Joining in the link up going on over at Modern Mrs. Darcy to share the bright spots in my life this winter.
Slowly but surely projects- I recently finished The Nesting Place so I can’t help but look around my house wondering what objects or furniture might look better somewhere else. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the difference little changes can make- I get so used to leaving things in the same spot forever! I’ve also been working on a travel gallery wall in our dining room for a gooood while and although it has a ways to go it’s exciting to see it come together and fun to search for frames.
Thrifting– When I can sneak away for a hour or so I like to spend it leisurely, so I usually browse thrift stores. I love never knowing what I’ll find- especially on the cheap!
Candles- because glowing light on gloomy days or dark evenings is therapeutic.
Going out with friends- some girlfriends and I have been getting together regularly for a few years now- we’ve had several babies between us in that time but we still make it work. We aim to meet once a month after our kiddos are in bed and go to a restaurant. Let me tell you, ordering food, splurging on dessert and/or drinks, and having uninterrupted(!) girl talk is SO wonderful and very much needed- at least in my life!
Regular library visits- thank goodness for blogs that offer a plethora of children’s book recommendations! I try to regularly request titles and pick them up about once a week to diminish the craziness of the visits. If we have time I’ll be a fun mom and let the girls do some puzzles and occasionally I’ll let them go in the play section (gah-germs!germs!germs!). When we get home I love seeing them leafing through new pages with books sprawled around them. :)
Smoothies- this has become a post nap-time ritual…when we have the ingredients. :) It’s a way to incorporate more greens into my vegetable-lacking diet and the perfect way to use up brown, spotted bananas which would otherwise go into the freezer for “that time I’ll make banana bread”.
That’s my list so far. Hopefully come spring it’ll look a bit different. :)