I truly am speechless. The kind words that we got from our remodel reveal meant more to me than anyone will ever know. I am a lucky girl to have such lovely family and friends in my life and I’m grateful for every single one of you!! Thank you for the love!!!
Have a fantastic weekend – we are planning to go to friend’s house to play with their new pool table and, of course, support the birds at the football game on Saturday. I hope to see you back here on Monday for my best tips to becoming a Black Friday pro.
Thought: Risk is something that is incredibly difficult for me to embrace. I have a very logical sequential manner of approaching life, admittedly paired with a healthy dose of emotion, but risk is rarely factored into the equation as a good thing. This was a good reminder for me. Also, I love the board. You can find them on Amazon; I want to get one for our house and put a much less profound quote on it (via thedaybookblog).
Gist: As we approach the wonderful crazy that is the epitome of the holiday season, I enjoyed these tips on how to write a thoughtful, handwritten thank you note. Imagine how special it would be to send someone a note thanking them for making a difference in your life.
And because this week I couldn’t choose just one gist to share, I’ve got another fun NYT article. Sprinkles. Funfetti. I am a millennial, after all, and I undeniably remember begging my mom to get me the yogurt with the sprinkles in the lid.
Image: I’ve fallen hard for Gray Malin’s arial shots of beaches. There’s a haunting anonymity to them, perhaps due to the distance from which they are shot, yet there’s also undertones of reliability. In short, I just think they are really beautiful. Although we don’t have a “beach-y” vibe in our house, I do think it would be fun to cut some of the shots out of his appropriately named book Beaches and frame them.
Find: My obsession with Hamilton is well documented on this blog; however, when I stumbled upon the new Hamilton Mixtape (more precisely, when Apple Music recommended it) my excitement was a bit ridiculous. Yet completely warranted. Two new songs are released each week – It’s Quiet Uptown by Kelly Clarkson is my favorite. If you are a fellow Hamilton enthusiast be certain to check out the PBS documentary as it was very well done.
Soulfood Saturday: I’m typically not a fan of Buzzfeed as their layouts for articles are so busy layouts and tend to overwhelm me but this. Wow. I remember vividly almost every. single. one. of these and the memories brought a huge grin to my face. I lived for the 50% Scholastic warehouse sale when I was a kid, can still recite nearly the entire first chapter of Harry Potter from memory, and I owned every Berenstain Bears book in print. This list is my childhood. The tl;dr of this soulfood challenge? Take a moment to reminisce. I hope memories of your childhood brought you joy as it did for me.0