Weekend Links / / The Purpose in 40 Weeks

Butchertown Hall

^ Last weekends girl brunch date at Butchertown Hall.

This week was filled to the brim with emotions. A mixture of nervous energy and reflection. How has this pregnancy neared its completion? There are parts of me that aren’t ready for pregnancy to be over but a much larger (4o weeks) part of me simply wants to meet my baby boy. Life is full of unknowns and knowing he can arrive any day now is hard to fathom.

Wednesday was my due date and well, here we are on Friday and baby is still chilling. I have a scheduled induction to begin on Tuesday night, so there is an end in sight. I never felt like he would come early (I haven’t been uncomfortable enough).

I’ve forced myself to leave the house everyday to run a small errand or at least grab coffee. Distraction is key! I’d love to enjoy one more brunch date this weekend if we aren’t in labor.

Onto the links!

Mediterranean Pita Pockets | I’ve been in a bit of a food rut. Despite practically living at the grocery store, meal prep inspiration has left me. I made Kelly’s recipe on Monday and ate it for lunch all week! It is the perfect combination of ease (just chop!) and freshness.

Best Places to Buy Affordable Ethical Clothing | Affordable being the key word. I’m going to use this list as my resource guide when it’s time to purchase new clothes postpartum. I have no idea how my body will shift so I’m expecting to have to fill in some clothing gaps.

10 Reasons You Should House-Sit | House sitting as a means to travel inexpensively never crossed my mind until reading Linda’s blog. While this form of travel isn’t logical for everyone, I would love to utilize this on our next overseas trip. It’s basically AirBnB with the caveat of caring for a pet or two.

The Mom Without A Village | Kelly’s perspective on raising her son without family support is inspiring since I’ll be in the same position. When Jordan and I moved to Nashville we knew we were leaving behind built-in family baby-sitters. It wasn’t an easy choice but as Kelly says, “…your village is exactly what you make of it.”  Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends and neighbors. People really do want to help!

The Purpose Hotel: Change the World in Your Sleep | Jeremy Cowart, a world-renowned photographer, has developed a life-changing hotel concept called, The Purpose Hotel. What if by booking a hotel stay you were supporting a child, providing clean water, using fair-trade beauty products and even fighting sex trafficking? Yeah, the world could be changed while you were sleeping.

Happy Weekend, all!

Linking with Erika and Amanda.

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14 thoughts on “Weekend Links / / The Purpose in 40 Weeks”

  1. Such fantastic links! I’ve already read most of the posts you shared and they were some of my favorite recent reads. Also. The photo of your brunch is absolutely stunning. Gosh. Hang in there as you prepare to meet your son! Hope all goes well as he makes his grand entrance into the world!

  2. At least you know by this time next week he’ll be here!

    Thanks for the link on the ethical AND affordable clothing. I’m all about that!

  3. Eek you are more patient than I am. I’m 37 weeks and I’m so ready for this baby to be out of me. I just want to see her (and for her head to not be jammed up my ribs). I hope you get your brunch date this weekend and I will also be stalking your Insta to see if baby makes his debut. Such an exciting time!!!

  4. Had so much fun reading through your links this week! And thanks so much for the shout out and sharing my post. Again, so glad we’re able to relate to one another on that front (and actually in more ways than one it appears) and I am thankful for the opportunity for it to reach others who may be facing a similar situation. Have a wonderful weekend!

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