Happy May, friends! No preamble today – let’s jump right in!
On my calendar this month:
— A trip to Nashville to visit my younger sister!!
— Shep’s baptism, which also happens to be Mother’s Day weekend – and both sets of grandparents will be in town!
— The premier of The Bachelor (though I am dubious about this season’s lead…)
What I’m loving right now:
— Lisa pointed me toward this piece on my last goals post, and unsurprisingly, I loved it. The writer is also the author of 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, which had been on my TBR list – but reading his article moved it closer to the top!
— This is one of the prettiest homes I’ve ever seen. Lots of inspiration here for easy coastal style!
— We made this mustard chicken last week for the first time and it was delicious! Extremely simple to prep and it roasts in the oven, which means hands-off cooking for mama. Win-win.
What I read in May:
— This is unusual for me, but this month I switched between three different reads. I picked up The Lifegiving Home again and read through the first three months of the year, I’m about 3/4 through Where the Crawdads Sing (was a little slow at first but now I’m tearing through it!), and I’m a few pages into This is Where You Belong!
Revisiting my April goals:
Cull and sort 2018, 2014, and 2013 iPhone photos (made some progress here!)
Go on an evening walk every day it’s possible
Repaint gallery wall frames
Print a photo for our mantel frame
Add a few more plants to our back bed
Plant our vegetable garden
— Book our camping trip for later this year
— Send out invites to a book swap party!!
— Finish culling and sorting 2015, 2014, and 2013 photos
— Write a Marvelous Money post on investing (the people have spoken!)
— Commission an art print from Katie in prep for Father’s Day
— Order Shep’s bike helmet
— Refresh our living room mantel
As a reminder, many of the goals above are drawn from my 2019 goals!
Alrighty, choose your own adventure. Tell me:
A) What you think about Hannah as the Bachelorette.
B) Whether you’d be interested in a post on our technology family ways. (The 12 Tips piece got me thinking, and though I talk about the topic a lot I don’t believe I’ve ever devoted a whole post to it.) If so, let me know what you want to know.
C) Whether you’d want to come to my book swap party (!!!)
D) What questions you have about investing.
E) The thought of your choice or all of the above.
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