Happy Thursday from the front porch! I hope your week has been a fun one as we prepare to ease into the summer season.
I can still remember the excitement of the last day of school. Even in college and graduate school, knowing the last exam and final paper had been turned in felt like a huge relief.
More often than not, on the way home I’d stop for an ice cream cone and let myself dream about having a wide-open summer.
Because my Dad was in the military and we didn’t live near family growing up, my parents always made summers a big deal.
Whether we were going on vacation, heading to sleep away camp, squirreling away time at the beach, or spending time at the farm they were very intentional about how we spent our summer season.
Don’t get me wrong, we still had chores to do, books to read, manners to mind, and projects to help with but all the pressures that came with a busy school year seemed to melt away almost immediately the moment that last bell rang.
A Summer Season Announcement…
I feel a similar way today as Team Crowned Goat kicks off the summer season. We’ve rented the cutest house in the tiniest town to give ourselves some space to rest our bodies, reset our goals, and refresh our hearts and minds.
While we’ll still be working on the bedroom and bathroom refresh as part of the One Room Challenge and taking the time to update the blog (which is proving far more time-consuming than I had even imagined), I’m beyond excited for the opportunity.
So, for the month of June, we’ll be sliding in your inbox only on Fridays.
This will give us a chance to fully concentrate and catch up on all the things we’ve had to put off these past few months, put new systems in place and also allow us the chance to update and create new content.
I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wasn’t nervous about it all given I’m the sole content creator and administrator of this business.
I’m definitely nervous.
But I also know I can’t expect you to live a courageous and purpose-filled life if I’m not willing to come alongside you and do the same.
Even when it feels scary.
A Few of Our Favorite Posts from Around the Web this Week…
There are too many stunning homes to pick out just one in this portfolio.
This home has a really pretty European vibe yet feels modern and fresh all at the same time.
Can you imagine relaxing in this home?
This is such a cute idea!
After spending a lot of time searching out the perfect pink paint sample, I can totally appreciate this fabulous office makeover.
These shadowboxes are the perfect way to celebrate all your special occasions.
I don’t know that I would have the guts to do this DIY but the results are amazing!
Words to Live By…
Listening to This Week…
This TEDx, How to Figure Out What You Really Want, should really be called It’s Ok to Do A U-Turn! She has a bit of a tough-love kind of approach to fear but you can definitely tell she’s passionate about helping others. Plus, her story is wild!
June Book of the Month…
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On the Menu this Week…
Week of May 30 – June 6
05/30 Sunday – Cajun T-Bone Steaks with baked potato and salad
05/31 Monday – 65 Memorial Day Recipes for Your Holiday Weekend Menu
06/01 Tuesday – One Pan Southwest Chicken and Rice
06/02 Wednesday – Cashew Crunch Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad
06/03 Thursday – Spice Kielbasa Soup
06/04 Friday – Rainbow Quiche
06/06 Sunday –Smoked Salmon Pasta
Sweet Treat to Try this Week…
A Few Fun Finds We Spotted Online at Amazon and Target This Week…
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If You’ve Missed Anything from the Blog Recently or the Archives, Here’s a Peek At What We’ve Been Up To…
June Bucket List
- Celebrate the Dad’s Birthday and Father’s Day
- Begin 30 Day Rest Challenge
- Keep Blog Break and Rest Challenge Journal
- Send Someone an Unexpected Gift
- Continue Back to Basics Summer Season
- Participate in the Weeks 5-8 of the One Room Challenge
- Make Homemade Ice Cream
- Read the Book of the Month
- Keep Sundays Sacred
June Simplified and Organize Home Challenge…
Focus of the Month: Paper Clutter, Photos, and Email
- 06/05 – Bills/Mail/Paper Clutter
- 06/12 – Digital Computer Files/Passwords/Photographs
- 06/19 – Your Email Inbox
- 06/26 – Organize Your Purse, Wallet & Update Your Phone Contacts
TCG Housekeeping Notes, Dates to Remember, and Upcoming Posts
- 05/27 – TCG Summer Break Begins
- 05/31 – Memorial Day
- 06/01 – Buy June Birthday, Anniversary, and Special Occasion Gifts
- 06/19 – Juneteenth
- 06/20 – Father’s Day
- 06/24 – One Room Challenge Reveal Day
If you’re grieving a loved one this Memorial Day, please know you’re in our hearts and prayers.
If you have chosen this weekend as the official kick-off to a slow purposeful summer, we’re cheering you on.
As always, we appreciate you more than you could ever know, 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.