Welcome to our first ever monthly newsletter! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, because to be honest, I just want to connect with you guys more. I consider Jar Of Lemons a community, so I’d love to start a conversation about what’s going on in everyone’s lives!
Think of this as us going out for a coffee date and catching up on everything that’s been going on + everything that’s coming up. Some of us may have babies in our arms, busy schedules, work/career, and crazy seasons of life, but taking the time to connect as a community is important and can be sooooo life-giving!
May Theme: Get Outside!
This month, our theme is the outdoors! Like many of you, I love love love getting outside during the spring. However, living in Oklahoma in May makes it a bit of a challenge with tornado season (eek). And not to mention my incredibly irrational fear of bugs (stemming from an allergy to most bites, but still)!
This spring, however, I am determined to make the most of our beautiful outside space (our deck is one of my absolute favorite things).
Here’s what’s going on in May
Cinco de Mayo
Be sure to celebrate with these 30+ Healthy Mexican Food Recipes! From tacos to salads to casseroles and desserts, you’ll want to save these yummy meals for your Cinco de Mayo celebration or just everyday cravings.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing mamas out there! No matter where you are in your motherhood journey, know that you are loved and appreciated. ❤️
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Spring cleaning isn’t only reserved for early spring. And it’s not too late to get our homes cleaned up and organized! Mostly talking to myself, here 😉 If you need some encouragement, let’s FINALLY make spring cleaning happen by going through this Spring Cleaning Checklist together!
Picnic & Late-Spring Recipes
I’m all about a fun picnic this time of the year, even if it’s just in the backyard! Here are some of my favorite, easy, wholesome recipes to take outside:
- Salad In a Jar
- Easy Avocado Toast
- Homemade Creamy Peach Popsicles
- Chips + The BEST Salsa
- Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches
- Lemon Sweet Tea Popsicles
Refreshing Your Deck For Spring + Summer
Make your outdoor space everything you want it to be! From Decorating Ideas For A Small Deck to tips for refreshing your deck for spring, creating a beautiful and joyful space outside can take your spring and summer to the next level.
Don’t have a great outdoor space? Try bringing the outdoors inside with The 9 Best Indoor Plants for a Healthy Home!
Small Outdoor Gatherings
Now that we’re finally able to slowly and cautiously begin to get together again, I am SO excited for having friends over and spending time together outside!
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday (in which case you TOTALLY need this birthday cake in jar recipe/DIY!) or having a Casual Spring/Summer Outdoor Gathering, spending time in your backyard or a park is a fun way to get together.
And lastly, a quick “hi” from Ollie and I….
I’d Love to Hear From YOU!
What are your goals and plans for this month? How are you getting outside more and what would you like to see more of on here?
Thanks for being a part of the JOL community, friend!