In the spirit of savoring the little things, I’ll be sharing a few things “worth noting” to me every Friday. I love sharing a great book, show, product or even just a memorable moment from the week. "The little things? The little moments? They aren't little." - Jon Kabat Zinn.
It's been one of those weeks where a million things keep popping up in my schedule. Add in four birthdays in a week (!), the end of a class with portfolio work due, an extra busy work week and it's basically a recipe for twelve hour days on repeat. I'm looking forward to things slowing down next week and sharing with you all some of the awesome new things in store for my blog. I recently went through Neon Headquarters (it's a full-day experience where experts help you piece together your brand identity and give you serious direction, a new design look for your website, etc.) and I'm excited to share more about what it means to me to live intentionally and travel lightly -- and hopefully inspire you to do the same! For now, here's some recent things that have been on my mind worth noting:
Eats: Love and Lemons cookbook
I made the switch to a vegetarian diet late last year and I'm always looking for new recipes to cook at home. Love and Lemons is a food blogger who has a pretty delicious and practical cookbook that I've been referring to a lot and I highly recommend to those who are looking to eat less meat and more vegetables (and enjoy flavorful food!). Plus, it's really really pretty. Can't go wrong.
Nature: Almond blossoms
“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.” - Edna St. Vincent Millay
Spring is around the corner and the almond blossoms around Norther California are right on cue. Luckily, I haven't had any allergies perk up yet either (taking local honey everyday as my shield), so for now I'm just enjoying the view! The flowers blooming are the best reminders that everything comes in seasons; the good, the bad, and the in-between. I just can't get enough. Expect plenty more flower photos on Instagram because I just can't help it.
Place: The Mill in Sacramento
A couple weekends ago I had to make a late night airport pickup trip in Sacramento, so I decided to spend the day coffee shop hopping and working on posts for the blog. I split my time between the Mill and Temple on S. street, which are equally delicious and have great vibes. I especially like the Mill for it's airy vibes though. They almost always have the door open when the weather is nice and lots of open windows flooding the space with light. Plus, the decorate with eucaplyus branches and always seem to have fresh flowers. Those are my kind of good vibes! If you're in Sacramento or traveling through, be sure to add it to your coffee list.
ARTICLE: Our Miserable 21st Century by Nicholas N. Eberstadt
I heard about this article on NPR one morning and found it to be pretty thought provoking. I swear everyday I feel like we have more and more to learn about understanding the people next to us, and to examine the things we're constantly writing off and not taking a deeper look at. Hillbilly Elegy is also an interesting read about a part of our culture in America that tends to bleed through many aspects of our country. If you read either, I'd love to know your thoughts! Check out the recent commentary article here.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!