Creating Routines

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The idea of creating a routine is something new to me. In the past I’ve just fallen into a routine, never really thinking through it or working to create one.

How do you create a routine? First, figure out the purpose of the routine? Is it to start the day in a healthy way? Is it to set healthy boundaries and guidelines? For me, it’s both! The first routine I want to set is “relaxed weekend morning.” Has a nice ring to it right?

Because Luke and I both work at our church, we have the same schedule. We’re off on Fridays as well as Saturdays and we religiously guard our weekend downtime. We go through busy seasons, but sometimes there are weekends where we have absolutely nothing planned. Those are the days that I want to focus on.

I’m thinking my Relaxed Weekend Morning routine will include coffee with Luke, a light breakfast, and extra Bible reading / journaling time. Maybe spending an hour and a half or 2 hours reading, writing, sipping coffee, making lists, etc. I want my routines to set me up for success, even if that success means resting and relaxing well.

I’d also like to include a breakfast date out once a month. I think that would be just lovely! Some of my favorite breakfast spots are the Gathering at Livingston, Broadstreet Bakery and Cafe, and Chick-fil-a. 946275_10200489912352171_426901272_n

Waffles always win.

My next routine to set will be Weekday Working Mornings. Do you have any routines you’d like to create?

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Cake Decorating Inspiration

I’m always looking for a new project or crafty skill to work on. I’ve picked up modern scrapbooking, weaving, and most recently, cake decorating. Now, I’m no professional baker, but over the past few months I’ve really enjoyed the process of baking cakes, making icing, and decorating cakes!

The cake decorating style I’m interested in is the Drip Cake style. I’m not so interested in the fondant look.

The baking / cake decorating world is limitless! So many flavor combinations, colors, and textures. It’s been a fun world to explore. Here are some cakes that are beautiful and are making me drool! I thought I’d share them with you!

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How fun are these! I’m ready to experiment with colors and over the top embellishments. Now, I just need some reasons to make these pretty cakes. If you’re in need of a fun cake for a party or just for yourself (no shame!) and would like to work with me, let me know!

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