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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thinks + Links Vol. 01


Reading: Book-wise, I'm currently reading 1984, Catcher in the Rye, and The Power of a Praying Wife and blog-wise I'm all about Love Taza. I find her blog posts about motherhood very refreshing and her kiddos are just cute!

Eating: My husband and I are both eating overnight oats for breakfast (recipe to come) and an altered version of this Mediterranean bowl for lunch every day!





Cooking: I follow quite a few food blogs and I'm always open for new ones, so please share! I made this earlier this week (yum!) and can't wait to make this goodness!

Drinking: coffee with this and unsweetened almond milk. I basically make french press before my eyes even open. Making coffee this way makes me feel a little fancy. We're also drinking this as often as we can. Our kiddos love it too! It's a great soda alternative.

Planning: Our 5 year anniversary is coming up and we're brainstorming ideas. We're currently leaning toward somewhere in Southern California. Palm Springs? Joshua Tree? Santa Barbara? We need ideas! It's in November so warm beaches are out...insert broken heart here.

Loving: This post/video on morning routines. I'm kind of obsessed with mornings and trying to create my own routine. I can confidently say that I'm making progress!

Favorite marriage moment: Honestly, this week has been kind of a challenge as we adjust back to a routine from Spring Break. We're having a hard time connecting in any deep way. So, my favorite thing about marriage is that I know my husband is present even if we aren't sharing all of the things or talking about deep things. We're on the same team. Also, his sexy butt. Forever and ever.

Favorite motherhood moment: When we put our kids to bed we tell them, "Mommy, Daddy, Payton/Maverick, Jesus, and God love you" and on Tuesday night Payton said, "God loves you too, Mommy." I love this because of the sincerity in her voice- she really believes this, which is so so so so wonderful. I also love this because it's a reminder of how present God really is. I was on the verge of tears and feeling all the weight of the world on my shoulders before she said that. God used my 3-year-old to remind me that He has me, too.

Favorite teacher moment: When a senior boy asked me if he should shave his grown man beard or not. Teenagers make me lol. I told him he shouldn't care what I think. He came in the next day with a clean face. Go figure.

The ball's in your court now: Tell me all about your routines! Morning, afternoon, night, etc. Whatever routine you have, give it to me.

10 comments :

  1. Very interesting! Lots I relate to here. For me, I need to also work on my morning routine but I do like that as I get older, mornings don't bother me as much. With my kids, they have been pushing the boundaries a lot lately and I've recognized areas where I need be more strict. I hate it but it's necessary. We had a big talk about it last night. As for eating and exercise, I'm doing fantastic! With work, I'm always very busy and I need to learn a lot of new things imminently but I enjoy it so that's okay! Have a great week! By the way, for more food blogs, feel free to check out mine! radicalstrength . ca :)

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    1. I checked it out! I will definitely have to try some recipes. Boundaries! This is so tough for us, especially with toddlers. We don't want to crush their little spirits but we also all need to be functioning well. Way to go on eating and exercise! How do you prioritize exercise? XOXO Lindsey

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  2. It sounds like your food options are delish. That tempeh made me drool while reading the recipe. And french press coffee? Yes please! Also love love your moments with your little ones!

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    1. The teriyaki tempeh is one of our favs! I do just buy teriyaki sauce to save time. One day I'll make my own. Cheers to french press :) Thanks for reading! XOXO Lindsey

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  3. I keep hoping for a better morning routine of "me" time before Z wakes up: coffee, maybe little yoga or pilates, God time, but it isn't easy-we are in a season right now where he's fighting bed time routine hard-but I'm taking his nap time for Zumba, lunch, and "me" time-it's brief but it gets me through the rest of the day

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    1. Amanda, being flexible is probably the hardest for me. I just do better with routine. It's really amazing that you're just finding a different space for it. That's a huge win! XOXO Lindsey

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  4. Oh I can't wait to check out some of these links.

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    1. I hope you found at least one you enjoyed. XOXO Lindsey

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  5. You are reading some classics! I'd be curious to see how Catcher in the Rye fares when read not as a teenager, lol. I'm going to be in Southern California in June to visit Disneyland. It's not just for kids!

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    1. Becky, I hope the weather is nice for you! How long will you be there? I hope long enough to see everything...if that's even possible. I teach HS English so I'm just brushing up. I'm not sure I'd pick it up otherwise but I'm enjoying it. Minus so much foul language. Lol. XOXO Lindsey

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