How was your week, guys? I spent almost all of it panicking and slaving over this. Yesterday, I helped a girlfriend celebrate her impending nuptials at The World’s Best/Most Laid Back Bachelorette Party (we met at a brewery and ate from a food truck). Today, I’m checking myself into cheap hotel for some DIY writing retreat action!
Links! For you!
Oooh! Clever! Lengthen your curtains without sewing!
I didn’t know that “New England Style” could look like this. But I’m toootally into it.
I love this post from Kristen. What do you want to want?
I want to want babies. But I don’t. When women say they have baby fever or their “ovaries hurt” (don’t look oddly at me, guys, I’M QUOTING) when they hold babies, I have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about. I see cooing and lovely, tiny creatures and make silly faces at them and am never, ever tempted to make one of my own.
This would be a perfect complicated recipe to make with a friend.
And let’s invite friends over for … maple syrup fondue?
“Modern hand embroidery focused on pop culture, typography, rap music, and the internet. Custom song lyrics, feminist art, and floral wreaths.” INTO IT.
I love recycling! I love making money! 5 easy ways to recycle old stuff online for a profit.
Chelsea is a long-time internet friend and I loved this interview where she talks about selling all her belongings and moving abroad.
For years, I’d wanted to work on organic farms in Europe, though it seemed a dream of a 20-something. Thirty-seven seemed a bit old for a farmstay, but I knew I needed a change. I needed to be away from the computer and closer to the dirt, even if it meant stepping out on a limb. It gets harder to leave your comfort zone the older you get, I’ve found.
This is my dream office.
My friend Clare usually writes light, lifestyle-y stuff. I really liked this essay about losing her grandmother and the nature of grief.
I still reach for my phone and dial her number, catching myself when it rings. I think of things I want to tell her but I can’t go and visit. And at night, I often wake at 2 am and lie there going over all her little details – from the ridges of her fingernails to the sound of her voice.
Good advice we can all use. How to love your work … even when you don’t love your work.
And a few Yes & Yes posts you might have missed: How to date a younger man, True Story: I changed my name, How to look cute even when it’s really, really cold.