Saturday Small Talk

It’s Saturday! What are you up to? We had a campfire with friends last night to plan a summer backpacking trip. Yay summer! Yay backpacking! And tonight, we’re celebrating our adorable niece’s first birthday. What a great weekend.

IMG_20140509_192834In case you missed it, this week on Balance and Blueberries we chatted about the most delicious and easy to make summer salsa, as well as 3 islands worth the boat trip.

Other interesting things I found on the internet:

Gorgeous “sheds” for your work-from-home business. Yes, please.

How to make a great cup of coffee at home.

Home decorating ideas to steal from the Scandinavians.

Does your “flexible schedule” at work mean you need to be available 24/7?

10 things successful people don’t do.

You could buy a 94 acre, private island in Ireland for less than the average home price in the UK. Shall we crowd source this, friends?

Take a mental health day.

11 interesting things about Type A people.

If it’s chilly where you are, this Creamy Tomato and Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons looks delicious.

Bloggers and writers, this fun tool from CoSchedule will analyze your headline for you and tell you if it’s any good.

Enjoy your weekend!

Coffee Confessions

Good morning! It’s tea for me. Not coffee. Trader Joes Mint Melange tea, to be specific.

Yesterday afternoon, I had great intentions of getting some cooking done for the week, and, in turn, a couple of blog posts scheduled (exciting things coming!) My head had different plans for me, as it felt like a vice grip was squeezing my temples all afternoon. A little research later and I discovered that headaches caused by drastic changes in barometric pressure are totally a thing. Who knew?

Tonight, I get a (unexpected) yoga class. Oh happy day! And then after that, the local pub is having a great deal on pints. I will most likely end up there. Mondays are for celebrating, no?

My baby plants are doing so well this year! Now to find them a garden home. They might end up in Michigan without me. Or in a bunch of buckets that get transported. We’ll see! Anyone have a bunch of planters and/or buckets laying around that they want to donate to the cause of me and my little garden? 🙂

I made bread this weekend. For the first time in…..2 months? Close to two months. I love kneading bread. It’s soothing. Something about mixing ingredients. Pushing it around in your hands. Turning it into bread. It’s beautiful, really.

Happy Mondays, all! May you find joy in your day!