What I’m Into (May 2017)

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So, Evan and I are currently in the middle of a Whole30 for the month of May. We mostly were intrigued and wanted to try it, and our goals hinged on wanting to feel better in our day-to-day. I also wanted to learn more about food and preparing food. (Goal: ACCOMPLISHED. I feel like I’ve been living in the kitchen for the last 2 weeks.)

Based on feedback we’ve read and heard, we expected to feel a sort of detox at first and experience all different kinds of things as our bodies adjusted to this new way of eating, but we really haven’t felt much different. (Besides totally deprived.) It’s not difficult, but I’ll admit my interest is fading. As we continue, we’re really hoping that we’ll soon experience all of that energy everyone talks about!


I am wanting to dive into all the books right now, so I’m in the middle of a bunch and need to dial it back a bit so I can actually make it through and finish some! I just finished up kid literature Soar by Joan Bauer, which was wonderful! Highly recommend for kids in older elementary or junior high. I’m also in the middle of Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner, Charity Detox (which is a follow up to Toxic Charity, a book I really enjoyed and was challenged by), and Stretch by Scott Sonenshein.

Next up, I plan to read Shanghai Girls, which came highly recommended to me by my aunt.

Brenna continues her Berenstain Bears kick and hardly wants to crack open any other kind of book right now, and Connor is flying through the Notebook of Doom series. I pick up one for him at the library and he’s got it finished by the next day, so now I’m grabbing two at a time!

What’s on your reading list right now? Anything good I need to check out?

“There is nothing wrong with being disabled. But there is something wrong with society’s overall view of disability.” – So much YES to this post from This Little Miggy’s blog about the way the world treats differences.

“She had all these special needs and it became the status quo to shield her, to always be out in front of her delays. The hardest part for me now is not shackling her to them.” This post from Kayla Aimee for TODAY Parents will have you tearfully celebrating by the end. Just beautiful.

Bright shades, purple phone…not sure if she’s five or fifteen!

Indulging in a little batter from our pumpkin muffin baking extravaganza…

Evan and I got a night out with our good friends to see Garth Brooks in concert. Maybe the best concert I’ve ever seen! And such a great time with friends!

Purple and pink nails for summer…

Happy Wednesday – have a wonderful week of sunshine, dirt and laughter!

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