Share 4 Somethings; January 2023

First off I just had to say that I was re-reading my post from yesterday while responding to comments last night and realized I never answered question 8 and I just love that not one person called me out on that either! LOL.  Honestly, being a homeschooling mom I have a very, very flexible schedule so I don't really need morning habits. I naturally fall into a routine but have been known to break it (at least a time or two each week!).  Anyway... onto today's post!  For this month's Share 4 Somethings (with Jennifer at Overflowing with Thankfulness) we'll be sharing things we loved, read, learned, and ate this month.  I've never really joined in the share 4 somethings before and I'm really excited to join in this year. I am a bit fearful that they might be a bit redundant with my What's Up Wednesday posts and my Sentence of the Day posts but hopefully will incorporate some "new" things. loved-- So much about this month!  We had a wonderful afterno

Encouraging Hearts and Home: A Thursday Morning Mish Mash

Most weeks I try to pick a "theme" on which to center my featured favorites from the previous week's link party but I admit that it's always a struggle to pick just 3 to feature.  I find so many delicious recipes, fabulous travel posts, inspiringly creative ideas and lovely outfits that I just hope you are all enjoying as much as I am!  This week I picked a little bit of everything to feature.   And Now, It's Time for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!     Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home . We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light! Most viewed from last week: A Season of Waiting by Tea with Jennifer Some of my favorites from last week: 2 Ingredient Strawberry Angel Food Cake Recipe by Cook Eat Go  Paper Art by Jinyuan Shi by Ad

Monthly Musings: Beating the Winter Blues

 It's the last Thursday of the month and time to join in with Patty and Holly as they host monthly musings.  This month we're looking for ways to beat the winter blues.  I live in Connecticut and most years we get a lot of snowy and icy days and below freezing temperatures. It can be a real struggle to want to do anything when it's so cold outside.  1. Something you do for yourself to beat the winter blues?  I really dislike winter so much.. but I have been trying (for a few years now) to change my mindset and focus on those things I really do like.  I might hate the snow but I love looking at the snowy scenes so when we get snow I grab my camera and set out for a walk. I invested in some good quality gear that keeps me warm-- my battery powered warmer gloves have been a Godsend this year in keeping me nice and toasty so I can get outside in nature more-- something that helps me enjoy every season.  2. Something you do for your family to bring joy over over the winter?  I t