We just started a new menu plan and daily schedule that I’m excited about and will share more details in the near-ish future. One of the new features of our supper plan is a Friday night nosh of popcorn, apples, cheese, and beverage of choice. Jammies and sweats are optional. We made this recipe for tonight’s inaugural supper, it’s a favorite.
I was all inspired last week to start juicing and bought produce and fruit for that purpose, only to realize that I’m also a procrastinator. My fresh herbs adorned a pasta dish, the apples were snacked upon and I’ve been drinking the lemons in my water. All day. Every night. So refreshing. So much for being a juice-head.
There’s a farm market just around the corner and down the hill and they’ve been closed all winter. They have a countdown on their sign of how many weeks untll spring. They say it’s 4 weeks away and I can’t wait. I’ve been dreaming of spring and a little garden. I have plans to have a little pot garden out in the yard, filled with basil and mint and cilantro. Maybe a tomato plant as well. There is nothing like fresh tomatoes in the summer time. Or mint for mojitos. Or basil for pesto.
Design Mom’s Living with Kids Series, this is a whole series of family homes around the world. I loved it and am so inspired to be more creative in my own home. http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/living-with-kids-erin-allan/
One of my favorite bloggers and online mentors wrote a book (her third) and then wrote about some of the process. http://simplemom.net/how-i-wrote-a-book/
I want to host a spring party and I want to use this idea, somewhere. It’s just so cute and so springy! http://www.marieclaireidees.com/,un-marque-place-en-citron,2610153,687.asp
Paris, My Sweet by Amy Thomas. This was the book I bought just before we moved out East and I loved it. Its the story of a year in Paris and all the hardships and beauty that the author experiences. I read it again this week as I needed a little inspiration as to why we choose the hard and beautiful things in life. Read it. But stock up on chocolate first, you’ll want some.
When the Darkness Doesn’t Lift by John Piper. It’s a brief 79 pages but it’s packed with truth. My biggest takeaway: it’s okay to be depressed and its a legit struggle. It’s written from a balanced Christian perspective and I found it helpful. It’s residing on my night table for the time being.
Also on my night table, 4 books about food (I just can’t stop reading them, seriously), a book on container gardening (see above paragraph on dreaming), a book by the lovely Mireille Giuiliano (I also can’t stop reading books about France) and a couple chick-lit books. My library card is the best investment I’ve ever made.
Are you a juicer? What books are on your night table? What are you dreaming of?