I changed the name of these posts from "This Week via Instagram", to "This Was the Week", just in case I end up feeling limited to only Instagram photos. Maybe I'll share other photos and fun finds, etc. as well. Anyway... this was the week...
The first half looked pretty much like this:
So we cuddled at home a lot, sometimes getting a bit cabin-feverish.
We made yummy snacks- like smoothies, healthy cookies, and kettle corn. The smoothie above is a recipe posted by my friend Bree. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana. : ) It's been a big hit around here. Seth has been so eager to help me in the kitchen, and I'm finding that if he helps make something he's a lot more likely to try it. (Usually he is a pretty picky eater but we're working on it.)
One day we went to a park near the beach. It was really windy and we got rained out, but just seeing the ocean briefly was exactly what I needed to get through that day.
And of course, the days are pretty much ruled by the littlest member of the family. Sometimes I think I can hardly stand the cuteness- it's overwhelming.
A few other things of note this week...
Simple Living Media has a great new blog, Simple Design, which I love already. Tomorrow they're starting a "show us your thrift haul" linkup, which I think is an excellent excuse to browse a few thrift shops very soon.
25 Rules for Mothers of Sons by Tabitha Studer. I found this on Pinterest, and I know I'll be going back to it again and again.
Homemade Spring Cleaning Products on Design Sponge
On my mind:
Outdoor activities for Seth in our backyard- thinking about ways to create a better outdoor play space.
How to keep Seth from hurting the baby without saying "no" every three seconds. He has so much 3-year-old boy energy, which can quickly get out of hand.
I'm hoping to finally find time to start going through our closets, drawers, etc. and simplifying our lives. Too much stuff is toxic. I'm slowly making my way through Organized Simplicity, which is really helpful and definitely inspiring for a simpler existence.
What have you been doing and enjoying this week? I hope you all have a lovely Sunday!