Happy Saturday! I have been somewhat absent on the blog lately, so I thought a 7 Quick Takes post would be a nice way to recap the past few months’ happenings. Probably one of the biggest updates is that we moved at the end of May. The move was largely prompted by me switching jobs which required me to have a home office and us realizing that our cozy little house was not quite conducive for this. Thankfully, we had an amazing realtor, and our old house sold after being on the market for just 3 days! 🙂
Since moving I have become very interested in farm style decor as our house used to be located on a farm and even has cute sliding barn doors! With that interest and our desire to save some money, we decided to embark on the journey of building a farm table. We purchased all of the materials at Home Depot for right around $300 which seemed like a better deal compared to the prices of tables we saw in stores. The table is almost finished, so I will definitely post a picture of the final result once it’s completed!
We also really enjoy our new house because it is just a couple of minutes away from an Aldi grocery store – our favorite place to buy groceries! If you’ve never been to an Aldi, I’d definitely encourage you to check it out because the prices are so reasonable, and we honestly pay right around half of what we used to pay when grocery shopping at Target. Aldi also has tons of great recipes on their website which I’ll talk about in my next point. 😉
If you like summery soups, then you need to try out this amazing recipe which is also incredibly simple to make. The only thing tricky part with this recipe is that it calls for a spiralizer to make the zucchini noodles, but I am confident that the recipe would taste just as delicious with diced or chopped zucchini.
The other amazing recipe we found on the Aldi website is this chicken salad. Since Matt and I work slightly different hours and usually don’t get to eat dinner together, this chai chicken salad has become a staple in our refrigerator as it tastes amazing on a wrap or just over a bed of lettuce. Give it a try! 🙂
On a non-Aldi related note, I received my Blessed is She planner in the mail yesterday and am floored by how beautiful it is! I am definitely looking forward to filling it up while following along with the liturgical year. Did anyone else order the planner, and if so, how do you like it?
I’m going to leave you today with a song that’s been stuck in my head since my husband introduced me to it as he thought I would appreciate the piano in the background. It’s a song by Hilary Scott and the Family Band entitled “Thy Will Be Done.” In addition to its beautiful melody, it has extremely powerful lyrics which you need to check out if you haven’t yet! Are there any songs that are stuck in your head that I should know about? 🙂
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
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