This weekend, it’s all about travel, food, weddings, time managment, and preparing for fall (in clothing.) It’s a lot, but at the same time, it is just a jumping off place for you own interests and meanderings. We’re off to stock up on the last of the season’s blueberries, and wish you and yours a most pleasant weekend!
Embracing the Awkward When Planning a Wedding ~ Southern Weddings ~ I sort of wish I had this when I was planning my wedding. But then, I’m not sure that it would have made everything better. Being a full-time student and moving out of my apartment in the middle of that semester, a couple of months before the wedding, added more stress than was really necessary. I so could have done that differently. Ah, well. It looks like a great little planner to get you started when planning is just kicking off.
Wearing White as a Christian Bride ~ If you struggle with whether or not you are “eligible” to wear white on your wedding day, or are considering another color just because, then this one is for you. Elizabeth is a sweet friend of mine, and wrote about this subject in a way I had never considered. It is beautiful.
Live & Cook like Julia Child, in France! ~ Oh, if I ever, ever get the chance…I would do this right away, no regrets.
Hotels for Chocolate Lovers ~ Yes, yes, yes. I can’t believe that I didn’t know about the Hershey Hotel, despite living nearby for years, and even having visited the park as a child!
Make a Sorbet from Any Fruit ~ I wish Google’s search algorithim had pulled this up for me on Monday, when I tried, and failed, to make a delicious, uncomplicated (read – without and ice cream maker) sorbet.
How Limiting Decisions Simplifies Her Life ~ Um, so ya’ll may have caught on by now, but…I’m a huge Andrea Dekker fan. And it is largerly in part to her matter of fact, clear examples of how to be organized, and simplified, and so forth. While I know that routines and all make life simpler, it is so good to be reminded of it again (and with examples! I love a good example.)
Creating a Fall Uniform ~ Which reminds me, creating a uniform for every season is something I really, really want to do. Ideally it would be with high-quality, long-lasting pieces, but maybe not this fall, because we’re paying off debt as fast as we can. Also, fall doesn’t seem to hit here in the deep south until, like, December 31st. Bleh. I do miss me some cold New England autumns. Anyway, I still want to give this whole uniform thing a go, and maybe you do too, so here is some starting instructions/inspiration.
30 Days of Fall Outfits ~ If you are the really visual type (yes, that’s me) then here’s a few ideas to get you started.
A Uniform Helps Simplicity and Productivity ~ And this is why I would love to get a uniform: reduce the decison making even more, and simplify my closet (which is very small, by the way.) Supposing we do get to live our dream of being adventurous expats one day, we may indeed need to do more with less, so now is a good time to start practicing, anyway.