It’s Masters Week here in Augusta. Everything is green, busy, and beautified. Spring is finally on our doorstep (literally– our BlueHouse front porch is covered in a light dusting of pollen.)
I know many of you live in places where the cold is still hanging on with frosty fingertips, so I wanted to bring you a dose of my current spring favorites.
Books I’m Excited About:
A Place to Land by Kate Motaung. Kate and I share a similar love of South Africa (except she’s been fortunate to live there, and I’ve only visited,) so when I saw that her globe-stretching memoir was being released, I instantly made a spot on my bookshelf at home. This book already seems like a soul-warming hope-filled treat.
A Million Little Ways by Emily P. Freeman (audio edition) I read this book several years ago and am now listening to it on audible. All over again, it’s pouring fresh hope over my quietly creative heart. If you’re in a stage where you feel your art is happening less and less, may I suggest you start here? It will remind you why it’s worth the fight. (PS, this book is NOT just for those who proudly wear the artist stamp. It’s for creatives of all colorful kinds.) If you’ve read this, her podcast “The Next Right Thing” is possibly your next right step.
Magnolia Journal: Spring Edition Ok so it’s more of a Journal than a book, but I’ve been holding this aside as my carrot for finishing all of our Masters Week Prep. And now we’re done and I can finally open it!
Recipes on Repeat:
Green Jacket Salad. I know, I keep on with the salad. But it’s THAT good– especially when Augusta is all in a happy tizzy about the Masters. Try it. You’ll love it.
Iced Coffee. Because it’s finally Spring! Big glass, lots of ice– yum.
This Gorgeous Watercolor State Art from my friend Kimberly. The BlueHouse definitely needs one of these.
The brand new, Turquoise Table Podcast with Kristin Schell. Lovely, inviting, and so fun! She always encourages me to Gather and Love right where I am.
Having a clean house. Seriously. All at once, once a year, our house has to be clean for our renters. I mean. I don’t know about you, but we rarely have every room, space, and closet clean at once. This week is that time. So while they enjoy the BlueHouse for a few days, we are heading off on a much needed vacation… to visit our old pal, Mickey Mouse!
I would love for you to follow along on Instagram this week as we share our florida fun. It’s been two years since we last visited the Mouse, and the excitement in our family is higher than Rapunzel’s Tower.
Happy Weekending, Friends. Whether you plan to be inside with books and all the cozy– or outside remembering what the sunshine feels like on your upturned face, I pray hope and joy for you in every ordinary moment.