October 5, 2018
It’s the Little Things #16
Happy Friday! Here are my favorites from the week with you – it might be a quote, a print, what I’m reading, a favorite podcast, a playlist, a recipe, a helpful tip, a cleaning product, or something I added to our home. Basically if it’s something little that I feel is shareable or if it’s something I’d bring up to a friend over coffee or on the phone, I’m probably going to share it with you here. Here’s a link to all of the posts in this series.
What a week! Have you been following along on Instagram for Clean Mama’s Cleaning Routine Week? It’s been so fun to connect with you in the Lives every morning. If you hurry you can still catch at least one before they go away. Follow me on Instagram here.
After resisting for a couple years, I got an Instant Pot (this one) this week and I’m excited to start using it. I’m going to start with making applesauce, hard boiled eggs, and brown rice and go from there. Anyone have an Instant Pot? Want to share your favorite recipes with me? I’d love to hear them in the comments.
Once I master the basics, this recipe will go on the menu. Instant Pot Greek Pork from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. Yum! Any pork recipe that Mel creates that I’ve tried has been a slam dunk.
One of my favorite things? Magazines. Especially fall magazines. Cozy, fall ideas and inspiration and curling up on the couch or sitting outside on a brisk fall day paging through them. Here’s my stack for the weekend. Do you have a favorite magazine? Do you still read magazines?
Something I listened to that really resonated with me this week and was just fun to listen to? The Art of Simple Podcast | What’s Saving My Life |#155 with guest Myquillin Smith (author of the pre-order-able book Cozy Minimalist Home. Two takeaways for me? Clearing clutter when feeling overwhelmed and the fact that we aren’t made to be productive. A great listen!
What have you been enjoying this week? Any little things to share?
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I love magazines and I love these posts, thanks for sharing!
I do read a few magazines, one related to my area of Texas and one related to age. Finally able to read non-electronically again following eye surgery. And when the next issue of each magazine arrives, the previous one goes into the recycling bin.
I make refried beans and yogurt in my instant pot. I will never buy these from the store again they are so much better homemade.
I Love Love Love my Instant Pot. Whenever I am going to make a recipe that involves a longer cooking time, or one that tastes better when the flavors meld I just google “whatever recipe” instant pot. Always is a success! As a Minnesotan, my favorite is Chicken Wild Rice soup.
b r SaysPost author
As a former Minnesotan, that is one of my favorites too Krista! Great tip!
I have been thinking about getting Country Living – haven’t had any subscriptions in a while because magazines seem to be mostly ads anymore. How is this one for content?
b r SaysPost author
I love Country Living – it’s still one of my favorites!
Sue TR Says
Three cheers for magazines! One of my favorite things to do is cozy up on the sofa on the porch w a stack of magazines !! So happy to hear other people love them too!
I love reading magazines. I have quite a few that i still need to read that you can get a years subscription for $2 so I have stocked up. Now I have quite ordering them till I have read all the ones I have an then I donate them to the city library, they love me there, so many magazines.
pressurecookrecipes.com has great step by step instructions for cooking with the instant pot
Nom nom Paléo s instant pot magic pork recipe is so easy and so delicious . She uses pork shoulder cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes and cooking time is 35 Minutes .
I’m going to try your Greek pork recipe. Thanks!
Love this week’s Little Things! I have to admit that fall is my favorite time of year for magazines. Those cozy, warm images are just inviting you to open and read them! I’ve got the latest Real Simple and the last two Cooking Light magazines (I’m so behind these days!) along with the newest Pottery Barn catalog on my stack for this weekend. There is something about opening up the pages and feeling the creativity that went into the careful design of each fold that in so inspiring! Thanks for sharing some great recipes and tips! I look forward to this post each week.
https://www.simplyhappyfoodie.com/instant-pot-creamy-chicken-gnocchi-soup/ We love this recipe!
b r SaysPost author
Yum! Thank you for the recommendation 🙂