My Favorite Things // Vol. 2
We’ve had some pretty heavy days lately as we walk through this long grief process so when the sun came out on Sunday, we spent as much time as possible outside. Warm weather is a natural healer for me and the fresh, spring air was just what I needed to lift my spirits. I wanted to be able to enjoy the blooming trees while they were here so we headed to the university’s campus for a picnic. Holy cow, I did not realize how gorgeous the area was! It felt like we were tucked away into this fantasy world for an afternoon. The girls danced around to ballet music, grabbing handfuls of fallen petals and tossing them into the air. The perfect Sunday afternoon.
I mentioned back in December that one of my favorite things about social media (blogs, in particular) is getting to peak into someone’s life and discover new interests. I love hearing about what other people are into. Recipes, books, music, podcasts, beauty products, etc. So every now and then I like to take some time to share what I’m currently loving in hopes that maybe you will love it, too!
In no particular order, here are a few of my favorite things:
Podcasts: I have turned into a podcast junkie. Oh my goodness. Household chores are much more enjoyable when I can listen to something that inspires and encourages me. A few of my favorites:
At Home A group of mothers chatting about homeschooling, motherhood, and home life.
At Home with Sally Clarkson Sally’s insight has inspired me to be very intentional with our home environment, daily rhythms, and the way I parent.
Reading: Heaven on Earth. I’m not finished with this one yet, but I have been very intrigued by the Waldorf method and the author provides tangible ways to be intentional about how you spend your days with your little ones.
Listening: Music has played a huge role in the healing process for me. I heard this song the other day and it brought me to tears. It’s so powerful, especially during the season of Easter. ‘Yes and Amen’ by Housefires
Another favorite is ‘Mausoleum’ by Seryn.
I could go on forever…but lastly, Bibio. Such a fun, light-hearted vibe for spring. This one is a favorite.
The girls have been loving this children’s worship album by Keith and Kristyn Getty.
Wearing: I am so ready to pack up my winter clothes! My sweaters and I need to take a long break and I’m eager to start implementing a few of my old and new warm-weather pieces. I’ve always loved jumpsuits but rarely can find one that fits me well. I took a chance on this little number from Old Navy and much to my surprise it was a perfect fit! I plan to get a lot of use out of it these next few months. A jumpsuit is so playful and fun and that’s what this season is all about. I’m also currently obsessed with neck scarves. They easily add a bit of flare to your look without much effort.
Jumpsuit / Old Navy
Scarf / Madewell
Drinking: I love coffee, but my body doesn’t handle caffeine very well. As a mother of three this is very unfortunate. A friend of mine recently told me about how she makes decaf cold brew at home and adds chocolate almond milk to it. I researched how to make homemade cold brew and it was surprisingly super easy and adding chocolate almond milk to it was a major game changer. So good! I’ve been trying to consistently wake up before the girls to have a quiet time and knowing that I have a cold cup of iced coffee waiting for me makes it slightly easier 🙂
Watching: I’m probably way behind on this, but I’ve been watching the BBC series of Jane Austin’s ‘Emma’ via Amazon Prime and I just adore it. I’m also super excited for the return of Call the Midwife on PBS!
I’d love to hear what some of your current favorites are!
Wishing you a blessed Holy Week and Easter,