Weekend Links

Brohgan Dieker

Brohgan Dieker

Brohgan Dieker is dedicated to answering the "what's for dinner" question with healthy, quick recipes that can accommodate busy schedules. She is a devout Christian, a wife and mother, and a lover of words and books. She lives in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas and holds a degree in English from Kansas State University.
Brohgan Dieker

It’s the weekend! Enjoy!

Weekend Links

Brohgan Dieker

Brohgan Dieker

Brohgan Dieker is dedicated to answering the "what's for dinner" question with healthy, quick recipes that can accommodate busy schedules. She is a devout Christian, a wife and mother, and a lover of words and books. She lives in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas and holds a degree in English from Kansas State University.
Brohgan Dieker

The weekend is looking like it will be spent indoors and under cozy blankets! It was warm enough to play in the water table in the back yard on Wednesday, and it’s currently snowing outside. Oh Kansas. Sometimes it seems like we get all 4 seasons in a week!

Here are your cozy weekend links!

  1. Are you ready for Pancake Day 2017 (also known as Fat Tuesday)? You can find everything you need to know, including recipes, here.
  2. This comic: The Pursuit of Idleness. I identify with this so much!
  3. Tis the season of the Girl Scout cookie. Those girls are marketing geniuses! Watch Mike Rowe read a hilariously honest e-mail written by a Girl Scout. So funny!
  4. #stego because “[t]he poverty that’s most easily forgotten but most deeply felt is the poverty of friendship.” We need this stego thing. Stego — it’s shorthand for: I’ll be your safe place.
  5. Some Art of Simple marriage talk: 10 ways to keep saying yes after 20 years.
  6. Dear Dreamer: The world needs you now.
  7. “We parted full—satisfied at having met each other’s hunger across mugs of tea and simple food.” How to feed each other’s hunger.

Weekend Links

Brohgan Dieker

Brohgan Dieker

Brohgan Dieker is dedicated to answering the "what's for dinner" question with healthy, quick recipes that can accommodate busy schedules. She is a devout Christian, a wife and mother, and a lover of words and books. She lives in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas and holds a degree in English from Kansas State University.
Brohgan Dieker

How is it Friday already? I think I’m in full denial about how quickly time passes. (My baby turns one next week. Sniff, wipe tear, smile.)

Here’s the best and brightest things I’ve found on the internet to brighten up your Friday. And, if you’re like me, hopefully this will help you feel a little braver in facing the upcoming week.

But seriously, how is it Friday already?!

  1. I made these Peanut Butter Valentine’s Cookies with my little almost-one-year-old (sob!) Valentine on Tuesday. Ok, he mostly watched. And forced me to hold him the entire time… ever try to pack brown sugar one handed? Not easy. And, we gave up after baking our first round and threw out half the dough. Nevertheless, I think our cookies turned out pretty great.
  2. This list of 17 books that Mindy Kailing has recommended on Instagram made me love her even more.  Is that possible?? You probably remember Mindy Kailing from The Office or The Mindy Project. No matter what, you can’t help but admire her simply because she’s out there doing her thing. Despite adversity. Get it. For the record, I would join a “What Mindy Read” book club…
  3. My sweet cousin, a WAHM for a Christian missions organization with two kids in diapers, had me doubled over belly laughing while reading her Real Life Valentine’s Day reflection. Her tags say it all: #relationshipgoals, Loving The Mess, Makin Memories, So Much Poop, Tuesdays, Valor. (She and I are each one half of one smart lady. Yep.)
  4. I have to admit that it took me several attempts before I found enough time to finish reading this: 6 Reasons You Seriously Have to Slow Down. Ouch.
  5. The Adventures of Mom Girl. With coffee in hand. Mom Girl is my spirit animal. (Wait, what are the rules on spirit animals again?  Is that allowed?)
  6. Why it’s important to read with your kids, and how to make it stick from the Washington Post. “One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them.” So important, especially for parents of older children who are already independent readers, this article says.
  7. How to Waste Your Life and Call It Beautiful, because “when we’re running hard toward our hoped-for life, we miss the sacred gifts of the right-now life.” I’ve given up a years worth of paychecks and wasted my education and potential by answering the call of who needs me most right now. It’s still a daily messy battle where I often feel wasted and am reminded of that often, yet it’s 100% worth it and so important.

Weekend Links

Brohgan Dieker

Brohgan Dieker

Brohgan Dieker is dedicated to answering the "what's for dinner" question with healthy, quick recipes that can accommodate busy schedules. She is a devout Christian, a wife and mother, and a lover of words and books. She lives in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas and holds a degree in English from Kansas State University.
Brohgan Dieker

Start your weekend off right with this weekly series! Here are your Weekend Links!

Guys, I have been doing a lot of work on the ol’ blog. I have rebranded, which ended up being a BIG project. I have a new direction and so much energy! I can’t wait to share with you some of the big things I have in store, including this new Weekend Links series!

Here are a collection of fun things I’ve discovered this week! Enjoy!

  1. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I can’t think of a more adorable couple than Chip and Joanna Gaines. The Gaines shared their Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake recipe with People Magazine this week. So yummy, so adorable.
  2. Speaking of Valentine’s Day, here’s a note for my husband. In lieu of flowers, I will accept a bouquet of these rose cupcakes. I worked in an office where people traveled internationally and it was a tradition to bring back candy from wherever you went. THAT is how I fell in love with rose flavored things. Am I alone in this? Srsly, I need those cupcakes.
  3. Have you bumped into the recent internet obsession, hygge? Basically, hygge is a Dutch word that means you allow all things cozy into your life, especially at wintertime, but there is a lot of chatter right now about what hygge is/is not. The New Yorker article “Is This Hygge?” by Susanna Wolff gave me a chuckle.
  4. And, as someone who works from home, The New Yorker article “I Work from Home” by Colin Nissan was funny but also a little too accurate. I’m wearing slippers. When did I put on these slippers? I can’t remember.
  5. I just finished reading The Husband’s Secret (affiliate link) by Liane Moriarty this week, and I really enjoyed it! I kicked off 2017 by reading Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 (affiliate link), which was a heavy read. I wanted my second book to be an entertaining page turner that I couldn’t put down. The Husband’s Secret did not disappoint! I was hooked to the very last page!
  6. Are you wanting to memorize more scripture this year? I love this new series by Carried Away Ministries, 11 Bible Verses to Grow in Your Faith in 2017. Each scripture verse helps delve deeper into a different name of God. There’s even a freebie printable notecard!
  7. And lastly, an encouraging link for all you mamas in the trenches. You’re not alone.

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