Monday, September 21, 2015

five on... monday (?)

"It's Monday!" doesn't sound nearly as nice as "It's Friday!" I'm going to have to really get organized if I plan to continue blogging. My time seems more limited these days. Lani had her first sleepover ever this past weekend. Oh. My. Gosh. I had no idea they would stay up til 4/5 am. I had a 3:30 am wake up after going to bed at 1:30 am, and some of them were still wide-eyed and giggly. They had a blast obviously, but I'm scarred for life. ;)

I have 5 links I'd like to share with you today if you don't mind my sharing them on a Monday instead of a Friday. :)
five on... monday (?)
1. I'm inspired by this list from Emma at A Beautiful Mess: 12 Things to Do This Autumn. 12 things I'd like to do this autumn include: decorate with pumpkins, read, bake, make some soup (that's #11 on Emma's list), drink seasonal hot coffee/tea/chocolate/cider, craft, attend a fall festival, visit an apple orchard, change my wardrobe (I love dressing for this season), cook with sweet potatoes (#9 on Emma's list), light candles, and try some new recipes.

2. Here's another tutorial for DIY Stamped Pencil Pouches. Gotta try it one day! This one is by Molly Madfis. (I linked another one some weeks ago). I tried stamping on canvas last summer after seeing this tutorial Molly shared. I haven't completed that project, but hopefully I will soon. :)

3. Firas Kittaneh shared 8 Psychology Hacks to Increase Your Creativity and Productivity. This is a good post about how to "hack your brain into being more creative and productive."

4. I believe creativity is a form of practicing self-care. If you're interested in rejuvenating and regrouping yourself, this is another helpful read: 5 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care This Week by Margarita Tartakovsky. "Connect to your artistic side" is #4 on her list.

5. Finally, you know I'm all about daily routines. Dean Bokhari discussed The Daily Rituals of 7 Successful CEOs. It's an excellent read. Consider how you spend your time.

Thanks for stopping by today. :)

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