Happy Friday: Volume 17 // Spring Break in Mallorca, packing and more packing, bringing your travels home with you, and an excellent book I almost skipped.
I’m typing this from the airport waiting for our flight back to Stuttgart. I’m looking forward to sleeping in my bed and a shower, but not super looking forward to going back to Germany. It is supposed to be 35 degrees and grey all week. We have to get super organized for the movers, they start the pack out on Thursday. The kids go back to school. (Is it just me or are any of you moms over this school year?) After this week though, it calms down a lot until the end of May.
We had such a nice few days in Mallorca. We lucked out on weather (it was supposed to storm all week), the food was so good, and the people were friendly and helpful. Wes speaks Spanish so he was handy to have around. We stayed in a small village away from the main areas and it was quiet and calm. I absolutely loved the house we rented. It was perfect, everyone had space, and had a gorgeous pool. We lit a fire each night and it was so cozy.
The house was surrounded by citrus trees. We had French doors that opened into the groves from the master bedroom and the smell of orange blossoms was heavenly. I really believe that Europeans know how to live. If I woke up each morning to that beauty and perfumed by orange blossoms, I feel like my days would feel different.
I’ve learned a lot about myself while traveling in the last few years, something that I have embraced is bringing that feeling of simple living home with me. I don’t live on an island off the coast of Spain, but I can make my life feel like I do. I’m going to light an orange blossom candle and print these pictures of lemons and oranges and at least pretend for a little while.
Have a great week!
WHAT CAUGHT MY EYE THIS WEEK //
I’ve been using this for the last few weeks and I’ve already noticed a difference in my skin. I’m stocking up before we head home.
We brought 2 carry-ons and 3 normal size backpacks. You really can travel light if you want to.
This fascinates me. A billion dollar business that has less than 12 employees.
Advice for the romantic relationships in your life.
Stocking up for spring and summer get-togethers.
Parents of teens and tweens – keeping a few of these in my back pocket.
I like where this trend is going.
I love that Cape Cod made the list.
Crazy mother in law stories. Some are so wacky that they are funny.
I cleaned out my closet and realized that I don’t really like my clothes very much.
After having my first empanada this week, I’m obsessed. I love this idea.
If I was making Easter dinner this year, this is what I would be making for dessert.
It’s crazy to think that we are already thinking about summer plans. I bought this for some inspiration.
It was pretty easy to eat healthy and vegetarian in Mallorca. I wish I saw this before today though.
Mindful mornings. This always sounds so nice to me, but I’m just not an early riser.
I had no idea some of these things were on an adoption home study. Who knew?
Tips for reconfiguring a closet. I see this in my near future since I’m giving up my office in my next house.
*Almost* too cute to eat.
How to shoot brown food. It’s so hard. There are some great tips in here.
Interesting. Is Pinterest too nice?
We need to be more honest about how hard it is to raise teens.
WHAT I’VE BEEN READING THIS WEEK //
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – Sometimes I’ll put off reading a book because I see or hear about it everywhere. I’m the one that loses out when I do that because normally people are talking about it because it’s worth the read. And this book is completely worth the read. I couldn’t put it down.
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