In the dead of winter I always start planning make believe tropical vacations and thinking longingly of my favorite summer outfits. I feel like I don’t even remember what it feels like to take a long walk outside anymore! But in an attempt to find the joy in this season, I’m jotting down the little things that are saving my life and putting a smile on my freezing cold face this winter.
1. Ben's Yeti
2. Daily Laundry and Audio Input
I know that most people do things like laundry on the weekends, but we are definitely in a season where every evening is full and the weekends are packed, so laundry was piling up WAY more than it should have. Now, we are working out a daily system of a small load a day. Before we head to bed, the dishwasher and washing machine are working to get our things clean for morning. In the morning I wake up, talk to Jesus, turn on a podcast (loving Relevant podcast right now) or new music (JohnnySwim has my heart), and start folding laundry and putting away dishes. It gives my hands something productive to do and wakes up my brain. Before I leave for my day, I feel like I will come home to a clean and completed space.
3. The Overdrive App
4. Living with Landyn
This blog is everything. I love her style and have bought so many gorgeous new pieces on her recommendation. She has the smartest recipes and I’ve cooked at least three already that Ben was obsessed with. And her Instastories….I cannot get enough. It is super unlike me to follow someone’s blog religiously, but she’s got a fan in me. Love her.
5. My Elliptical
My TV time has become my workout time. After my lazy Christmas break I needed to move my body but guys I HATE THE TREADMILL. So instead I’m spending an episode of Grey’s Anatomy or The Bachelor on the elliptical four or so days a week and working in a yoga class two or three times a week. I feel like I’ve finally struck a balance that actually allows me to look forward to my work outs. But maybe I’m just excited about Grey’s…..whatever works.
6. Stauf's in Grandview
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