The school year is JUST around the corner (aaah!), and my mind is full of to-do lists and anticipation!
Here’s a life “snapshot” of what I’m currently:
Eating | lettuce wraps! I’ve discovered adding matchstick carrots to a lettuce wrap of honey ham, cherry tomatoes, shredded cheese, and ranch. The carrots add such a fun crunch! I’m also just loving Greek yogurt lately…that seems to come and go in phases around here. New discovery: Honey Greek yogurt or (gasp!) Salted Caramel Greek yogurt with strawberries. Yum.
Reading | a Bible study by Naptime Diaries called “Abide.” Now, I actually am pretty late on this one…a bunch of other bloggers did the study together at the beginning of the summer, but I was in Virginia and had accidentally shipped it to Minnesota. So I’m starting it by myself and I am just loving it so far! The focus is, as the name suggests, on abiding in the Lord and learning how, if you stay focused on Christ and not on the highs and lows of your circumstances, you will experience the deepest kind of joy and peace. I thought I had missed out by not doing the study with a community of other people, but it turns out, the timing is just perfect. One of the first lessons helped me reflect on how I’ve come out of one season and am transitioning into the next, with God by my side. It has just been so encouraging and thought-provoking, and is a perfect fit for where I’m at right now!
Soaking up | these gorgeous sunsets!! I can’t get enough of the fields, either. There are many, many perks of living in the country and I’m glad to be back and appreciating these late-summer views before they get covered by snow. 🙂
Accomplishing | SO much house cleaning and organizing. I am not kidding. My amazing mom spent time helping me through those first messy and overwhelming stages of unpacking here, which helped greatly. Last week was kind of (and I hate to admit this) a sit-amongst-the-junk-piles-as-I-sort-things phase, but all of those hours really paid off and the house is looking great! I have lofty goals and plans for some continued reorganization and furniture shuffling around here…it’s very exciting. 😉
Learning | about essential oils!! I did a lot of research this summer and I eventually made the decision to give oils a try! I chose the company that seems to have the longest running record of success and the purest form of essential oils: Young Living. I keep learning more and more as I work with this starter kit, and I’m excited about the possibilities for not only natural health solutions, but stress relief! I’ve heard that oils can be a game-changer, and I’m excited to be embarking on this little journey. 🙂
Listening to | The Civil Wars. I have loved their sound from the start, but only recently heard this song.
Go on, check it out! It just might make your day like it made mine. 🙂