This post is sponsored by PrepDish.
Happy Friday, readers! I’m starting this weekend in Nashville but will soon be home for the regular weekend routine of books, birthday parties, and more books. Hope your weekend has some reading room in it as well.
My favorite finds from around the web:
• Top 10 lost women’s classics. “These are simply the books that I want to push into people’s hands, that they might not find elsewhere.”
• 12 ways to keep your kitchen cool when it’s hot outside. “Meal prepping is not only a great way to save time during the week and promote healthy eating. It’s also an easy way to keep your kitchen cool.”
• Do you have a favorite poem? “After Charlotte worked her way through Billy Collins’s entire collection, she simply started again. ‘It’s never the same poem, because you are never the same person you were when you first read it,’ she told me.”
• Let to their own (literary) devices. “An illustrated reminder of what happens when kids are left to roam the stacks of a library.”
Today I’m sharing an offer with a partner I love: For the entire month of June, Modern Mrs. Darcy readers can get two weeks of PrepDish for FREE to give it a try and see if it works for you!
Every month, Prep Dish founder Allison sends members weekly meal plans (your choice: gluten-free or paleo; we do paleo) with a shopping list (I love the way Allison lays out these lists) and directions for how to spend a few hours prepping the week’s meals. Then you roll into the week with a fridge full of easy-to-finish dinners you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less.
Summer is a great time to get started with PrepDish. The changing seasons push me off routine and leave me scrambling and frustrated when it’s time to start dinner. But Allison’s easy-to-follow plans for healthy, tasty meals bring your dinners the routine they need to get you through summer’s erratic schedule.
On the blog:
One year ago: A to-do list trick. “I can’t get anything done when I feel overwhelmed, so I resurrected a trick that a way-more-organized-than-me friend shared with me years ago.”
Two years ago: What makes a relationship work? (10 tips for making it last). “I was struck by the author’s take on what does make a relationship work: in short, it’s the un-sexy stuff, the kind of things that no teenage girl includes on her man-of-my-dreams list.”
Three years ago: A few of my favorite things. “My whole family (even the 5-year-old) loves and uses these beautiful, magical little bookmarks.”
Four years ago: 40 favorite audiobooks for kids. “Get ready to take notes: there’s lots of good books to choose from here.”
Five years ago: It’s more than a kid hangover. “First, the bad news: I’ve got a lot of things draining my fuel tank. But the good news is that I actually have control over some of those factors.”
Have a great weekend!