It was another doozy of a week. But we are trying to shift our perspective and not dwell on the negative. Anyway, I am grateful for another weekend with my family! We have landscaping projects on the to-do list, and I am honestly looking forward to them! I’m also helping my cousin get ready for her senior prom!
Today I am linking up with April, Natasha, and Christina; Karli; Erika, Narci, and Andrea for Five on Friday, Oh Hey Friday!, and Friday Favorites. I am also linking up with the group from High Five for Friday. Thank you for inviting me, Bright on a Budget!
ONE: If you are attempting to eat fewer grains, have to eat gluten free, paleo, or lactose free, really, I highly recommend this book by Danielle Walker. I think I have mentioned it on here before, but I have pulled it back out recently. I have a blog post planned with some of the recipes I have tried recently. Our internet cable was cut this week, so I’m a bit behind on blogging. I should be able to post that this weekend.
I wanted to share the link to the book today. She also has some other cookbooks and a great blog! Danielle changed her eating habits years ago because of an autoimmune disease and her life changed for the better. Her full health story and transformation can be found on her blog in the FAQs section.
TWO: I am starting to gather some ideas and pieces for our nursery. We will find out if we are decorating for a boy or girl soon, but I want the room to be relatively neutral either way. I love this crib skirt (not the sheets) from Pottery Barn Kids! And this rams head from etsy? So adorable – especially because we are UNC alumni! I originally saw it on Merrick White’s instagram.
I also have a Pinterest board with ideas for the new baby’s room.
THREE: Because of a change of plans, Todd and I were able to get away for a dinner date last night. After a stressful week, it was needed! We tried CO (Vietnamese noodles and sushi) and we loved it! I would highly recommend going. They also have a separate gluten free menu with plenty of options! I had shrimp spring rolls and beef pho. Todd had steamed buns with pork belly and a ramen bowl.
FOUR: These nail colors are on my wish list: Essie Off Tropic; Essie Hubby for Dessert; OPI Let’s Be Friends. I searched for the OPI color last night, but I couldn’t find it. I think it is one my cousin has used and I loved it, and I’ve also seen it several places on instagram. Ordering that one soon! And I did purchase Off Tropic…I think it will be great for summer pedicures. I included a picture of Hubby for Dessert that I found on Pinterest. You can never have too many neutral nail polishes, right?
FIVE: [excuse the language] This quote by Elizabeth Gilbert really motivates me and reminds me of some of the incredible women in my life who I admire.
One reason I love social media is because it is an avenue to see so many women doing amazing things – whether they are stay at home moms, moms with careers outside of the home, creative leaders, teachers, examples of health and fitness, women battling infertility and other health issues, women with children who have sicknesses or disabilities, Christian writers, and just women handling everyday problems with grace – there are numerous instagram accounts and blogs with women I admire. They are handling problems when things go wrong, and overcoming daily obstacles. I want to be more like this. These words were exactly the reminder I needed this week.