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Monday Communiqué: 05/01/2017

Monday Communiqué: 05/01/2017

Good Morning!

Good morning friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend full of relaxation, beauty and fun! I worked a bit harder last Friday and completed all my chores for Saturday, just to give myself a little extra time to chill with my little family and some time to write. Excited for a productive week ahead! 

On the Blog This Week

Tuesday - I'm excited to share another of David Hargreaves stunning pictures that would be perfect for your desktop wallpaper, tablet or phone!

Wednesday - I'll be introducing a new guest blogger to my site! Katrina Davies is joining me to discuss her Marie Kondo journey of tidying up, the people that told her it would all fly out the window once she had her baby, and how it didn't!

Friday - My 'Q&A' post will be live today! I've taken a bit more time so I could answer each question with the right amount of care. I hope you enjoy it!

New Section to the Site

I have added a 'Printables" section to my website! Here you will find quick access to my most commonly asked for printables: meal planning, cleaning, labels etc. Please check this space often as I plan on uploading more printables as I create them!

Video's of the Week

Looking for a movie? Check out one of my all time favorites "Clue"! An oldie from 1985, this movie is absolutely hilarious. Based on the board game "Clue" it is a murder mystery that has 3 alternate endings! It also has a huge amount of actors that you will recognize and some that may be totally new to you. Starring Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Lesley Ann Warren, Michael McKean, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn, Martin Mull, Colleen Camp, Lee Ving, Howard Hesseman. Let me know if you watch it and what you think!

Jennifer L. Scott - Have you checked out Jennifer's TedX talk on the '10 Item Wardrobe'?! If you're a huge fan of Jennifer and her "Madame Chic" series like I am, are interested in a 10 item wardrobe or minimalist wardrobe this TEDx talk is a must see! (On a side note that dress. Seriously need to find that.)

Maura Malloy - Maura is a new name and face to me and I have to tell you, after watching her TEDx talk I think she may be a kindred spirit. Check out her talk entitled "The Masterpiece of a Simple Life". You will absolutely LOVE this. 

Podcast Love

Housewifery - Oh man Housewifery is back and I just saw the download! I am SO incredibly excited to have these two ladies back in my life! This episode they are discussing email and text etiquette, shoes, TV shows and everything else! Welcome back ladies!

The Simple Sophisticate - Shannon is back this week with an episode entitled "24 Ways to Live Beyond Labels" which I am so excited about! 

The Goal Digger Podcast - This episode Jenna Kutcher is interviewing Desiree Hartsock (from "The Bachelorette") about how she met her husband, navigating being on TV and what its like to be a new mom and run a business! Excited for this one!

Have a beautiful week my friends!

Lauren


Some snaps from our weekend! 

We had a lovley breakfast Saturday.  Avocado, croissant, black beans, tomatos, oranges with a sunny side up egg!

We had a lovley breakfast Saturday.  Avocado, croissant, black beans, tomatos, oranges with a sunny side up egg!

My husband prepared this amazing salad for lunch on Saturday and Sunday! Roasted beets, avocado, sprouts and burrata cheese drizzled with olive oil. 

My husband prepared this amazing salad for lunch on Saturday and Sunday! Roasted beets, avocado, sprouts and burrata cheese drizzled with olive oil. 

Our rose bushes are in full bloom right now! We took a couple minutes out of our weekend to wal around the garden and take in all the beauty. Currently we have red, white and yellow roses all blooming at the same time!

Our rose bushes are in full bloom right now! We took a couple minutes out of our weekend to wal around the garden and take in all the beauty. Currently we have red, white and yellow roses all blooming at the same time!

Sunday afternoon cheese platter =) With white wine for my Beautiful Husband and a lemon water for me!

Sunday afternoon cheese platter =) With white wine for my Beautiful Husband and a lemon water for me!

We went swimming both Saturday and Sunday this weekend! We just installed solar power to heat the pool and on Sunday it was up to almost 80F! Amelia is loving it!

We went swimming both Saturday and Sunday this weekend! We just installed solar power to heat the pool and on Sunday it was up to almost 80F! Amelia is loving it!

Glorious dinner prepared by my Husband on Sunday night! Grilled mahi-mahi with grilled pineapple, all drizzled with a decadent mango sauce. Loved it! It reminded us of our honeymoon in Bora Bora =)

Glorious dinner prepared by my Husband on Sunday night! Grilled mahi-mahi with grilled pineapple, all drizzled with a decadent mango sauce. Loved it! It reminded us of our honeymoon in Bora Bora =)

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Becoming Organized Part One: Primary Function

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