I like new clothes. I like new people. I like new homes. I like trying new foods. I like new seasons. I like new countries. I like new opportunities, new books/podcasts, new experiences, and new jobs. ‘New’ can be so exciting! But sometimes too much ‘new’ all at once can feel overwhelming. For David and I, this Summer/Fall has been full of many great, new things. In the span of a couple weeks we bought a new house, I got a new job (full time permanent contract- WOOT WOOT!), we kicked off a new year of church programming, we watched as my siblings entered new phases of life (John is working full full time, Robert is back at McMaster and Madi is entering 4th year) and we settled into our 'new' post-summer lives!
While I’m not complaining- all of the ‘new’ in my life is positive- I would be lying if I said that there haven’t been moments in the last couple of months where I’ve felt completely in over my head! In those moments I've turned to the words found in Psalm 62:2: "He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken". I’m thankful for the rock that I have in Jesus Christ. I’m thankful that in this ever-changing, always ‘new’ life, He is constant. I'm thankful that He cares about me and that I can turn to Him when I feel overwhelmed.
Since it's the end of September, everything that felt so 'new' a month ago feels pretty 'normal' now. As a result, I thought now would be the perfect time to set some new goals for myself. One of them is to blog at least a few times a week. I want to say a huge thank-you to everyone who texted/messaged/spoke to me this past month and encouraged me to get the blog going again! Blogging is something I love to do and your support means a lot!
Here are the other goals on my list:
1. Get my butt to the gym at least 3 times a week!
2. Waste less food!
3. Invite our neighbours over for dinner before Christmas hits!
4. Do a dinner devotional with David instead of a before-bed devotional (...ha because I've dozed off half way through our devotions a few too many times)!
5. Adopt a no-added-sugar-during-the-week lifestyle!
You know when you try something on and you just KNOW that it was made for you? That’s how I felt when I tried on this peplum floral shirt for the first time! It hugs in all the right places, it’s made in a really light linen fabric- perfect for summer, I love the fun print and David said “WOW” when I walked out of the change room! Check, check, check and check!
Peplum styles usually work well on my body! I definitely have a chest and some hips, so the synched waist that peplum styles offer definitely works to my advantage- accenting my curves while making my waist look tiny! SCORE!
Here are some other peplum items I’m LOVING: **CLICK ON PIC FOR LINK TO SHOP**
Do the words HIGH PROTEIN, LOW-FAT and NATURALLY LACTOSE-FRIENDLY peak your interest? Skyr (pronounced Skeer), a type of yogurt that has been enjoyed by the people of Iceland for the last 1000 years, is all that AND more! When I first heard about Skyr yogurt I must admit that I was skeptical- more protein and less sugar than plain greek yogurt and naturally lactose-friendly seemed too good to be true. But after giving Skyr a try and not having intense stomach pain I'm a total believer!
I enjoyed my Skyr yogurt as a parfait, layered with fresh raspberries, pecans, cinnamon and a scoop of Nutella! MMmmmmm! So delicious! Skyr would also be delicious in smoothies, on top of oatmeal or just topped with fruit!
Have YOU tried Skyr? If so....let me know YOUR favourite way to enjoy it! :)
Hi! I'm Mrs. Julia Dawe,