Saturday, January 7, 2012

Emily in town & weekend links

on a walk Thursday night

We have been spending so much time outside this week and I'm loving it. We are lucky enough to live in a community with an abundance of hiking, biking, and walking trails, so Hank, Henry, Madeline and I try to take full advantage of that whenever the weather permits. Right now we're having an unseasonable warm spell which is nice, but I know it won't last for long. We always seem to get snow in February and March, but I don't mind because it makes April's sunshine that much sweeter.

Yesterday was a great day.  One of my dearest friends was in town from NYC and we got to spend the morning together at my house, and then had lunch with her family at Hugo's. Emily and I have been friends for close to a decade now, and I love her with every bit of my heart. We've been through so much together, and every time I see her I end up crying when we leave because it's never enough time.  Today was wonderful though and we spent much of it catching up on our lives and all the crazy wonderful things that have happened since we last saw each other.

I hope all of you had a great week. Here are some links to explore when you get a moment! xoxo


20 Resolutions for 20-somethings. I love this. Thanks Traci!

This song is perfection to me. Thank you so much to one of my favorite bloggers Dena for sharing it.

Turn your Instagram photos into a photo strip! Check out the tutorial.

I absolutely loved this article about "unmet expectations" over on Tiny Buddha. I found it really helpful actually- definitely a must-read.

I enjoyed reading about Katie's goals for 2012. She's such a gem.

50 rules for Dads of Daughters. We don't have a daughter, but being a daughter myself this definitely made me tear up.

Head over to Carly's blog to participate in her fun new project. And while you're at it, stay awhile. I'm sure you'll love her site as much as I do!

“Yes, honey, I was there, too. I was just the one taking the pictures.” If this sounds like something you can relate to, then check out these 13 Tips for Family-Self Portraits.

Is it okay to be in love with a pinboard? Because I am.

My friend Amy recently blogged a recipe for chicken kale bean soup! Sounds great.

Great post on Jen's blog about simplification.

The talented Abi has added some wonderful new items to her shop. I have my eye on that skirt, in black.

This lullaby brought me to tears. Talk about beautiful.  Thanks Angela for sharing this!

In the mood for some great new music? Buy an album and help out the band over on Natalie's blog.

I adore Jessica's cute videos...and I always find a new product to try.

Hop over to Kristin's blog to see some amazing photos from India. The Taj Mahal looks absolutely fake!

Happy weekend! xo


  1. It's always nice to get out and take a nice walk. I'm glad you were able to see your good friend!

    Marja <3

  2. wow, that's crazy you've been friends for so long! Glad you got to spend time with her :)

  3. Ok, this is my FAVORITE weekend link post EVER. the Resolutions, the Avett Brothers song, the Tiny Buddha article, 50 rules for Dads of Daughters. Amazing. All of it. Thank you!!!

  4. Oh that dads and daughters post made me cry so hard! I had to send it to my dad. I'm so happy I get to see him today or that might have been a hard one to take!

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  6. The Avett Brothers song + the pinboard + 20 resolutions article + jen's simplify read = love! Have a great weekend! :)

  7. that pinboard is amazing! i had to follow it haha

  8. LOVE the links, girl. the resolutions are great!

    love, rach.

  9. i'll never grow tired of seeing pictures of where you live! the landscape is so different and exotic from ohio. haha.

    have a happy weekend, love!

  10. i always enjoy your weekend links. have a great weekend :)

  11. Who won the blog redesign giveaway? Thought the winner would be posted yesterday.

  12. Thank you for posting the unmet expectations article, perfect timing in my world.

  13. I love 20 resolutions for 20 somethings.


  14. My fiance and I always think about moving to Arizona (we live in New Zealand but I'm from Oregon)... And seeing this photo just makes me go "yes... Arizona is amazing."

  15. These are my favorite posts! Link posts! 20 Resolutions for 20-Somethings, was brilliant. Thank you <3