It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts! I had a lot of things floating around my head and I thought this format would work best to say them.
1. My wine of Summer.
BIG NEWS lol. I have found my wine of summer. It’s a red and white blend from Peju called Province and it was one of the most delicious chilled wines I’ve ever tasted. I’ve never been a big fan of white wine, but holy smokes this wine is good. It’s a bit pricey (IMO in terms of how much money we spend on wine), but I think I’m gonna buy a couple bottles to have on hand for summer entertaining.
2. I’m doing a summer bible study with my sister and good friends.
Quinn is in town for summer, so I asked her and one of my very good friends and her little sister to do a bible study with me for 6 weeks this summer. My relationship with God is still in an infant stage and it’s nice to have people who love me to support me as I walk towards what is truly lasting.
We are doing a She Reads Truth study and it is the most aesthetically pleasing bible study I’ve ever done.
Last night I hosted at my house so I made a pasta dish and Quinn made these goat cheese bacon wrapped dates, which was a recipe within the bible study.
3. No good at self compassion.
Right after I posted about how I am excellent at self-compassion, I’ve been having a really rough month being nice to myself about a lot of stuff…from things related to being a mom to being a small business owner to many other things too. It’s funny how it happens like that…you say you’re good at something and then there’s something that swoops in and say NO YOU AREN’T to try and stop you. I’ve been watching some Kristin Neff videos (what Brene Brown is to vulnerability, Kristin Neff is to self-compassion. And just like Brene, Kristin also says some diet-y things).
I liked the below video where she pointed out…
- when we are criticizing ourselves we are both the attacker and the attacked
- the biggest block to practicing self compassion is that people think they need to have self criticism to motivate themselves to achieve what they want to achieve
4. No-bake monster balls.
I talk about these no-bake oatmeal energy balls like every month, but they are so tasty and I keep making the monster ones for snacks most weeks. They are so nice to have on hand for an easy breakfast or snack.
5. A poem.
I resonated with the below poem a lot as I’m in this transition to motherhood and figuring out what kind of mother I want to be and how to become that mother. Every month I feel myself working on letting go of some things in order to grab on to what I feel I want to be becoming. And while I feel like that sentence I just typed was beautiful and eloquent, the actually process of letting go of things has been incredibly messy and emotional.
I hope you find a way to make it a wonderful end of your week.