Happy Friday, from the front porch. I hope you’ve had a blessed week and are looking forward to rest filled Easter weekend.
I know every day is starting to feel like Groundhog Day, but I woke up today so thankful we’re all in this together and still able to connect with each other while social distancing.
This has been a very hard week for some of you and even though we’re in the midst difficult circumstances, it’s been nice to get to know you better.
We cherish being able to be a small part of your life and will continue to lift you up when you need it as you grieve the loss of so much.
We’re managing fairly well. I think it’s mostly because we had lots of practice during S’s accident and long recovery.
It’s helped to:
- Make the work week feel like a normal work week and to make the weekend feel like a weekend.
- Plan out meals.
- Give ourselves something to look forward to each week.
- Practice a mindset of gratitude (even on the hard days) and to give grace immediately
- Check in with each other and our families.
- Slow down and be as productive as we choose to be
I know it seems like everyone on social media is organizing all the things, baking all the things, buying all the things and making over all the things.
Truthfully though, almost every one I know is providing essential services, working and schooling from home, trying to keep the littles occupied, doing a crazy amount of dishes and just taking it day by day.
So don’t let the pressure get to you, ok?
On a side note, I didn’t have a chace to do a full post on this simple bunny arrangement but I wanted to share in case you had an urn or similar container around the house.
A Few of Our Favorite Posts from Around the Web this Week…
Behind The Masks a series celebrating medical professionals on the front lines.
A Personal Message From The Queen Regarding Coronavirus (in case you missed it)
There are so many beautiful details in this home tour, A Victorian Arts & Crafts House Fit for Modern Life .
A fresh look at The Prairie in Round Top, Texas.
Another design portfolio I really think you’ll enjoy!
Proof Bria Hammel Interiors does no wrong.
A gorgeous textured filled home that will make you want to break out all the baskets and seagrass rugs.
A Super Cute Secret Pals Printable for the littles.
Quote of the Week and Free Printable…
Book We’re Reading in April…
This month we’ve been reading the faith-based book, Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose by Rebekah Lyons (Amazon Affiliate Link)
Honestly, it’s another book that couldn’t have come at a better time. The book is broken up into 4 sections: Rest, Restore, Connect, Create.
You can learn more about Rebekah, read a sample chapter from the book, take a quiz and find bonuses here.
On the Menu this Week…
*I know there are still some food shortages and limits on how much of a certain kind of foods you can buy so I’m trying to make these menus as simple as possible. Some of these ideas could even be subbed for lunch too.
Week of April 12 – April 18
04/12 – Sunday – 85 Easter Dinner Ideas Your Family Will Love
04/13 – Monday – Greek Chicken Bowls
04/14 – Tuesday – Baja Fish Tacos Baja Fish Tacos
04/15 – Wednesday – Black Bean Mason Jar Salad
04/16 – Thursday – Potato and Cauliflower Soup
04/17 – Friday – Homemade Pizza Bagel Bites with side salad
04/18 – Saturday – Sheet Pan Chicken Pot Pie
04/19 – Sunday – Spinach Artichoke Ravioli Bake with side salad
Sweet Treat to Try this Week…
Easter Bunny Butt Doughnuts (I promise they’re cuter than they sound)
A Little Spring Inspiration We Spotted Online at Target and Amazon This Week…
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If You’ve Missed Anything from the Archives or the Blog, Here’s a Peek at What We’ve Been Up To…
52 Weeks to a Simplified & Organized Home Challenge…
Here’s a look at what we’ll be working on in the month of March as part of the 52 Weeks to a Simplified & Organized Home Challenge …
- 04/04 – Linen Closets
- 04/11 – Laundry Room
- 04/18 – Entry
- 04/25 – Dining Room
TCG Housekeeping Notes, Dates to Remember & Upcoming Posts…
- 04/10 – Good Friday
- 04/11 – National Pet Day
- 04/12 – Easter
- 04/22 – Earth Day
- 04/23 – World Book Day
- 04/24 – Arbor Day
As always, we appreciate you so much and we hope your Easter weekend is peace filled, relaxing and richly blessed. We can’t wait to share even more with you next week!Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.