Weekend Links / / Peace, Snow and Sickness

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Snow Day Fun

Nashville experienced its first snow last weekend, obviously, we bundled Phoenix up. Phoenix didn’t quite know what to make of the snow when we set him in it.

Jordan got hit with a nasty cold and has spent most of the week out of commission. Phoenix is now full blown teething. A teeny tiny tooth has emerged! I don’t think it’s related to teething, but he also has his first cold. We told Phoenix it’s good to share, except for our germs. 😉 After several very cold days the weather is warming up this weekend. Hopefully, the added moisture will help us all.

Miraculously, I was off work last weekend so we laid extremely low — lots of cuddling (for the babes), football and Golden Globes on the tv  and plenty of coffee since Phoenix woke up earlier than normal. #teething

The pictures I planned to hang over the weekend are still on the ground But, we finally disassembled the Christmas tree (I miss the twinkle lights) and replaced the greenery with houseplants! Our house lets in a lot of natural light, so hopefully the plants will survive the winter and my black thumb!

Onto the links!

Matt and Dorree’s Eggcellent Adventure | Matt Mira (co-host of The Nerdist) and his wife Dorree chronicle their IVF journey in a weekly podcast. It’s hilarious and honest. I wish this podcast had been around when Jordan and I started trying to have a baby. Maybe I’m more aware, but honesty, surrounding infertility, has increased exponentially in the last few years.

War & Peace | When Jordan’s sisters came to visit in December, they brought along a copy of War & Peace. Emily mentioned the miniseries earlier last year, but I completely forgot all about it. War and Peace is a fascinating tale of love and deception. This particular version is beautiful to watch, especially when snowed in with a sick husband.

Morning Routine | My friend Sammi wrote an inspirational post on creating a morning routine. A routine that leaves you feeling charged with productive energy and not bogged down.

I’d spend my time and productive morning energy catching up on the tasks the world would throw at me instead of putting my best energy into the projects I wanted to be working on.”

How do you start your mornings?

How to Dice an Onion | Each I cut an onion, I think, there must be an easier way. Yes, in fact, there is an easier way. There is a right way!

How a Travel Blogger Packs Toiletries | The morning of a trip, I find myself running around cramming awkward shaped bottles of lotion into my suitcase, scrambling to find toothpaste and debating how many lipsticks is too many. I want to bring my favorites but I’m always using my favorites up until we leave.

Do you have a favorite makeup palette? I want to streamline my makeup and purchase a palette with a couple blushes, bronzer and eyeshadow.

Happy Weekend, all!

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14 thoughts on “Weekend Links / / Peace, Snow and Sickness”

  1. I miss the twinkle lights too. And am also looking for advice on a good palette! Funny that I’m just writing a post about streamlining things, including makeup… so I’m going to have to check back to see if you get any good ideas.

    Hope you’re all feeling better – baby’s first cold is kind of a bummer milestone, isn’t it?

  2. I put some toiletries in zip lock bags. Cabin pressure causes expansion and some liquids may leak during the flight. Another great site to discover other people’s morning routines is mymorningroutine.com

    1. I love that there is a site dedicated to morning routines! Thanks for sharing. My mornings aren’t quite my own anymore but eventually I want to get back into the habit of working out first thing.

  3. I really liked the suggestions for a new morning routine! I definitely need to switch mine up so that I’m not just mindlessly playing on my phone.

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