On My Radar...

Here are a few things that have been pegged on my radar this week. Things that I'm enjoying, I've tried, I've been encouraged by, or that I would simply like to share with you. Enjoy!

Lasagna Soup (yes, the same soup I poured into my computer on Monday) - this was such a find and how could you not love something that has "cheesy yum" as a hidden surprise?! So worth the time to make it. If you're concerned about carbs or making it diet friendly, I totally South Beached it by using the low-carb noodles (Dreamfields - Rotini noodles), skim/low-fat cheese (including the ricotta), and turkey Italian sausage. It was delish! For the record, Farmgirl adapted this recipe from 300 Sensational Soups, which I have a feeling I'm going to have to pick up on Amazon as this was such a winner.

I'm in the midst of reading Bill Bryson's book about Australia, In a Sunburned Country, and it is stirring desires in me to travel, not only to Australia, but to other locals around the globe. I've read two other books by Bryson (I'm a Stranger Here Myself and Notes from a Small Island), but with the notable exception of Bryson's take on the ability to buy a canoe at L.L.Bean at 3 AM, I've found In a Sunburned Country to be a more entertaining book. I've been sucked in by it and now want to make plans to travel Australia (as soon as the house is paid off, of course).

And speaking of Australia, my blogging friend Sophie (A Little Gumnut) shared a dream on her blog today. Something that hit home for me (possibly because I had such a hard time finding someone to hire me), and that I would like to encourage her in - even from across the pond. It sounds well thought out, I love her logos (which I've stolen one for the blog, Sophie - I hope you don't mind!), and I think it could be such a tremendous ministry to women and families. Go check it out and leave her some love, will you?

And finally, I'll leave you with these two Pinterest finds. Encouraging thoughts to get you through your Thursday and make it to Friday and the week-end. Today, I choose joy. Today, I will be grateful for what I have, rather than wishing for things I don't.

{Joy Photo Source - it's for sale on Etsy!  *  Happiness Photo Source}

What about you? What have you been discovering/enjoying this week? Do share!


  1. Aww Yay, thank you for the mention and the lovely encouraging comment. Someone else left me a less than enthusiastic one elsewhere and I have to say I felt like a bucket of cold water had been poured over me!

    Love Bill Bryson! Have only read one of his books: A Short History about Absolutely Everything (or something like that) and got half way through it - the first half was brilliant but then got lost in how chemistry and nuclear physics were developed! Will def check out that In a Sunburned Country though. There's a bed here for you two anytime you want to pop over!

  2. Well, I am finding joy in blogging again! It gives me something to think about all day and to try to be creative in the midst of a little insanity :) Griffy got shots today and i am off to register the boys for school tomorrow morning. SCHOOL...dum dum dum...

    the lasagna soups sounds amazing, even if it didn't get all over your laptop, hahaha. Griffen knocked an entire cup of coffee into my macbook a few weeks ago. I tented it open, upside down and coffee just poured from the keyboard. oddly enough, it has fully recovered!!

  3. i mean to say, DID, even if it did get all over your laptop :)

  4. I intend on trying that lasagna soup. I love lasagna and I love soup. I think I'm going to love it. I'm just not going to touch my computer while I do it. I would totally do something like your computer/soup fiasco. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has accidents :)

    I haven't read In a Sunburned Country yet. I do enjoy Bill Bryson though. I actually have a few of his books on my "to read" list. I read his book A Walk in the Woods. It is all about his attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail. He is SO funny. I even got Daniel to read it... and he isn't much of a reader for fun. Although when I finished it, it made me want to attempt the trail. Yeah. No. Maybe I'll try his book on Australia. I think that would be more plausible.


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