1) Gerhard Richter Painting: If you have Netflix you should watch this movie about this German painter. He's amazing and it was inspiring to watch him work and his technique. He has a great range of ability from realistic to abstract paintings which I connect with since I love to do both. Also, HE Loves gray + my favorite color has always been gray....and white. A Few Quotes:
"Gray is the color... the most important of all... absent of opinion, nothing, neither/nor."
"When I begin, theoretically and practically I can smear anything I want on the canvas. Then there's a condition I have to react to, by changing it or destroying it."
2) I quit Sugar: Sarah Wilson : Here's her website. She created the I Quit Sugar program and I am pumped to pre-order this book and her other cookbooks. I think sugar is a main cause of a lot of health issues, mood swings etc. and I know that I have sweet teeth forget 'tooth'. I love me some chocolate chip cookies and brownies and basically chocolate (even paleo/g-free/dairy-free versions have honey which is still sugar that feeds my need for something sweet!) Also a lot of G-free food is packed with extra sugar to make up for the lack of yummy gluten. Anyways I am excited to learn from her experience with having chronic auto-immune illnesses + trying to eat less sugar to be able to restore her health! Read her story here. Super interesting!
3) Minimalism + Blogs on minimalism:
I love everything behind simplicity. I love that about good design- most good design is minimalist. I hate clutter and feel like I have won the lottery after taking bags of things to the Goodwill. I love the idea of asking myself "Do I love it? Do I use it? Do I need it?" Whether looking at what I do have or thinking about buying something new. I really want to try a lot of the challenges on these blogs this year to minimize ALL of our stuff and learn to love having less! (ps. Leo Babatau writes both of these blogs)
4) Journaling: I have had a journal since I was 6 or something. Here's a picture of all of my journals I have in my possession... what do I fill them with? Musings from my days, mostly prayers to God, taking notes and writing down things I think are AWESOME or want to remember forever. I strongly encourage you to try it- it helps me work through things and have a greater level of self-awareness and grow. I have loved getting back into this rhythm this month!
5) Snow Day Food! I love some 'healthy version' comfort food. When its this cold and there is this much snow it calls for warm delicious food. This morning I made me and Thomas Sweet potato Hash! I have been wanting to make this for awhile so I was pumped. Here is a recipe I based it off of but this is what my recipe ended up being- I prefer SAVORY over the SWEET version of most sweet potato hash recipes you find :)
2 sweet potatos, 2 strips cooked bacon crumbled up, 1/2 sweet onion, 2 tsp garlic, 2 C kale, 1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Ghee
*saute onion, garlic, olive oil + sweet potatoes till brownish, add bacon + kale, cook to liking.
Enjoy your weekend! :)