Weekend Reads-June 21, 2014

Weekend Reads  The Humbled Homemaker

I’m struggling with some mixed emotions right now.

We just arrived back home after 10 days visiting family and friends, and tonight we said goodbye to some good friends here in North Carolina who are moving back to their home state of Washington tomorrow.

My heart was so full after spending time with some kindred spirits in Mississippi last week, but I am sad to say goodbye to my friend! We hope to visit them one day, but Washington is very far away from North Carolina! 

It’s been several weeks since I last shared some weekend reads with you. Check out these posts that gave me pause over the past several weeks!

I took this pic while watching the girls through rocks in my father-in-law's pond last week. The Mississippi sunset over the cotton fields was absolutely beautiful.

I took this pic while watching the girls throw rocks in my father-in-law’s pond last week.  The Mississippi sunset over the cotton fields was absolutely beautiful.

{Motherhood}

The Secret to Not Fighting with Your Kids About Their Messy Room @ Carrots for Michaelmas

Oh I really needed this one!

10 Disgusting Things Moms Do @ Love and Marriage Blog

This one is hilarious. I mean–h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s. You will laugh your head off! And a side note: I’ve done most of these 10!

Who needs toys? The girls enjoyed pretending that a flower petal was their "buried treasure."

Who needs toys? The girls enjoyed pretending that a flower petal was their “buried treasure.”

{Minimalism}

Living and Loving a Minimalist Wardrobe @ Keeper of the Home

My friend Stephanie and her family took an around-the-world trip last year, and they had to live on a minimalist wardrobe. Guess what? They don’t want to go back to excess. I have been feeling the itch to get rid of more and more. I think it would make our lives easier and so much more enjoyable to live with less.

Freedom from Stuff @ The Art of Simple Podcast

I started listening to this one while folding laundry yesterday, and I promptly moved to the junk guest room and starting making piles for the consignment store and to give away. This one is inspiring, for sure.

We love smoothies in our house. Sometimes I make them so thick we eat them with spoons, like ice cream. Here my youngest has a smoothie mustache!

We love smoothies in our house. Sometimes I make them so thick we eat them with spoons, like ice cream. Here my youngest has a smoothie mustache!

{Natural Living}

A Simple Natural First Aid Kit for Summer Travel @ Keeper of the Home

The seasoned traveler Stephanie shares her natural first aid kit. My natural first aid kit includes many of the same items, but we did have to make a trip to Walmart to buy Benadryl for my little one’s hives for the first time ever while we were in Mississippi. :/ I wish I had had that salve Stephanie mentions! Then again, I’m not sure hives rising to my child’s throat is something I would want to mess around with anyway!

My heart was full after spending good time with friends this past week. The two top pics are of me with friends from my newlywed days in Mississippi. The bottom left is me with two blogging friends that we met up with in Knoxville, and the bottom left is my friend who is moving tomorrow.

My heart was full after spending good time with friends this past week. The two top pics are of me with friends from my newlywed days in Mississippi. The bottom left is me with two blogging friends that we met up with in Knoxville, and the bottom right is my friend who is moving tomorrow.

{Just for Fun}

I’ve Got Your Lifestyle Blog Right Here @ Rage Against the Mini Van

This one is so, so funny. It will make you feel better about your house and yourself. I promise. If you read just one–read this one! I laughed out loud so much…and then laughed some more.

What were some of your favorite reads this past week?

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Comments

  1. says

    The disgusting things moms do was hilarious, and I loved the ‘keeping it real’ attitude of the lifestyle blog post. Thanks for sharing these great links. I remember when my boys used to play with just sticks, dirt, rocks, and ants for hours. I like the idea of thick smoothies that you can eat with a spoon.
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