Food and Drink
- I had never heard of cold brewing coffee, but it sounds like a great idea. (via Simple Bites)
- Salted Caramel Cupcakes. Oh. My. Word. I’m thinking of making these for my husband for Father’s Day, since he loves caramel like it’s his job. (via Joy’s Hope)
- This time of year I want to eat salads all the time. Especially if I’m planning to eat salted caramel cupcakes later! This recipe for Vegetarian Summer Salad looks filling and delicious. (via The Cooks Next Door)
- How to remake lamps to look more like the expensive lamps you wanted in the first place. (via Isabella & Max Rooms)
- Have you ever heard of a baby gender reveal party? I love this concept. Melissa from A Little Loveliness has the best party ideas!
- I’m going to make crayon rolls for the kids to take in the car on vacation this summer. Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy wrote a great tutorial.
Things to think about
- “Do you feel somewhat offended that cleaning takes any time at all?” Good thoughts keeping things moderately clean when you’d really rather be doing something else than keeping house from Like Mother Like Daughter.
- “Recognize that the more you write on your own personal to-do list, the more you sacrifice the relationships with the people you are trying to serve. Only do the things you can get done while still being nice. If you can’t accomplish it without yelling at your kids, don’t do it. Or save it for bedtime. Making yourself wait for the hard stuff until after the kids go to bed and you’re exhausted will help you prioritize your life QUICKLY!” Great post from Vitafamiliae on staying positive when life is crazy.
- Part two of the above link: “But here’s the thing: We ask that our children exercise a lot of self-control. Heck, that’s mostly what all of this parenting and training is about, teaching them how to control themselves and not act like the animals that they are. But I think sometimes we cut ourselves too much slack as parents, especially when we’re dealing with younger children who are physically overwhelming but have short attention spans that allow them to forget our crimes against them. We excuse ourselves from demonstrating the same self-control that we vociferously demand from our small children.” Another very convicting post from Vitafamiliae, definitely worth a read.
- “Christ did not come to make us more civil or successful or more socially responsible or even to make us better husbands and wives. He came to give us life.Christ did not come to make us more civil or successful or more socially responsible or even to make us better husbands and wives. He came to give us life.” Great post from Life in Grace on the problem with the deeds-not-creeds mentality.
I hope you all have a great weekend!