It’s Friday and I have some AH-MAZ-ING news…
The black widow is dead. [Insert happy dance]. I officially evicted the little creature and placed his tupperware out on the back deck on the 27th (of May). It died half way through this week (for those not keeping track it lived about 3.5 weeks in the tupperware without water, air or food). I’m thinking that it was the 91 degree day that really did him in. Either way, he’s toast and I’m thrilled.
Anyways, enough about the spider and on to something a little less creepy (and dead). From the bottom of my soul I am just so very thankful for summer and each and every day I just can’t soak up enough of the sunshine, crisp green leaves and the little blooming flowers that are poking up everywhere. Plus, our garden is planted and growing – it’s wonderful! When its 75 degrees outside with a light breeze blowing, I’m not even sure how I survive winter… needless to say, it was a good week.
This weekend is also packed with goodness: I brought a big container of cookies to work today (which makes Friday that much sweeter), then we’ve got date night tonight, a family portrait session tomorrow morning followed by a BBQ with some family in town from Iowa. Then on Sunday we’ve got some top-secret plans on the books. Looking forward to it all!
Here are my favorite finds from around the interwebs:
Spoiler Alert: I’m not pregnant, but after watching my sister go through her pregnancy and hearing all the criticism out there about gaining weight while growing a baby, I thought this article was a very important reminder that pregnancy comes in all shapes and sizes… not just skinny.
There’s something about having to start at the beginning or start over that always leaves me with a sense of apprehension. I want to be an expert from the start, you know? That way I don’t have to worry about making stupid mistakes or failing all together. But, in reality, that’s not how it happens. You have to start somewhere.
Is it just me, or does everything have the possibility of giving you cancer or ruining your health? First it was sunscreen now its the particle boards inside our walls. Le sigh. In an effort to combat it, here are some tips on de-toxing your home. With the warm weather going on around here, opening the windows more often shouldn’t be an issue!
If there’s something nearby with the words chocolate and peanut butter in the name, you can be certain that it will find its way into my pie hole. The whole salty sweet combo gets me nearly every time. When I saw this recipe for Vanilla Peanut Butter Chunk + Chocolate Ice Cream I wanted to inhale my screen. We should try it.
Have you heard of Naptime Diaries? I. Love. Her. Blog. It’s so uplifting, real and absolutely centered on Christ. Plus, their print shop has me wanting to buy every single one for our home (I bought this one, recently). This week she released a free scripture print that you can download and then print yourself – in almost any size.
There is never a time when taking two months off in the middle of the summer doesn’t sound good. The same can be said for a leisurely meal outside a sweet little cafe. Maybe I’m meant to be French? I’ll settle for living in Europe… at some point. Mmmk? This post on “WTF America” makes me want to slow down, live a little more intentionally and move to Paris.