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Monday Communiqué: 07/03/2017

Monday Communiqué: 07/03/2017

Happy Monday friends!

It's been a busy week for our family! My parents arrived last week from Canada and we've spent the last several days relishing in having Grandma and Grandpa here! I'm excited to tackle some projects and side hustles I've been thinking about, as well as doing some additional writing and getting some work done for my website!

On the Blog This Week

This week will be slightly different, just because I have several projects on the go that need a little bit of love and focus, as well as having Canada day last Saturday and the Fourth of July tomorrow! So many festivities! I will only be posting once this week on Friday, however return to my regular Monday, Wednesday, Friday post schedule the following week!

Friday - On Friday I'm discussing how I weave self-care throughout my day, instead of focusing on one big self-care item a week. This post was supposed to go live last week! So apologies for people that we're waiting for it! 

Video's of the Week

Jennifer L. Scott - I am such a huge fan of the author of the "Madame Chic" series, Jennifer L. Scott! Jennifer also has an amazing Youtube channel and has just posted a recent video entitled "Inappropriate Content in Cartoons? + What Your Children Can Do INSTEAD of Watching TV"  As always, she is incredibly inspiring and this video does not disappoint! 

Workout! - If you're looking to mix up your workout routine or just try something new, check out this video by Shauna Kathleen "Barre Workout Video - Free 40 minute barre workout video at home" 

Taste of Summer - When I think of summer desserts I always think of watermelon! The water filled and juicy fruit is available in abundance especially in California during the summer months! To celebrate its amazing-ness I found this great youtube video from 'Sugar Crystal Kitchen' on "How to make 2 ingredient watermelon sorbet"! What an awesome treat for those hot summer months!

Taste of Winter - My beautiful friends in the Southern Hemisphere are just going into the winter months and I wanted to share a video I found by 'Keepupwithliv' entitled "DIY FALL TREATS! Easy And Yummy Fall Treat Ideas!" I hope you find some inspiration for some incredible sweet treats! Fall and winter are my favorite seasons, I wish I could be celebrating them with you all!

Dave Ramsey - I am a massive fan of Dave Ramsey and his podcast and videos are one of my go-tos when I want some financial inspiration! I'm sharing one of my favorite videos today entitled "Be weird or be broke! - Dave Ramsey Rant" If you're looking to get out of debt, save, take control of your money and literally win at life please check Dave out! 

Podcast Love

Housewifery - The beautiful ladies of the "Housewifery Podcast" released 2 (TWO!!!) new episodes last week and I am beyond pumped! I also had the extreme fortune of meeting Naomi and Rachel last week for a lunch outside San Francisco! I can't tell you how surreal it was to be sitting next to them and hear them talking WHILE looking at them! Surreal and amazing! They are such incredible women and I'm so pumped to see and hear more of them! Check out the Facebook page if you'd like to learn more about them and connect!

The Simple Sophisticate - Last week Shannon shared her 'Q&A Podcast episode' and it was AMAZING! This week she is sharing an episode entitled "From Seeking Happiness to Cultivating Contentment: A shift in Pursuit" which I am excited to dive into! 

Shoutout!

Instagram - I want to give a shout out today to a huge supporter named Kathryn Mader on Instagram. Thank you for being such a huge supporter and always so positive and wonderful! It truly means so much to me!

Facebook - Huge hugs today to Fujiko Mine who recently asked a question on the Organized Life facebook page about learning to be organized VS being born organized! Thank you so  much for your question and I hope that grouping your items makes you feel a little more organized!


My Weekend in Pictures!

Enjoyed some 'Book Chica Pop' Popcorn pool side on Saturday! I may or may not have devoured the bowl. 

Enjoyed some 'Book Chica Pop' Popcorn pool side on Saturday! I may or may not have devoured the bowl. 

My beautiful Husband brought home some flowers this weekend which are beyond gorgeous! REd to celebrate both Canada Day and the Fourth of July! On the weekend we enjoy using our carafe from Le Creuset. Spending a little more time with the luxury of coffee always helps us feel a bit more relaxed!

My beautiful Husband brought home some flowers this weekend which are beyond gorgeous! REd to celebrate both Canada Day and the Fourth of July! On the weekend we enjoy using our carafe from Le Creuset. Spending a little more time with the luxury of coffee always helps us feel a bit more relaxed!

After a trip to 'Michaels' last week with my mom to pick up some supplies for projects, I had the opportunity to try out my new Wilton 2D tip on some cupcakes Saturday! Absolutely in love with this tip! Best $1.69 I've spent in a long time!

After a trip to 'Michaels' last week with my mom to pick up some supplies for projects, I had the opportunity to try out my new Wilton 2D tip on some cupcakes Saturday! Absolutely in love with this tip! Best $1.69 I've spent in a long time!

Weaving Self-Care Into Your Day

Weaving Self-Care Into Your Day

My Top 4 Dinner Recipes for Easy Meal Prep!

My Top 4 Dinner Recipes for Easy Meal Prep!