Ten Things for the Weekend

August 5, 2017

1. This week’s mantra: “It’s usually when we’re caught up in all the little things that we start to make mistakes.” ― Andy Puddicombe (Yes, from Headspace. Sometimes his quick statements really get me. Check out the app if you don’t use it already!)

2. Guys! I was a guest on a podcast for the first time ever on one of my favorite (Munchin’ with Moguls). Make sure to listen to the most recent episode, Opening Doors to an Unconventional Life, to learn a little bit more on our back story as a family, what inspired us to travel, the challenges we’ve experienced and my thoughts on social media!

3. We’re ramping up for our trip to Iceland (which we will be on when you’re reading this) and I can tell you that we will be listening to nothing but Sigur Ros. Non-stop. So excited.

4. What are you guys reading? For those of you who didn’t catch my Instagram story the book selection in Hvar was sparse and I couldn’t bring myself to buy Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey or any of the other titles so I’ve been listening to more podcasts and even bought an audio book, Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice (so unbelievably good)! Anyway once we’re to Montreal I plan to buy a couple books and would love your suggestions.

5. My friend Tayler shared this post on Instagram and it made me think as someone who is VERY checklist oriented. Do you guys fall into the same trap she mentioned?

6. FINALLY started following Brene Brown on Instagram. Don’t know why it took me this long, but if you’re looking for daily bits of inspiration make sure to follow along with her!

7. Our next stop after Iceland is Montreal. Would love to know any of your favorite restaurants, activities for kiddos or things to check out while we’re there!

8. My friend Rebecca just posted this delicious recipe! I can’t wait to have my own kitchen so I can make things like this again.

9. What house plants are your favorites (read, plants that are easy to keep alive)? Still day dreaming about our future home.

10. Do you guys read Cup of Jo? I’ve been reading it since I was in college (yes!) and she recently highlighted one of my favorite people to follow on social media for her beauty uniform. Her interview was perfection. Her answer to who her beauty inspirations are really pulled at my heart strings. “I was visiting a friend who just had a baby the other day, and I know it sounds cheesy, but I don’t think anyone is more beautiful than a new mom. Maybe it’s because your appearance at that point is the last thing on your mind; or it’s the tired eyes and the extra bit of fat under your skin; but there is something so beautiful and truthful about a mom’s face in those early days. I try to carry that with me whenever I look in the mirror to remind myself that all of my experiences — good, bad, exciting, traumatic, exhausting — are as much a part of my overall beauty as the routines I keep.”

In case you missed it on Household this week:

Inspiration for Consistent Quality Blog Content

A new episode of Mom and Dad Made a Podcast (finally) all about Hvar!

On the Road Update: The Evolution of My Definition of Home

What to See, Do & Eat in Hvar, Croatia with a Toddler

Munchin’ with Moguls Podcast Guest Episode: Opening Doors to An Unconventional Life

Make sure to follow along on Instagram & Pinterest too!

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  • Yes – Sigur Ros is a must for road tripping through Iceland! Have fun!

  • Book of She by Sara Avant Stover! I’m reading right now and there’s so much goodness in it! This is the author of The Way of a Happy Woman, which you might as well just pick up while you’re at it! Thanks of the tip on the Brene Brown audio! Just purchased it.

    • You’re awesome! Tell me what you think of the audio book and I’m so excited to have a few recommendations. 🙂 Thank you so much!

  • Jacqueline

    SO excited for you all. I just finished The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. It is both moving and inspiring, a story revolving around the stories of two French sisters during WWII (switching from one perspective to the other) that has a lot of historical accuracies and touches on the social and political activism that women played a role in in the fight against the Nazis. Definitely recommend.

    • Thank you! This sounds excellent. Adding it to my list. Thanks so much for the recommendation!

    • I LOVED The Nightingale!!!!! It’s still one of my favourites. I love how it empowers women by shedding light on how they contributed to war in significant and indispensable ways.

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