Weekend Links / / The Start of Summer

Weekend Links / / The Start of Summer

How was your week? On Wednesday I scheduled a baby-sitter for four hours. I ran a couple of errands and knocked out a bunch of work for the week. I’d much rather pay to expedite my weekly work-flow. Even though Phoenix goes to bed early, I rarely have enough energy to get as much work as I actually need done. I am not a night person!

Phoenix and I are spending this morning at the zoo and on Sunday my parents arrive for a few days. I’m so excited to see them, especially because Phoenix is at such a fun age right now. We will visit our favorite burger place and check-off a few house projects. Jordan and I plan to sneak away for another day date.

Onto the links!

The $2 Meal That Changed My Budget | I purchase Trader Joe’s salads often, but I never thought to purchase them for lunches. Specifically, Jordan’s lunches. We keep Trader Joe’s burritos in the freezer, but I am going to start picking up an extra bag. Joanna suggests adding a scoop of black beans and avocado.

Paleo No Bake Cookie Dough Truffles | Maybe I can convince my mom to make these for me this weekend during their visit!

The Truth About Living in a Small(ish) Family Home | Kelsey is participating in a new blogger collective focused on small family living. Each month the group will publish a post discussing what living small means to them. Our current house is about 1400 sq ft and is perfect for right now, but to save on space there is no place for a table. What size is your current home or apartment?

Should I Cancel My Trip Due to the Recent Acts of Terrorism? | When I have a travel question I go to Renée. I appreciated her perspective as we can’t guarantee safety even when we choose to stay home. Have your thoughts about travel changed?

If I Had a Week in California | A few months ago Emily shared a similar post about New York City. Reading travel suggestions from someone who lived in a city offers a slightly different perspective. Should I share something like this for Chicago?

Happy Weekend, all!

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8 thoughts on “Weekend Links / / The Start of Summer”

  1. Aww thanks for sharing my post! You should definitely share a similar one for Chicago! The things you would do if you were making recommendations for a tourist can be really different from what you’d do on a regular day there yourself, and sometimes those are the better recommendations.

    I think it’s a great idea to have a babysitter come for a while so you can just knock out your to-do list. I had a friend who was a stay-at-home-mom and she would send her kids to daycare two days a week just so she could have some time to herself and to run errands. Great idea.

    Have fun with your family this weekend!

    1. Good for your friend! It’s kind of like you can either spend everyday doing lots of little things (and probably not doing them well) or you can knock it all out at once and actually spend time with your kids.

  2. Our house is about 2200 square feet. RIght now it’s just me and my husband, but we bought it knowing we will have room to grow into it! We came from years of living in a 700 square foot apartment so it feels like a palace to us!! 🙂 Definitely trying that Trader Joe’s lunch idea!

    1. The real estate market in Nashville is kind of crazy now. Thankfully, we believe we’ll be able to see our current home in a few years and upgrade. Ideally (since we live away from family and when they visit they stay with us) we’d have four bedrooms or at least 3 bedrooms and a designated den.

  3. Love that article about changing travel plans! I’m definitely more nervous as of late when it comes to flying, but I remind myself that staying home doesn’t guarantee I’ll be safe, but it does guarantee I’ll miss out.

  4. Thanks for the love! I bet you felt like those were the most productive 4 hours of your life! Sometimes I’m amazed at how much I can get done when there’s a self imposed time limit.

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