If you're anything like me, your feet are starting to drag around your own house. After a couple months inside, the cozy novelty of PJs has worn off and you can start to feel a little lost. Whenever I'm feeling stuck, I reach out into the world for inspiration.
I scour pinterest for pretty pictures, I launch into my favorite food blog, and I jam out to some obnoxious songs in front of my kids. If any of you are feeling stuck or stagnant, here's a big list of soul-lifting inspo and links to brighten your world.
THE ULTIMATE COOKING PLAYLIST
Family meals have become such an important part of our lives. Dinners let us gather together and relax at the end of the day, and our Saturday baking sessions keep us giggly and carefree with the kids.
If your meal prep has started feeling stagnant, then instead of pouring another glass of wine to get you through that stir fry, put on our cooking playlist. It's bright, fun, and has a little something for everyone. And, if you're looking for some new dinner inspo, I reccomend checking out the recipes on the inside of our Market boxes!
THE PERFECT WEEKEND TREAT
Looking for some indulgent recipes to try while you jam out to your new playlist? If you're feeling like taking on a new baking challenge, test out these zesty dill pretzel with cider cheese dip. They're the perfect afternoon treat and just tricky enough to make you feel like you really accomplished something. I can't tell you how many times I've bragged about knowing how to properly twist a pretzel. Plus, if you've got kiddos, the dough is ENDLESSLY fun to play with.
Try it out, and then try not to eat all of them in one sitting.
(or do- we won't judge)
A FASCINATING, REASURRING PODCAST
Even though my commutes have become significantly shorter (you couldn't pay me to get on the subway right now), I still try to throw on a podcast every once in a while. A lot of the shows I love have taken a real hit during quarantine, so I'm happy to help support them. Sitting back, burning my favorite Sea Salt Grapefruit candle, and listening to something is such a nice change of pace from staring at different sized screens all day.
My current obsession is More Than One Thing with Athena Calderone. As a business woman myself, her eye-opening interviews with successful creatives and entrepreneurs really inspire me. It's the perfect cure for your imposter syndrome, and the ultimate reassurance that no one really has everything figured out.
AMAZING HOME INSPO
If you're a visual and creative person like me, you still hang onto the pinterest trend. I start boards for absolutely no reason other than I want to look at pretty pictures, and I'm not ashamed of that at all. From graphics to baked goods to weddings to other people's candles, I never get tired of browsing, collecting, and arranging the perfect inspo board.
This week I really took a deep dive into interior design, and thought I'd throw together a collection of cozy decor inspiration. If you're starting to get tired of looking at your own rooms, check it out!
LOCAL SPOTS TO SUPPORT
I'm sure you've heard this a lot by now, but local businesses could really use your help. It breaks my heart to hear when one of our beloved neighborhood boutiques has to shut its' doors, so I've been doing what I can to feature my favorite local shops.
We're eternally grateful for the support we've gotten from retailers over the years, so now we're returning the favor! Shop online for some birthday presents, home goods, or treats, and know that you're doing good by helping out small business.
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