Monday Musings No. 56, a weekend update + 5 Things: what I read, watched, and discovered this weekend and more.
Good morning friends, happy Monday to you! How was your weekend? I hope that you found time to relax, after all that is what weekends are about. Much like winter, weekends give us a chance to rest, regroup and relax. Not to mention the chance to prepare for the week ahead.
Our weekend was perfect, a little fun mixed with a little and by little I mean very little work, and lots of time at home relaxing.
Friday we had friends over for cocktails, street tacos and other assorted nibbles. Shockingly, I didn’t make any dessert so we served truffles, sea salt caramels and various other chocolates that we were gifted for the holidays.
Saturday morning we did a few things around the house, errands, and went to the antique store. I didn’t find anything I could not live without, nor did I bring home a puppy from the adoption they were hosting. After a long, chilly walk I read while Bill watched Kansas City play football.
Sunday, we rested. It was gray, stormy and rainy. That seems to be the norm for the weather at least every other weekend. I take it as a message from above that I am supposed to “take it easy.” I did a little veggie prep for the week but that was the extent to my time in the kitchen. I have a stack of recipes I want to try but lately I haven’t felt like baking. Maybe this week?
By the way today is National Pie Day, do you have a favorite pie? I love pumpkin, banana or coconut cream and apple. This banoffe pie in a jar is easy(it’s no bake) and delicious just in case you feel like making one today to celebrate.
Ok, grab your coffee, tea or chocolate and let’s get on to 5 things.
Romanticize your life anywhere. Open your eyes to the everyday magic right in front of you. Gain a new perspective through what nature teaches you about finding beauty through the good times and the bad. Everyone—from city-dwellers to country bobkins—can find delight in this book. You don’t need a cottage in the rustic countryside to achieve a cottagecore aesthetic, or to apply aspects of slow living to your daily life.
Use mindfulness for healing and fulfillment. Paola Merrill, author and creator behind the popular YouTube channel The Cottage Fairy, left a hectic life in the city for the rural mountains in search of a deeper connection to herself and the world. She learned that nature is the biggest teacher of all—if we open our eyes to its wisdom. Mindful living can be applied in most walks of life, and Merrill’s writing encourages you to find healing and fulfillment, wherever you are.
A few weeks ago a friend sent me The Cottage Fairy Companion and after reading it this weekend I went down the rabbit hole of The Cottage Fairy on Youtube.
Do you like to shop on Etsy? Katie of Preppy Empty Nester shared all of her favorite shops and sources.
Show a little love for your Valentine with this heart plate and mug, each time they use it they will think of you!
How cute are these heart pajamas?
Target has lots of candles and most are under $10.00, great gifts for friends and for yourself.
This snuggly throw is cute for your pups or kids.
Don’t forget to add a card or to make one!
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5. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT~WEEKEND MEANDERINGS
Saturday I joined Juliet and Kim for our first weekend meanderings I shared 10 Benefits of Walking and lots more!
You can find all weekend meanderings posts here if you missed any or are looking for something that was previously featured.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
I hope that you had a lovely weekend and that you found something on Monday Musings to enjoy. If you missed any of my musings you can find them all here.
Take care and thank you for spending part of your day with me. I will see you soon.
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