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Weekend Links / / Day Dates

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Most days it feels as though Jordan and I are constantly juggling childcare. No joke, this week, we had four different sitters for four different days. Usually, our sitters are not for nights out together, BUT this week was a different story. Monday evening we went to see one of our favorite (maybe my favorite?) bands live, Phoenix! We last saw them in 2013.

While listening to their albums, you don't immediately think they'd put on a high energy show, but they are amazing live. Funnily enough, we didn't think of the name Phoenix (for our son) until we met another Phoenix in person.

Our time alone continued into Tuesday. Tuesday morning I scheduled a sitter so Jordan and I could have a work date! Shoutout to Kelsey who constantly sings the praises of day-dates. We had four hours and knocked a lot out, including invoicing for Jordan's business and several photo sessions I needed. I hope to make these day-dates a regular occurrence.

Onto the links!

BBQ "Chicken" Jackfruit | Some of you might remember I stopped eating meat for a while right before I got pregnant. I don't have a moral objection to eating meat, but I recognized I feel better when I don't eat it. I'd much rather add an egg and pile on extra vegetables. Trader Joe's recently started carrying canned jackfruit which mimics pulled meat. Have you tried jackfruit yet?

How to Prepare for a Blog Photoshoot | When I first started blogging (and still now at times) I was so disorganized! I never thought about taking batch photos. Summer's tips, including bringing water (check) and planning outfits and accessories (check), were key in how smooth our morning went.

How to Ask Useful Questions | I will be referencing this article again and again.

The Books We Can't Wait to Read This Summer | Do you listen to the podcast, What Should I Read Next? Anne also writes the popular book blog, Modern Mrs Darcy. I'm a slow reader, but I'm currently tearing through Brooklyn.

Creative Workspaces | Kendra has started a new series on her blog all about creative workspaces! My favorite piece in Hannah's home is the "Ya Girl" wall decal.

Happy Weekend, all!

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