friday fluff

Things get pretty heavy around here.  All of this shame talk is important – so important – but not exactly light reading.  So I have decided to start a new series called Friday Fluff.  I don’t know if I will post every Friday, but these posts will basically be fun things I have come across throughout the week… stories, recipes, photos, quotes, etc., because we all need a little fluff in our lives, amiright???

I have been cooking from this new book and oh wow, I am LOVING it!  Made the prosciutto-wrapped stuffed chicken breasts and cauliflower mash with roasted garlic and ricotta a couple of weeks ago (SERIOUS YUM), and this weekend it’s zucchini “lasagna” bolognese.  I did NOT need another cookbook, but would absolutely make every recipe in this one, and Chrissy Teigen is hilarious, so it’s also a fun read.

Getting ready to dig into this book with a friend.  This is an area of struggle for me, so I’m excited to read and discuss with a trusted confidante.

And because I rarely read just one book at a time, I am working my way through this.  I’m really enjoying it so far and highly recommend it.

Also loving this daily devotional site (ok, so lots of reading recommendations today!).  Today’s email was especially meaningful to me as I know first-hand how God does this in our lives.  You can sign up to receive the daily emails (I did so after receiving one from a friend), which I highly recommend.  They are short, too – a great quick read to start the day off on a positive and encouraging note.

This completely cracks me up.  I have had it open on my laptop for weeks now and when I want to laugh, I go back and scroll through the photos.

The weather is finally getting and staying nice around here, so this weekend and the next include lots of garden prep.  My husband is a master raised-bed-garden builder, and we now have four to fill.  Deciding what to plant is going to be difficult – so many excellent options!  Zucchini is on my must-plant list, as is spinach, and at least one bed will be wholly devoted to peppers.  I also grow about 10 different herbs each year.   What do you grow and what has been successful for you?

Speaking of playing in the dirt… we are going to start composting this year!  We purchased a double-barrel compost bin from Costco and as soon as it is built we’ll be in business.  Anyone have experience with composting?  Tips?  Please?

I can’t let this post end without mentioning the death of Prince (not fluff, I know), a true musical icon.  I always loved his music, but have been learning just how incredibly talented he was.  His music was really a soundtrack for the majority of my life and it saddens me to know he will no longer be creating and sharing with us.  So to honor him and his legacy, here’s one of my faves.

Happy Friday everyone!

3 thoughts on “friday fluff”

  1. Catching up on your posts today! All so well written and many things speaking to my heart right now….. This particular post is speaking to my stomach tho????

  2. Just love hearing about what you are cooking, reading, planting! I hope to start a small garden this year for the first time so am interested in tips as well.
    I just love the Proverbs 31 site and daily postings. I am in the middle of my first ever on-line bible study through this ministry and we are reading “5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit” about the book of Ruth. I am really enjoying it! Going at my own pace which is also nice.
    Love you, my friend!

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