Saturday Small Talk

Welcome to your (hopefully) long weekend! Any fun plans? We are going to hang out and take it easy. We might head north to pick up the last of the piano studio furnishings. Then again, we might not. I know I want to soak up all of the sunshine northern Michigan has left for me.

I want to try my hand at grilled pizza this weekend.

Gorgeous photos of the inside of musical instruments.

Go into business for yourself, working from home: a list of 101 creative ideas to get you started.

“How was school today?” 25 others ways to ask your kids about their day.

Preschoolers need to play.

Financial advice based on your age. Are you on track?

Bill Bryson’s book A Walk in the Woods is officially a movie. I want to see it!

Now that the kiddos are back in school, four lunch ideas, with commentary from a 5 year old.

Dogs in a photobooth. Made me want to run to my humane society and adopt a puppy.

Labor Day is the unofficial start of fall, FYI. Here are 60 recipes to get you started.

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

Saturday Small Talk

Confession: my weeks are full of good, life-giving things, but the weekends are where it’s at! We’re celebrating a wedding this weekend, and it promises to be a good time with dear friends. I see lots of food, merry-making, and outdoor time in the next 24 hours. Bring it on!

The internet is so fun. Here’s what I bookmarked this week:

Travel habits we all need to adopt.

The math behind VanGogh’s “Starry Night.”

Making art is the trendy way to meditate.

Are the kids back to school in your world? Here are some dinner ideas.

Maybe being successful doesn’t require you to work 24/7.

Is being content all it’s cracked up to be?


So much of our lives are spent around people our own age. Is this doing us a disservice?

I love the look of these ear cuffs!

Emily recommended Penelope Trunk to me. I love her blunt, no-nonsense style! Check out her Blueprint to a Woman’s Life. It made me laugh. And cry. And shake my head. And mostly…not sure what to think.

Does making your bed in the morning make your happier? It just might…

Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday Small Talk

What are you up to this fine, August Saturday? We started our day canning tomatoes, have a cookout planned for later, and might even squeeze in a campfire. All in all–a perfect summer weekend!

In case you missed it….I made the most delicious and unhealthy cookie dough dip.

You may drink as much coffee as you like.

Single tasking is the new multitasking. Make sure you watch this video–it’s hilarious.

Frozen hot chocolate….mmm, good!

If you’re bored, go for a hike.

Being sarcastic is good for you!

Story tellers unite! Arranging your life into a narrative is good for your brain.

Rescue your photos from digital oblivion. Join the #preserveproject!

I want to try this DIY face cleanser.

A simple phrase will  help you live a happier life.

Enjoy your weekend!