A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. - Amanda Soule
I was already a little out of my comfort zone.
Manis. Pedis. Fashion magazines.
I decided to play my "I'm not going to be the mom that tells my teenager 'no' to every single toxic and/or superficial thing" card. Do you ever play that card? I hope if I relax about this sort of stuff once in a while, she's more likely to understand where I'm coming from the other 90% of time (and she does, she's a pretty reasonable kid). This is not an exact science friends, but it's the plan I'm working with for now.
So yes, two girlfriends... a little 'spa' time. Complete with airbrushed supermodels and pirates.
Who knew we'd be walking into a pirate party?? I must remember to stop back and see how they do this place up for Halloween!
(I really do like that mohawk guy in the window though.)
:: Last night Emily went to a party across the street. Adam and I watched two episodes of 30 Rock, drank Egyptian Licorice tea, and put laundry away. Not much partying over here - except that we both had a great time.
:: The tea made me realize how much I've missed the smell of cinnamon in the house. It's been a while.
:: There is a very cool breeze out there. I can hardly believe it. I'm wrapped in a blanket right now.
:: Changes are coming. Change is good.
:: I've been updating on this blog with quick posts when new material is published on Unplugged Sunday. I've been told that was kind of annoying, so I'm stopping. Though not because it's annoying - which I guess it kind of is - but because I had planned to let that blog take flight on it's own after a couple months anyway. The time to let it go off on it's own is now, please subscribe and check in with us there. I'd love that.
:: I was thinking last night about the work that I'm doing. How in some ways, I'm just creating and holding the space, these amazing women (and a couple guys) are doing all the work. I can't believe I get to witness such goodness. They are beautiful people, every one of them is doing something wonderful for themselves.
:: There have been emails lately that I wish I had the time to answer. A flurry of them have a common theme - very nice people asking for tips and advice about blogging and etsy. I wish I could answer these individually! Would anyone be interested in a blog post(s) or perhaps a free teleclass on this topic? I'm not a professional blogger or top Etsy seller, so it's a little surprising people would ask me for help in either area. I'm not sure how much I have to share that is beneficial, but I've learned a few things over the years and am happy to share. I might be able to answer your questions. If there is enough interest, I'll consider putting something together for you. You can ask your questions about blogging or Etsy in the form below and we'll see if we should take this topic further.
:: Have you been thinking about school lunches these days? I wrote a lunch box post a while back that is fun to visit this time of year. Also, The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen has two great posts: Packing a healthy School Lunch and Recipe Round-Up: Ideas For Packing A Healthy School Lunch.
Sometimes on Monday morning all I can think of is "where did the weekend go?" I am a fan of the three day weekend personally. That is definitely a life goal of ours.
The weekend was filled with car wash volunteering, farm visiting, block partying, front porch step-building, lots of cooking, haircuts, some work, school prep and more.
Two days can really race by... you know? There were sweet moments though, like this. A late summer field of wildflowers, a pond, a hike. It was so quiet there. Even with thunder in the distance.
Busy, but a lot of goodness to be found as well. Just as late August should be.