Hey guys! Hope you had a great memorial day weekend!
I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on Memorial Day, a day that is meant to honor and remember those who died while serving our country. I have had the unique opportunity to work with sick veterans for the past year with my job. The struggles that they face have become front and center each day for me, and it is very hard to see. I can only imagine how families must feel to send a loved one away to serve our country and never have them return. I know it’s cliché, but I have truly seen over the past year that freedom is not free, and I definitely took some time to reflect on that yesterday.
As for a weekend recap…
This is my last week at work this week before I switch over to the entrepreneur life full-time (whaaaaaaaaat?!), so I was mostly in business mode this weekend. I’m just getting ready to really execute on some of the ideas I’ve had throughout the year, network with people and get more involved in the community. It feels exciting but overwhelming.
We went to a cookout with friends on Sunday. It was great to relax and unwind a bit. I’m trying to be more present and stay off of my phone when I’m with friends, so I don’t have any pics from the day. But it was fun! I also spent a lot of time resting and icing my face this weekend because it turns out that having 2 dental procedures in one week is not that great for the face. At least I have my own personal nurse.
If you are looking for a unique breakfast recipe, I tried making this quiche with a quinoa crust this weekend.
^ that is my actual quiche. Isn’t it pretty?
It was my first time cooking with leeks (purchased from Trader Joe’s). I always get nervous cooking with new ingredients but it turned out fine. I described this recipe as unique because the crust is made from quinoa. I loved this because usually pre-made crusts are loaded with unhealthy fats and calories. Quinoa is an awesome whole grain that adds fiber and protein to your dish.
My only complaint about the recipe is how long it took to make, just because you have to make the quinoa, let it cool, then bake it into a crust before actually making the quiche. Quinoa actually doesn’t take that long to make (15 minutes or so) but having to let it cool and then cooking the crust for 25 minutes was too much IMO. If I were to do it over again, I would make the quinoa the night before and stick it in the fridge. That would have made this recipe the perfect breakfast recipe! I also think it would be good with some mushrooms, but maybe that’s just me because I love some me ‘shrooms.
So, I have a confession to make. I am letting go of my paper planner for managing my schedule and entering the world of digital planning. I know, I don’t even recognize myself right now. I still LOVE my paper planner, but it is not realistic to handle all of the different commitments on paper anymore. I love being able to pull up my calendar on my computer when I’m meeting with a client, or popping up my calendar on my phone when I need to quickly check something.
Having said that, I’m still going to use a paper planner or notebook system to manage day-to-day life. I envision using a paper system for writing down my daily to-do list, errands, priorities for the day and maybe even a mention of gratitude. I’m sad to say this, but I am feeling like my Erin Condren planner no longer fits the bill? I tried making a bullet journal but it’s not my thing. I’d rather have something already made for me.
The Day Designer planner really has everything I’m looking for. I love the daily planning pages, thick coil and hard cover. I saw that Day Designer has a line for Blue Sky in Target that is a fraction of the price ($2o compared to $59) but the pages look super thin and it’s not hard cover. What do you think?! #plannersnob
How was your weekend?
Paper or digital planner?