Weekend Thoughts / 23

Photo taken by April B Photography
Photo taken by April B Photography

 

Today is a big day for Teddy and I — it’s our one year anniversary! It’s been a big, crazy year, and in some ways it feels like we’ve been married for years, and in others it feels like we got married last month. It’s been a huge adventure, and I’m so excited for what the next years hold in store for us!

 

Here are some links from this week — some sad, some happy, some silly. I hope you enjoy them!

 

 

Charleston:

Unless you’ve spent the last week without access to a TV, Twitter, or a newspaper, you’ve heard about the tragic shooting that happened in Charleston on Wednesday night. I’ve only been to Charleston once, but it’s a beautiful city, and I’m so sad for the city, the members of the Emanuel AME Church, and the families of the victims.

 

I really appreciated that Buzzfeed published a piece which focused on the victims instead of focusing on the assailant’s motives. (That discussion is important too, but I think it’s easy sometimes for people to forget the victims, which is a huge disservice.) I also appreciated this article about Cynthia Hurd, who was manager of the St. Andrews Regional Library. If you’d like to donate to the Emanuel AME Church, you can do so here.

 

Writing & Reading:

Molly Yeh’s interview  with Lyndsay of Coco Cake Land is so great, and gave me my new favorite saying — “When life gives you lemons, squeeze them on a schnitzel!” I apologize in advance for how many times I’m going to say that.

 

Ashley’s post about how to research your book without falling down the rabbit hole is so helpful! It’s a great resource if you’ve been struggling with research for your project.

 

If you’re looking at your goals from earlier this year and thinking they don’t really fit you anymore, read Kory’s post about adjusting your goals for the second half of 2015. Such a smart idea!

 

Around the House:

I think this embroidered picnic blanket is such a great summer project, and would be a really cute gift too! (I also like Chelsea’s DIY Travel Journal.)

 

I loved the mix of neutrals with pops of color in Janae Hardy’s house tour over on A Beautiful Mess.

 

In the Kitchen:

Joy’s Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake reminds me of Deb’s Blueberry Crumb Cake (which I’ve made before and can verify is totally delicious). I’m excited to try out a gluten-free version.

 

I hope you all have a safe, happy Sunday, friends!

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