sage

– some sage I still need to burn in our Georgia home (you know I burned it SEVERAL times in SF) –

ikea candlesticks

– a new coffee table from Anecdote –

acqua di parma

– a fancy new perfume

knot earrings

– the most beautiful stud earrings under $40 –

venus et fleur

roses that will last for at least a year –

Happy Friday!  This week was a short one since Monday was a holiday and Hudson and I spent the day together.  It’s funny how you prioritize your time once you have a baby.  It’s a change in pace that I welcome in this new phase of life.

I want to dig a little deeper on that.  When Australia first began having intense bushfires, it really got me thinking about our life on earth and how quickly things can change.  If your life was to change in an instant, would you look back on the past few years of your life and be pleased with how you spent your time?  Would you be pleased with your attitude and the time you spent at home on your sofa vs. with your community?  Would you be glad you stared at your phone all night instead of playing with your kids on the floor?

I am trying to implement this attitude into more of my daily life.  Saying yes to plans with friends even if my email gets backed up.  Reading books to Hudson instead of listening to a podcast while rocking him.  Eating dinner while looking at my husband instead of the TV.  With just a few small changes you can live your life with more intention day-to-day.  I would challenge you to change three things in your daily life and assess your heart at the end of the week.  It’s worth it, I promise.

In other news, we finally watched Parasite last weekend after it won Best Picture at the Oscars  and WOW.  It was such an interesting concept for a movie, and it stayed with me for days.  Absolutely worth the watch!

I cooked this shrimp penne pasta when we hosted our first supper club and it was a hit!  I did a trial run with the recipe over the weekend and it was so good.  Christian said it tasted like it came from a restaurant, so it was approved.  I would definitely recommend trying it out.

That’s a wrap for this week, come back and visit on Monday when we’re taking a deep dive into breastfeeding and how long I lasted before throwing in the towel (and why!).  Thanks so much for reading – XO –

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6 thoughts on “Friday’s Five | Evaluate Your Time

  1. The teaser for your breastfeeding post has me cackling!!! I honestly can’t wait to read it because I have a hunch that I’m going to be nodding, nodding, nodding my way through it. Proud of you for giving it a try and having the discernment to decide your own path, whether it included breastfeeding or not. You’re an excellent mom and I love the refreshed new outlook it’s given you. Your charge to change some things in my day to day is really encouraging in a challenging way. I know you’re so right and those times that I “waste” I’m always so glad I did. Just got to do it more! Next week will be the week!

    xo MK
    http://www.goldhattedlover.com

  2. I love your new coffee table! Sorry if this is a dumb question, but did you have to buy two pieces? Or does it come with two? Thanks in advance and Happy Friday!

    1. It’s two separate pieces – doesn’t come as a set! The product description says “Use as standalone side table, or combine multiple for versatile cocktail table.”

  3. Love your thoughts on being in the moment!

    As for the shrimp pasta recipe- how did you manage that for a party since it says to serve immediately? I’m always looking for a good recipe to try for a get together but recipes like this intimidate me and have me worried I’ll be in the kitchen right up until it’s time to eat! We are moving soon to a new home with more space to entertain so any entertaining tips would be appreciated! 🙂

    1. I used a warming drawer but was assembling some of it right up until… I think it’s kind of inevitable when you’re hosting to be in the kitchen prepping. But worth it!

  4. Yes, I couldn’t agree more. I don’t always get to spend time with my son the way I want to because life is busy but lately, when my son asks me to snuggle or read, I intentionally turn everything off and spend the time. It has reminded me of what’s really important in life. We haven’t seen Parasite but I cannot wait to see. I hope your weekend is going well and happy Sunday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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