This post has been on my mind for a while.
I’m writing it partly as a gratitude list and partly because I want to share some cool things I’ve been loving. You know, in case you might love them too.
I find out most of my new favorites (books, podcasts, products, movies) from recommendations. So I wanted to continue the trajectory.
15 Things I’m Loving Right Now
1. My morning routine
- Meditation :: I got started by listening to guided meditations by Tara Brach (on her podcast) and Headspace (the free app)
- Writing my morning pages
- The Five Minute Journal
- My daily sketchbook project
- My cavewoman granola (lots of nuts and coconut)
- Walks + podcasts (especially The Tim Ferriss Show interviews with Maria Popova and Rolf Potts—I always learn so much!)
3. Lots of low-key time with my family on snow days and weekends, including snuggle time on the sofa for family movie night.
Some recent family movies we watched and loved include ::
I just love seeing what everyone posts about the book!! And what some of the ideas from the book have inspired! Aren’t these Easter pancakes that Zina and her kids made over at Let’s Lasso the Moon awesome?! Make sure to check out the videos of the other Easter pancakes they made…
5. My aromatherapy diffuser
6. The new iPhone 6
Always, always, always. Recently I’ve been reading the books for my friend Tiffany’s Book Club for Recovering Readers. Before that I read (and LOVED) The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg. And I’ve read The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery twice in a row, I liked it so much. I just finished re-reading Austin Kleon’s books, Show Your Work! and Steal Like an Artist. And I’m still thinking about The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert…
I’m always on the lookout for good books to read, so if you have one to recommend, please leave a comment and let me know! Thank you!
8. Roller skating with my kiddos at a rink that looks like it could’ve come from my childhood in the ’80s
I’ve been seeing a neurofeedback specialist for a few months now and Maia has started as well. It seems to help with depression, anxiety, ADHD, sleep, and lots of other things.
The kids always appropriate any cardboard boxes that come in the house, but the cardboard construction has taken on a new level lately with the addition of wheels (from the Rolobox wheel kit) and rivets. Plus inspiration from The Cardboard Box Book.
11. Maia’s love and care of Daine, our guinea pig
12. Our two family portraits
Maia made our family as peg people. Love!
And I had a canvas print made (inexpensively!) from our Christmas photo.
13. The mini trampoline!
This has been a total sanity saver this winter. The kids jump on it off an on all day long. (Although right now there’s a fairy world set up on it.)
Even though I’m not where I want to be with my photography skills, despite taking classes. I’m seriously contemplating upgrading from my Canon T2i to a new camera, maybe a Canon 6D (because my photographer friend, Tiffany, recommends it). A better camera will automatically make my photos better, right?! (I say, only half joking…)
15. My woodland creatures notebooks
These are small enough to keep in my purse for capturing ideas and to-do lists when I’m out and about. But not so small that I can’t actually write something of substance if I want to. Love them! I’m going to get the botanical ones next…
How about you? What things are you loving right now?