Friday Favorites - January 5, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

One of my blog goals this year is to link up with Andrea and Erika for Friday Favorites more often! This is one of my favorite posts to do so, plan to see it hopefully, every week! 

The New Year! Although I tend to think of the new year with back to school time, my planner runs July-June. I do most of my big organizing before the kids go back to school, etc. I still love the January 1st new year to be able to look back at each year and see what was great, what worked, what didn't and what we hope for in the new year! I usually make a list of resolutions, but this year I went with the one word that would encompass my year! Any of you pick a word each year?

 Someone asked what people were picking for a word and I only had to think about it for a second before coming up with PURPOSE. 

The things I am going to do this year will be with purpose. Whether it be getting healthy for the purpose of sticking around to see my kids grow up, or expanding my business to give myself purpose in life besides, wife and mother. Or simplifying our life to have more of a connection in this home of ours. These are just a few of the things that are on my heart right now! What about you? 

Speaking of simplifying, If you haven't read the book, A Simplified Life by Emily Ley, you should! 

 I have been working on simplifying, without even knowing it for a while. I go through our stuff, purge and organize quite often. I limit the number of activities the kids can do each season so that we are never "too busy" for what really matters. I try to get most things done around the house when the kids are at school so that I can be more present when they are around. But, I am not perfect and I still have a ways to go at this vision of a simplified life.  My purpose in this, is to create a calm, cozy and simple home that we just love to be in, where we can escape the craziness that is the rest of the world. Where there isn't clutter in our spaces or in our minds. This book is going to help me get there! Not only the book, but just following Emily Ley on social media is truly inspirational! She is one of my favorite persons to hear speak!

I asked for and received an Instant Pot for Christmas! I was super excited to try it, I have heard nothing but good things about how easy it is to pull together a meal with it. I haven't used it yet for cooking a meal, but I have made hard boiled eggs with it and let me tell you, they are the perfect hard boiled eggs! Wow! I love having hard boiled eggs around for a quick snack, breakfast or to add to a salad, but I really hate making them. It feels like it takes forever and I never do it just right. Well those days are over. I can make a dozen perfect hard boiled eggs in 10 minutes. Seriously! They are perfectly cooked and easy to peel! I have been topping my bagged Fresh Express Bacon Ceasar salad kit with two hard boiled eggs and it is the perfect easy lunch!

Blizzards! This favorite has some conditions, all of my family must be able to be home safe and we must keep our power so we don't freeze. Under those conditions, I say bring it on winter. I love a day to stay home and watch the snow make the entire neighborhood beautiful. These crazies even went outside for a little bit.

 I had to take the dog out a few times, and we didn't make it longer than 5 minutes. But tomorrow, once the wind stops we will have tons of snow for everyone to play in!

That's it for today, I am off to make the kids hot chocolate and snuggle up for an afternoon movie! I hope that everyone has a fabulous weekend. Till next time!

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1 comment :

  1. You chose a great word! Mine is Simplify, so I will need to check out the book you mentioned!


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