1. A quote I heard someone say that really resonated with me.
2. Fall baking.
I’ve started to work ahead on some fall baking for the blog. Every time of year is a good time to bake, but holiday baking is just so festive. Baby girl will be little bitty come holiday baking time, so I’m enjoying getting some baking in now to share with you later.
3. Baby Care Class
Last night I went to a baby care class at our hospital. I really enjoyed it. Reader Anna commented that, “The newborn class we went to was kind of like, a million ways you can accidentally kill your baby.” Which made me laugh so hard. I thought our class was informative and I LOVED the nurse who taught it and was like, “umm can I reserve you for my delivery?”
Things I didn’t know included: it’s no longer recommended that you use baby powder because it may be bad for the baby’s lungs. Who knew? I mean, how confusing! It’s called, baby powder.
4. Red Wine Hot Chocolate
I’ve only ever had one recipe go viral and it’s this one. Last year the Kitchn shared it, then the New York Times shared it, and then Hoda & Kathy Lee made it on the Today Show. It’s been one of my favorite blogging experiences getting to experience a recipe explode. I freaking love the internet! I’ve been noticing the recipe getting shared around again as we move into fall and I’m excited to see what happens in the virtual world with the recipe this holiday season.
5. Something else I saw and loved…
I used to have a very reactive mind. Feel anything uncomfortable = RUN AWAY / don’t think about the thing making you uncomfortable / find a way to numb away from the uncomfortable. For a while I had to be annoyingly intentional about when I felt myself leaning towards running away from something uncomfortable and instead force myself to process through it on paper, in my mind or out loud with someone. Now I feel a lot more comfortable in the uncomfortable. Pausing to understand and be curious about why I’m feeling discomfort helped me get to that place. Has anyone else felt this transition in their mind from reactive to responsive? The responsive mind feels a lot these chaotic and impulsive, which is really nice.