Soul Food: November 13, 2018

 



Hi Soul Food Friends! It's been a while! Where do we even begin?!? SO many fabulous things to share with you as we head into the holiday season! Today, we're hitting the high notes and sharing what we absolutely can't get enough of! As in, we're just BURSTING to share these with you!

Soul Food: August 10, 2018

 

FOOD

Easy way to make salmon.

These 25 No-Cook dinners look delicious!

Soul Food: August 3, 2018

 

FOOD


These "Fry Bread Tacos" from The Pioneer Woman look delicious! What's not to love about bread that you fry??

But if you're looking for a healthier option, try this "Cauliflower Rice Vegetable Currie Bowl."

What are the best snacks to carry with you when you travel? Check out these tips from a flight attendant on what to pack for your flights.

Soul Food: July 27th, 2018

 

This "Easy Pesto Spinach Artichoke Chicken Bake"is unbelievable. A friend recently made this for us, and it hit the spot on every level. It's a great meal to take to a friend who needs a meal (and really, who doesn't need a meal?!?). Plus, the leftovers will feed you for days!


Recently, we're learning a lot about the importance of staying hydrated, which is why we loved these two posts from Camille Styles:

Soul Food: July 18, 2018

 

FOOD

We posted this last week, but the link was broken, so without further ado, here's 5 Reasons to cook on a weeknight (even after a stressful day!)

Make frose from the comfort of your own home.

Simple tips for planning a summer picnic.

Soul Food: July 12, 2018

 

FAMILY & HOME

New favorite summer menu from Dinner A Love Story.

9 Make-Ahead lunches.

5 Reasons to cook on a weeknight (even after a stressful day!)


Need your kids to eat more fruits and veggies? Try Veggie-Gos.

Soul Food: July 5th, 2018

 

FAMILY & HOME

Practical tips on how to love and support a friend on bed rest.

Need your kids to eat more fruits and veggies? Try Veggie-Gos.

Declutter your home with three life-saving words: Best. Favorite. Necessary.

Soul Food: June 28, 2018

 


Sometimes moms need to hear that it's okay to let some spinning plates fall in order to hold on to what's important. It's also okay to pause and take time to nourish your self.

Anyone with teens, be sure to show them Chris Pratt's Generation Award speech from the MTV Movie Awards. Anyone without teens, watch anyways and be encouraged!

Soul Food: June 18th, 2018

 

Two of our very favorites, Emily Ley and Sally Clarkson are over on Sally's podcast for her "Lifegiving Parent" series. Do yourself a favor and listen ASAP!

Two children's books we want to get our hands on:

Dear Girl, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Our Great Big Backyard by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager

Soul Food: June 6th, 2018

 


Can Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 soap actually work for 18 different uses? Thrive Market set out to find out!

Great ideas from Jodie Berndt on Unplugging during these summer days.

Soul Food: June 1, 2018

 


Encouraging and inspiring thoughts from past Changing Seasons' speaker, Jeannie Cunnion: The High Calling of A Mom Set Free.

Sunday Funday on a budget? Yes please!

Soul Food: May 23,2018

 

Three simple tips that could transform your parenting.

Sometimes, even on a random Wednesday night from the comfort of your own home, you need to #treatyoself with a little cheese and champagne.

Soul Food: May 18th, 2018

 

Love these tips on taking your home flower arrangements to the next level.

One of our favorite children's stores, Little English is having a 30% off sale for their spring apparel. Stock up now!

Soul Food: May 10th

 

Photographer Gray Malin has a new children's book, "Be Our Guest," that is darling! All the photos are taken at the Parker Palm Springs.

Summer is coming and we are very particular about our sunscreen. If you haven't tried Supergoop! yet, you are missing out. It goes on so easily, smells fresh, and provides great coverage. It's the best sunscreen we've found that works on both kids and grownups. Right now, we're loving their Sunscreen Power Mousee.

Soul Food: April 16, 2018

 

Barbara Bush's daughter, Dorothy, shares the most important thing her mother did for her as a young child.

Looking to "Spring-ify" your home? Check out these simple tips to refresh your home for Spring.

Soul Food: February 21, 2018

 

Bethany over at Cloistered Away is talking about the importance of Date Nights with your husband and how to prioritize them.

Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere shares her struggling addiction to her cell phone and helpful steps to break free.

Soul Food: February 16, 2018

 

Looking to simplify your life? Emily Ley has a free 30-day Simplicity Challenge e-book. Easy, practical ways to simplify your life.

Did y'all know that our favorite, Joanna Gaines, has a new lifestyle magazine? Order the Magnolia Journal here.

Soul Food: December 14, 2017

 


FOOD

We've been on a "Meatless Monday" kick lately and have loved these two recipes:

Cozy Butternut, Sweet Potato, And Red Lentil Stew

Spicy Black Bean Soup (we used an immersion blender to give it a thick, hearty texture)

Soul Food: November 26th, 2017

 

We're slowing dipping our toe into the Christmas spirit, and over on the Changing Seasons blog, we're sharing some of our favorite Christmas things and our go-to spot for Cyber Monday Sales!


Tired of wrestling your Christmas tree skirt year after year? Try a Tree Collar.(Thanks for the tip, Emily Ley!)

Soul Food: October 25th, 2017

 

Camille Styles is sharing two delicious pumpkin recipes over on her blog. We can't wait to make her Pumpkin Chick Pea Curry and and "Healthy-ish Pumpkin Bread."

And speaking of pumpkin, we just love all these ideas for using the leftover pumpkin puree.

Soul Food: October 4th, 2017

 


7 ways to cut down on sugar.

How easy is that?!? A few ideas for those of you looking to reduce the insanity that can be family mealtime.

Loving these five bright ideas from Dinner, A Love Story.

Soul Food: September 11th

 

FOOD

This woman didn't eat out for five weeks and here's what happened.


FAMILY & HOME

Want to be happy? A new study suggests the key might be found in Ordering takeout and hiring a maid! Who are we to argue with science?!?

Soul Food: August 25th, 2017

 

Quick, easy, and just ONE pot from Camille Styles--one pot summertime pasta.

Camille also shares great tips on cooking a weekend's worth of meals in a vacation rental--shopping list included!

Soul Food: August 11, 2017

 

Grab this recipe for a simple summer salad--avocado, onion, tomato, peppers, cilantro, and lime--delicious!

Throw a dinner party like a relaxed Parisian. Mais oui!

Soul Food: August 4th, 2017

 

We are firm believers that Ina Garten can do no wrong, and she does not disappoint with her Szechuan noodle recipe. Here's why we love it: it's easy to make-ahead of time if you're having guests over, it can be served warm or cold, and best of all, most of the ingredients can be pulled out of your pantry, so it's a great last-minute dish! Did we mention it's delicious?!? This is the Barefoot Contessa we're talking about!

Soul Food: July 28th, 2017

 

Last week, we had a broken link (gasp!) Thanks to our kind reader who pointed it out. And now, for those of you who have been waiting on pins and needles, dying to know how to make "11 Healthy Breakfasts in under 15 minutes," click here!

Virginia Beach friends, basically all pork is on sale at Harris Teeter right now. We stockpiled on Wednesday and plan to make these carnitas.

Soul Food: July 19, 2017

 


11 Healthy Breakfasts in under 15 minutes.


Some nights just call for a good, old, comfy meatloaf. This recipe is perfect with either beef or turkey, plus, it's gluten free!

Soul Food: June 15th, 2017

 

FOOD

Simple way to make the most of those summer veggies.

13 Genius Ways to Use Your Summer Herbs.

Soul Food: May 26th, 2017

 

FAMILY & HOME

Moms with young children, read. this. now.

Soul Food: May 17th, 2017

 


A fabulous list of picture books you and your children/grandchildren can enjoy again and again.

Great post from past Changing Seasons speaker, Melanie Shankle, on debunking the myth of the perfect mother.

Soul Food: April 28th, 2017

 

Brighten up your home and change things up with these Five Quick & Easy Ways to "Springify" your Home.

Love this perspective on finding the right rhythm for working from home.

Soul Food: April 21st, 2017

 

Great advice for moms juggling to balance motherhood and career.

Feeling inundated by your social media world? Try these six ideas for a "social media diet."

Bring order to your kitchen and regain control of your unruly pantry.

Soul Food: April 12th, 2017

 

Looking to declutter and pare down? Here are five tips to help you find joy with less. Our favorite? "Less stuff, more clarity." Or as Emily Ley likes to say, "Physical clutter=mental clutter." Preach!!

Soul Food: March 29th, 2017

 

Spring clean your house in 48 hours.

Planning a party? Keep everything together with these 7 things to do 24 hours before the party.

Soul Food: March 17th, 2017

 

When it comes to our homes we subscribe to the "W.W.M.D." philosophy (What Would Martha Do?) Here are Martha's tips for "Dishwasher Dos and Don'ts."

Soul Food: March 8, 2017

 

​Make your bedroom a haven and clear out the clutter. Here are "10 Things to Throw Out of Your Bedroom Immediately."

Who doesn't love a good thank you note?!? These tips are worth noting. (See what we did there?!?)

Soul Food: March 1st

 

3 habits for cultivating a bedtime routine and your best night’s sleep.

Soul Food: February 10th, 2017

 

4 simple tips on keeping your refrigerator organized.

Soul Food: January 25th, 2017

 

Welcome back to Soul Food, ladies! We apologize for disappearing without so much as even leaving a note. On October 18th, these little bundles surprised us all and joined the Changing Seasons Family early. Ladies, meet Abigail and Mary Churchill Williams:

Soul Food: October 14, 2016

 


Durable rug that withstands anything.

Great alternative to a typical diaper bag.

Soul Food: October 6, 2016

 

Moms with young children, you will appreciate this post, 6 Ways Parents Grow Up While Their Kids While Their Kids Do.

Does your front door need a fall makeover? You'll love these nine classic fall wreaths.

Soul Food: September 28, 2016

 


Work from home? You'll love these ideas on creating a stylish and functional workspace.

5 Sensory Activities for Toddlers from Emily Ley.

Soul Food: September 22, 2016

 

FAMILY & HOME

How cute are these precious "pocket verses" for boys and girls?!

Nancy Meyers is pretty much our favorite director of all time. Hello, Father of the Bride, The Holiday,

Soul Food: September 14, 2016

 


FAMILY & HOME

5 quick ways to dress up your dining room.

As we ease into fall, you'll love these 3 simple ways to ease your home into the new season.

A heartwarming post on keeping childhood simple.

Soul Food: September 7, 2016

 

Loving this advice from Mary Elizabeth Stone on taking your children to the doctor.

Simple guide on how to pick the perfect house plant.

Two words to never say to guests in your home.

Soul Food: August 31, 2016

 

FAMILY & HOME

15 great board game ideas for toddlers.

A chilling video on the dangers of using your cellphone while driving--a great reminder for all of us, but especially for those with children on the road.

Soul Food: August 10, 2016

 

Yesterday was a huge book release day! Both Lysa Terkerust and Shauna Niequist released new books!
Watch Lysa's "Uninvited" webcast here and get your own copy of "Uninvited" here.
Hear from Shauna over on Relevant's Podcast and purchase "Present Over Perfect" here.

Soul Food: August 3, 2016

 

These slow cooker curried red lentils are a cheap and easy dinner to throw together in the middle of the day. We were SHOCKED how delicious they were! A few notes: we omitted the chiles, used coconut milk, and DID add the butter.

Soul Food: July 27, 2016

 

Looking to slow down a little? You'll love these tips on how to unplug. In the midst of the daily demands of life, it can be hard to find time to teach your children Biblical virtues.