Bernadette, Sailor Suits and Magic Greek Yogurt

by Lesley on June 7, 2013 · 1 comment

in feel good friday


One of my goals this summer is to read more fiction. I’m hoping I can squeeze in 30-60 minutes of reading a day while nursing sweet baby boy. Where’d You Go, Bernadette was my first selection for June and I highly (HIGHLY) recommend this book. A fun, dark, humorous novel set in Seattle and written in letter style. Get it!

I’m this close to buying a really impractical sailor outfit for baby boy’s newborn photos. Who said boys clothes aren’t as cute as girls’ clothes?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of people, causes, organizations and projects that seem to need you? I love Kate Conner’s thoughts about this in: Do For One.

Speaking of doing something for yourself- I have a fantastic snack idea for you. Try this: a bowl of Greek yogurt + homemade magic shell topping + berries. The magic shell recipe is SO SO SO good and keeps for a month at room temp. (I store mine in a mason jar. It is meant for frozen bananas or over ice cream but Greek yogurt is much healthier, right?)

No one gets tired of inspiring cancer stories. Heather von St. James’ story is definitely worth a watch. Her short video will leave you hopeful!

This week my friend Claire writes about her favorite weekly Farmer’s Market on Florin Boulevard. She introduced me this market last year and now Anna and I try to make a weekly habit of going before music time at the library. Yesterday we met there and she brought me Starbucks- such a treat!

A note to young moms, from Lynne Hybels with some help from Shauna Niequist. Sneak peak: “As you discover gifts, passions, or activities that breathe life into you, commit yourself to staying involved in them in some small way…remember the importance of play.”

Also…a  few contests for writers:

Christianity Today’s Common Good contest

Paul Angone’s contest with Moody Publishers. Submit your #1 top secret for rocking life in your twenties.

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It was such a nice treat to see you and go to music time! We will definitely be back next week, I think it's really good for Noor, and Charlotte had a great time, too.