Happy friday… (and st. patrick’s day). While I am not celebrating the later, I am looking forward to a sunny + exciting weekend ahead. I don’t want to give away all the details just yet but I am working on an upcoming collaboration with an amazing cook (and blogger). We will be spending a good majority of our sunday in the kitchen being inspired by all things spring, before joining some friends to break bread with us.
Sharing a meal with someone is an experience that instantly brings you closer. There is conversation + interaction as you dine together. All of your senses are being stimulated as you eat a meal that someone prepared… hopefully with love. You can taste the intention + heart they poured into the meal which makes every bite that much better. Likewise, I don’t know if there is a more heartwarming gesture than opening your home to others. When you invite people into your house, you share a piece of your private life with them. If a connection or friendship is not made while dining in someone’s home, I would be shocked.
Today’s quote is a testament to this very principle and the main thought guiding me into the weekend ahead. Oh and these fabulous images are so inspiring. The beautifully set but simple dining space is just stunning to look at. The styling of this shoot is so minimal but impactful with the hanging leaves and linen backdrop, adorned with today’s quote. Something about approachable, easy + natural elements just make this fall decor feel so inviting. I will need to keep these styling tips in mind for our meal this sunday for sure.
Enjoy the next few days + make the most of your weekend ahead. I will see you back here next week.
all images from sunday suppers.
I think my spirit animal might be winnie the pooh. Ever since I was a little girl, I have had a fascination with this cartoon character + his loveable stories. Oh my gosh, I even had the biggest pooh collection full of figurines, limited edition stamps, dolls + collector items. Did I just let you in on my inner geek? #dontjudge
Now as an adult, I have found so many of pooh’s famous sayings + book passages relate to my current life. Just like the above quote, I too think about food from the moment I rise. The sleepies are still in my eyes + I am still rustling around in the sheets but my thoughts are centered on food + the next meal I am going to to consume. These are some of the daily thoughts that bounce around in my head within just moments of each other, all before 7am…
What should I eat for breakfast?
Did I prep the coffee pot last night?
What should I feed cohen for breakfast?
Do I have enough produce in the fridge to make a smoothie before I leave for work?
What can I pack for lunch today?
Do we have plans tonight for dinner or do I need to start thinking about recipes?
Which grocery store should I go to on my way home?
I think I annoy ryan sometimes because he will only be a couple sips into his morning cup of coffee and I will ask him what sounds good for dinner. He will roll his eyes at me but still humor me with ideas. However, he usually will also remind me we have not even eaten breakfast yet. I guess it’s the planner in me that makes me relate to pooh as well. I love food + making plans. So, you can guess my excitement this morning when I woke up and realized that I not only had a pot of coffee prepped to brew but I also had a couple homemade blueberry pancakes in the fridge to warm up. Yeah, it’s going to be an exciting day!
Happy monday lovelies. I have some super exciting news to share tomorrow but I thought I would kick off this week with some love. It’s a crazy world we all live in. I am constantly talking to my husband about the endless balls we each are balancing in the air at a given time. Yet, when I stop and think about the craziness that comes with raising a child, having full-time jobs, taking care of a home and being a family, I could not be more blessed. It is non-stop but in the best of ways. I would not give up any of the ‘work’ because I have never felt more fulfilled + full of love. There is purpose to our everyday. Cohen + the life we are building makes my heart overflow. This quote of the day truly sums up how I feel about it all too.
See you back here tomorrow!
I have not posted a quote of the day in quite some time. This series of posts used to be one of my absolute favorites + I got a lot of great feedback on them too. Yet, at some point mid-last year, I felt they were taking a turn for the negative which I didn’t like. However, I really miss sharing inspiring words that impact me on a personal level + guide me in a positive direction. So, I am going to bring back these posts on a semi-regular basis. I hope they leave you with some inspiration to take with you throughout your day.
Stress. It is something I carry with me on a daily basis. Most of my stress is related to anxiousness. I start thinking about things that could happen, playing out scenarios before they even unfold or over-analyzing a conversation, exchange or moment. This thought process is a never-ending rabbit hole that gets my mind racing, heart pumping + emotions flaring.
Often times, I take on the stresses associated with outside situations + emotions in my life. Regardless if they have anything to do with me, I allow them to be a burden I carry. Eventually, the stress of all these extra thoughts begin to take their toll + truly weigh me down. Today’s quote relates so well to a lot of the stress I carry. It got me thinking about the thoughts + fears rattling around in my head. I wonder how much of my stress is really worth carrying. If I were able to ‘let go’ and stop my endlessly racing-mind before it jumps into the rabbit hole, I wonder how much stress I could take off my shoulders?
It is inevitable to have a stress-free life all the time. However, if I took a more proactive approach to dealing with what makes me anxious, I could potentially better manage my emotions.
How do you deal with stress in your life?
Do you have burdens you carry unnecessarily?