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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Happy Sunday and happy Mother’s Day! I unfortunately won’t be seeing my mom today (though I’ll definitely try to FaceTime her!) I’ll be seeing her soon to celebrate! What fun Mother’s Day plans do you have?
I’ve decided to break Sunday Scratches into sections because I’m all about organization. Let’s see how it goes!
The Week in Review
The weather is quite warm in Cincinnati now–we basically skipped over spring and went right to summer with 90 degree days. This prompted us to pull out the patio furniture! And then promptly sell it on Facebook because we’re downsizing. And I really mean promptly–I put it on Facebook at 7:00 last night, and by 8:30 it was gone.
Despite the heat, we headed to downtown Bellevue for Spring Fest. We loaded up on Bellevue eats (pulled pork sandwiches from Roger That BBQ, a pretzel from the Pretzel Place, and a mango rice spring roll from Siam Orchid) and some beer from Darkness. It was really hot and humid but totally worth it!
And speaking of Darkness, Sean and I randomly entered the trivia contest at Darkness on Wednesday and ended up in third place! We won a $10 gift certificate to Darkness, which we should have used on our bill for the night, but instead decided to save it for the inevitable next trip.
I love this tiny house so much. Now I’m cooking up ideas to build a guest house in the backyard… of my rental. It’s likely not going to work out, but a girl can dream.
This is such an important reminder from Chelsea. Social media is great, but it can easily make you feel insufficient. Don’t let it get to you.
I should really be better about daily cleaning tasks. Maybe I’ll start implementing one of these at a time.
And on a similar note, I’m all about living a more minimalist lifestyle.
And yet I want all of these things from IKEA? Not exactly minimalist… I’m a work in progress.
As someone who’s really frugal, I appreciated hearing a different perspective on how you can be good with money without being frugal.
Cheap plant buys? Yes, please!
I’m a big fan of Trent’s and loved this perspective.
Everyone loves talking about the things you gain when you take your blog full-time, but it’s important to remember the things you give up, too.
I’ve started seeing posts on Facebook about Abdul El-Sayed, and now I really want him to be governor of Michigan.