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Weekend Links & What I’m Enjoying

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged…over three months to be exact. Nothing too big has been going on, just the usual life stuff. But it’s funny how as more time goes by without doing something, it’s easier to keep bumping it down the list.

I thought I’d jump back into it with weekend links & some other random stuff we’ve been into lately.

A couple links I enjoyed last week:

Some things I’m enjoying…

Reading: I’m a little over halfway through Stephen King’s new book Mr. Mercedes, and it’s already one of my favorites from him. Fast-paced, solid writing and interesting characters. It’s a detective story, much different than his usual horror stuff.

Eating: If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed my adoration of Blue Apron. It’s a little on the pricey side (10 bucks per meal per person, with fresh ingredients for 3 meals delivered each week), but it has HUGELY improved our dinner habits. For one, we aren’t eating restaurant food nearly as often, which saves us money. And I can’t even remember the last time we had a frozen meal for dinner (which used to happen a lot). We’re learning to cook new things. And the best, most time-saving part is that the ingredients are already portioned out, so there’s no time spent on searching for everything in the store or measuring it all out at home. On Blue Apron nights, we cook together after Weston is in bed, and it almost feels like a date night. Much more fun than throwing some eggs in a skillet and calling it dinner. (Although let’s be honest, that does still happen about once a week).


Memory-making: We went to the beach last week and got to introduce Weston to the ocean. Lots of sun and sand and seafood and reading and family time = glorious. We discovered just how different a vacation is when a baby is on board (no more hours of undisturbed beach lounging), but all the extra work was so worth seeing how much he enjoyed it all.


Getting creative: I’ll add an update when I actually make this project, but I was so excited to find the site Pint Size Productions for making personalized baby board books. A while back, I documented Weston’s typical day in photos, and I can’t wait to make them into a cute little board book just for him. We’ll see how it turns out!

Happy Weekend (what’s left of it…:))