Monday, February 20, 2017

Abstract



Brett and I have been chipping away at the latest docu-series on Netflix. Abstract features different kinds of design - photography, interior, architecture, even shoe! Each episode is really well done and inspiring in unique ways. There's definitely something for everyone.

Food For Thought


Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.
- Jane Kenyon

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Slow Home


I had some extra time this morning and was able to catch up on a few podcasts. Slow Home is one of my favorites. (Thanks, Ashley, for the introduction!)

I'll be the first to admit, I'm obsessed with multi-tasking and checking my phone. Instagram, emails, texts, oh my! I have always liked feeling productive. Technology only encourages that addiction.

I found these two episodes on single tasking and unplugging especially helpful. I'd like to make a point to intentionally do both - in small ways - each day. I think it will help me become more patient and mindful as I continue figuring out work, life, and motherhood.

I'll start this evening by putting away my phone for an hour (remember, baby steps) and focusing on JUST preparing dinner without distractions. That means not switching out the laundry or changing the radio station.

Do you already practice either of these habits? Or are you interested in giving it a try? Do tell!
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Blogging


I'm not throwing in the towel, I promise! Time has never been as valuable as it is now. If I happen to have a spare 30 minutes, it's usually spent doing unglamorous things like dishes or vacuuming. Blogging has been pushed severely to the wayside, I know. But I think of this space often and have grand ideas for keeping this creative outlet going.

Happy Love Day, y'all!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

New Music Fridays



I've always liked what I've heard from San Fermin. Their latest song, Open, makes for a great soundtrack on this snowy Friday in Virginia.

2017's Word


I keep coming back to the word ACCEPT.

Being a new mom is all about change and adapting to it. My days consist of providing these babies with the basic necessities - warmth, food, love. Priorities have shifted drastically and it's no longer about what I need. If I can find time to nap - great! Shower? Even better. An exercise class? Ok, let's not get too crazy.

I'm learning to accept these changes and be ok with what productivity looks like now. I still have to-do lists, but I'd like to try setting expectations (and accept!) that those tasks might not get done right away. This mindset is and will be very, very hard for my Type A personality. I like to get things done. And fast.

I love these girls with all my heart and want to be as present as I can when I'm with them. I think focusing on accepting this new normal will help with that.

Hope your new year is off to a great start!