It’s time to reset our homes for fall! Do you want to create warm and cozy for the season? We’ve got a few decorating and styling tips for you in this episode.
Join our conversation with Anh Lin, designer and host of the popular blog Girl and the Word, as we discuss creating places of joy, peace and hope. She also gets very practical, telling us what lightbulbs to get for the best ambient lighting.
Our exterior impacts our interior. Anh is a great example of someone who used design and space to help heal trauma in her life. She helps people discover how they can do the same.
This is a great episode to usher in September this year.
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a place of joy (Anh’s plant wall)
a place of peace (Anh’s tea corner)
a place of hope (see Anh’s cross altar)
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As summer comes to a close we know you are getting back into your fall routines. This likely means you are busier and you still need to make dinner.
The problem is what to make? Amiright?
Krista and Alex talk through their own pantry staples, what they consider a great weeknight meal, and then ten actual dinner ideas that are healthy, taste good, and most of all SIMPLE!
Listen in to get ideas going and find recipe links below. Because dinner should be nourishing for those who eat it and enjoyable for those who make it.
1. Garlic Spinach Shrimp (with or without Orzo)
3. “Healing Chicken Noodle Soup” from Food Family Style: Simple and Tasty Recipes for Everyday Life by Leigh Vickery
2 Tbs. olive oil
3/4 cup celery, diced
1 – 1 1/4 cups carrots, diced
1 cup yellow onion, diced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 qts. chicken stock
2 1/2 cups wide egg noodles
3 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 tsp. fresh thyme
Heat oil in large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add celery, carrots, onion, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook until vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes. Slowly pour in chicken stock. Bring to a boil, and add egg noodles. Stir once, and allow noodles to cook 10 minutes (do not overcook). Add chicken and thyme and heat through. Serve hot.
4. Lemon Garlic Salmon or Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon
5. Taco Salad (old school, but customizable and really can be yummy also back to what we always have in stock)
6. Sheet pan lemon chicken or sheet pan Kielbasa with roasted vegetables
7. Mediterranean Plate (olives, hummus, pita, gyros meat or prosciutto, cheeses, crackers, fruit)
Homemade hummus recipe
8. Meatball Soup or meatball Subs or Spag and meatballs
9. The formula = protein + carb + veggies allows for mix and match anything (pork chops, chicken, sausage, steak) (quinoa, potatoes, cous cous, rice, and BREAD), salad / veggies (just don’t forget to use them!)
10. Zucchini boat pizzas (can do homemade pizzas on premade crusts or TJ flatbread pizzas)
-What are three staples you can add to your pantry that you can always have on hand?
-What are three go-to meals you can use in a pinch?
-What are three new recipes you’d like to try?
The start of the new school year also signals each of us to get back to our routines. Whether we have kids in school or not, it’s a natural time to hit the reset button.
In this episode we talk about getting one percent better, how to make our brain work for us rather than against us, what daily habits matter and how we can cast a vote towards who we want to become.
We learn to boss our brains and make pre-decisions that help us get to where we want to go. If you are wanting to reset your mind and systems this fall, you’ll love this conversation.
SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW:
Atomic Habits by James Clear
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Kelly Minter’s podcast episode
Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith’s podcast episode on rest
Take some time to journal or talk through these.
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Sometimes the signs of a growing season are not exactly what we're looking for.
When we think growth we don't always think discomfort, but the term "growing pains" exists for a reason.
In this episode we talk through disappointment, feeling stuck, frustration, loneliness, and letting go.
Whew! That's quite a list.
It's also an opportunity to check your circumstances and ask if there is an opportunity for growth.
As we talk about rising up to meet life's challenges, this episode names the what and the how of that process which in the end can result in personal growth.
And isn't that what we want? To grow to be the best version of ourselves that God is calling forward when we meet these uncomfortable circumstances.
It is our time to rise.
On iTunes or watch it here:
Proverbs 31 Ministries
We are back after a month off talking about how to create a culture of joy with author and leader Jen Jones.
In this episode we discuss what joy is, how to tap into it, and what it looks like to build culture around it, in our families and in the workplace.
As we turn the corner into a new upcoming school year, let’s lead with joy!
Joy is an elevated perspective
Galatians 5:22- being connected to God results in abounding JOY