So I have so many ideas and thoughts and craziness running through my head these days it seems hard to focus!! Let me share it with you and hopefully you will be able to help me sort it all out!!!
#1 I really want to create a fun gallery wall in my new office instead of the collage frames i already have. Part of me REALLY wants it to be full of different fun colored frames and a random gallery placement. The other part of me wants them all to match the color scheme of my office and be in an orderly fashion. They are such different visions and I am so torn. I painted a bunch of frames a bunch of colors already, but I am having second thoughts…help!!!
#2 We recently went vegan and to help ease the transition (especially for my carnivorous hubby) we have been eating a lot of the fake meat products. I have mixed feelings about this because I ultimately want to move to a plant based whole food diet. I am not sure that so much processed food (even if it is vegan) is really any better for me. Thoughts? Are any of you vegan or vegetarian or straight carnivores? What are your thoughts and much better researched ideas?
#3 I am in the process of starting a garden. Well what I mean is I have a space in my yard that would be totally perfect for a garden and desire to grow my own vegetables. However, I am an terrible gardener!! I need to figure out what I can grow and harvest without having to be too involved. I feel so overwhelmed by this idea and by the amount of learning I will need to do to get started. I need some recommendations of books to read, websites to scour and other people who live in the same climate zone as me to help!! Do you live in the PNW? Do you garden? What grows well here? What can I plant next to each other to ensure a happy harvest? HELP??
#4. Getting my kids to eat said veggies that I grow is also a challenge. I think of the last 4 nights of dinners my son has only really eaten one full meal. He is pretty picky and I am feeling pretty stubborn about what I am putting in their little bodies. I have been doing a lot of compromising (mac and cheese from a box with pureed veggies like carrots and eggplant and sweet potatoes) but I want to encourage them to make good food choices for themselves! What are some ways of teaching children to love foods that are good for their bodies instead of the prepackaged junk that is marketed to them!? This has been a years long battle of will and I will admit that I wafer more than I should about it, but I am ready for some input!
#5. Fun and inexpensive at home date nights are hard. I need some good ideas of how to keep the romance alive and the relationship interesting! I find that by the end of the day after the kids are in bed, I have put so much of myself out there that all i want to do is be by myself. This does not leave a lot of time for reconnecting with my hubby. He is also super stressed from working a full day and then coming home to be bombarded by our kids. I feel like we need some sort of way to intentionally connect (not in front of the tv) a few times a week. Even though I know this, I am still struggling with putting it into action. I know that I am not the only person who deals with this, and I am looking to you readers to help me figure out a way to make time to build our relationship a midst our crazy life!