Sunday Scrolls: November 15th

How are you today? This is such a strange time where you can be enveloped in your little family bubble feeling deep joy, then jolt back to reality in the next moment and remember we’re still in a global pandemic. I pray that for today you stay in your bubble; laugh, and eat well, feel gratitude and full health. My hope for Sunday Scrolls is that it’s a small slice of your day that gives you that feeling. I sure am glad you’re here with us. Grey is teaching us how to make homemade pizza dough and we have too many feel-good nuggets to list:

Make It.

If you’ve been following for a bit, you know how much we love Pizza Night in casa de #NixonPack. Last year’s family Christmas gift was this pizza oven, and I’ll admit, I started out quite the skeptic thinking we’d use it once or twice. Man am I eating crow pizza 😆. We have it at least once a week and have finally perfected homemade dough. We’re walking you through it today, and we promise, it’s super easy – you have all of the ingredients in your pantry:

  • 1 packet of yeast
  • 1 cup warm (not hot!) water
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 cups of flour
  1. Start by opening your yeast packet into a medium sized bowl. Then slowly pour in 1 cup of warm water. I say warm leaning hot but not hot to the touch. Too hot and your yeast won’t get the job done.
  2. Then add 1 tablespoon of sugar and give it a gentle mix. Let that sit for 5 minutes until it starts getting a little foamy, bubbly-like.
  3. Next add in your olive oil and salt, then start adding in your flour. You won’t screw this up so the measurements of the flour don’t need to be exact. You’re aiming for 2 total cups but it may be a little more, or a smidge less.
  4. Mix that well(ish), then start kneading with your hands. Form it into a ball and let it sit until you’re ready to use it! We usually wait at least 30 minutes, but sometimes I make it the morning of and just leave it to rise throughout the day. To be honest, it tastes the same either way. Bake as you would in the oven, or try it on the grill and report back please!

Watch It.

We didn’t get through this in one sitting (a rarity in our house), but that’s not because it wasn’t cute. I liked the updated version of a silly holiday rom-com, and although some spots were a little out there, it was overall good for a few laughs and a great one to zone out to after a long week! 7.8/10⭐️

Need a feel good show without the cuss words? This new series is adorable and the connection they have together is so beautiful!

Read It.

This gal will not let you down. She’s a New York Times Bestseller for good reason and I know this will get high praise from the Sunday Scrolls book club too. Imagine getting to spend one hour five years into the future? That question alone had me intrigued and what she does in that hour will have you turning page after page to find out. 9.5/10⭐️!

Feel It.

Matthias is a new-to-me follow, and I have learned so much in the past week of watching his nuggets of wisdom. He has an incredible perspective and shares the easiest, most meaningful ways to move on from past trauma.

Try It.

Proper etiquette for every occasion. And since Grey has started getting playdate requests, I have been down a rabbit hole of playdate etiquette. Who knew you leave them at the house once they turn 4?!

My fabulous friend CC sent me these pants for my birthday and I never want to take them off my body. The fabric is next-level good, and I am living for this athleisure look. Fun fact: this is the first (only) piece of Lululemon I own, and oh shoot, what did she start?

How you’re spending Thanksgiving according to your sign. I’m a Scorpio, and this rings true 😆.

Speaking of, I’m starting to work on our Thanksgiving menu and I know this will be a hit with Jon and Grey. It’s just the three of us but that doesn’t mean we can’t make it special!

How cute are these free printable Thanksgiving coloring pages? They would be so fun at the place settings – and not just the kiddie table!

Forever searching for the best mascara. This one fits the bill and then some. No smudge, no flake, easy on the budget, and loooong lashes!

Ways to stay healthy while working from home. The not stressing about snacking spoke to me 🍰.

David’s Refuge (a phenomenal non-profit in CNY) sent me the sweetest idea this week. It was a greeting card with an envelope, and they encouraged me to write a note and send it to a caregiver in my life. What a beautiful way to remind us of all the people they serve, and give us a way to brighten someone’s day! What caregiver in your life needs a little love?

I’ve been reading about all of the benefits of collagen for years, but being vegan, I just couldn’t swing slugging down animal bones 😳. I started this vegan alternative a few weeks ago and already notice a difference in my hair and nails; plus it’s supposed to be good for joint health, eliminating age spots, better skin, and the list goes on. Bonus: it tastes like lemonade!!

What kids have to say about distance learning. This was cute, and kind of terrible, and essentially all the feels. Especially the article within the article where it discusses moms leaving the workplace in droves.

Better Spending Habits – the 72 hour rule is a great one!

A reminder to not take things too seriously. These little moments are what we have been living for lately 💙 Have an extraordinary rest of your day!

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