Happy Friday from the front porch, you guys.
I’ll be completely honest, this week has been kind of a roller coaster. After riding the high of Easter weekend (my parents loved the egg hunt we put together for them), I fully expected to get back on track Monday and finish out the week strong.
What I got instead was a week filled with so many highs and lows the only way to adequately process it all is by making a list of roses and thorns, bathing in grace, and purposely doing the next right thing.
I’m hoping to take the weekend to regroup but I totally get why so many people (especially, fellow bloggers) are checking into hotels for a “weekend staycation” and a “think break” alone ?
A Few of Our Favorite Posts from Around the Web this Week…
New to me (and maybe to you too) design portfolios:
This post totally blew my mind! Is that creative or what!
Speaking of creative, have you seen this super cute laundry room makeover yet?
Words to Live By…
Watching This Week…
Has anyone started watching Atlantic Crossing on PBS yet? It looks like it’s going to be a good one.
April Book of the Month…
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In case you missed it, our last 2 books have a lot to get through so we’re choosing this short read, The Four Agreements, (just a heads up, it starts out SUPER woo woo) plus a home décor book.
On the Menu this Week…
Week of April 11 – April 18
04/11 Sunday – Poblano Cream Pasta with Shrimp
04/12 Monday – Slow-Roasted Citrus Salmon with a side of asparagus
04/13 Tuesday – Vegetarian Slow Roasted Portabella Mushroom Enchiladas
04/14 Wednesday – BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad
04/15 Thursday – Greens and Beans Soup
04/16 Friday – Saucy Tahini Noodles with Honey’d Sweet Potatoes
04/17 Saturday – Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas (you could also try shrimp or steak)
04/18 Sunday –The Best Healthy Turkey Lasagna You’ll Ever Eat (excited to see if that claim is true)
Sweet Treat to Try this Week…
Spring Finds We Spotted Online at Amazon and Target 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…
April Bucket List…
- Celebrate Easter & April Birthdays with Family
- Make an Entire Meal from the Farmer’s Market
- Take a New Profile Picture
- Order New Makeup Brushes
- Decide on Guest Bedroom and Breakfast Nook Fabric
- Revamp and Reorganize the Refrigerator
- Paint the Porch Swing
- Get Vaccinated
- Celebrate the End of Tax Season & Earth Day
- Read the Book of the Month
- Keep Sunday Sacred
Simplified & Organized Home Focus This Month…
Linen Closets/Laundry Room/Dining Room
- 04/03 Linen Closets
- 04/10 Laundry Room
- 04/17 Entry or Mudroom
- 04/24 Dining Room & Dining Room Hutch/Buffet
TCG Housekeeping Notes, Dates to Remember & Upcoming Posts…
- 04/10 – National Siblings Day
- 04/11 – National Pet Day
- 04/15 – National Tax Day (extended to May 17)
- 04/22 – Earth Day
That’s all for now!
As always, we appreciate you so much and we hope your weekend is peace-filled and relaxing. We can’t wait to share even more with you next week!Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.