop working. And guess, what? It’s working!
This week I kept a time log of where my hours (and minutes) were spent and it helped me be more accountable. I kept my head down and slogged through duties I tend to put off and finished up a project that’s been looming heavy on my schedule. Doing so made me free to enjoy my daughter’s basketball games, golf dates with my husband, and time to cook dinner just for fun.
My productivity journey is far from over, but I’m making progress and sticking with it. How about you?
But enough about me, let’s get into this week’s Friday Faves.
Take note: Alaska’s Inuit parents have the secret to disciplining kids without ever raising their voice.
The strategy behind Jeopardy James’ million dollar (and counting) winning ways.
Fashion trend alert: The TIME 100 Gala celebrity red carpet.
Is this when life gets real? Why the Instagram aesthetic is over.
Happy 14th blog birthday to this food blogger!!! Congratulations and wow! That’s like dog years for the rest of the world!
This is the proven method to change your food habits for good.
This is one sandwich I will NEVER not say yes to.
15 air fryer recipes to try now.
Instant Pot recipe alert: Mushroom risotto!
If you haven’t gotten on the chia craze, this is the recipe to convert you.
This looks like an easy weeknight pasta recipe the whole table will love.
These stuffed mushrooms make a meal.
3-ingredient waffles for healthy eating even on the weekend.
Save time and dish-pan hands: One pan sesame chicken.
What this nutritionist says are the ingredients you should be buying organic.
Going holistic? Read this interesting and digestible look at the differences between Eastern and Western medicine philosophy.
I’ve been wondering if it’s worth it to set up my Apple Pay. Apparently it is.
Have you jumped on the train yet? How to know which CBD oil is right for you.
Summers coming! How to start reaping the rewards of travel rewards.
These joggers look totally comfy.
The best basic white T.
Everyone needs a pretty spring/summer light weight wrap jacket.
This breezy dress is another summer staple.
So glad mom jeans are back :)
This chair is so deck ready.
I have some items to sell and am curious: Have you used Facebook Marketplace instead of Craigslist?
And this weekend, 7 quick reminders to slooooooow down. I’m listening.
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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