Thursday, March 15, 2018

My Week in Photos

The past week has been nice here. It seems like spring might finally be coming and the semester is starting to wind down a bit. Without further ado, here are some of my pics from the week.

1. There is a lot of love wrapped in this picture. According to my mom, she got this set of nesting pyrex "forest fancies" (aka mushroom) bowls as a wedding gift when she married my father. When I turned 18 and moved away from home, the bowls came with me. These bowls have survived many moves and are pretty much perfect. 

My mom got me a new hand mixer for my birthday this year and I finally got around to using it. I made paleo blueberry muffins today as I'm working on cleaning out my pantry and I have an unreasonable amount of coconut flour. A word to the wise, recipes that call for coconut flour tend to not use very much. For instance, this recipe called for 2/3 of a cup of coconut flour and made twelve(!) muffins. Don't be like me and buy a couple of bags of the stuff because it doesn't work like all-purpose flour.

2. While we were traveling for spring break, I read Courtney Carver's Soulful Simplicity. I have been reading her blog for quite some time and one idea that she often discusses is how to invite simplicity into one's closet. It turns out that decision fatigue is a real thing and one way to reduce it is to remove the number of choices one needs to make on a daily basis. In order to help people make a transition to a simpler closet, she created "Project 333" where one creates a capsule wardrobe of 33 items or less and uses the capsule wardrobe for three months (there is a lot more about this on her blog). I decided to give it a go as my side of the closet was a bit out of control for me. The top picture is before and the bottom picture is after. I'll write a blog post about how this has (or hasn't) worked for me later on.

3. A "Week in Photos" post wouldn't be complete without a picture of something I'm growing in my apartment. Before we left on our trip, I massively pruned our tomato plants because I didn't want them to run through all of their water while we were gone and I didn't want to come home to a bunch of overripe fruit. They seem to have survived the trauma and are back to flowering, which means more baby tomatoes soon! My mom-in-law bought me some photography accessories for my iPhone for my birthday and I've been having a blast trying them out. I think I'm in love with macro photography.

How did your week go?


  1. I'd like to know what attachments you got ... like are they physical attachments for your phone or are they apps? You are really taking some amazing photos!

    Those old bowls are the BEST. I have a nestle of them that we've bought at antique stores while here. I wish those bowls could talk. I wonder what stories they would tell about what they've been used for. (that's how I think LOL)

    1. The attachments clip on to my phone. I mostly use the macro lens, but I have been experimenting with the telephoto lens lately.