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What I’ve Been Loving this Week and Why I’ve Been Easy on Myself

Friday Favorites: I’m back with Friday Favorites here on Minding My Soul — and I’m trying out a new format because life is always changing, so can my blog! Each week this segment will feature: my current favorite activity, the food I’m loving at the moment and some form of media I’m enjoying. These posts will be short, sweet and simple; meant for giving you a glimpse at what’s currently bringing me joy in hopes…

5 Glass Containers Perfect for Repurposed Flower Vases

I’m currently in full blown wedding planning mode and was inspired to bring you a post that’s part wedding planning, part sustainability and part joy. Few things can brighten an ordinary day quite like fresh a bunch of flowers. I love treating myself to a bouquet when I go to the farmer’s market, the grocery store or, more recently, from the Bouqs Co. But what makes the flowers even more adorably perfect? Placing them into…

Cold Brew Coffee + Self Improvement

By the looks of it, summer is here to stay for a while — thank goodness the mornings have mostly been cool enough to enjoy hot coffee. When it comes to the muggy ones though, or a hot afternoon, nothing beats a tall glass of cold brew coffee. While relatively simple, and easy to do without a recipe, I wanted to share a short how-to for anyone whose maybe hesitated in making cold brew coffee…

10 Simple Ways to Bring Joy Into Your Day

When I start to get pulled in by negative self-talk or stress, I find it incredibly helpful to do an activity that brings me joy. While at times this might mean doing something relaxing for an hour, typically it’s something that takes less than 15 minutes. Productivity is important, but when stress starts to get the better of me, the best thing I can do for my productivity is to step away for at least…

Friday Favorites – 06.22.18

Ah yes, I did in fact skip last week’s edition of the Friday favorites as I was quite busy packing for Long Island. As I mentioned in the first of these, they may not happen every week because #reallife! This week’s favorites are in line with how I’ve been feeling lately: bright and simple. A strange combination of adjectives, however incredibly accurate. I’m not sure if it’s the 17 hours of day light we have…

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Donuts with Cacao + Peanut Butter Glaze

If at first you don’t succeed, avoid it for 4 months and then try again. I know, probably not the most inspirational advice you’ve ever heard, but that’s how I handled the major fail that was the first time I used my donut baking pan. Donuts! So trendy! I thought, as I bought the pan and proceeded to make what were the most terrible carrot cake donuts that ever existed in the history of life.…

Chewy + Soft Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mondays. Forever stuck in the shadow of the weekend and arguably most people’s least favorite day of the week. I get it, that alarm beeped when it seemed you had only been sleeping for 10 minutes, there is that to-do list waiting on your desk with this week’s tasks and the ones you left on Friday, and maybe there’s laundry or household chores. But, what if we reframed the way we saw Monday mornings? Rather…

Friday Favorites – 06.01.18

Welcome to the first edition of Friday Favorites! I’ve decided to start sharing a weekly post that features 3 things, products or activities that I’m currently loving. I’ll give a brief run down of what they are and why I love them. Easy enough right? These posts are going to be meant for quick reading and to be a simple way to share some of the products or activities that I use. Alas I will…

Skillet Baked Apples + a Lovely Weekend

This weekend was beautiful. Though originally forecasted for clouds and rain, there was nothing but clear skies from Saturday Morning to Sunday Night. We spent hours working on our yard on Saturday, but it honestly didn’t even feel like work. I’m not sure when it became enjoyable to me, but right now I am so into being outside and learning how to garden. I think this falls into line with a recent break through in…

10 Ways to Deal w/ Stress + Why That’s Important

Stress. We know all to well what that looks, sounds and feels like: some more than others, and at different periods of our lives more than others. While there are people who do a great job at not letting stress get the best of them, there are also many who are not as good at dealing. We have never ending to-do lists, deadlines at work, a house to clean, errands to run, kids to wrangle,…