Sunday Scratches is where I share the little stuff that has happened throughout the week. In hockey, “scratches” are people who are on the roster but do not play in the game. On the blog, “scratches” are the things that have happened to me throughout the week that aren’t necessarily big enough to be an entire post.
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Welcome to the first Sunday Scratches in a year and a half! Now that I’m adding lifestyle content back into my blog, I wanted to bring back this series to give you a peek behind the scenes of my day-to-day life.
I used to break down news from the week vs. what I’d been doing or working on, but for right now I’m going to let it be unorganized until I figure out what I like and what you like!
I’m wrapping up the reader survey for this spring. Get your responses in quick before I start planning out content for the summer!
Sean and I traveled to Michigan last weekend to help his parents get ready for their upcoming move. Even though I wanted to come home and immediately get rid of half of my possessions, we managed to gather a car full of stuff to bring back with us. We got camping supplies, an XBOX 360, an old skateboard, a space heater, and some plants!
I moved into my new office at work, which is really exciting! It’s my own office, it’s got windows, and I’m actually near the people I work with on a day-to-day basis, so it’s really nice! I’m excited to decorate. I’ll be hitting up Coda Co., a really cute shop down the street from me, pretty soon. I see lots of wall hangings and plants in my future.
Important reminder: your self-worth is not your net-worth, so stop thinking it is.
Yesterday I received these jeans in the mail and love them. I’ve been wanting a pair of light jeans for a while now, but Madewell only has distressed light jeans. I was nervous because I’ve never had JCrew jeans before, but since they’re a sister company to Madewell I decided to try it. I’m so glad I did! Bring on spring!
Speaking of Madewell, I recently got this bag for myself and I’m obsessed. It’s a great work bag and it’s very “me.” I got this bag organizer to keep things from forming a jumbled mass in the bottom, which has helped a ton, and I put a thin plastic liner under it to help the bag keep its shape a bit more.
April is Financial Literacy Month, and I love this series from Career Contessa on equal pay. This article is especially interesting, showcasing high and low salaries for some popular job titles.
I’ve been working hard on one of my April Goals: finishing up the Protector of the Small series. I started the first book at the end of March and finished it up this week. I’m now powering through the second book, so I’m on track to finish all four books this month! It helps that they’re short, easy reads. Check out my Goodreads page for updates!
I’ve also been doing quite a bit of spring cleaning. We got a new carpet cleaner this week after our old one broke, and it’s amazing how well it worked. We used it to spot clean a few spots and ended up with the opposite problem we had before: now there were patches where the carpet was cleaner than the rest of the room. Whoops! Not bad for a $100 carpet cleaner.
On a similar note, I need to hit up the fabric store so I can make some of these reusable Swiffer covers. So smart! I love that they’re good for your wallet and the environment.
“Saving 45 minutes so you can do more busy work really is just giving your extra time away.” I love this article from Shine Text.
And speaking of productivity, Molly tried 5 popular productivity hacks and shared the results. So interesting! I’d love to do something similar.
I made something similar to this scallion and herb cream cheese spread, and it was so good. Now if only I could eat the bagel with it…
I’ve been getting in the habit of using my custom WordPress statuses and it’s helped my blogging process a lot!
Whew, it’s been a crazy week! Here’s to an exciting and productive week ahead!
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